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Metal Dad
Between desire and despair
out of step with the world...
Interests: music, film, books, family, and reformed theology
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I suppose some things are called guilty pleasures because one is appparently embarrassed to admit liking it. Maybe some feel their credibility might be called into question for liking something not hip or cool or too old-fashioned. Reading the fascinating and entertaining book, Shock And Awe, by Simon Reynolds has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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For a cantankerous East Texas hillbilly he got a few things right. He was very old fashioned. I was not allowed to wash dishes, make beds, do laundry, etc. because “boys don’t do those chores.” I don't think that is one of the things he got right. But he was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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is a release from Suzuki Junzo. The opening track features a loping acoustic guitar figure overlaid with some noisy, fuzz-drenched guitar. Very nice, indeed. The next track is a pleasant diversion of sorts with vocals. The last track is some beautiful distorted noise with some buzzsaw guitar.Shark Infested Custard is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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To be discriminating is defined as "having or showing refined taste or good judgement." When used as a verb it means "recognize a distinction, differentiate." In Human Action, Ludwig von Mises wrote, "As soon as the economic freedom which the market economy grants to its members is removed, all political... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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in an acid flashback or a time-loop of the Sixties. All of a sudden it seems that any Tom, Dick, or Harry with a spelling and/or grammatically challenged slogan scrawled on a placard has wall to wall media coverage. Please don't understand me too fast. I'm all for making your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I speak of our current president for whom I did not vote nor do I support. But any one who can cause such consternation and indignant clucking of tongues among the political establishment is a magician. Anyone who can turn the Left to viewing Russia with suspicion and believing they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I decided to go on a mini J-Horror binge. As much as I enjoy the wailing, weeping, and gnashing of teeth coming from the MSM and the two major political parties, it is becoming a little tedius. I did not vote for any of the clowns in the last election... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man and so is my wife (apologies to Ray Davies). Recently had occasion to speak with a psychologist. In the course of the interview he asked me with which gender did I self-identify. I must have looked at him... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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That's what the old, amiable white guy said to me. I had walked into the kitchen of the church we were attending. I was there for a meeting and he was part of a group that was there for a community meeting. I was not surprised. The church and neighborhood... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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But it was 101 in the hot tub. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Whenever The Glimmer Twins have an extended break they often take The Light of My Life for a girls only holiday. TLoML loves staying in hotels. She has a ball with the breakfast buffet and swimming pools. Right now they are on their way to the Great White North to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Worship of the state is not comparable to or compatible with the christian faith. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
With tomorrow being Christmas I decided to resurrect this post from nine or so years ago. I feel the same way about evidential arguments for the veracity of the birth of Jesus Christ as I do about His resurrection. There is no neutral ground. "Evangelicals are often prone to generate... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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As soon as we surrender the principle that the state should not interfere in any questions touching on the individual’s mode of life, we end by regulating and restricting the latter down to the smallest details. Liberalism, p. 54 Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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...it's a way of life. As long as you keep it real and do it from your heart that's being hardcore." Every now and then at a show I'll start to feel self conscious. Thinking maybe I'm too old for this. I'm not dancing in the pit or diving off... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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If I Die Before I Wake is a great set of white noise guitar rock drenched in feedback and reverb by the Japanese master of psychedelia Suzuki Junzo. I especially like the opening track, "Crossing the Valley of the Cosmic Death Demons." His label Utech Records describes this release as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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is the third track from this self-titled EP of ambient experimental noise. I love this kind of stuff. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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It's been a light, powdery snow so it's not as pretty as last week's dusting. Of course I loved the snow when I was a kid in the city but as I get older I like the cold and snow less. Naive dumbass that I was, I recall the 1967... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Everybody is free to abstain from reading books, magazines, and newspapers he dislikes and to recommend to other people to shun these books, magazines, and newspapers. But it is quite another thing when some people threaten other people with serious reprisals in case they should not stop patronizing certain publications... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Snagged this image from someone with whom I had a short Twitter exchange. I had stated in reply that Jesus actually was a theonomist, a believer in biblical law. This reply generated a short back and forth about belief. I really do appreciate discourse with folks who hold views which... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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"A central fallacy of Keynesianism, as of all inflationary nostrums, is that they chronically confuse 'income' in terms of paper money with real income in goods and services." Man vs The Welfare State - Henry Hazlitt Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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It just keeps getting better. Years of participation trophies, scoreless T-Ball games, and gift bags for attending a birthday party have brought us to the point where the side that lost simply can't believe it. So let's count again. OK, I say let's re-count California to see how many illegal... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life