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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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A great song from the criminally overlooked Lone Justice Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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As I noted in the previous post. #1 Son came up from the state which seems hell-bent on bankrupting itself for a visit. Yesterday he and I went and had Que Viet egg rolls and Pho soup for lunch. I've never had either but he's been telling us for some... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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So #1 Son decided to drive up here and arrived early this morning. Had a laid back day then went to Elk River to have dinner at a really good Sushi place. Came home and puttered around then went for a walk along the Mississippi River Trail. There's a path... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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For as long as I can remember I've been fascinated by fringe religious groups, quasi-Christian and non-Christian. I used to pick up a small AM radio station when I was young. The evening programming consisted of 15 minute broadcasts by various preachers/teachers. I heard recordings from A.A. Allen, Charles Capps,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Mrs. Metal Dad was pretty much under the weather this past week so it's been kind of quiet around here. She's feeling much better today and is mostly back to her feisty, bad self. Spent some time this cool, rainy morning reading and listening to one of my favorite Amon... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Okay, the Twins are coming home today which means I only have a few hours left for maximum volume listening. Today is most definitely a grindcore day. I unearthed this release by Kindergarten Hazing Ritual. I really have to go through my music library more often. 'Twould seem I'm neglecting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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As a young boy growing up in Chicago we (Dad and sisters) watched the weekly broadcast of the Flash Gordon serials on the local TV station. If memory does not fail two episodes were shown early Saturday or Sunday mornings. Even at a young age I realized how cheezy the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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The Twins went riding this morning tuning up for a 3 day ride later this week. I take advantage of their absences to play music I like but which drives them crazy and at volumes which would make their ears bleed. No grindcore or death metal today. The focus was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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"God is the author. Not the State. Not the Church. Not even the family. Rather, God's family is trustee of a five-part sacred covenant." - Ray R. Sutton, Who Owns The Family? God or the State? We had a splendid time, enjoying good food, good company, and an absolutely beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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It seems a little ironic that this past Sunday I watched the film Fail-Safe. Then in the following days I got to watch members of the US government alongside a salivating Media with their trained monkeys (ex-Intelligence Community actors) doing their best to re-ignite the Cold War. It is hard... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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"The Bible requires men to believe that God exists apart from and above the world and that he by his plan controls whatever takes place in the world. Everything in the created universe therefore displays the fact that it is controlled by God, that it is what it is by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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She's tough but fair, does not suffer fools, and is impatient with irresponsibility. Also a healthy dose of common sense would be a refreshing change but seriously, isn't it about time to ditch this 9 person demolition crew and discoverer of "rights" which heretofore have been hidden in the Constitution? Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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The Bob Dylan album, Saved, came out about a year or so before I came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. There were some pretty vitriolic reactions to the reports of his apparent conversion to Christianity. It seems that pissed off some folks even more than going electric had.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I became vaguely aware of some weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth over the possible retirement of one of the SCOTUS judges. Apparently a whole bunch of knickers are tied in knots at the prospect of the current president filling the vacancy. You want democracy you got it. The tyranny... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Heard today that author Harlan Ellison has passed away. Mr. Ellison's writing was quite important for me during my teen years. And while I loved his short stories and novellas, it was his regular column in the L.A. Free Press, The Glass Teat which I remember most. I used to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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It would seem that some have decided to refuse service based on the political affiliation of or the employer of a potential customer. I believe in a free society one should be able to choose with whom they will associate. In a free market one should be allowed to choose... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I realize I am not the best Dad in the world. I am all too aware of my shortcomings in this area. Nonetheless, being a father is the best and most important thing I've done in my life. I had wasted so much of my life seeking my own gratification... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Being alone often leads to bouts of morbid introspection. Fortunately, this is not one of those times. But on this Father's Day weekend I had some random thoughts on family. We would have had a houseful of children but it just didn't work out that way. I think that I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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Now that I'm settled in Minnesota and the Missus is back in Illinois for a few days checking up on her sister and our sons I can take advantage of the solitude to crank tunes as loud as I want. I usually won't play hardcore, metal, and free jazz when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
LISTEN TO THE REISSUE OF VERBAL ASSAULT’S RAGING SEMINAL LP ‘TRIAL’ The landmark sophomore album from the hardcore torchbearers is due out this Friday via Atomic Action! Records. Known as one of the foremost pillars of East Coast hardcore, Verbal Assault’s influence is still pervasive in the rumble and rage... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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This past weekend we moved into our new home in Minnesota to stay. We had lots of help from our two sons who drove up with us to help unload the truck. #2 Son getting ready to drive the truck from Illinois to Minnesota. Mrs. Metal Dad followed him in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Make America Hate Again by Slapshot Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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I am referring to the blanket support for the state of Israel by many American Evangelical Christians. One contributing factor is the influence of dispensational theology on American Christianity. The Scofield Study Bible helped the spread of this peculiar dispensationalism. The hugely popular The Late, Great Planet Earth by Hal... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
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That's something #1 Son said to his mother once. When he was a young boy he was happiest with his head buried in a book or teaching himself a programming language on the computer or watching Kurosawa films (I do not exaggerate) on VHS. One summer day his mother encouraged... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life