Ozzy is still alive

Words seen on Twitter last night: R.I.P Ozzy Osbourne…

I started shaking when I saw that. I could litterally feel the cut to my heart, the shock that felt like it slapped me in the face!

You should never believe shit you read on the internet without questioning it, but even if it hadn’t been true – this time – just seeing the words was horrifying.

It couldn’t be true, but what it if was? When Gary Moore passed recently, I couldn’t believe it either.
First there was only one source sharing the news and I chose to believe that it was just some sort of sick hoax. But it didn’t take long before it was confirmed from other, more trustworthy sources and it dawned on us all that yet another one of our heroes had left us.

This is what’s happening now, and we will see more of it in the years to come.
Our idols, who are like family to those of us who grew up with their music, are leaving this earth one by one. They get older, die of illness, accidents or age.
Ozzy, with his 62 years of age and anything but healthy background, would definitely be one of those who ought to be at risk.

The anxiety that I felt during the thirty minutes that I spent checking Twitter and other sources for possible more info…was ridiculous. I had to get peace of mind, find out for sure what was true and what wasn’t.

Thank god Sharon Osbourne had something to share on Twitter during that time, that had NOTHING to do with the macabre “news”. I could finally relax.

But I was still sick to my stomach. I felt physically upset for the rest of the evening and ended up going to bed early.

Minutes after Sharon’s Twitter-message, I heard back from the person who had gone out with the macabre “news”:

– HAHA! April fools!!

What – the………
I was so PISSED OFF…!!! I have never been angry with this person before, ever. Never thought I’d even have a reason to, but I was so mad that I couldn’t even talk.
If I could have hit something or someone in that very moment….
What the F****!!!!!???

What the hell is wrong with people?! That is just so fucking retarded! Not funny by any means, in any way, for any reason. I had to leave the computer for a few just to try to calm down, cause I was so upset.

Nowadays I realize how precious those “last moments” are with our heroes.
Didn’t we all think that Dio – the Man on the Silver Mountain, the King of Rock’n’Roll, would live forever? Don’t they all feel immortal?

I cried all day when I heard the news that he lost his battle against cancer.I will always remember when I heard it, where I was and how I felt that day. It was such a shock.

I almost started crying on the train the other day when “The Last in Line” started playing in my iPod. We will never hear Ronnie sing for us live again.
The only thing that’s left of him is his legacy, the songs he gave us.
It just breaks my heart. 

[Me and Ronnie, Malmo, Radisson Hotel, late 90’s]

The worst thing I can imagine, would be seeing the words “R.I.P Rob Halford” on Twitter, at any time. I can’t even get into it. It’s just so strange how these people are a huge part of your life and your whole identity in a way.

It’s not easy realizing that they are not immortal, they will all die in the coming 20, 30 years…
Remember how fast 20 years passed…? It was only 20 years ago that Skid Row released “Slave To The Grind” for instance. I still remember that very clearly.

My point is that eventhough we feel that the legends will go on for all time and eternity – they won’t. This is a time we should treasure and not take for granted.

People are shaking their heads when i say how many shows and festivals I will be going to this summer. But when Judas Priest announced this tour as their “Epitath“-tour (whether or not it’s true…) I didn’t want to miss a minute of it.

And Ozzy is Ozzy. Period.

I love these people and their music, it pisses me off when I see tasteless jokes, I’m still mad, what the f***, I don’t even see the funny part in that “April fools”-crap from yesterday.

Or maybe I’m just too sensitive..??

10 comments

  1. Sean

    It takes an idiot to joke about the death of ANYONE!! I am pissed off from reading this blog entry. Who does that to be funny??? WTF???

  2. Daniela

    I hope it was just some kind of drunk-joke or something, because if that is something that someone does when absolutely sober, then I have to wonder… I don’t believe in joking about this stuff, other people don’t see the problem. Thank god it was “just” a joke though.

  3. firewind2011

    I think deep down I just wish I was important enough for someone to make a rumour about me like that. HahaSent on the TELUS Mobility network with BlackBerry

  4. Daniela

    So rumors about your “death” is an indication of how “important” you are? People have a fucking weird sense of humor.

  5. West Side Dave

    Some pulled the same thing about Biff Byford either last year or the year before; I don`t find that sort of April Fools “joke” to be in anything but the poorest of taste. Stuff like “Motorhead performs all-Reggae covers on thei next CD” are ok, but saying “so and so just died” is plain SICK!

  6. Daniela

    It’s all just a big “WHY???”I must have missed the Biff Byford-“joke”, never heard of that one. People have different kinds of humor and some have a more dark sense of humor I guess – and that’s alright, but “so and so is dead”-jokes are very disturbing to me, personally… I’m just too sensitive to news about musicians passing. Dio, Steve Lee, Gary Moore – and others, there’s no humor whatsoever in it.

  7. Clint B

    You’re not too sensitive, especially given a lot of our musical favourites are in their 60’s now, and one of my/our absolute favourites died only a few months ago, it’s a careless and dumb attempt at humour. I remember first reading the stuff about Dio, and gradually realising it was true, it was shocking, I felt gutted, I cried etc. If a friend, especially one that has a similar passion for music, did that to me, I’d first check the calendar (I’ve seen the Ozzy is dead April Fools idiocy before), then smack him in the gob. Anyway, I think you deserve an apology from this friend even if they just thought it was harmless fun. It upset you,

  8. Clint B

    You’re not too sensitive, especially given a lot of our musical favourites are in their 60’s now, and one of my/our absolute favourites died only a few months ago, it’s a careless and dumb attempt at humour. I remember first reading the stuff about Dio, and gradually realising it was true, it was shocking, I felt gutted, I cried etc. If a friend, especially one that has a similar passion for music, did that to me, I’d first check the calendar (I’ve seen the Ozzy is dead April Fools idiocy before), then smack him in the gob. Anyway, I think you deserve an apology from this friend even if they just thought it was harmless fun. It upset you,

  9. Daniela

    I knew what day it was. It just never even occured to me that anyone would think of something like that as being funny, that’s all. That’s why I for a few moments thought it might very well be true. I know the guy who wrote it, it’s a long-time friend. I just didn’t think it was his style to joke that way. At least I’ve never seen him do it before. Kind of wondering if his account was hacked or something, I don’t know. Of course I won’t get an apology, I got a virtual “fuck you”-finger for writing this blog (of course) instead. At least I never dropped any names, and I’m not about to – because it doesn’t matter, it could have been anyone. I just wanted to point out how those “jokes” can affect other people.

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