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Metal Dad
Between desire and despair
out of step with the world...
Interests: music, film, books, family, and reformed theology
Recent Activity
I remember seeing Fred Anderson and his group play one night about forty years ago. They were playing at the old Alice's Revisited which was on Wrightwood just off Lincoln Avenue on Chicago's North Side, if my memory serves me well. Alice's was an interesting little room. I think it... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
It's heartwarming to see the two wings of the Welfare/Warfare State getting along to ensure spying on its own citizens. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
When #1 Son was up here he showed me the trailer for this upcoming release. I'm keeping my fingers crossed but Hollywood doesn't have a good track record when it comes to Lovecraft's stories ( See Die Monster Die! or Dagon). Smaller, independent entities have had better success. 2005's The... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Since I have two eyes and don't need announcers telling me what is going down on the field while watching football I usually put on 'phones and listen to stuff. I pulled this one out while watching LSU beat the pants off Texas A&M and I don't know why I'm... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
“Certainly, every age has been conditioned by its situation in interpreting history, science, revelation, and all of life, but the modern principle seeks total conditioning. The more total the severance from the past in all its forms and the greater the conditioning by the moment, the greater the merit, according... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Due to family members' plans we chose to celebrate Thanksgiving this past Saturday. It was really great to have everyone together for a couple of days. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
The Light of My Life Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
I like Max Keiser's reports as a corrective to the rah-rah cheerleaders at outlets like CNBC with their love of fiat money, artificially low interest rates, and "crybaby bankers on Wall Street." Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
The self defense weapon you want when your government says it wants to disarm its citizens. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
It was a Popol Vuh day around here. I chose their catalog for my soundtrack whilst doing this and avoiding that. The band was active between 1969 and 2001. They started as an electronic "space rock" kind of thing that morphed into a unit which used both electronic and acoustic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Mrs. Metal Dad thinks I was horribly deprived because we did not do Halloween trick or treating when my sisters and I were young. I know our parents had no religious objections to it since they let me go to a Halloween party at the Catholic grade school we attended.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
Some intellectual midget wrote an op-ed in which the following was said. along with lots of other stupid stuff. "Like I’ve been saying: Current Year thinking is not about principles, such as Freedom of Speech, it’s about Good Guys vs. Bad Guys." That's a sentiment worthy of Hitler, Stalin, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
If I was a baseball player or an MMA fighter this would be my walk out song. If these hands would only kill. They'd cleanse the world with its own blood. They'd cleanse the world, if these hands would only kill. These hands should cleanse your soul of the lust... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
For all those salivating at the prospect of tons of "free" stuff coming if the right candidate wins the 2020 presidential election: Pay attention to what the current mayor of Chicago discovered in the midst of negotiating with the selfless representatives of the Chicago Teachers Union, who only have the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
A bird's-eye view of the subdivision where our home is located. That is the Mississippi River behind the homes. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
It recently came to my attention that some folks spend an inordinate amount of time searching the internet, newspapers, television, and film, etc. for ideas and opinions which are offensive. Mrs. Metal Dad once opined that my most prominent spiritual gift is discouragement. I would like to change that so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
While puttering around the house doing this and that I put on some music. Full Force by Art Ensemble of Chicago is one of my desert island albums. Have to listen to it pretty often.Then a couple of early Ornette Coleman releases.It is interesting how polarizing Coleman's music was when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
The other day I was composing a text to my wife and was annoyed when the auto-correct function changed a perfectly valid word to something else. I expressed my displeasure as I am wont to do with an expletive. The Other Twin indicated surprise at my reaction to something so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
While cooking what turned out to be a pretty tasty dinner, if I say so myself, I was listening to some of the earlier releases by those German pioneers of prog-rock, Amon Düül II. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
If you are one of those saintly citizens who thinks you aren't taxed enough I have a news flash for you. The United States Treasury takes voluntary contributions on an unconditional basis. So those of you clamoring for an increase in tax rates should man up and send Uncle Sam... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
It's been quite awhile since I read Childhood's End so when I happened to be at the library and there was a DVD of the SyFy adaptation I picked it up. Watching it has been depressing and instructive. Depressing to see someone as intelligent as the author fight so hard... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
It's been almost five years since I had my cardiac event which is medical speak for a heart attack. This event led to termination of a fifty years or so smoking habit. Kicking this habit was not hard as I was in hospital for about a week waiting for them... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
The zeal of the present day Jeremiahs of the fastest growing religion around is a stark reminder that one cannot make sense of the world without having faith in something. Even though some of the early prophets of this religion were not correct in their prophecies, like Rachel Carson, the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life
with professional football. I still like watching college football even though I think the NCAA is a criminal enterprise. But I just cannot get into the NFL these days. Moving up the Great White North has nothing to do with it. I've never liked the Minnesota Vikings so I can't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Metal Dad - Hardcore for Life