Liner Notes

Music by Kris McDaniel, Carrie Jenkins, Ben Bradley, and Hille Paakkunainen.
Lyrics by Kris McDaniel

Ben Bradley — bass guitar
Carrie Jenkins — vocals
Kris McDaniel — vocals, electric 12—string guitar, synthesizers
Hille Paakkunainen — edrums

Recorded by the 21st Century Monads in Syracuse.
Song mixed by Kris McDaniel.

Art by Paul Prescott


I need to finish two of my papers
A referee report is overdue
I have essays that I need to write comments for
But unfortunately I’m screwed
My dog thought the power cable was his leash
And before I could move or speak
Ranger yanked on the cord
And the laptop bounced all over the room
All over the room

I took it to the computer people
And they assured me that I was OK
Although the hard drive was completely shattered
My work had been automatically saved
But it turned out that they were mistaken
Certainly mistakes were made
Although the data that had been on the server for the last six months
Had been accidentally erased

Yeah my hard drive is dead
But I’m praying for an afterlife
So I’m emailing you in the hope
That you might have an earlier draft
Of one of my papers
And if so please reply
So all my work for the last six months
Isn’t lost