Steve Savitzky | Coffee Computers and Song

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Coffee Computers and Song

by Steve Savitzky

Songs Woody Guthrie might have written if he'd been a hacker: Silicon Valley folk and filk songs about hackers, hardware, mushroom management, artificial intelligence, and a bit of natural stupidity.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Guilty Pleasures
2:49 $0.99
2. The Programmer's Alphabet
3:04 $0.99
3. The Mushroom Song
3:13 $0.99
4. Stuck Here...
1:39 $0.99
5. Bugs
2:05 $0.99
6. High Barratry
2:50 $0.99
7. Vampire Mega-Byte
3:23 $0.99
8. Demon Lover
4:04 $0.99
9. Silk and Steel
4:21 $0.99
10. Daddy's World
3:51 $0.99
11. The Little Computing Machine
5:05 $0.99
12. Cicero in the 21st Century
1:59 $0.99
13. Paper Pings
2:15 $0.99
14. I Wanna Be a Webmaster
3:07 $0.99
15. TEOTWAWKI v2.0
3:41 $0.99
16. Uncle Ernie's
1:33 $0.99
17. The World Inside the Crystal
2:00 $0.99
18. Someplace in the Net
4:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
Steve Savitzky is a hacker/songwriter who learned both hacking (in its original sense of "programming for fun") and folksinging back in the 1960's; he discovered organized science fiction fandom and filk, its indigenous folk music (i.e. was dragged to his first SF convention) in 1978, and wrote his first "real" filksong shortly thereafter. About half of his songs are about computers; some, like "The World Inside the Crystal", are even serious. He occasionally performs as part of a group called "Tres Gique".

In his professional life as a computer scientist (a glorified term for "middle-aged hacker"), he is currently interested in such minor arcana as web publishing, lightweight content-management systems, online communities, macro-based HTML formatting engines, peer-to-peer filesharing, and RESTful web service APIs. He is a strong proponent of open-source software, a heavy Linux user, and a card-carrying member of the EFF and ACLU. Deep down, he is convinced that computers are gateways to an alternate universe where magic works.

Coffee, Computers, and Song is about computers and computing folk in all their aspects: funny, weird, occasionally serious, often seductive, and sometimes hauntingly beautiful. It includes songs about mushroom management, vampire computers, artificial intelligence, natural stupidity, blogging, hacking, hackers, hacks, kids, bugs, surplus joints, virtual bars, and real people.



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Rowan Fairgrove

I have enjoyed Mr Savitzky's concerts at Science Fiction conventions for years. It is a pleasure to have this collection of computer tunes in my iPod. As an alum of alt.callahans, Someplace on the Net brings a tear to my eye. from the silliness of Vampire Mega-Byte or the Mushroom Song to the beautiful Silk & Steel or The World Inside the Crystal the are many songs to please the ear, the heart or the funny bone.


coffee, computers and song
The sound quality is the only reason I rated the album 3 stars instead of the 5 it should be. I have eagerly awaited my own copy of these songs for years. 15 of these songs are now on my ipod and I can't wait to show them off!