I loves me some Sabbath. I’m probably of a slightly different vint-age than most of Black Sabbath’s original fans. I was high-school aged, cleaning out a rental property previously occupied by some lesbian hard-core “punk” chics and they’d left behind a copy of We Sold Our Soul For Rock n Roll – one side (b-side) of the record was completely melted but the other played fine so I started listening and was amazed. Before then I’d had this image of BS as “satanic” like all the fundamentalists had said. But I f***in loved it! Ozzy’s always had such a great freakin voice.
While, searching for Fiesta Sniper news I just found this… hat tip to Blabbermouth.
Ozzy Osborne returns to San Antonio — on a Fiesta medal (Video)
by Mayra Moreno / KENS 5 / Bio | Email | Follow: @mayramorenokens
Posted on April 26, 2013 at 11:46 AM / Updated yesterday at 1:16 PM
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SAN ANTONIO — Ozzy Osborne is back in the Alamo City.
He’s not here in person, but on a Fiesta medal.
Artpace, a local non-profit dedicated to the advancement of contemporary art, featured the rocker on its first ever Fiesta medal.
“We sold out in 48 hours online,” said Artpace executive director Amanda Cruz.
The medal was designed by artist Jim Mendiola and Ruben Ortiz-Torres, reflecting a project from 2001. It pictures Ozzy as a bat, with an upside down Alamo serving as each wing.
Ozzy has a well-known history in San Antonio — particularly at the Alamo. He was supposedly banned from ever performing in San Antonio after he was arrested in 1982 for urinating on the Alamo. It’s a sore subject to some proud Texans, but also a quirky mishap that earned San Antonio another mention in rock and roll history.
“It’s all in good fun,” Cruz said.
“It would be a fun conversation starter,” said Michael Helms, who was shown the medal at the NIOSA celebration on Thursday afternoon.
Not everyone agreed. One Fiesta-goer said, “Hell no, I would not wear it.”
Sarah Reveley described Ozzy as “a rock singer who is still a drug addict.”