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Dust Pablo

18 hours ago 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"Islam in man and rabies in dog are the same."User Du2hw   Dust Muhammad was a 16th-century Persian painter who moved to San Francisco to make psychedelic Rock & Roll posters.  His name means "Friend of Muhammad."  The Grateful Dead wrote a song abou...

True Love is a Trip

18 May 2024 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"A poet is called upon to provoke a spiritual joltand not to cultivate idolaters."Mirror   It is time to return to the laws of music as the guiding organizational principle of our culture.  The heavy-handed adherence to the gravitational pull of tech...

Resident Gringo

15 May 2024 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

“Our functions are more than anything social proximity, it isto interact with the family and clarify people's doubts.” Valeria García Valdivia, Hottie Squad, Aguascalientes State Police   I am the resident gringo.  There is no cultural stability in G...

A Choir of Roses

10 May 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

What is worship music?  If you're playing "melancholic" piano music in tandem with some African guys preaching and praying with a heavy foreign accent, does that make this worship music? I don't see why not. What about this one?  Is it melancholic,...

The Ninth Circle of Barbie World

9 May 2024 7 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"Could it be that the world of Barbie is sheer hell,and for a movie ticket as an audience you canwitness sheer hell, as close as it gets?"Werner Herzog   I have a theory about movies.  It isn't ironclad, and if it was a scene in a movie, my theory wo...

Thirsty Ghosts (Kill Bill, Vol. 3)

4 May 2024 7 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"Hungry ghost is a term in Buddhism, and Chinese traditional religion, representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way."Wikipedia   There's a scene in Kill Bill, Vol. 3 in which Bill wakes up from his own assassina...

Death to the Regime

2 May 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"The heart is deceitful above all things, anddesperately wicked: who can know it?"Jeremiah 17:9   Many people are chanting "death to the regime" in one form or another these days.  Personally, I believe chants of "death to the regime" should be as be...

Dream of a Ridiculous Man

30 Apr 2024 2 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man is an animated short film by Aleksandr Petrov.  It is based on a short story by Dostoevsky, and tells the tale of a suicidal nihilist who has a near death experience.  Whether he survives his own suicide attempt, or is m...

Your Shallow Grave Is Deeper Than You Think

30 Apr 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"Bleeding Heart" contains 3 chipped, plastic pearls of wisdom from the thrift store:   1.  Don't fall in love until you fall apart 2.  The sharp tongue is actually dull, and 3.  Your shallow grave is deeper than you think   If you fail to apply these...

Roseanne & The Mariachi

28 Apr 2024 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"What happened to the days where guitarists were gods, like my ancestors?  Technology has crushed us and robbedus of our culture.  Turning us into machines."El Mariachi   I love Roseanne.  Her trademark laugh and sardonic wit were part of the prime-t...