thirty five plus years since the first time i heard iron man by black sabbath on a small transistor radio, i still feel giddy like a 12 year old boy listening to loud, rock and roll music.
|last comment on the end||2016.08.26|
|another loss to screens||2016.08.25|
yes, i’ll be talking about the black sabbath concert all week.
i was very excited to see the concert as the first time i saw ozzy osbourne he put on an amazing stage show.
but like the last concert i saw, the amazing stage show has given way to on screen videos.
clearly, this is less expensive and allows for things that can’t be done on stage. however, i’ve seen both, and sets, fireworks and staging kick ass all over anything i’ve seen on a screen.
another loss to the age of screens.
|the beginning in seattle||2016.08.24|
in 1982 i went to my first concert. it was the ozzy osbourne diary of a madman tour.
as a young teen, my mother prohibited me from seeing the show, ozzy being a satanist and all. but, playing my part in the dysfunctional family, i went anyway.
the show was within days of my birthday. clearly i was meant to be there.
its ironic in a household where there was so much opportunity for improvement this became an issue to contend with. in my household now we have tons of rules and structure and i bought the tickets to take the kids to see ozzy with black sabbath.
i can tell you where evil lives, and its not on the tracks of rock band records…
love is your wife volunteering to wait in the horrendously long merchandise line, so you don’t have to miss a minute of the show to get the perfect tour shirt.
|the end in bristow||2016.08.22|
ozzy’s old, he’s slow, he can’t much sing, but the band, especially the drummer, sounded amazing and don’t even try convincing the guy two rows back from us that black sabbath doesn’t still rock your face off!
i know two people who sport this bumper sticker on their car
and what you need to know about both of them is they think ‘coexisting’ is you conforming to their ideas, not that there is anything required on their part…
|not a problem i face on the job||2016.08.03|
natalie: i think i may need to wash my coat.
matthew: why do you say ‘may need to wash it’?
natalie: i’m not sure, but it might have come in contact with fecal matter.
matthew: why don’t you just put it in the wash then…