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JT’s Ultimate Mixtape: Ozzy Osbourne edition

Ultimate Ozzy Osbourne

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m a big fan of the 1980s hard rock scene. Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, and Poison were some of the biggest bands back then. When it comes to solo artists, there was none bigger than Ozzy Osbourne. He always picked great guitarists to play on his records: Randy Rhoads, Jake E. Lee, Zakk Wylde. If anyone is deserving of the JT’s Ultimate Mixtape treatment, it is Ozzy Osbourne.

The rules are simple:

  • Every studio album must be represented by one and only one song.
  • That song does not have to be an official “single” released by the artist to promote said album.
  • Compilation albums can be included, but only songs that are new, previously unreleased, or remixes of songs from prior albums are eligible for the list.
  • Live albums are a waste of time. This is a general rule that applies to most, but Ozzy’s Tribute album is obviously exempt.

JT’s Ultimate Mixtape: Ozzy Osbourne edition…

Ten very solid studio albums, three live albums, a compilation and a covers album are all represented on JT’s Ultimate Mixtape: Ozzy Osbourne edition. But, as always, we’ve got to have some bonus tracks. It was hard to whittle this list down, and I didn’t even include any Black Sabbath material (that will come later…oooh, foreshadowing).

Bonus tracks:

Day 29 of the 30 Day Horror Challenge

Day 29 – Your least favorite horror film of all time…

I have never been more disappointed in a movie than I was in Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN II. After the fantastic remake of the original Halloween, I was heartbroken to see this. I went opening night and left the theater nearly in tears. The white horse? Did Michael die? Did Laurie become the killer? I was so confused and befuddled by nearly everything on the screen, it was maddening. It started out promising, in the hospital just like the original sequel, but quickly devolved into meaninglessness. Much like this post has done.

(see the 30 Day Horror Challenge here.)

Day 17 of the 30 Day Horror Challenge

Day 17 – Your favorite horror film remake…

Not a difficult one here…the first movie that came to my mind was Rob Zombie‘s HALLOWEEN. The original by John Carpenter is one of the best holiday-themed horror movies ever made (where is that category?), but Zombie did a great job of updating the story without destroying it. At least in the first film.

(see the 30 Day Horror Challenge here.)

I ran out of Goose Joak cards to post

I haven’t returned to GABP since Opening Day, and I really have no idea when I’ll be going back. The whole bullpen situation, and Volquez cheating, and Chapman being held back because of money, and Hanigan not being utilized properly…it’s very frustrating. Why should I give my hard-earned money to a bunch of whiny cheaters and their manager who doesn’t know how to manage?

I’m sure I will go back eventually, probably this summer after the kids are out of school and I don’t have to worry about “bedtime” so much. And I plan to attend a Washington Nationals game this summer when I visit the nation’s capital (is that correct usage? or is it Capitol?), and a Baltimore Orioles game later that week. So I may have some Birds and Nats cards in a couple of months. But baseball has really taken a backseat to other ventures and hobbies that I have at the moment.

For example, my radio show Hard Rock Nights is picking up steam. We’ll be making our debut on Arrow 95.9 in Panama City, FL, this coming Saturday with an appearance by Gary Cherone from Extreme. Next week guitarist John 5 from Rob Zombie’s band will be the guest.

Another thing I’ve got in the back of my mind has to do with the month of May, which happens to be Zombie Awareness Month. I will do something throughout the month on this blog…don’t know if it will be every day or not, but it will start on May 1 (this coming Saturday) and it will be more than just the first day of the month. So look for that this weekend.

I have other things brewing, some which will show up on this blog and some which won’t. But for now, baseball cards and current baseball is taking a backseat.

Happy Halloween!

Tyler Mane (Michael Myers) called me on the phone recently. It was pre-arranged, a segment for the Hard Rock Nights radio show…he hasn’t been hired by a telemarketing firm. He has actually started his own movie production company, and will be branching out from the Michael Myers role. Check out the conversation I had with him…

This was my first non-music guest on the program, a horror-themed extravaganza. I thought it went pretty well. Over the past year, I have talked to some pretty amazing people. On the Hard Rock Nights site, you can see a list of them in the right-hand column, and listen to most of them by clicking on the names. There are a few that I don’t have uploaded yet, but I’m working on it.

Tyler Mane to guest on Hard Rock Nights

Tyler Mane is the special guest on the next episode of Hard Rock Nights, October 23-29. Mane is best known for his role as Michael Myers in Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween 2, and has just started his own production company which will begin filming the horror film Penance Lane next year.

This week’s Hard Rock Nights is a special horror-themed edition to celebrate Halloween. Tracks from Iron Maiden, Rob Zombie, Dokken and more that feature some connection to the holiday or horror will be featured, including Alice Cooper’s brand new “Keepin’ Halloween Alive.”

Hard Rock Nights can be heard on over a dozen radio stations throughout the week. Click here for a complete list of stations and times.


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