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


An Oxymoron of Anarchists

9 Aug 2022 7 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"If we're out fixing the world but we're still damaged, we're just bleeding on everything we touch."  Lisa Freeman   I just caught episode 5 of HBO's "The Anarchists" series on BitChute last night, and found it more compelling than I expected to.  At...

Desert Solitaire/The Future is Old

7 Aug 2022 9 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view."  Edward Abbey "There's a cross on the side of the road with my name on it."  Pablo Smog   Desert Solitaire I found myself snarling at Border Patrol guards a...

White Knuckles in the Spirit World

5 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

  White Knuckles in the Spirit World   when your world falls apart and you can no longer deny your broken heart may it all come down peacefully   may the mountains collapse like cotton kittens in your lap and smother your dreams while you are sleepi...

Brains Are Not A Virtue

2 Aug 2022 2 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

“To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer.”  George Bernard Shaw "The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness."  William Blake   I forgot to say something in my last article.  I can't find it, but I read something once in whi...

How To Tell The Sheep From The Goats?

2 Aug 2022 14 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

“I wore black because I liked it.  I still do, and wearing it still means something to me.  It's still my symbol of rebellion ― against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' id...

The Organic Tease (is punk mean?)

31 Jul 2022 7 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"I always said punk was an attitude.  It was never about having a Mohican haircut or wearing a ripped T-shirt.  It was all about destruction, and the creative potential within that."  Malcolm McLaren   While checking my last article for typos, I was...

Breaking My Guitar Out Of Jail

30 Jul 2022 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

My guitar is in jail.  It was convicted on 5 counts of rocking too hard in the free world, and was sentenced to 3 years in the Kemp Calaboose in Kemp, TX.  Bonnie Parker of Bonnie & Clyde fame once spent the night in the Kemp Calaboose.  According to...

Requiem Mass in NY

26 Jul 2022 6 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"There's a hole in this country, where its heart used to be."  John Rich "The song is heroic because the song confronts death."  Nick Cave   There's a scene in Man On Wire, the documentary about the guy who walked a tightrope between the World Trade...

Beware The Fabulous Leaks

21 Jul 2022 6 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls, and tenement halls."  Simon & Garfunkel   I like street art.  Always have.  Nothing beats the street for checking the artistic pulse of a city.  While I'm not one to criticize art museums fo...

"La Catrina" Strikes Again

17 Jul 2022 6 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

The recent shooting death of a 21-year-old mariachi singer at the hands of her jealous 79-year-old husband in a restaurant in Mexico City highlights the dangers of playing with fire, whatever side of the death table you're sitting on.  What leads a 2...