Monday, June 17, 2019


Creepshow (1982) Strong Romero direction, a highly quotable King script, Savini makeup, and a cast to die for put this one in the top tier of anthologies. TIL: The Church teaches the essence of fatherhood is to serve others, but that doesn't include their heads on a platter.

Still Voices - Son of Godzilla (1967) "As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him." - Psalm 103:13

Dad Rock Daily: Blood Sweat & Tears - Child is Father to the Man (1968) Is big band rock actually a thing? Who knows, but you'll believe it is after listening to this. Laudable Lyrics: I'm not tryin' to be any kind of man, I'm tryin' to be somebody you can love, trust and understand.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Empire of Ash (1988) Canada gives the Mad Max recipe a try to middling results. Kudos to whoever came up with the rocket launcher hat though. TIL: The pope's big hat goes all the way back to the Aaronic priesthood, though it did get noticeably bigger during the baroque period.

Still Voices - Robot Monster (1953) "The Lord replied, My precious, precious child. I love you, and I would never, never leave you during your times of trial and suffering. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you." - Author Disputed

Dad Rock Daily: Foreigner - Head Games (1979) Fine enough, but a slight step down from what came before. Nothing you'll hate yourself for listening to, or not for that matter. Laudable Lyrics: I can't believe we're here for no reason, there must be something we can believe in.

And finally, CatholicSkywalker asks the important question of our age, why do we Love Keanu Reeves?

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


The Shining (1980) Bad place drives dad mad. Beloved horror classic is so ingrained in the collective conscious that it's flaws just don't matter. TIL: Many Church exorcists say that, yes, demons can actually become attached to a specific place if evil was carried out there.

Still Voices - Spy Kids (2001) “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Dad Rock Daily: X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescents (1978) Fun and frenetic anti-consumerist anthems from an alternate universe where Blondie went full punk. Laudable Lyrics: It's so very tempting, will biologists resist? When he becomes the creator, will he let us exist?


Scarecrows (1988) Thieves get stuck in a field full of murderous scarecrows who make them pay for their sins. Not perfect, but it oozes atmosphere. TIL: A giant scarecrow of Pope Francis won the 2018 All-Ireland Scarecrow Championship. Pretty sure it didn't kill any sinners.

Still Voices – Liquid Sky (1982) “Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.” - Henry David Thoreau

Dad Rock Daily: Carl Perkins - Dance Album (1957) Maybe he can't touch Elvis for voice or charisma, but Perkins probably has more pure rock and roll in his DNA than The King. Laudable Lyrics: Well, the big, the little, young and old, they all need something to have and hold.

Sunday, June 09, 2019


Demon slowly nibbles away at a renter while she sleeps. Nice to know they can still make decent B-movies. TIL: This story is actually a decent visual metaphor for demonic "oppression", a slow methodical spiritual attack designed to bring on despair and depression.

Still Voices - The Lion King (1994) "Those who seek the good seek favor, but those who pursue evil will have evil come upon them." - Proverbs 11:27

Dad Rock Daily: The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. (1972) Songs that move straight past the blues and into manic depression. Laudable Lyrics: You ain't got nobody and you want somebody to love. Then you don't want to walk and talk about Jesus, you just want to see His face.


She Demons (1958) Exiled Nazi experiments on women while the island natives practice their choreography. Weirdly watchable no-budget romp. TIL: Real angels and demons are pure intellects with no physical forms, and therefore neither shes or hes.

Still Voices - Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986) "The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values." - William S. Burroughs

Dad Rock Daily:  Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue (1977) The best Beach Boy's solo album from the unlikeliest member. Emotionally raw and absolutely gorgeous. Laudable Lyrics: I know a carpenter who had a dream. Killed the man, but you couldn't kill the dream.

Friday, June 07, 2019


The Devil’s Partner (1961) Pretty solid sell your soul to Satan flick, though sadly the centaur on the poster never shows up. TIL: You can't really sell your soul, but you can pledge obedience to Satan, which is useless because the Prince of Lies never delivers on promises. Duh.

Still Voices - Santa Claus (1959) “The devil frequently fills our thoughts with great schemes, so that instead of putting our hands to what work we can do to serve our Lord, we may rest satisfied with wishing to perform impossibilities.” - Saint Teresa of Ávila

Dad Rock Daily: Labelle - Nightbirds (1974) Occasionally camp to be sure, but never insincere. The Labelle lasses and The Meters mean everything they're laying down. Laudable Lyrics: Somebody somewhere will hear our cries for freedom if we never stop.


Record City (1978) Rick Dees, Ruth Buzzi, Gallagher, and other idiots hang out at a record store. Not terrible, but you'll reek of the 70's for hours afterwards. TIL: Speaking of vinyl, in 1982, John Paul II actually reached #71 in the charts with his recording The Pilgrim Pope.

Still Voices - Big (1988) - “I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Dad Rock Daily: Blue Oyster Cult - Spectres (1977) Any album that opens with an ode to Godzilla is A-OK with me. That most of the rest of these stadium rockers are just as good is just icing on the cake. Laudable Lyrics: I only live to be born again! I only live to be born again!

Wednesday, June 05, 2019


Radical Jack (2001) Miley Cyrus' dad and Michelle Pfeiffer's sister join forces to rip off Road House. To be watched only as a form of penance. TIL: While the cross atones for all sin, acts of penance can have a rehabilitative effect if we embrace them in order to learn.

Still Voices - Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) "The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself." - Rita Mae Brown

Dad Rock Daily: Phil Collins - Face Value (1981) Quit being so cool and just admit that a lot of early Collins solo stuff is perfectly fine pop music. Laudable Lyrics: Well it feels like something you want so bad, then you think you've got it, but it's something you already had.