Opening Salvo

Falling Into Showtime

Welcome to Copper #68!

By the time you read this, the first day of Fall will have passed—and we’re approaching Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, closely followed by (yikes!) the Toronto Audio Fest, the Capital Audio Fest, the New York Audio Show, the Audio Video Show in Warsaw, the Tokyo International Show—and maybe a few others I’ve forgotten! Maybe some day I’ll explain how the crowded Fall show scene almost got even more crowded….

Getting into this issue, Larry Schenbeck tells us about not Jobs, this time, but snobs and slobs;  Dan Schwartz recently underwent surgery so we’ll revisit his memoir of the Tuesday Night Music Club; Richard Murison brings us John Corigliano’s striking Symphony No. 1Jay Jay French’s tells us about his guitars—LOTS of guitars Roy Hall fulfills a childhood wish and visits CairnsAnne E. Johnson brings us lesser-known songs from R.E.MChristian James Hand  deconstructs Thin Lizzy’s major hit, “The Boys Are Back in Town”.  I scrutinize the times when sharing isn’t caring, and present part 4 of our series on phono playback.

Anne is back with Something Old/Something New, featuring new recordings of Schubert Symphonies; Industry News looks at developments at Krell;  and our friend B. Jan Montana shows us around the CEDIA Expo.

Copper #68 concludes with Charles Rodrigues telling us how a laser turntable SHOULD be madeand a Parting Shot view of the beautiful coast of Sardinia.

Woody Woodward is still on sabbatical, and will return in a few issues—he promises!

Thanks for reading. See you soon!

Cheers, Leebs.