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Johnny Efectivo en Brasil

12 Oct 2023 15 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

In spite of having every technical difficulty under the sun, or perhaps the moon, the show at the Nazaré Paulista Country Music Festival in Brazil was the 2nd best of the entire Poor Man's Nick Cave Tour.  Only the show in Santiago was better.  I was...

Wet Cat in the Rain

10 Oct 2023 9 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"To convince oneself that one has the right to live decently takes time."Eva Perón   Nick Cave once said something to the effect that he chose his band members based on how well they got along.  Playing ability is secondary.  Being able to live on a...

Live in Santiago

6 Oct 2023 12 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Five years ago tonight was the night I arrived in Santiago, Chile.  A long flight down from Mexico City, with a transfer in Bogotá.  It was a long day.  The flight left Mexico City at dawn, and the arrival in Santiago wasn't until 9 or 10pm.  I forgo...

Suicide By Holding My Breath

5 Oct 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"The road to hell is fraught with pearl.Shiny people going down."Fraught With Pearl   This article is an afterthought to an afterthought, so I thought I'd use the title of a poem I refuse to write, "Suicide By Holding My Breath."  The gist of the poe...

The Hip Service

4 Oct 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."Luke 13:2-3   Liberals have turned into Lt. Hauk and Sgt. Major Dickerso...

Deriders on the Storm

2 Oct 2023 10 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even themost High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee,neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Forhe shall give his angels charge over thee,to keep thee in all thy ways."Psalm...

The "T" Word

30 Sep 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."Matthew 19:24   People have been tired of Bono since the 80s.  Because I like the music, through the 90s and...

Old-School Thrash Metal

29 Sep 2023 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"So it's late 1986 and me and my 13 year old mates had just discovered metal.  A friend said  "get load of this" and it was peace sells, and we were like woah what the hell was that!  It really was a groundbreaking album... it's difficult to describe...

Peace Is Not The Answer

26 Sep 2023 14 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

CONTENT WARNING:  There is no shortage of YouTubers, people in prepper circles, and independent news pundits who sell false positives to keep the revenue coming in.  This doesn't mean that they're entirely wrong, but it does make their message incomp...

Capital of Conformity (my church is in the trees)

22 Sep 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

In his own words, Aze Avora is a Canadian "writer & director who wants to bring you bizarre & thought provoking content" who "will be creating documentaries mixing reality with science-fiction."  His dystopian short film Capitol of Conformity depicts...