Issue 47

Opening Salvo: December??
Welcome to Copper #47! I'm alarmed at how rapidly 2017 is disappearing, and I'll bet I'm not alone in that....
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Dry vs. Juicy
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.  Well, it’s hard to write about a lot of things. Sometimes we...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: What Is a Bass?
I’ve been contemplating this topic for a little while, although my reticence to finally put it to “paper” must be...
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The Audio Cynic: Arnie Nudell: RIP
At the very beginning of 2017, I  wrote about the passing of friend and colleague Ken Furst . I'd hoped...
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Quibbles and Bits: Brainz The Size of a Planet, Part 1
There is a seismic shift underway in the manner by which consumers interact with their music. We can feel the...
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Twisted Systems: Brit Psychedelics
First a word about what/who is not on my Psychedelic Shootout  list: Fever Tree---debut album Yes, I had the album,...
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Vintage Whine: Fractured
While sight-seeing around the uncommonly-empty campus of the University of Wyoming in Laramie on Thanksgiving weekend, girlfriend Pat and I...
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Music'al Notes: Gatecrashing
“Would you like to see the car?” Leland and I looked at each other in bewilderment. “Sure” we said. Parties...
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... And Indie for All: Crying
Remember those frantic, chirpy sounds that old 8-bit video games used to make? Did you know there’s a pop subgenre...
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Music to My Ears: The Band, Part 2: From Dylan to The Last Waltz
There were many remarkable moments in the history of The Band.  The first was the incredible luck we all had...
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Industry News: Circuit City Bankruptcy Enters Tenth Year
Circuit City began by taking over the last few stores of the defunct Lafayette Radio chain, and was once one of ...
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Featured: Torque
The house just down the hill was having a lawn party with a live blues band in attendance. I was...
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Featured: Southern Italian Wines, Part 3: Of Gods, Monsters, and Volcanoes
The wine history of Sicily, like that of most of Italy, particularly the southernmost regions, is ancient, and colorful, replete...
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