Issue 18

Opening Salvo: Welcome Back, My Friends...
Anyone who has been around rock music at all knows that the phrase concludes, "..to the show that never ends."...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Liszt, Show Business, and Art
Franz Liszt (1811–86) practically invented the showbiz end of classical music. He was the first touring pianist to give solo...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: In My Dreams
Sometime in 1995, Bill Bottrell called and wanted me to be on stand-by. He was supposed to meet someone whom...
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My Turn: A Walk Around RMAF
I've already written plenty about this year's RMAF, and the challenges the show faced and overcame. Time now to just leave...
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The Audio Cynic: RMAF: Lucky 13
I promise to step away from the topic of audio shows after this. I can imagine that for non-attendees, reading...
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Quibbles and Bits: Transformation
What is the biggest, most fundamental difference between Mathematics and Physics?  I would say that it is the fact that...
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Vintage Whine: The Once and Future Tweeter
Back in the day, I had many an asthma attack induced by musty old magazines purchased at yard sales and...
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Music to My Ears: Giraffes and Whipped Cream: Frank Zappa
Two of my kids have a cat with decidedly uncatlike characteristics.  Having known a few cats in my time, the...
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Featured: Subwoofery: Location, Location, Location
The Listening Position: This series was implemented to assist music-loving audiophiles in gaining much more musical involvement with their systems...
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Featured: Talking Direct
Back in my pre-teen youth, I had an undying love for the brand Technics. My uncle owned a Technics cassette...
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In My Room: Tape Heaven
That big shiny aluminum turntable is a Triangle Art Signature, with two Triangle Art 12" Osiris tonearms and ALL the...
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Parting Shot: Fall Leaf
Tromping through the Rockies with a view camera strapped to my back, I spent many a lovely afternoon in search of...
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