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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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Despite my predilection for loud, fast, aggressive music I enjoy all kinds of music. Opera and hip hop are about the only genres I don't listen to on a regular basis.Being a child of the Sixties I listened to my fair share of psychedelia. Growing up in Chicago allowed me... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Last Sunday we combined celebrating The Light of My Life's birthday and Father's Day. Both our sons came to hang out, play with their sister, and eat. A good time was had by all. Later that night, #1 Son took me to see Alien: Covenant. We had planned to see... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Ran across this band from the women.ofmetal Instagram thread. Gave them a listen and liked what I heard. The singer has awesome pipes and the music itself is quite interesting. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Ten Years After from their song, "I'd Love to Change the World" : "Tax the rich, feed the poor / till there are no rich no more" Of course they forgot to tell us where the money to feed the poor will come from after the rich have been bled... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Small reception following my Mother-in-Law's funeral Saturday past. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
This past Tuesday, after a fall last week which broke her hip and shoulder my 97 year old Mother-in-Law quietly passed away while listening to hymns with her children at her side. She was a remarkable woman, a graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in Zoology. She married and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
52 people were shot in Chicago over the Memorial Day Weekend. 7 of those shootings resulted in fatalities. The collective of liars and thieves known as the Illinois House of Representatives immediately leapt into action and approved a bill to increase penalties for repeat gun offenders. They also approved a... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
A very important question raised by The Bonzo Dog Band on their wonderfully creative and clever 1968 album, The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse. The American release had their UK single "I'm The Urban Spaceman" added and the album was re-titled Urban Spaceman for release in the US. Listening to this... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
RIP, Gregg Allman. The singer/songwriter/musician passed away at his home in Savannah, GA at the age of 69. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
My dad was pretty handy with tools. Give him a hammer, saw, and a piece of wood and he would make a nice bookshelf or a replica of the Alamo. You get the idea. Facility with tools was not passed down genetically. I used to dread helping him around the... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
That gaggle of liars and thieves know as the Illinois Senate Democrats(this does not imply partiality towards the Illinois Senate Republicans. They are just as reprehensible.)voted on Tuesday to approve a $5.4 billion tax increase. The state is behind $14.4 billion in bills. But I'll bet these criminals got paid... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
This is assuming I would discard my voluntaryist/anarcho/liberty loving principles to accept the position of king: Would end all military aid to Israel, gently reminding them they are a sovereign nation, not the 51st state of the U.S.A. and quite capable of taking care of themselves. Withdraw the U.S.A from... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Today was Mowing The Lawn Day. Most of the time I will listen to music while pushing the mower. It usually takes about an hour to do the front and back so I will pick an album that's about an hour of playing time. Today I chose Live/Dead, a 1969... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
This is a fascinating and remarkable book. The author explores how and why some intellectuals become supporters of and apologists for dictators. It's a subject which I have puzzled over going back to Pol Pot's murderous rule of Cambodia and the apparent ease with which some tried to make excuses... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Even though I kept feeders out and filled during the winter we did not see many birds. So as soon as the weather started to turn warmer I cleaned my feeders and filled them up. We have one feeder filled with nyjer seed. The other hanging feeder is kept filled... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
is the first track from Agalloch's Marrow of the Spirit. It's my humble opinion that Agalloch was one of the better American Black Metal bands. They did not slavishly copy their Norwegian forebears. There is some very nice cello on the first and last tracks. Familiar black metal elements like... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Actually, they're not at the gates. They've been inside for quite awhile and have wreaked a hell of a lot of havoc. Some folks point at the schools and think that's the problem. But the simple truth is that probably most, if not all, of the kids have already been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Metal Dad is now following Skywatchers Radio-tv
Apr 23, 2017
Metal Dad is now following Nancy Hayfield Birnes
Apr 23, 2017
Don't forget to remember: Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
When The Donald was elected president I recall thinking the political machine (red and blue) would do all in their power to co-opt him and if he could not be co-opted would try to destroy him. The destroy attempt came first. Witness the ridiculous claims that Russia interfered/hacked/manipulated the election... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Thanks and a tip of the hat to Steve Sailer. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Just a few random thoughts and musings on this very nice day. National Borders: Pretty much all the homes in my neighborhood have fences around them. Most people would not cross the borders of a neighbor's home without an invite or permission. Why does applying that simple principle to a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life