Opening Salvo

Fall Has Fallen….

…and it can’t get up!

Welcome to Copper #45!

The year ticks away, and we are presented/threatened with the horrors of endless repetitions of Burl Ives’ “Holly Jolly Christmas”…Well, be of good cheer. You’ll find plenty of new music to explore here.

John Seetoo is back with another excellent interview—this time, with Kavi Alexander of Water Lily Acoustics. I think you’ll really enjoy this one.

I’m pleased to introduce A.J. Hernandez, an oenologist who’ll be guiding us down some less-traveled roads in the world of wine. Part 1 of his tour of southern Italian wines appears in this issue.

Amongst our regular columnists,  Dan Schwartz wonders why his system doesn’t sound better;  Richard Murison leads us around in circles, musically;  Jay Jay French begins a look at the best of the psychedelic eraDuncan Taylor tells us about recording Judah and the LionRoy Hall remembers a harrowing summer holiday ; Anne E. Johnson introduces indie band Leopold and his Fiction; and I wonder, when are you too old to tour? —and look at what things are made of.

Dan McCauley is back with Something Old/Something New from...Flat Worms?!?  and Industry News tells of  more woes for Sears and Gibson. Our friends  Gautam Raja and Fred Schwartz are back— Gautam, with an intriguing look at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, and Fred, with a look at the relationship between HiFis, Cars, and Planes.

We wrap up Copper #45 with another classic cartoon from Charles Rodrigues, and a Parting Shot of some striking cloud formations. WL Woodward will be back soon.

Until next time—-enjoy!

Cheers, Leebs.