Last summer the 13-year old (known as The Candyman for you Metal Dad Radio Show listeners) sat down with the entire Iron Maiden discography and ranked the albums from our least favorite to most cherished. We had a blast and ever since have been kicking around the idea of doing it with other bands. After … More The Metal Dad’s Album Rankings: Bolt Thrower
Horror Movie Redux is a recurring column where the teenagers and I revisit some of the horror movies from my youth. Today we tackle an absolute campy classic, 1987’s The Lost Boys. Directed by Joel Schumacher, in his first foray into the horror genre (and coming off the monumental success of St. Elmo’s Fire), The … More Horror Movie Redux: The Lost Boys
With this decade coming to a somewhat unceremonious close (or at least that’s how it feels to me), I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the last ten years in music, specifically the music from my backyard here in Connecticut. There are a lot of bands who have come and gone (and come again … More A Decade of CT Music: 2010
When reminded it’s been a solid four years since they last gifted us with any new music, Goodnight Blue Moon vocalist/guitarist, Erik Elligers responds with a sigh of relief that could be heard through e-mail, “Yeah…four years. We needed time for this album.” New Haven’s Goodnight Blue Moon cemented themselves as heavy hitters in the … More Artist of the Month: Goodnight Blue Moon
I’m well aware that my blog output has been fairly sporadic for quite some time now. There are too many excuses that all tie together in this silly game of life, but not the least of which is that when I do have time to write – usually late at night – I’m just too … More The Metal Dad’s Guide to Netflix Binging
The bulk of this article ran roughly two years ago on the blog, Lonesome Noise. With a new series about to launch us back into the Lynchian abyss of Twin Peaks, it’s not a bad time to look back once again on the music that helped make the original series the iconic cultural phenomenon we’ve … More The Music of Twin Peaks
I don’t often write “response posts” to things I’ve read. I think once during the lifetime of our old Lonesome Noise blog did I write a piece in direct response to something else that was written. (Apparently, I was really bugged by Zakk Wylde stating that Black Sabbath without Ozzy wasn’t really Black Sabbath…) Recently … More Fifty Bands, One State
Dad, who are you voting for? I have heard this question more times than I have ever cared to answer it out loud. This will be the fourth presidential election cycle that I’ve had at least one child who was old enough to ask this question. As a parent I actually have enjoyed the tough … More Dad, Who Are You Voting For?