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The Peaceful Fray

18 Apr 2023 13 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

My neighbor listens to a lot of old-school U2.  He's a hardcore gritty mechanic type who speaks absolutely no English and whose yard is an open-air garage full of trees, prehistoric beercans, and car parts.  In fact his gate isn't a gate at all, it's...

Everything I Left The U.S. To Get Away From

14 Apr 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

While looking around my YouTube channel, I noticed somebody disliked my "Vaqueros From A Distance" video.  Why would somebody bother disliking such an obvious afterthought of a video?  Do people actually believe their approval is important?  Is this...

Walking Ramble (more music, less content)

12 Apr 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

A rambling response to an email I received yesterday from an old friend asking me to send him more music, less emails (the emails consist of links to this blog, and samples from the articles).  I realize I've been waiting for that email for months i...

Artistic Diaspora: Rise of the Message

11 Apr 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"Where I go I just don't know;I might end up somewhere in Mexico"Soul To Squeeze   Diaspora (noun)a: people settled far from their ancestral homelandsb: the place where these people livec: the movement, migration, or scattering of a people away from...

Awaiting The Great Celestial Bug-Out

8 Apr 2023 7 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;”Romans 1:28   Lia Thomas is the Napster of women's sports.  Independent musicians were forced into h...

Hedwig's Lament (The Curse of Sexual Calvinism)

4 Apr 2023 9 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"There's a lot of soul searching that Hedwig does about looking for a romantic partner and trying to find wholeness and be recognised for their music and their creativity; it's not just a gender journey."Stephen Trask   The plot of Hedwig & The Angry...

Nukular Hula Coast

2 Apr 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

While the West is hung up on hating and getting laid with itself, the East is amassing an arsenal of bootlegged Rock & Roll records with which to annihilate its weakened, auto-tuned disco opponents.  There is a sect of the Eastern Orthodox Music Scen...

When The World Invalidates You

29 Mar 2023 12 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

The aftermath of the Nashville shooting has become a brambled quagmire of quicksand and thorns, a maze of tiresome paradoxes through which reason and empathy slog in concrete sneakers, sinking waist-deep in the muck as soon as their feet touch the gr...

Killing The Bluebird In Your Heart

28 Mar 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

“The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.”Isaiah 57:1   This is going to be a short article, because the flashing casino spaceman...

The First-Ever Church of Doomsday Life

15 Mar 2023 13 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

One story I never tell is the one in which I married a stripper in Vegas and moved into an Airstream in Black Canyon City, Arizona, only to break down near Pismo Beach, California after spending a week or 2 on military property, and waking up to the...