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Replacing my blog at http://pablosmoglives.wordpress.com


Reservoir Cats

31 Jan 2024 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

On the FAQ page of my Discography site, I answer 2 of the most common questions I receive.  The first, of course, is "What's your problem, anyway?"  The second is, "Who is Pablo Smog?" This is Pablo Smog: Pablo Smog was my pen name when I lived in L...

The Narrow Way

29 Jan 2024 9 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it....

Elevator to the Gallows

27 Jan 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Beauty will get you killed It isn't suitable for this worldof regurgitant paintings,or musical chores Beauty is deadly It reminds us of a placewhere we finallybelong A beautiful placewe are certainis there,but which is soimpossiblytrue,only the reck...

The Stoic Rollercoaster

24 Jan 2024 5 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

So, you wanna be a sicario.  Super hardcore, like the guy in the song.  You don't take no lip from no 'thority figures, and mujeres exist to affirm your own bad decisions.  Anyone tells you different, is gonna end up in stasis.  "I have tunnel vision...

The Fentanyl of Love

20 Jan 2024 11 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”Matthew 24:12   Lust is the Fentanyl of love.  A synthetic byproduct of magnetic attraction, and physical desire.  Lust is the ersatz emotion that feels like love, but which is not....

The Blair Witch Allegory

14 Jan 2024 11 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"I see why you like this video camera so much.  It's not quite reality.  It's like you can pretend everything's not quite the way it is."The Blair Witch Project   I saw The Blair Witch Project at the Davis Theater in Chicago, in October of 1999.  It...

An Army of Samurai Rabbits

10 Jan 2024 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Remember when MTV was new, and everybody over the age of 25 thought it was the end of the world?  Remember when Karaoke came out, and everybody thought it was going to be the end of live music?  Remember when Napster enabled a culture of entitlement...

Rad Lieutenant

9 Jan 2024 5 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have ca...

Music For Transients Only

8 Jan 2024 6 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"I am not a Christian artist.I am an artist who is a Christian."Johnny Cash   Oh good, I already wrote it.  The article about the crushing vacuum that holds it all together.  The contrary forces of infinite pressure and heartbreaking void leaning on...

Dark Side of the Dog

5 Jan 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Most people have been to the dark side of the moon.  But wisdom is not there.  Wisdom is hiding on the dark side of the dog. Dark Side of the Dog Am I good enough to bethe causeof all your problems? I'm gonna hang my sleeping bagin the skyI'm gonna...