Issue 58

Opening Salvo: May Day, May Day, May Day!
Welcome to Copper #58! Every May I wonder how the phrase "May Day" became a distress call. Now I know---and it's a...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: There's a Record Store in Newnan
Newnan, Georgia, is the little town I live in, just south and slightly west of Atlanta. It’s not so little—the...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Why Doesn't My System Sound Better? Part 2
About half a year ago, in Copper #45, I wrote a bit about my system, and the seemingly neurotic doubts...
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The Audio Cynic: A Tale of Two Shows
It was the best of times... Scrap that. I've written about my friend and mentor Richard Beers several times, starting...
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Quibbles and Bits: De Vriend’s Beethoven Cycle
I wrote in the last issue of Copper about how the Mahler Symphony Cycle has more or less replaced the...
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Twisted Systems: Guitar Influences, Part 2: Keith Richards, Chuck Berry...& Mike Kagan??
Keith Richards, Chuck Berry &... Mike Kagan?? Yeah...I know. I can hear it now. Who is Mike Kagan?  A legendary...
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Vintage Whine: Hadley Labs
[caption id="attachment_62712" align="alignnone" width="800"] Dawson Hadley and Omar Martin with their '34 Ford lake racer, made famous as the Pierson...
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Music'al Notes: Vikingbåde
“I wish this boat would stop rocking so much,” I groaned to myself as I opened my eyes and looked...
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... And Indie for All: Heather Maloney
The town of Northampton, Mass., is a creative hub from way back, attracting the type who make and share art...
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Music to My Ears: Hoagy Carmichael, Part 1
Hoagland Carmichael The sound of the neighbor’s rotary mower preceded the screech of the screen door opening.  “Don’t ya slam...
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Something Old / Something New: Die Schöne Müllerin
Music history textbooks love to point out that Schubert’s song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin (The Pretty Miller Girl) uses poetry...
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Industry News: SME Buys Garrard; Shure Kills Cartridges; Gibson Files Chapter 11
SME Limited Acquires the Garrard Audio Brand 1st May 2018 – Steyning, England – SME, the British engineering and specialist Hi-Fi...
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The Copper Interview: Rikki Farr, Part 3
[Copper's Dan Schwartz had a lengthy conversation with concert promoter/raconteur Rikki Farr at his office at Riva Audio.  Part 1...
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Featured: Another Look at Axpona
What did Rudy find interesting at this year’s show? The 2018 AXPONA show has come and gone. In its new...
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