Genre of the Week: Dreamer by Ozzy Osbourne

Today is the 70th birthday of one of rock and roll’s greatest, Ozzy Osbourne. For about a half century, Ozzy awed many fans with songs like Mama I’m Coming Home, The Road to Nowhere, Back on Earth, Paranoid, and No More Tears, just to name a few, both as a soloist as well as with his band Black Sabbath. And while Black Sabbath has since disbanded, Ozzy is making his last hurrah on tour, capping off a long and adventurous career, which will be remmebered for his colorful performances both on and off stages.

Ozzy had many sides of music, including his soft ones. While Mama I’m Coming Home is one of the most popular pieces in that aspect, there is one that best delivers the message. And while many of us love to dream on, some of our dreams have come true, while others will eventually bear fruit when they are good and ready. Dreamer was released in 2001 but is still played on the airwaves to this day. Its winter setting in the video has many of us dreaming about our own futures- what we want and what is awaiting us.

So to bid Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, the Genre of the Week is Dreamer. Wishing you all the best on your birthday and best wishes for your future career after the final tour.

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FlFi Christmas 2018