Welcome to Copper #20!
I think this is a particularly interesting issue, and I’m happy to tell you that we have some surprises and new contributors lined up in the next few issues.
The title above is using “hits” in the same way that Dan Schwartz used it in issue #16. Dan looks at the roll call of musicians who’ve passed this year; his look at Leon Russell thankfully has some joyous music from Leon’s incredible life and career. Richard Murison looks at sampling, after 50 years—and there may be a geek joke in that statement. Larry Schenbeck looks at bad manners in music; Duncan Taylor looks at another unusual experience in the studio and presents a local band that even curmudgeon me enjoyed; WL Woodward continues the joy with his tale of growing up together with Stevie Wonder; and I examine the origins of Black Friday and the history of legendary audio company, Weathers.
Jim Smith presents the finale of his Subwoofery series—but don’t worry, he’ll be back. Darren Myers has new DIY projects in the works; meanwhile, I invite like-minded readers to share their projects with the rest of us. Richard Murison is back—again!— with good news for iTunes-using classical music fans; and finally, the issue is rounded out by another amazing reader system.