Issue 46

Opening Salvo: Thanks!
Welcome to Copper #46! For music lovers, it is the best of times and the worst of times. I'd wager...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: The Story of "All I Wanna Do" (as I remember it)
I was talking to Paul McGowan a week or so ago, and he asked again about how the song’s lyrics...
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The Audio Cynic: Who Sampled Whom?
Back in Copper #3, I asked the question, "When is Stealing Music Not Stealing?" To make a long story short,...
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Quibbles and Bits: Close Your Eyes
All too often, as audiophiles, we are torn between listening to the music that we like to listen to because...
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Twisted Systems: The '67 Psychedelic Shootout Continues!
Let it not be said that journalists don’t pay attention to their readers. The responses to my contenders to the...
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Vintage Whine: Is Older Always Better?
My daughter Emily has a habit of being brutally frank, direct, and unambiguous. I can't imagine where she gets it....
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Music'al Notes: Art 2
As he lay down in bed, my father noticed a window set high up on the wall. This was odd...
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... And Indie for All: Hurray for the Riff Raff!
Alynda Segarra is the heart of Hurray for the Riff Raff, which remains a band thanks to whoever she happens...
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Music to My Ears: The Band, Part 1:
The Hawks
First we need to talk about Ronnie Hawkins.  The Hawk was born in Arkansas in 1935 and took an early...
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Something Old / Something New: Heinrich Isaac
On March 26, 1517, Heinrich Isaac died. Although the Netherlander was one of the most important composers of his day,...
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Industry News: Gibson and hh gregg---Yet Again!
We previously wrote about the financial problems of Gibson Brands in Copper #s 45  and 40. Last issue, we reported that...
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The Copper Interview: Kavi Alexander, Part 2
[Part 1 of John Seetoo's interview with recording engineer/producer Kavi Alexander appeared in Copper #45.  Herewith, the conclusion.---Ed.] J.S.: Some...
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Featured: Singles? Or LPs?
We often feel that we haven't fully grasped a musician's artistic statement unless we've listened to a full album by...
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Featured: Southern Italian Wines:
A Walk on the Wild Side, Part 2
Last time out Part 1 launched our safari through the hinterlands of Southern Italy, specifically through the mostly unfamiliar region...
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