Welcome to Copper #83!
I rarely react to PR pronouncements with more than an eye-roll, but when a utility company known for its string of coal-fired generating plants sent out a newsletter headed, “Make Every Day Earth Day”, I nearly did a Danny Thomas spit-take with my morning brew.
Of course, the sentiment is valid, and noble—in spite of its painful earnestness. I recall the first Earth Day in 1970 (!), and I’m sure that as a 13-year-old member of Friends of the Earth, I said things that made my elders roll their eyes—and more.
Meanwhile, here on Earth….
Prof. Larry Schenbeck leads off the issue with Mahler and Stravinsky; Dan Schwartz looks at ways of fixing it in the mix; Richard Murison looks at lasers—not directly, of course, those things will put your eye out! Jay Jay French talks with legendary DJ Cousin Brucie; Roy Hall turns his head and coughs; Anne E. Johnson’s Off the Charts brings us Cream, beyond “White Room“; Woody Woodward looks at Steppenwolf, as only Woody can; Anne’s Trading Eights brings us recordings from one of my favorite jazz pianists, Marian McPartland; and The Audio Cynic barely sees Axpona.
The Copper Interview concludes John Seetoo’s talk with Leslie Ann Jones.
Our friend Rudy Radelic is back with Part 1 of his look around Axpona—luckily, he saw far more than I did.
Christian James Hand is tied up in live sessions—with luck, he’ll tell us about his session at the Ring. And my apologies, but Vintage Whine will be back next issue.
I hope you enjoy this issue, and I’ll see you in two weeks!