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It's Gone

23 Feb 2024 6 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I woke up today with a sense of urgency I've never experienced.  I've lived in fight or flight, hyper-vigilant panic/freeze mode for much of my life, and this wasn't that.  The sense that time is VERY SHORT pursued me like a rabid, friendly animal. ...

He Paid The Price On... Cavalry?

18 Feb 2024 3 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"Thank you for your merch and forgiveness.You paid the price on Cavalry."The Church of Laodicea   While making the lyric video for "Everything I Have Is Yours," I stumbled over 2 morbidly-humorous potential typos.  Instead of "mercy and forgiveness,"...

Cheshire Moon

11 Feb 2024 2 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Dearest Wormwood, Like ketchup and mustard, or vultures and roadkill, Valentine's Day and Halloween complement each other perfectly.  In an age when love is rape and lust is love, celebrate Valentine's Day this year by taking your mortal beloved on a...

When You Go To Hell

8 Feb 2024 5 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I wrote "When You Go To Hell" in the free camping area near Leadville, Colorado in September 2015.  It was a popular live song with the swing-dancing crowd.  People from the past would show up and dominate the dance floor with their ghostly, retro mo...

Peacocks in the Mud

4 Feb 2024 8 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

"When I was younger, so much younger than todayI never needed anybody's help in any wayBut now these days are gone, I'm not so self assuredNow I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors"Help!   I have long been a great appreciator of Chick t...

Tragic Neurons

2 Feb 2024 4 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Back in the day, you had to climb the stairs to the gallows.  In the 1950s, you could take an elevator.  Today, you can ride a rocket-powered spitball to the gallows.  Spitball to the Gallows.  Loogie to the stars.  All our loogies are in hock.  You...

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...

Sea of Tranquility

14 Dec 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

There is a pile of wordsstacked in the hallway It could be a poem,or a purpose But it isn't I was tired, so I took my restbeside a sea of digitalnoise Somewhere on the moon The locals observed me withcurious amusement I spelled "S.O.S." in giant let...

The Last Highway

11 Dec 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

“We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope; without it the life of the cities would drive all men into crime or drugs or psychoanalysis.”Edward Abbey   I packed my van this weekend, for a trip I may never take.  I don't have any fur...