Rules for Dysfunctional Patterns

In March 2007, Dr HotSalt proposed a new album, Rules for Dysfunctional Patterns, based on a post by John Winston, quoting (apparently) from the book E.T. 101: The Cosmic Instruction Manual for Planetary Evolution (also online here).

Tracks

1. In Rome, Do as the Arcturians

Lyrics: Doctroid

2. Coming Out of the Closet

Arrangement: Major Zed

3. All Roads Lead Away from Rome

Arrangement: Doctroid

4. Gentle Reminder

Lyrics: Doctroid

5. Pre-encoded Activation

Lyrics: Doctroid

6. The Genetic Shift

7. Emergency Procedure

8. Deprogramming

All Roads Lead Away from Rome

MP3
Title: Dr HotSalt / Mission Control and Zoev Jho
Arrangement: Doctroid
Album: Rules for Dysfunctional Patterns

As the Cartel moves into its prog rock era, they take on a nerdly keyboards guy who, having joined the band, foists upon them a long, serious, intellectual, instrumental piece for the new album. Not to be outdone by the gods of 1970s prog rock like Emerson, Wakeman, and Waters, he ventures into the weirdness of microtonal 15-tone equal temperament. Needless to say, there is immediate talk of firing him from the band.

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Coming Out of the Closet

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Gentle Reminder

Lyrics: Doctroid
Title: Dr HotSalt / Mission Control and Zoev Jho
unrecorded
Album: Rules for Dysfunctional Patterns

Lyrics

By Doctroid

When I was six
I wanted to drive a garbage truck
Remind me why
I wanted to drive a garbage truck
They're impressive machines
But they smell
And it's hard work
For bad pay
And no respect
When I was twelve
I wanted to be an astronaut
Remind me why
I wanted to be an astronaut
It's the final frontier
But the risk
Is very high
And you get
Spacesick a lot
When I was twenty
I wanted to marry Emily
Remind me why
I wanted to marry Emily
She was beautiful, yes
But she had
No brains at all
And she had
Expensive tastes
When I was thirty
I wanted to serve all of mankind
Remind me why
I wanted to serve all of mankind
They're the image of God
But they kill
Lust after gold
And hate what's
Not understood
When I was fifty-three
I wanted to write down this song, yeah
Remind me why
I wanted to write down this song, yeah
It''s a clever idea
But it's long
Too long in fact
And the point
Got lost somewhere

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In Rome, Do as the Arcturians

Lyrics: Doctroid
Title: Dr HotSalt Mission Control and Zoev Jho
unrecorded
Album: Rules for Dysfunctional Patterns

Lyrics

By Doctroid

In the center of the Coliseum
We who are about to die
All salute the ones who've come to see them
No one really knows just why
Got a feeling that we don't belong here
Really don't know who we are
Got a feeling that there's something wrong here
Gladiators from the stars
When in Rome
People have expectations
Can't go round being different
Can't go round asking questions
When in Rome
People hate indiscretions
Can't go round acting crazy
Can't go round with intentions
To do as the Arcturians
On the Forum by the Arch of Titus
Chariots are rolling by
And we're worried someone's going to smite us
No one really knows just why
Got a question that we want to ask us
Is this premonition bad
Now we're looking at the Circus Maximus
Reminds us of a landing pad
When in Rome...
Pledging all our loyalty to Caesar
Duty to dysfunction calls
Isn't he just some old scheming geezer
Won't his empire someday fall
Things become more true the more you say them
Here in post-Augustan Rome
From the Milliarium Aureum
Eleven parsecs back to home
When in Rome...

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Pre encoded Activation

(unrecorded)
Lyrics: Doctroid
Album: Rules for Dysfunctional Patterns

Lyrics

So you think you really know you
'til the day comes that will show you
What the multiverse might owe you
Is a kick right in the head
You behold the exposition
Of the xeno-inquisition
And your precious prime position
Is a zeppelin of lead
Once you thought you'd beat the dealer
But now Everett and Wheeler
Not to mention Edith Keeler
Teach a lesson you must learn
This and that is both and neither
And there's no such thing as either
Just ask Lachesis the weaver [1]
Every time you take a turn
Activate
Now it all comes flooding back
Activate
Decompress unzip unpack
Activate
And it's comfy as the rack
Activation
Now you know who you are really
Through a rite not touchy-feely
But more like they did a wheelie
On your parietal lobe
Like a blend of Margaret Mead and
Something thought up by Joss Whedon
It's an insight big as Sweden
In the quick flash of a strobe
Activate!

[1] Pronounced LACK-ess-iss.