Issue 112

Opening Salvo: Tiptoe Through the Tweeters
This Issue’s Cover: Bob Dylan (born 1941). The times they are a changin’ indeed. Issue 112...evoking Route 112 on Long...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Routine, Ritual and Wabi-Sabi
In the past few weeks, I’ve rediscovered something: routines can be comforting. They offer a sense of order when things...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: It's a Lonely World, Redux
I didn’t set out to be a hired gun, but it occurred to me pretty quickly that this was the...
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Wayne's Words: Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters
I knew I was all in with the new Fiona Apple album was when I had my “Shameika” moment. “Shameika”...
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Frankly Speaking: How I Met Buck Dharma of Blue Öyster Cult
When I was a teenager I wanted to be a rock star. Every month, the magazines Creem and Circus came...
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Twisted Systems: Donovan’s Muse: an interview with the Real Jennifer Juniper
For those who don’t know, Jenny Boyd is a former model and was a big part of the 1960s British...
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Off the Charts: Diving Into Dire Straits
It was the late 1970s in London. Two guitar-playing brothers from Newcastle, Mark and David Knopfler, had been active in...
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Revolutions Per Minute: Vinyl and Absolute Polarity: Q&A
Bob Lehman, a classically-educated retired electrical engineer and long-term audiophile, asked some very good questions upon reading my column in...
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Music to My Ears: Little Richard: The Architect of Rock and Roll
This incredible story is about one of the most influential vocal stylists of our generation and generations to come. Giants...
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Trading Eights: Lee Morgan: Eight Great Tracks, Redux
[FYI: from Columbia University's Jazz Glossary---yes, there is such a thing: "Also 'trading fours,' etc. Soloists taking turns at improvising,...
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To Be Determined: A Quartet of Outstanding New Releases
I’ve been away for a few issues; and besides, there haven’t been an exceptional number of interesting new releases coming...
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Industry News: Axiom Audio Celebrates its 40th Anniversary
Canadian loudspeaker and electronics manufacturer Axiom Audio is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. Located in Dwight, Muskoka, Ontario, the...
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Featured: Songs of Praise From Unlikely Artists, Part One
Sex, drugs and rock and roll – the phrase is a catchall euphemism for the debauchery and revelry associated with...
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Featured: Tales of an Audio Forum Administrator, Part Three
My last installment gave an in-depth look at what many forum moderators experience on a day-to-day basis. It isn’t the...
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Speaker Stories: Attack of the 20-Foot Tweeter
Editor’s Note: Chris Brunhaver is the senior speaker design engineer at PS Audio. We asked him about what inspired him...
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Audio Anthropology: Where the Action Is!
Man, I can dig it! Take me to school! From Audio, August 1966.   Admit it, you remember this ad....
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Parting Shot: Riders in the Sky
Contributed by reader Michael Walker. These bicycles look ready to go places.