Originally posted on Jack Seattle FM:
This week sees the release of the Wizard of Oz prequel, OzThe Great and Powerful, in which Oscar Diggs (played by James Franco) – a “magician” with dubious ethics lacking any actual sorcerer’s powers – is whisked from his Kansas home to the Land of Oz. He would, of course, go on to become the Wizard, a timeless icon in pop culture.
Our own great and powerful Oz – Ozzy Osbourne – had something in common with Mr. Diggs: He was a frontman who couldn’t actually sing (at least in any conventional sense) and also had dubious ethics (spending a few weeks in prison after getting busted for burglary). As we know, he became the frontman to heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath, catapulting him from the hard streets of Birmingham, England to superstardom. OK, so the metaphor may not work 100 percent, but we needed some kind…
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