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


Table of Discontents

10 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Compared with eternity: Money compresses time and performs a thousand years of destruction in an hour. Art is an empty, meaningless clinging to a small, inflatable dinosaur in a kiddie pool of sharks. Love is a game of telephone among people who spea...

Cultural Indictments From An Expat Songbird

30 Aug 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I just read an article on Winepress News about songbirds dying off in the U.S.  Anybody who's been following me for more than a couple hours knows that I've been writing about this topic for years.  Many people think I'm a broken record about it.  It...

Wild Hearts Forever

22 Aug 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Not everyone who can play has a talent for songwriting.  I've known many great players over the years, great musicians who were masters of their instruments, who couldn't write their way out of a wet paper bag.  They all make the same mistake:  Think...

You Will Miss Me When I Burn Out

19 Aug 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Looking back is more than merely inadvisable, apparently.  It's not so hard to avoid, when you realize how many bullets you dodged.  Like I used to tell people when I was a cabdriver, who thought it looked like "fun," driving drunken, abusive halfwit...

Time For a Sequel?

17 Aug 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

One of the reasons I came to Mexico is burn-out.  As a musician, I've been living on the front lines of the socialist "give your work away for free" movement for nearly 20 years.  I sympathize with everyone who's lost their livelihood since the Freed...

Idaho (all the diamonds you can eat)

16 Aug 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Looking back is rough.  What happened to time?  Where did all those people go?  Why must everyone end up on the bottom of the sea, floating alone through the halls of the Titanic?  Don't tell me it's only natural.  We have a super-nature to which dea...

Dee Dee Ramone vs. Songs From a Cornfield

13 Aug 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Looking through my folder for songs to sing in my last video (Songs From a Cornfield), it occurs to me why I haven't written anything in awhile, with the exception of a few songs in Spanish. I don't bother finishing anything I don't like, much less t...

Classic Girls

8 Aug 2021 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I recently watched Less Than Zero for the first time in decades.  Supposedly, Bret Easton Ellis wasn't in love with the film when it came out, but I think it's a classic.  One of those perfectly-cast snapshots of the time in which it was made that so...

Road To The Jungle Farm

30 Jul 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I saw the most Mexican thing I’ve ever seen the other day.  I walked across the street to look for something to eat, preferably a taco cart, or someone sitting on the sidewalk with a cooler full of tamales, and found a pet shop instead.  Instead of p...

Good Problems Boot Camp

23 Jul 2021 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Hello again so soon, indeed.  The purpose of this email is to direct you over to my SubscribeStar page, so if you want to avoid all the fun and get straight to the point, well, you probably should never have opened this email.  But your hateful, cont...