Steve Savitzky with Tres Gique

ConChord 2008

My Toastmaster's concert at ConChord 2008 was really more of a Tres Gique concert. It came off remarkably well considering how little chance we had to rehearse. "Quiet Victories", in spite of a number of glaring flubs, was awesome.

In general my guitar is a little too far down in the mix, and Joyce probably needed more of her voice in the monitor.

Annotated Setlist

1 [ogg] [mp3] The World Inside the Crystal (Savitzky)
The only song in the concert from my CD. Everything else will be on the next CD.
2 [ogg] [mp3] The River (Savitzky)
One of the reasons the next CD is so late is that I kept writing new songs that simply had to be on it. This is one of them.
3 [ogg] [mp3] 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 [ogg] [mp3] Ferret Went A-Courtin' (Savitzky/Trad.)
I wrote this for my daughter Kat's wedding at Consonance. The TG arrangement is something that Joyce and I cooked up afterwards.
5 [ogg] [mp3] The Owl and the Pussycat (Lear/Trad.)
Oak, Ash, and Thorn's setting of a very old nonsense poem to the tune of an equally old song. Colleen's favorite. I find it amusing that Callie's nickname is ``Owl'', and that Uggla means ``owl'' in Swedish. Colleen is the FlowerCat. Fortunately ``bear'' doesn't fit in either position.
6 [ogg] [mp3] Paper Wings (Savitzky)
The general theme of the next album will be ``songs that people have told me they'll kill me if I don't record.'' This is one of them. My filk of this song, ``Paper Pings'', is on my CD. I had to filk it before Kanef did.
7 [ogg] [mp3] Wheelin' (Savitzky)
A few days after Consonance, Naomi Rivkis told me she'd come to ConChord if I promised to sing a song either by her or about her. This is the result.
8 [ogg] [mp3] The Toolmakers (Savitzky)
Another of the ``songs that people have told me they'll kill me if I don't record.'' This is Kat's contribution.
9 [ogg] [mp3] Millennium's Dawn (Savitzky)
If you consider a millennium as a day, I figure this song has a couple of centuries left to be applicable. After that I'm not going to worry about it.
10 [ogg] [mp3] Keep the Dream Alive (Savitzky)
Written in 1986 shortly after the Challenger blew up on takeoff. Revised, unfortunately, for Columbia in 2003.
11 [ogg] [mp3] Quiet Victories (Savitzky)
If you listen carefully you can hear Joyce playing a bass line, and Callie quietly backing my flagging voice. This performance includes the whole nine yards. I mean, verses.

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