Issue 39 Opening Salvo: Summer's End Welcome to Copper #39! For many of us, it's almost time for the kids to head back to school. For...read moreMusic, Audio, and Other Illnesses: The Great Wall In the early 70s, the Grateful Dead were the most interesting organization in rock music. To the world outside of...read moreThe Audio Cynic: Everything Matters; Nothing Matters Audio is art and science. It is art. It is science. It is both. It can be neither. After spending...read moreHobgoblin: My Stereo Is Broken It’s not the buzzing of a ground loop or the scratching of a bad stylus. It’s silent. Merely silent, staring...read moreQuibbles and Bits: Whack-a-Mole As 1936 dawned in Soviet Russia, Joseph Stalin had already been in power for over ten years, and the first...read moreVintage Whine: Nostalgia Ain't What It Used to Be I've previously mentioned audio icon Henry Kloss' time at AR (Vintage Whine, way back in Copper #5). The time will...read moreMusic'al Notes: Dog Day “Give this to the taxi driver when you leave the hotel.” The note read, in Chinese and English: Dog Meat...read more... And Indie for All: Sunflower Bean Fat Possum Records, the small label that the band Sunflower Bean records for, refers to the threesome as “veterans of...read moreMusic to My Ears: Syd Barrett: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Yer not! Am too! But we just stopped. Yeah, that was good for you then wernit? But I didn’t have...read moreSomething Old / Something New: Nilsson Sings Newman Harry Nilsson Album: Nilsson Sings Newman LP, 8-track, Cassette Original Release: RCA Victor Records, February, 1970 I don't know...read moreIndustry News: Neil Young---Yet Again! Neil Young may be dedicated to communicating with his fan community, but the fragmented, hit-and-miss way in which he does...read moreThe Copper Interview: Dennis Ferrante [This is a little different from previous Copper interviews as its subject passed away in 2015. John Seetoo interviewed Dennis...read moreFeatured: The California Audio Show Part 1 This year's California Audio Show was its seventh iteration, which may surprise many who have overlooked this friendly, modest show....read moreFeatured: Spiking Your Speakers: What's the Point? Before we get started, a big IMO should go in front of the next sentence.… Spikes are NOT loudspeaker isolation...read morerodrigues: WAF Parting Shot: An Alpine Valley In Austria.