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Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials

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Becca72 05 Dec 08 - 10:50 AM
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Subject: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: olddude
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 12:42 PM

I was wondering if anyone else besides me is annoyed with all the ozzie osbourne commercials. I swear the guy must be on a dozen commercials lately. Every time I turn on the TV.

I personally never understood the appeal.   I always thought he was an Alice Cooper or Frank Zappa wannabe without the talent of Cooper or Zappa. However, that is only my opinion and it is obvious that many people love him for reasons that elude me. But Iron man ... give me a break, 4 chords ... yeeeesh


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: maire-aine
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 04:29 PM

I love 'em. I think they're hysterical. LOL every time I see one.

Maryanne


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 04:54 PM

I love the spots too.   His music is not my cup of tea, but there is nothing wrong with it. People enjoy him, he is enjoying himself. Life is fun.

I'm not a fan of judging a person by comparing them to someone else.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: olddude
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 08:50 PM

sorry
but I am entitled to my opinion as strong as it maybe. I do know many friends I have that completely disagree with me also. That is the great thing about music, it can be wonderful to someone and awful to another but I most certainly will not apologize for my comments at all. To me he was an Alice Cooper wannabe plain and simple but that is my feeling.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: olddude
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 09:10 PM

I will say his personality does appear gentle and doesn't hurt anyone so I guess go ahead, but still dislike the sea of commercials. Maybe it is me. I just see so much music that is created in the marketing board room and not in the studio. Lesser artist with great marketing skill and somehow everyone goes nuts. Don't get it.   Yet in any club or most street corners there are amazing creative musicians that people ignore. But can't blame Ozzie for having a good sales and marketing team.

I wish some of the blues folks on the street in New Orleans or some of the folk people had that marketing clout but I am going off thread so I will leave it


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 10:54 PM

You asked if people were annoyed. I bet HE is, because he only MADE the spot-- he doesn't book how many times it appears.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: alanabit
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:45 AM

Old Dude, I will make no claims for Ozzy Osbourne's intellect or musicality. However, calling him an Alice Cooper wannabe is ignoring the fact that his original band, Black Sabbath, was successful a couple of years before Alice Cooper broke through. Vince Furnier created a character and played him for all he was worth. Ozzy Osbourne by all accounts really is as daft as he comes over. Personally I think he is no more than an amiable nutter, but I can think of few people, whom he resembles less than Alice Cooper... Pope Benedict XVI perhaps...


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Darowyn
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 03:27 AM

I must support Alanabit. I've never met Ozzy, but I do know his original manager, the person who first signed him, one of Black Sabbath's drummers, and his original producer and recording engineers, and I have heard countless first hand stories about him.
I can report that he really is just what he seems to be. He and his band paid their dues on the live circuit long before Alice Cooper was heard of. (and I won't hear a bad word about him either!)
Alice Cooper followed a long tradition of theatrical horror performers, like Screaming Jay Hawkins, Bobby Boris Pickett, Screaming Lord Such etc.
Ozzy was just the lead singer in an early heavy metal band. Most of the 'Prince of Darkness' stuff, biting the heads off bats, and the like was mostly accidental- and front men wearing eyeshadow was not unusual at the time.
I think the way that Sharon has built Ozzy, and the Osbournes into a marketable brand is astounding.
I wish I did know them!
Cheers
Dave


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Musket
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 03:42 AM

Brought up on Black Sabbath, so rather nostalgic for his singing. As a teenager, I was in a rock band on the Saturday night and doing folk clubs on the Sunday. The links? Playing Paranoid on the Saturday and Fluff on the Sunday....

I remember when the reality TV of their family was on, my son said I should watch this. I said something along the lines of "Isn't that some American reality thing? Sorry, they even nick the name from an old Brummy I used to admire."

"Err.. dad, just watch it."

I sat there with a permanent grin. It was indeed that old Brummy. A burned out rather tired old Brummie who has problems keeping up with reality.

Going to put on my Sabbath Bloody Sabbath album now and see what mood it puts me in...


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 03:44 AM

I'm just amazed that Americans can penetrate that Brummie/black country speech pattern. He's not on drugs you know (well not all the time!). There are whole areas of England where people talk that.

Someone said, that ozzy's home video programme was Bush's favourite tv programme. The brummie nasal whine and the Texan drawl must be on opposite ends of some scale or other.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Acorn4
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 04:03 AM

He is very funny especially when he tries to act as a role model for the kids.

Can't wait for him to do a Child Ballad!


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 10:44 AM

"I am entitled to my opinion as strong as it maybe."

No one denied that you are entitled to an opinion. Please don't try to deny others who disagree strongly with the stance you take.

I think it is wrong to judge a person by comparing him with others since each individual that you mentioned has a unique style and are not similar. You can live and judge however you choose.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Becca72
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 10:50 AM

I am a HUGE Alice Cooper fan and I just don't see the comparison, either. They are nothing alike. Ozzy is alright, though I'm not a fan of his music. I've only seen a couple commercials with him and I find the text messaging one that's out now to be a riot. I chuckle every time I see it. What scares me a little, though, is that I can pretty much make out what he's saying...but I do transcription for a living so I'm used to garbled talking. :-)


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: GUEST, Sminky
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 11:31 AM

biting the heads off bats and the like was mostly accidental

I'll need more time to think about that one.

Ozzy always was great fun and, unlike many of his contemporaries, still is - though perhaps not in a way he intended.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: PoppaGator
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:13 PM

I'm a bit too old, and perhaps too American, to have ever been the least bit interested in Black Sabbath.

I recognize the name, of course, and have been aware that the band came into prominence a long time ago, and maintained their popularity for quite a long while. They must have been doing something right, whether it was to my personal taste or not.

I really knew nothing about Ozzie until the MTV "reality" show, which my kids urged me to watch. I came to enjoy it more than I would have expected.

Sharon is obviously the main promoter and "brains of the outfit." Good for her!

I cannot understand a thing that comes out of Ozzie's mouth, but then that's normal, right? That's the point of those text-messaging-phone commercials, which are quite amusing.

What's a "Brummie"? I assume that refers to a region of England ~ just where is it, what's the major city, etc.?


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:22 PM

A Brummie is a native of Birmingham, also known as Brummagem.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:24 PM

Not an Alice Cooper wannabe. Lots of bands (as pointed out) did that black eye makeup and the darkness stuff. I thought Black Sabbath was a more hard-core than Alice Cooper.

Music is NOT a competition.

Anyway, about the bat-head-biting-off thing, I hear Ozzie in some interview saying it was supposed to be a prop bat [made out of licorice or some such] and when he realized it was a real bat, he was disgusted. Had to get shots and everything.

I watched the show once in a while. Rick Fielding told me about it because he liked it.

In any case, people don't get hired do commercials because of their musical talent and skill. Mr Whipple and Mr Clean would never have amounted to anything.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: olddude
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:34 PM

I would rather listen to Mr. Clean or mr. Whipple squeezing the charmin

However
I take no offense to anyone who disagrees with my position in anyway. No music isn't a competition it is in the ears, minds and heart of the individual. It presses peoples buttons for some, disgusts others but that is its beauty. Otherwise, we would all be listening to the same tune over and over again.   

My point it is all marketing. And I know I am crabby this week so I go off on things. Just don't get the appeal. Then again I also detest the cave man insurance commercial that is runs non stop also

However Ozzie, I hope he enjoyed a good glass of wine with his bat


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:34 PM

Hey, I'm a head-banger from way back so I love Ozzy... Loved Black Sabboth... Loved Alice Cooper... Loved Humble Pie... Loved Cream... And Mountain and Eric Burden and the Animals and the Kinks and Jefferson Airplane...

Thane in the late 80's we another round of 3 chorder bands like Tesla, Poison, Metallica, Warrent and the grungies like Mother Love Bone, Stone Temple Pilots, Perfect Circle, Phish, Tonic, etc... Loved 'um all 'cause like Black Sabboth they all had an attitude...

So, I'm lovin' the Ozzy-mercials... Thay are a hoot!!!

Bobert the HeadBanger


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: olddude
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 12:36 PM

Well Bobert,
with the respect I have for you ... I have now become an Ozzie fan
you have converted me

:-)


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 01:02 PM

Oh sure... you convert for Bobert but not me!

I hate the cave men commercials too. I can overlook failures in logic unless the subject matter is too stupid, and those commercials are too stupid. For one thing, cave men were called CAVE MEN because they lived in FLIPPIN' CAVES. You get a corporate 'cave man' living in a nice apartment with nice stuff, flying on airplanes, playing tennis and hanging out in the 21st century version of a fern bar. This is NOT a CAVE man. On top of that, he's not supposed to be lacking in intelligence (and he's got way more STUFF than me anyway) and acts hurt when lower intelligence is referred to, which pretty much proves... well, if it doesn't prove he's not smart, he sure comes off whiny.

BUT THEY AREN'T CAVE MEN, PEOPLE!


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 01:15 PM

Jeri, I think you are making some rather sterotypical assumptions about how caves were decorated. I would imagine that ferns were part of a typical cave back in the good old days and most cave men would want nice things in their caves. I would assume that as soon as the first cave person discovered fire, everyone was decking out their humble abodes with torches. Soon every cave person probably had a set of wheels in the front yard and I would bet even back then that cave men judged people based on the size of their wheel.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 01:30 PM

Yeah, maybe Ron. We were all at the same stage of evolution back then though. Was there some sort of racial purity thing that kept Neanderthals from hooking up with modern-type Paleolithic humans? We're talkin' 'Clan of the Cave Bear' stuff here, and there may be a case for that. Apparently, neanderthals got stoned a lot.

So then, how did these insurance commercial 'cave men' manage to live for thousands of years without getting exterminated by the P-men? What? Were they living in caves or something? Did space aliens borrow them for a while? The attitudes of those guys in the commercials could be explained by prolonged, repeat anal probes, so maybe that theory has some merit. On the other hand, I really hate those commercials for making me think about stuff like that.

Go Ozzy...


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 01:35 PM

You know, you might be on to something. I will never look at a cave man exactly the same way in the future.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: PoppaGator
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 02:00 PM

Head-banger Bobert:

I had pretty much the same taste in rock/pop music as you, up to a certain point in time but no further. I, too, loved Eric Burden and the Animals, Jefferson Airplane, the Kinks, and Cream, but none of the more recent bands you cite (except for Phish ~ I haven't been a real deeply-involved fan, but what I've heard of 'em I've enjoyed).

Now, the Grateful Dead, that's something else again entirely. Loved 'em from the first I ever heard of 'em and ever since, right through the various subsequent pop eras that never caught my attention, like punk, glam, metal, etc., etc. ~ more of a taste for mind-blowing than head-banging...


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Becca72
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 02:20 PM

Bobert the HeadBanger

I think I might have a little crush on ya now, Bobert! :-)


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 04:18 PM

Crushes welcome, Becca... This 'ill eat at yer dad and I love messin' wid him more than anything...

Yo, Jeri... What the heck am I gonna do with ya'??? Bad nuff jumpin' on poor ol' Ozzy and now "The Caveman"??? Nevrmind, "I get it"... That's the best one of all...

Yo, P-Gator... The Greatful Dead is a given... Just Like Led Zepplin and the Stones and the Beatles... Nice thing about the Dead was they played happy music that made ya' roll one... 'Er two...

Bobert the HeadBanger


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: olddude
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 04:26 PM

Now the Dead ... OH yes ... that is music



Come hear the Uncle John's Band by the riverside
Got some things to talk about, here beside the risin' tide
Come hear Uncle John's Band playing to the tide,
Come on along, or go alone,
He's come to take his children home.
Woh - oh, what I want to know, how does the song go?


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 04:29 PM

Got my foot a tappin' jus' readin' them verses, Oldster...

Yezzir... Might have to roll me one...

B:~)


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: PoppaGator
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 04:36 PM

Yeah You Rite, olddude; I'll see you and raise you:

If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung,
Would you hear my voice come thru the music?
Would you hold it near as it were your own?

Its a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken,
Perhaps they're better left unsung.
I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air.

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty,
If your cup is full may it be again,
Let it be known there is a fountain,
That was not made by the hands of men.

There is a road, no simple highway,
Between the dawn and the dark of night,
And if you go no one may follow,
That path is for your steps alone.

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.

And if you choose, to lead must follow,
But if you fall you fall alone,
If you should stand, then who's to guide you?
If I knew the way I would take you home.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: fat B****rd
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 04:37 PM

What Ozzy Osbourne ads ??


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: olddude
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 04:40 PM

How about

Sweet blossom come on, under the willow, we can have high times if you'll abide
We can discover the wonders of nature, rolling in the rushes down by the riverside.

She's got everything delightful, she's got everything I need,
Takes the wheel when I'm seeing double, pays my ticket when I speed

She comes skimmin' through rays of violet, she can wade in a drop of dew,
She don't come and I don't follow, waits backstage while I sing to you.

Well, she can dance a Cajun rhythm, jump like a willys in four wheel drive.
She's a summer love for spring, fall and winter. She can make happy any man alive.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 04:47 PM

Oh Holy Mother of Sweet Magnolia. It's a Dead-off!


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 04:49 PM

The Grateful Dead - there are a few years of my life that I won't be getting back!


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: PoppaGator
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 05:01 PM

I have a daughter named Maggie (Magnolia) and a son named Cassidy ~ nuff said?

fB:

Perhaps the series of TV ads we're talking is being shown only in the US, not in Britain. In each one, Ozzy mumbles something that another person can't understand, then pulls out his cellphone to send a text, whereupon the recipeint smiles knowingly.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Becca72
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 05:03 PM

LOL Jeri, Head for cover!!!


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 05:09 PM

I saw them once. Madison Square Garden, in June 1995, about 2 months before Jerry died. A friend's father had a suite in a NYC hotel and we stayed there. I got to see Washington Square Park and some bar close to it where we had a drink, got to ride the subway and had to stay at my friend's house a day later than intended because the stupid ferry was at a stupid birthday thing for the Brooklyn Bridge.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 05:27 PM

I saw them about a dozen times. I had fun at their concerts, enjoyed the music, but the level of worship that they received seemed a little misplaced.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 05:35 PM

You just had bad weed, Ron...


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 05:53 PM

So there we were, sitting in a small country pub, in the wilds of Devon, just off Burgh Island on the South Devon Coast, where the silence was only broken by the distant song of the gulls flying over The Pilchard Inn, across the bay.

My brother, Leigh, gets up from the table, where we were sat with Mum and Dad. He disappears into the other bar for a short while, then comes back, sits down and winks at me. I start to get worried, and look around at 'the locals' in their farmer's hats and coats enjoying their pints of local brew...

...when all of a sudden.....at 30,000 decibels, from the small jukebox in the bar next door..............

!!!!!!!!!


And everyone froze, apart from Leigh, who spluttered into the bubbles of his Coca-cola, while his horrified parents stared at the seagulls who'd come to investigate the noise..and 'the locals' growled about "they bloody 'emmits and grockles!"

I'm still recovering from a Lynard Skynard concert in about 1972...front row, in front of the speakers...

Eek!

I like those words, Dan. Pretty.

HOW does Ozzie put up with Sharon?

I can still recall the horror on Seth Lakeman's face when she lunged for him on TV one day, and gave him the biggest smacker of a kiss on the lips. Poor Seth, he was left reeling, for all the wrong reasons. LOL.

Apparently, Kelly Osbourne is the Agony Aunt for Radio 1.

Oooookkkkkkkkkkay


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 06:17 PM

Hey, Liz... When you see yer brother again tell him he's allright by me...

B~


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: olddude
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 06:23 PM

I don't remember much of the dead concerts either, just waking up someplace with a smile on my face and a bad headache

Oh youth! so wasted on the young


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: olddude
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 06:25 PM

"but the level of worship that they received seemed a little misplaced"

Bad Ron, Bad Bad ....

ok we are even for my ozzie comments

come on Jeri you know I love you


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 06:55 PM

Hey, I'm cool, man! Pop culture is just the weirdest.

Never saw Ozzie live. Saw Black Sabbath, but with a different lead singer. Saw Pink Floyd with Mountain, saw the Allman Bros, the Beach Boys, Crosby, Stills & Nash (then Crosby & Nash and Stephen Stills with--what the heck was his band's name), Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Queen, Willie Nelson, Billy Idol (opened for Queen), Jethro Tull, the Eagles, Heart, Rush, Pete Seeger with Arlo Guthrie, John Denver, Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen, the Moody Blues, Canned Heat, Iron Maiden and some others.

But I have never seen Ozzie.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 07:31 PM

Oh yeah - Manassas.


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 09:00 PM

Yer talkin' Steven Stills, ain'tcha, Jeri???


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: olddude
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 09:08 PM

Steven Still's
OH YES

Judy Blue Eyes. I never did figure out what he has that guitar tuned to?

Oh well, whatever it is , sounds great right


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 09:22 PM

It was an open tuning, oldster, but fir the life of me I can't remember it...

But Manassas??? That was a Steven stills band, too... I think their best song was "Southern Cross"... No, I know that was their best song...

I'll try to find my "Judy, BLues Eyes" and figure out the tuning...

B~


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 09:27 PM

Yep, Bobert, it was Stills. I was trying to remember the name of his band in my previous post. Joe Walsh & Barnstorm opened for them. (This is so weird, because I haven't thought about seeing these groups for decades.)

Barnstorm, introduced by Richard Pryor


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 10:11 PM

"Southern Cross" is a song well worth trackin' dwon and payin', what, 49 cents to have obn yer pudders... I have the LP so I don't need to do that but I'd highly recommend anyone who reads this to track down "Southern Cross", put yer headphones on, an' have you a nice little time... I'd do it myself tonight but it's about 20 degrees and it's dark and it's a long walk to the back of the farm to my studio/trailer to get the LP...

Great song, tho....

B~


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Big Mick
Date: 05 Dec 08 - 11:22 PM

I sing Southern Cross, it is one in a long line of favorites by Stills and Co. In the fandom world, I go all the way back to seeing Buffalo Springfield in concert. For me, they were like the Grateful Dead. No journey too long to see Buffalo Springfield live. The things they would do with arrangement, and dual leads, and folk influence, and instrumentation...... wow. Then came CSN & sometimes Y. Yeah, Bobster, I agree on Southern Cross. I just sang it last night with the lads at rehearsal in one of those free moments.

And I just love the Ozzie commercials.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 08:48 AM

Ahhhhhhhhh, a big 10-4 on Buffalo Sprinfield, Mick... Great band... Ritchie Furay, Neil Yong, Jim Messina, Steven Stills... I mean, if one were going to assmble an all-satr band to go up against the Beatles or Stones, that would be the assemblage...

And everybody, myself included, was doing "For What it's Worth" as an anthem of the times...

B~


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 09:29 AM

Wassamatter y'all? How is it POSSIFUS that you don't comprehend that OZZY is LIVING PROOF that GOD EXISTS?!

Here we have a man who has lived the Rock Life and can still FORM SENTENCES! Well, almost...

As he mumbles his way through life, OZZY PROVES that we are all being watched over by a higher power. For I say, if a man can barely stand and function, and STILL gets up to DO HIS THANG for YOU(And, his wallet), he should be loved and admired.

And, who among us can forget His profound lyrics?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHNmyN6mPsM
"The light in the window is a crack in the sky..." (Did somebody say crack?)
And the red lips couch, OBVIOUSLY signifying OZZY'S LOVE FOR HUMANITY!
You JUST DON'T GET IT! DO YOU?!

And, let us not forget OZZY's MEMORABLE MELODIES, something that most of you will not be able to accomplish in your entire misbegotten lifetimes!(Sniff...Where's my Kleenex? Excuse me, I just get so EMOTIONAL about these things...I'm sorry.)

I tell you, I wipe a tear from my eye everytime I hear that song. What depth!
A true Shakespeare of the Rock ART.

SHAME ON YOU ALL for not giving OZZY the RESPECT he DESERVES! It makes me want to cancel my Mudcat Membership!. Uh, wait a minute, I don't HAVE a Mudcat Membership. But if I DID have one...

bob :<) Da NA NA, NA NA NA NA, NA, NA NA, NA NAAA...


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 09:32 AM

Well said, Bob... My exact sentiments... Long live Ozzy!!!


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 09:47 AM

And, and, did you see the part in the beginning, when OZZY says something? And you can't quite figure out what it is? Well, neither can I...But, THAT'S THE POINT! Who among us has been able to FIGURE OUT LIFE?" Flakin' NOBODY! And, Ozzy tells us that by being incomprehensible. You would think it would be SIMPLE for everybody to pick up on these things, but I guess NOT!

And the part where OZZY sits on the red lips couch? Could that signify Ozzy telling his Haterz to kiss His A--?! I THINK SO...

There, I feel better...
BR


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: olddude
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 11:15 AM

Existentialism!! that is what it is all about ... Now I get it

I never thought of it that way ... Bob thanks for showing me the meaning of OZ


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
Date: 06 Dec 08 - 05:09 PM

No problem. any Folkmeister would do the same. that's just the way it is...

And did you pick up on the Kafka-esque VIBE of the whole thing? The wearing of the BLUE, get it? B-L-U-E...! Gloves? MEANING IN eVERY MOMENT, I tell you...

ART in music is a lost, uh ART!

INSPIRED? We'll you should be. Now put that pint down and write a KILLA, no FILLA SONG!

These posts are NOT incidental happenstances.
It's what GOD wants you to do...
BR


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: joejay
Date: 07 Dec 08 - 05:15 PM

i don't watch tv, personally i don't like to be sold commercials, it's aimed to such a low mentality, but i happen to love ozzie, he's a survivor, i've seen him live a number of times in the 70's with sabbath, and i find that he is intelligentas well as poetic in his lyrics, i doubt if you ever really had or listened to the first five sabbath albums, they are amazing gems that are credited with the formulation of the genre "heavy metal". they have been oft imitated, but never duplicated. i've also seen zappa many many times, and seen alice cooper live as well, as well as having many of their albums. they are completely different entities, and please don't believe everything you hear about these consumate showmen as well as businessmen. all three of these acts were there re-writing the book of what performance and studio work was all about. i know many many people who never "got" sabbath, and actually hated them, much in the way that another of my favorite bands, the grateful dead, were much maligned for being yokey country rock. that was just one blip in their long and storied career, but since you rarely hear or heard anything but 'truckin' on the bullshit so-called rock radio stations, opinions were formulated based on limited exposure, much as yours seems to be on 'iron man'. i have to admit that i was a heavy user of recreational drugs at the time of my original exposure to all this music, but now that i'm also what some folks might consider an 'old man' ( i'm 52) i still love all that stuff but also much other music that has come along since then. many of my generation don't understand that our generations music wasn't the only good music, we confused the newness of it and have thumbed our nose often at the best that the next few generations have offered, the good stuff is out there if you're willing to look, but sadly, most folks that i know would rather just sit in front of a tv, which leads us back to ozzie's commercial's. i wish him well, that fucked up out of his mind guy who gave us more than we would have had had he never surfaced on the scene. peace


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Subject: RE: Review: ozzie osbourne TV commercials
From: Bobert
Date: 07 Dec 08 - 05:35 PM

Also well said, joe-j... Man, the 80's just about ruined me... I hated most of that music, especially disco and thought to myself that things were never gonna be right again and then I heard Tesla, and Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam and got reinspired... I mean, I was down to not even precticing but a hour a week...Just enough to keep calloses on the fingers so when I started hearin' the garage.grunge bands on the radio it woke me the heck up... And thsoe groups, while never fillin' in for Sabboth, Humble Pie, AC/DC, etc., were a welcome sight... It was like the calvary coming to reinforce us against stupid music...

Now I'm practicing fir hours every week and gone back to doin' a couple three gigs a month and I'm rowdier than I ever been an' I got you by several years...

Like I said, long live Ozzy and long live headbangin'...

B~


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