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Sunday, April 17, 2005

Post Ray Sunday

On this very lazy, tardy Sunday I sit re-discovering TYR. Tony Martin is an incredible vocalist. But Ozzy’s still the man. A case of being distinct overriding technique. Ozzy means more to me in Sabbath.

Watched “Ray” last night. Very good performance by Jamie Fox. Ray Charles was an incredible businessman. The genius is already spoken for. Art forgives its wayward human beings and their casualties. Art can be as ruthless as war. I came away with mixed feelings. Awe and disgust to be more specific.

I can smell breakfast. Cheesy eggs from the kitchen. Bless him.

13 Comments:

At 3:03 AM, Blogger Boomsa said...

Bless him, bless him.

 
At 6:03 AM, Anonymous Aisha said...

But seriously, ozzy? I've always likes Sabbath better without the OZ Factor....

 
At 6:55 AM, Blogger Ostrich said...

Aisha... are you kidding? That is Classic Sabbath. They never acheived anything close to what they did with him. A lot of it is cool, but not GREAT. Master of Reality Vs. TYR.... no contest. New Sabbath was more like Dio with ronnie, more like Gillian with Ian and like a posture of the two with Tony Martin. Arcana is fun and all, but i like the rawer, more intense, honest Sabbath any day of the week.

 
At 5:38 AM, Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Cheesy eggs??? Yum.

Lucky you...;)

 
At 7:34 AM, Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

Black Sabbath? Bloody hell. I can't believe that you guys all like Black Sabbath.
My generation yes, although I thought Zep were better, but surely you guys are listening to Meatallica or maybe Queens of the Stone Age.
I think it kinda sad, all though very profitable, to see the way Ozzy is now. I enjoy the Osbourne TV thing but I think that I would rather not do that if I were in such a position.
Hmmm, have to dig out my copy of Black Sabbath circa 1970.

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger Manish Bhatt said...

Yup, even though he is nasal and flat, THAT is the real Sabbath. Me, tohtally in love with Masters of Reality. Better than the other Sabbath any fuckin' day of the week.

I felt so sad when he told in an interview that when he had bit the head off a bat (the nfamous incident), he had thought it was just a rubber toy like so many others being thrown at him. And then he had to run backstage to get rabbies shots.

I love the man as much as I hated the osbournes.

 
At 9:41 PM, Blogger rapunzel said...

hey there.nice place!errrr....but i think i've come across another blog by another ostrich in bangalore....errrr......??

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger JP said...

"fire and water, wind and rain...wongs that carry hell...in every vein" yearghhhhh\m/


Ozzy was Johnny on the spot, much though I love him. It was Messers Iommi Butler and Ward that worked that black magic that they worked.

 
At 7:23 AM, Blogger retarius said...

as much as i appreciate ray charles, i have no desire to see the film. now everyone talks about how great it is and it won all the awards and stuff, and i'm thinking of seeing it...i like ozzy in sabbath, but his first two albums, diary of a madman and blizzard of oz are excellent...

 
At 3:30 AM, Blogger Jugular Bean said...

I somehow liked Sabbath more for Iommi...but that's just me!

 
At 3:38 AM, Blogger Jugular Bean said...

just read the previous comments...have to agree with Aisha and JP!!

@Cocaine Jesus - hell everyone listens to Zep, and ELP, and Yes, and Genesis, and....no wait that's just me!

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger Ostrich said...

NO doubt Geezer, ward and Iommi were the men behind the greatness of Sabbath. But having Ozzy, being the kind of singer he was...flat nasal and all, kept them groovy in a way. Having better singers made them a little too virtouoso From a songwriting perspective.

Jugular-Zep, yes Genesis...oh yeah... My favourite Yes album is Union. Where they have Trevor Rabin and Steve Howe, incredible.

Cocaine- Yes i do listen to Metallica and several other new bands as well. But very often when i listen to a metal riff, i've heard it in a sabbath song.

 
At 6:31 AM, Blogger Roger Stevens said...

Ozzy once pulled my wife's clothes off...

 

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