Issue 106 Opening Salvo: Not Fade Away This issue's cover: conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882 - 1977). One of the greatest conductors of all time, Stokowski helmed the...read moreToo Much Tchaikovsky: Beethoven (and Other) Landscapes I’m pretty sure I discovered Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony as a sixth grader. There it was, an LP in...read moreMusic, Audio, and Other Illnesses: The Digital Sound of Vinyl In a recent video in his “Ask Paul” online video series, PS Audio’s Paul McGowan offers his theory of why...read moreFrankly Speaking: Haunted: Confessions of a Setup Man, Part Three When I was Harry Pearson’s setup man at The Absolute Sound, equipment would break down all the time. I’m not...read moreOff the Charts: A Taste of Bread Although Bread was a Los Angeles band, its roots stretched over the state line into Oklahoma. In the vibrant Tulsa...read moreRevolutions Per Minute: Linearity in Audio, Part One In my previous article on vacuum tubes in Issue 103, I talked about linearity. One of our readers requested a...read moreTrue-Life Radio Tales: The Last Station Finding myself in Syracuse, New York and out of work once again, I sent resumes out and networked very seriously....read moreMusic to My Ears: Bear: The Owsley Stanley Story, Part Four In 1976 Steely Dan released The Royal Scam, their fifth album. One of my all-time favorite songs, “Kid Charlemagne,” is...read moreSomething Old / Something New: John Dowland: Renaissance Composer, Lutenist and Singer If you’ve ever strummed a guitar while singing, you can thank English composer John Dowland (1563-1626) for helping to popularize...read moreTo Be Determined: Four New Records of Introspection...and a Little Melancholy! All the albums I’m reviewing this time express in some way qualities of introspection, melancholy, despair, and disillusionment; there’s no...read moreIndustry News: CanJam NYC 2020 Show Report, Part One Ever since the Sony Walkman became a private music listening platform sensation in the late 1970s, headphone design and specs...read moreIndustry News: The Changing Audio Consumer and the Future of Audio While many of us focus on high-performance two-channel audio systems, which are more or less the result of decades of...read moreFeatured: Kiss and Tell It's the morning after the July 11, 1976 concert in Hyannis Port's Cape Cod Coliseum. Once again the limousine doesn’t...read moreFeatured: Are Audio Dealers in Trouble? Readers Respond In Issue 105 we featured an Industry Viewpoint column from Magnepan marketing manager Wendell Diller. He asked: are audio dealers...read moreAudio Anthropology: Casual Listening We can never be this cool. From Audio, September 1966. One wipe preserves high-fidelity! Author's collection. Wonder if...read moreThe Run-Out Groove: Can't Keep It Clean Parting Shot: Desolate Landscape, Storybook Bliss Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California.