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About Bleeding Time!

About Bleeding Time! was a bonus goodie included with a $20 preorder of Coffee, Computers, and Song. The intent was to have a small stack on hand so that I can hand one to somebody in exchange for a $20. They were originally available at Baycon 2007, and a few sets are still available. ABT is a double-session disk, with about half an hour of music and a CDROM full of extras, including a complete copy of the publishable parts of my songbook.

It was issued in a limited edition of 256 (numbered 00-FF), with 00 and FF reserved for Interfilk auctions at GAFilk and Consonance respectively.


1 Ta(l)king Preorders (Savitzky/Trad.)
My first--and possibly last--advertising jingle. Performed at Loscon 2006.
2 Cicero in the 21st Century (Savitzky)
Performed with Callie Hills at Baycon 2006. Yes, I left the flubbed verse in there on purpose, in part because I like the way we recovered from it without losing the beat.
3 The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of (Savitzky)
I wrote this for my father a few months before he died; he went to grad school with Isaac Asimov, and introduced me to folk music, computers and science fiction.
4 House Carpenter / Demon Lover (Savitzky/Trad.)
I wrote a story back in the late 1980's (you'll find it in the Fiction directory) that involved a hacker/songwriter and an AI built into a Martin guitar. Can't imagine how I came up with that... This pair of songs comes from their first gig together.
5 The World Inside the Crystal (Savitzky)
My first serious computer song. You can always tell the programmers in the audience. They've been there, and they know.
6 Bound For Hackers' Heaven (Savitzky)
Inspired by Jordin Kare's launch-laser song, ``Kantrowitz 1972'', and closely related to the backstory behind ``Demon Lover''.
7 Silk and Steel (Savitzky)
Another song about the AI guitar. I still don't know the full story behind this one--there's a big gap there.
8 The Rambling Silver Rose (Savitzky)
Very loosely inspired by Cindy McQuillin's songs of spaceships, spaceport bars, and hard-drinking, independent-minded women.
9 Keep the Dream Alive (Savitzky)
Written in 1986 shortly after the Challenger blew up on takeoff. Revised, unfortunately, for Columbia in 2003.
10 Cicero in the 21st Century (Savitzky)
Performed by Tres Gique at Consonance 2007. I think we did pretty well considering that we'd only been a ``group'' for about a week.


The album is more-or-less done. The only artwork it needs is the CD label, and that's taken care of. It'll be a bare CD in a thin case (I got a good deal on them at an Office Max two-for-one sale) with a one-page insert.

The CD-ROM content is also essentially done (as of 2007-05-21) and I have printed disks on hand ready for duplication. Catch me at Baycon, otherwise you'll get your copy in the mail.

For more information

See the working directory and the secret URL printed on the jewel-case insert.