Monday, May 20, 2013

Riding the "Crazy Train" on Music Monday

Wow - the last time The Sheepdog held a Music Monday was the Monday after Easter. That was nearly two months ago. I'll fix that today.

Cover of
Cover of Blizzard of Ozz
I had some inspiration for today's Music Monday. First, there was the guest appearance of Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath on last Thursday's season finale episode of CSI. Then, there's all the "crazy" stuff going in the news - we've got IRS Gate, Benghazi Gate, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the trial of the "abortion doctor," and then there's always stories of people killing, maiming, and hurting each other for no reason. Just crazy.

If you're a fan of rock music, you've probably already guessed today's video is Ozzy Osbourne's hit "Crazy Train." When he and Randy Rhoads wrote the music and lyrics and recorded the song for Ozzy's 1980 debut solo album, Blizzard of Ozz, they were looking for some sanity in their crazy, crazy world.

In my opinion, if they were writing the song today, all the inspiration they would need could be found watching a few minutes of the evening news. As a country and a world, we are truly "going off the rails on the crazy train."

The video is embedded below or can be watched by clicking here. Enjoy 'cause it's crazy out there.

Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train by hushhush112
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1 comment:

The Second Chance Sheepdog said...

When I originally posted this article and in my haste to get it done, I unfortunately misspelled the last name of Randy Rhoads. I apologize for the error.