Issue 57

Opening Salvo: The Winter of Our Disc Content
Welcome to Copper #57! One last gasp of winter's wrath in Chicago, combined with Anne E. Johnson's mention of misheard lyrics elsewhere...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: So Far, So Good
That’s a punch line! It belongs to the joke about a guy who falls off a ten-story building. As he...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Mix A vs. Mix B
In the dark, dim past, on a dark and stormy night, Bill Bottrell would rant to anyone who would listen...
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The Audio Cynic: Made By Hand
As a late Boomer (as well as a late bloomer) I'm clearly a child of the industrial era. Perhaps because...
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Quibbles and Bits: Roll Over, Beethoven
If you were a professional orchestra conductor – or even a professional orchestra – it would behoove you to take...
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Twisted Systems: Guitar Influences, Part 1: Mike Bloomfield
I have been asked on several occasions to write about the guitar players who have had the greatest influences on...
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Vintage Whine: More Stuff About Old Stuff
Within the span of a couple weeks, I went from a vintage equipment show, Vintage Voltage, to Axpona, a show...
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Music'al Notes: The Engagement
"Goodbye” I said with a smile as I stepped over the two bodies twitching on the ground. Many years ago...
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... And Indie for All: The Sea and Cake
Misheard lyrics are an age-old, unavoidable problem in rock music (and the inspiration for some great YouTube satires), but one...
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The Copper Interview: Rikki Farr, Part 2
[Part 1 of Dan Schwartz's conversation with Rikki Farr appeared in Copper #56. As we concluded Part 1, Rikki was...
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Featured: Show Report: Axpona 2018
Normally, I'd think twice about visiting Chicago in April---winter has a way of ignoring the calendar around Lake Michigan, and...
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