Dispatches From the Land of Wheat and Divorce

by Holistic Wellness

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Recorded, Miixed & Mastered in Pullman, WA, late Spring through Fall 2016

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released October 25, 2016

Abe Hmiel - Everything
Sheila Fitzgerald - Graphic design consultant

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Track Name: Alpha Phi
Shouldn't cross the street here but you relent
Shouldn't cross the wires but you relent
Upgrade-eligible and you capitulate
Rose gold septum clicker and you relent, relent relent
A stroll down the timeline and you relent
Another offer of credit and you relent
Great deal on a Ruger and you capitulate
Just a couple of drinks with the girls and you relent, relent, relent
Not supposed to wear that but you relent
Not supposed to act that way and you relent
Not supposed to talk to her and you capitulate
Not supposed to like him and you relent, relent, relent
Said you'd never do drugs but you relent
They got your order slightly wrong and you relent
Electronic service requested and you capitulate
Just a hunting trip with the boys and you relent, relent, relent
Not feeling it but you relent
About to go in dry and you relent
Could carry to term and you capitulate
Can't ask mom for help and you relent, relent, relent
Help wanted at the burger joint
Public assistance application and you relent
Not on speaking terms and you capitulate
Could fill the tank with premium and you relent, relent, relent
A microaggression, a microcelebrity
A microorganism and microencephaly
A microtransaction and you capitulate
A micronutrient supplementation and you relent, relent, relent,
you relent, you relent
Track Name: Mutual Aid
Gave a nephew's girlfriend a kiss on the mouth
Gave a daughter's boyfriend a tug-job
Met a cousin's partner behind the garage
Installed a new glory hole for grandpa
Pole could use a buffing
Didn't make me a fool for nothing
Hose could use a scrubbing
Didn't make me a fool for nothing
Open bottle of bleach in the doghouse
Eviscerated in front of my parents
Eviscerated in front of my boss
Eviscerated in front of my allies
Eviscerated in front of the judge
Gave a niece's husband a kiss on the mouth
Gave a son's estranged wife a rimjob
Found a cousin's partner under the Thanksgiving table
Found a brother bare-assed and choked by a cable
Pole could use a rubbing
Didn't make me a fool for nothing
Hose could use some loving
Didn't make me a fool for nothing
Discovered shards of glass in the litter box
Eviscerated in front of my parents
Eviscerated in front of my boss
Eviscerated in front of my allies
Eviscerated in front of the judge
Hold your best friend's paw as he passes on
Crawled up Kropotkin's beard and now he's gone
Track Name: IQ Shredder
Hydrate
flush
aliment
clean up
Categorize objects
define the terms
Gather evidence
enumerate concerns
Make connection
Feel the loss
Practice skill
Quell the thoughts
Travel wide
Study hard
Earn a check
Ponder stars
Have a moment
Weave a spell
Catch a shadow
Never tell
Succumb to cruelty
Take the red pill
Flash a membership card
Die on that hill
Froth in rage
Plunder treasury
Ignore the context
Ignore the history
Repeated often enough
Becomes truth in your head
Fourscore and three
Years ago wasn't me
Track Name: Sharing Salt
In the midst of the ancients
Sacred rites and prayers
Meditate on a candle
To them, ours, and us, theirs
Everyday sharing salt and breaking bread
Demands collapse into the ground state instead
Brain mistakes the discomfort with the dread
Veins bursting and eyes gone infrared
In the wastes of the alpha
Football and the biscuit
Meditate on an orange
Like you never existed
Everyday sharing salt and breaking bread
Demands collapse into the ground state instead
Brain mistakes the discomfort with the dread
Veins bursting and eyes gone infrared
In the spring of ourselves
Grasp the outstretched arm
Meditate on the grip
Benzodiazepine-charmed
Everyday sharing salt and breaking bread
Demands collapse into the ground state instead
Brain mistakes the discomfort with the dread
Veins bursting and eyes gone infrared
On the last day on Earth
Shrugged a crown of flowers
Meditate on an iron star
To them, theirs, and us, ours
Everyday sharing salt and breaking bread
Demands collapse into the ground state instead
Brain mistakes the discomfort with the dread
Veins bursting and eyes gone infrared
Track Name: Pipeline Access
An aggregate confused with constituents
A whole placenta dried and powdered
AN automatic payment to your energy provider
A solipsistic table on which all else sits
Mistook the forest for a cradle of lichen
Mistook the mountain for a mote of dirt
Mistook the river for a hissing droplet
Mistook the economy for a pipelayer tread
If you like gas so much then why don't you marry it
If you're so against it will you junk your oven
You can put a sign with a slogan in front of your house
You can enroll in graduate school for materials science
The grin of a child with no clean water
The grin of a repo man towing away your car
The grin of a college student who thinks they know everything
The grin of a shithead off to colonize Mars
Elicit proposals to retrain the workers
Self-driving trucks pushing millions on the dole
Congratulations for your disruptive ingenuity
Deepest condolence for your foreclosed home
Left the motel, bussed to the jobsite
Met with resistance, met with police force
Unauthorized entry but slipped right under
Front-row tickets to watch whiteness work
We're supposed to be better, we're supposed to be getting better
We're supposed to be smarter, we're supposed to be getting smarter
We're supposed to be stronger, we're supposed to be getting stronger
We're supposed to leave that fucking bullshit in the ground
The future's gonna be full of bugs
The future's gonna be full of shitheads
The future's gonna provide a lot of downtime
The future's gonna be hard to digest
Track Name: Mirror Talk
Oh look
I'm stymied by my bad habits
But I'm willing to practice
Treating myself with respect
Oh look
I'm not a perfect person
But I'm a good enough version
Whom I love and accept
Track Name: Norbert Mulders
Took out the recycling but left the stove on
Feeling languid and kitchen's slipshod
Bashful glance at bullet journal
Demure dead bedroom that's not the kernel
No peace at home or work or bar, exasperation
Great proposal for a novel calculation
A politicker in square-toed shoes is looking on
Define define define define define the problem
Hose to valve, valve to cryostat sensor
Fulfill your life's work ahead of aggressive cancer
Define the problem, obtain disbursement
Pump to vacuum, let it ring
Write down everything you know and start again
Lock out tag out
Lock out tag out
Washed the dishes, fed the kittens
When time comes to move out who gets to keep them
Bashful glance at dry-erase board
Demure dead bedroom that's not the import
No peace at home or work or conference presentation
Eureka moment for a final examination
Those whom you've loved and lost at last and fast they run
Define define define define define the problem
Hose to valve, valve to cryostat sensor
Fulfill your life's work ahead of aggressive cancer
Define the problem, obtain disbursement
Pump to vacuum, let it ring
Write down everything you know and start again
Lock out tag out
In the world of the Lord
In the land of wheat and divorce