Issue 107

Opening Salvo: All Together Separately
Cover: violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901 - 1987). Many consider him to be the greatest violinist ever. He was one of...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: A New American Oratorio
It’s been a while since we featured any oratorios in this column. Maybe the last time was 2016, when the...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Why Don’t Musicians Use Audiophile Speakers?
Well, actually, they do – sometimes. I’m writing this in response to a recent “Ask Paul” video, where he was...
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Wayne's Words: Operating Manual for Reviewing Miss Anthropocene by Grimes
1. Go to YouTube. Watch video for “Delete Forever.” Grimes’ multihued but definitely orange-ish hair is parted in the middle,...
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Frankly Speaking: The Shows Must Go On
I never thought I’d have to write a piece like this. Well, none of us can keep our heads in...
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Back to Basics: Audio Minus 80
Books on audio weren’t plentiful 80 years ago, but the 1940 edition of Audels New Radioman’s Guide gives a glimpse...
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Off the Charts: The Kinks: Well Respected Men
In suburban North London circa 1960, two talented brothers, Ray and Dave Davies, taught themselves guitar so they could play...
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Revolutions Per Minute: Linearity in Audio, Part Two
Another common usage of the term “linearity” in electronics refers to linearity in amplification at different levels; this can be...
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True-Life Radio Tales: Station Break
Toward the end of my tenure in radio, which happened around 2004, automation came into widespread use – and helped...
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Trading Eights: He Sang It His Way: Frank Sinatra
In Hoboken, New Jersey, in the year 1915, two Italian immigrants welcomed a baby boy who would grow up to...
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To Be Determined: Three Winners and One Clear Loser
Brandy Clark - Your Life is a Record Brandy Clark may not be a household name to many other than...
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Industry News: CanJam NYC 2020 Show Report, Part Two
Part One of this report appeared in Issue 106. CanJam NYC 2020 took place on February 15 – 16 at...
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Featured: Complete Recovery: Unusual Takes on Others' Songs
Sometimes an artist is so taken with another artist’s song that they just have to do their own performance of...
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Featured: Audio System Revelations: Electrostatic Ecstacy
I can trace my audiophile roots back to a certain Admiral hi-fi console in my parents’ basement, back in the...
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Audio Anthropology: Silent Partner
This guy likes to relax while listening. From Audio, November 1958.   Man, this guy really likes to relax while...
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Parting Shot: Last Call
Lee's Liquor Lounge, Minneapolis. Once a vibrant music venue, it closed in 2019 after 62 years.