Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween From Ozzy Osbourne (The Fat, Sweaty Ozzy)

That headline is meant with a lot of love and refers more to me than it does to Ozzy Osbourne. I just want to share with you all this picture of me dressed as Ozzy at a previous job on Halloween some 10 years ago.

(Yes, I know you quibblers will say that I'm doing the Ronnie James Dio devil horns, but the gesture seemed to fit with Ozzy and I'm too tall and fat to pass for the late Mr. Dio, R.I.P..)

(It's always worth noting that when I began this post a few days ago, I had no idea Ozzy was going to show up at yesterday's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear -- awesome appearance by the Blizzard of Ozz!

I was going for the young, scary, Ozzy but I think I came off closer to the old, slightly-crispy, and fat(ter) one.

Still, I love Sabbath, especially all of the Ozzy tracks -- even the weird crap on Never Say Die (1978).

Dig this 1990's (?) reunion clip of the band rocking out a classic track from Master of Reality (1971)...

"Children of the Grave" by Black Sabbath