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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Rasputin -- The Musical

Ozzy Osbourne's Rasputin musical (Via Reader_Iam)

Rasputin, said Osbourne, lived the rock'n'roll lifestyle before it was invented. He drank heavily, was a womaniser, disregarded personal hygiene and was linked with witchcraft and the occult. He was also famously hard to kill - his assassins had to poison, shoot and drown him.

I love anything Rasputin, but I strongly disagree with Ozzy. Liszt was the first rock star. Even down to busting up his hotel rooms.

I cannot tell you how much I dislike musicals (especially Andrew Lloyd-Webber), but for this musical, I will fly down to London personally.

7 Comments:

  • Creepy, I just posted this over at Either End of the Curve:

    "I think Ken Russell already claimed Franz Liszt for title of first rock star with this film."

    I take it you hadn't heard of the linked film before as you would have mentioned it. If so then I find it interesting that you would come to that conclusion independently

    Also, it's a very Ken Russell-y film, if you take that as a recommendation then rent it, if you take that as a warning then avoid it.

    (As for me, I'm all about the Ken Russell)

    By Blogger XWL, at Mon Nov 28, 09:37:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Victoria, your grudge against musicals is....?

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Nov 29, 01:26:00 am GMT-5  

  • I think Paganini was a rock star before Lizst! Using that Cra-zee fiddle music just to score with chicks! Ya Dig?

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Nov 29, 11:08:00 am GMT-5  

  • Creepy, I just posted this over at Either End of the Curve:

    I read what you wrote, wow, XWL. We're in synchopation.

    I take it you hadn't heard of the linked film before as you would have mentioned it.

    Heard of, but not seen, and not reminded of when I posted it. Still, very good reference, XWL.

    I shall try to rent it.

    If so then I find it interesting that you would come to that conclusion independently

    Welll, come on now -- that Liszt was the first guy to induce bone-chilling screams in otherwise sedate Victorian women, who all but flung their petticoats at him, is well-known!

    We just put two-and-two together. ;)

    Also, it's a very Ken Russell-y film, if you take that as a recommendation then rent it, if you take that as a warning then avoid it.

    Nah, I neither care nor dislike Ken Russell.

    He's like Warhol for me -- you go in knowing what you get is no mere narrative film. ;)

    (As for me, I'm all about the Ken Russell)

    Me, I'm alll about the Rosalind Russell!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Nov 30, 04:35:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Victoria, your grudge against musicals is....?

    Four words, Ron, four words:

    The Wizard of Oz

    Ick.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Nov 30, 04:36:00 pm GMT-5  

  • I think Paganini was a rock star before Lizst! Using that Cra-zee fiddle music just to score with chicks! Ya Dig?

    Give me skin, man, I dig!

    Actually, if we're being serious, how about Mozart as the first rock-star-a-like?

    He had the booze, the drugs (laudunum), the chicks, and the erratic personal habits, including lack of hygiene.

    He sounds dreamy.

    Ooops, sorry. I was just channelling Ann Althouse on Donovan.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Nov 30, 04:38:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Though the magic of comments, The So-So Ronaldo combines comment replies!

    Ooops, sorry. I was just channelling Ann Althouse on Donovan. Maybe we can get Tom Hulce to play Donovan, too? With F. Murray Abraham as "Dylan."


    Despite Dorothy, Munchkins, et al, does Victoria have the Fred and Ginger love? ;-)

    Verification word: "Fooom"

    By Blogger Ron, at Fri Dec 02, 02:01:00 am GMT-5  

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