Opening Salvo

December??

Welcome to Copper #47!

I’m alarmed at how rapidly 2017 is disappearing, and I’ll bet I’m not alone in that. The days are long, the years are short, yadda yadda….

As mentioned last issue, we’re pleased to have Professor Larry Schenbeck back. Larry’s Too Much Tchaikovsky column returns in this issue with the musical question, “How Moist Is Your Music??” Alrighty, then.

What are our other regular columnists up to? Well, Dan Schwartz examines what makes a bass a bassRichard Murison begins a series on music-management software Music BrainzJay Jay French continues the ‘67 Psychedelic Shootout with a look at Are You ExperiencedDuncan Taylor tells us how he captures the sounds of bluegrass in live recordings; Roy Hall remembers major parties to which he wasn’t invited; Anne E. Johnson brings us Crying, an indie group that may give you ’80’s video game flashbacks; Woody Woodward looks at the rise and end of The Band in his best piece yet; and I remember audio industry legend Arnie Nudell, and look back at a music biz that just ain’t no more.

Industry News looks at Circuit City, ten years dead, but not gone yet; A. J. Hernandez concludes his series on southern Italian wines with a look at the complex history and mythology of Sicily; and Gautam Raja looks at how motorcycles and stereo systems are alike. Kinda.

Copper #47 concludes with another classic audio cartoon from Charles Rodrigues, and a Parting Shot from Paul McGowan.

Next issue, we’ll begin a series on the real science behind cables…and yes, there is (or at least should be)  real science behind cables. I think you’ll find it extremely interesting and thought-provoking.

Until then—enjoy!

Cheers, Leebs.