Xanadu is complete, total and wonderful ridiculousness. The movie is a travesty and the musical translation is more than happy to wink at the silliness of it all. A sign painter is feeling particularly uninspired, and the gods send a muse down to brighten his life. They fall in love. And it's the 80s. Boy howdy is it the 80's. Rainbows and unicorns and roller skates and legwarmers and...
I never did get that column resolved. Compositionally, I'd hoped that it would set further in the background, but I couldn't guess exactly what would happen once I'd included the rainbow effect. I fought most of my two hours to get that thing to 'read' as a column, and I think it does. Lofty goals. Perhaps if it had been a twin column, it wouldn't feel quite so blocky, weighing her down and keeping her frozen. I also might make it symmetrical. Next!
Posted by Wilson Swain