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


Getting The Culture You Pay For

5 Jun 2021 5 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I want to thank everybody who down-voted my "Karens & The Man" post for reminding me why I left the U.S.  Most people don't understand that music is an industry, an actual trade that requires compensation, and not a hobby for idlers and wastoids.  Lo...

Neon Moonlight Meat #1

24 May 2021 6 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

The best part of the trip, the part I try to retain at almost any cost, is when you lose all consciousness as to where you are or where you’re going, and are simply piloting the vehicle down the road, trusting that at some point in the past you had t...

Karens & The Man

22 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Karens have teamed up with The Man to make weed as uncool as possible, by offering a free joint in exchange for a magnetic cyborg jab that messes with your DNA. The idea of putting yourself on a conveyor belt to death in exchange for a tiny amount of...

Fast-Food Bank p.s.

22 May 2021 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I didn't have a bank account for 20 years.  Between 1999 and 2019, I lived entirely hand-to-mouth, taking my tip-jar donations to the gas station, thrift store, or dollar menu as immediately as necessary for survival.  On the occasion I was being pun...

Conspiracy Theory Theory

21 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

This is my theory of conspiracy theories: People who believe in none of them are the same as people who believe in all of them. If you are frightened away by (or think you're too smart for) a topic because someone else tagged it as a "conspiracy theo...

Pablo Smog's Movie Posters

16 May 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Aside from my 1-second cameo in the Germs biopic What We Do Is Secret from 2007 (pictured below), I have appeared in many films over the years under the alias "Pablo Smog."  Not including my participation in the music-industry allegory Full Metal Jac...

Deceitful Above All Things

13 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Watching the Israel/Palestine situation escalate, it occurs to me that there are people who will say religion is the problem.  If not for religion, we could all just get along. Shouting, Fights, and Dancing at Pro-Israel Protest in Times Square    ...

Full Metal Smog

11 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Most people aren't aware that Kubrick originally intended Full Metal Jacket to be an allegory about the death of the music industry, in addition to a biting commentary on the duality of man. From the beginning of the film, when the amateurs, wannabes...

No One Seems To Hear/The Invisible Church

4 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"No One Seems To Hear" is a song I wrote in Austin, TX in 2009. While recording Fabulous Dream, I spontaneously recorded myself singing the lyrics in an entirely different style. I layered bass, guitar, and string samples under the a cappella vocal,...

Sketches From Mexico

28 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I don’t write poems anymore.  I used to write an epic poem on occasion, as an act of artistic intent.  The Stumblefish album contains 2 or 3 long, psychedelic garbage poems.  I have written many poems.  But I don’t sit down to write poems anymore.  I...