Moby of Oz

I suffer from chronic insomnia, so I spend alot of time finding pointless solutions to non-problems at 2 o'clock in the morning. This morning, I was playing fantasy cast. That's a game where you recast something with whomever you wish, dead or alive, from any period of their career. It's something that I started doing when I interned for a casting agency in New York in the 90s, probably because a major feature of working in casting is deciding who you think should be in something, and then having the producer or studio casting director come in and ruin it by ignoring your suggestions and opting for someone completely unsuitable that happens to be the studio's flavour of the month.

This morning, when I should have been sleeping, I was mentally casting The Wizard of Oz with rock stars or rap stars of any era. This is how it turned out:

Dorothy - Joan Jett
The Scarecrow - Mick Jagger
The Tin Man - David Bowie
The Cowardly Lion - Motorhead's Lemmy
The Wizard - Moby
The Wicked Witch of the West - Lady Gaga
Glinda the Good Witch - Beyonce
The Munchkins - Prince, Flavor Flav, Leo Sayer, Angus Young, Kylie, Lil' Kim, Madonna, Lady Sovereign and Dappy from N-Dubz
The Flying Monkeys - Members of Supergrass, Oasis, the Happy Mondays, Ian Brown, and the Monkeys

Ah, if only.

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