Though this was Rick Springfield's ninth album, it seemed like the third to most pop music fans, as it came on the heels of his breakthrough, Working Class Dog, and its successful follow-up, Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet. And though this contained as many hits as the aforementioned collections, it isn't remembered as quite the same in terms of accomplishment; this may be because it is so personal that it's just not as accessible. Living in Oz is Springfield's response to the dance-pop wave that was just starting to build and would be prominent until grunge announced its presence, as well as his response to the naysayers who wouldn't accept him as a serious musician. Where earlier hits, like "Jessie's Girl" and "Don't Talk to Strangers," were well-crafted pop tunes, on this release he shows an edge and a maturity he hadn't before.
Wine aficionado and all round drinks expert Oz Clarke teams up with Hugh Dennis in a seasonal challenge to sample every Christmas tipple past and present.The boys embrace the festive spirit as they attempt to uncover the true Christmas credentials behind some of our favourite beverages: from whisky and winter ales in the Highlands to mulled wine in the birthplace of Dickens; from wassail in the West Country to sloe gin in Wiltshire; plus port, sherry and snowballs too. Oz and Hugh explore the weird and wonderful customs that surround some of those drinks and perhaps expose some as complete festive fakes. And once the jolly is over and the lads sober, they head to the heart of London to dish out liquid gifts to the great British public and to announce which drink deserves to become Britain's first official Christmas Tipple.
Oscar Diggs genießt als mittelmäßiger Magier eines kleinen fahrenden Zirkus einen eher zweifelhaften Ruf. Während eines Zwischenstopps in Kansas gerät er in einen verheerenden Wirbelsturm und findet sich schließlich in dem Zauberland Oz wieder, in dem alle glauben, er sei ein wirklich großer Zauberer, der ihre Welt retten wird. Er begegnet drei Hexen mit unterschiedlicher Agenda und findet in einem Affenwesen und einem Porzellanpüppchen treue Weggefährten, mit denen er sich daran macht, die von bösen Mächten bedrohte Welt zu retten.
The Aerobics Oz style box set includes:Low Impact Routines, High Energy Cardiovascular Workouts, Floor Exercises, Stretching, Kick Boxing, Fat Burners, Yoga and Pilates Swissball.