Issue 102

Opening Salvo: "I Got a Fever..."
It's 102 – I got a fever and the only cure is more music! Announcing a new contributor: Wayne Robins....
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Steve Waksman, Rock Musicologist
(Author’s note: Last November at a meeting of the American Musicological Society, Professor Steve Waksman, who holds joint appointments in...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: A Journey Through The Absolute Sound
I discovered high-end audio in 1978. But I always seemed to have a natural inclination towards high quality experience. My...
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Frankly Speaking: My Life with Harry Pearson
I worked for Harry Pearson full-time for many years in the late 1980s through early 1990s as technical director, managing...
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Music'al Notes: Zaida
The headline in the local Jewish newspaper read, “Orthodox Man Accuses Delicatessen Owner of Cutting Meat With a Knife Used...
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Off the Charts: Patsy Cline: Country Music Groundbreaker
Country music groundbreaker Patsy Cline was born in Winchester, Virginia, in 1932. In fact, her first name was Virginia; family...
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Revolutions Per Minute: An Ode to Cassette Tape: Part Two
When thinking of the ultimate cassette deck, many people think of Nakamichi. The company made some of the most impressive...
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True-Life Radio Tales: CHAM Session
CHAM, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. My next radio station move was a big one – to another country! A program director...
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Something Old / Something New: Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice
Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), today a largely under-appreciated composer, was an important influence on Mozart, primarily because of his approach...
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To Be Determined: Some Winners, and a Complete Snooze
Miles Davis Quintet - The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions Miles Davis had been laboring for a number of years in...
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Featured: Missing the Pazz and Jop Critics Poll
What’s Happening to Best Album of the Year Lists For many pop music critics, December was once the most joyous...
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Featured: BandLab: Reviving Iconic Brands for Musicians
When Gibson Guitars was descending into its eventual Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of October, 2017, one of the most demoralizing...
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Audio Anthropology: The Truth Isn't Out There
[caption id="attachment_124959" align="aligncenter" width="500"] It plays records as intended...always a good thing. From Audio Engineering, May 1953.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_124953"...
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