Issue 62

Opening Salvo: The Endless Summer (Cold)
Welcome to Copper #62! My daughter Emily believes that men in general are whiners when they're sick---and I'm not exempt...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Part Deux
[Or: Another Mess O' Messiaen---Ed.] This column usually follows a fairly predictable path: first a few words about some music,...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Obsessed With Stereo
I think about my system too much. I mean, really too much. As I’ve written many times, it was stable...
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The Audio Cynic: Diminishing Returns (Or: The Clock Radio Dilemma)
While at the Munich High End Show last month, I saw portable audio gear the size of my hand. And,...
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Quibbles and Bits: Me and Kenny Dalglish
I was born in Glasgow, Scotland.  At age 10 my family moved to Leeds, in England.  Three years later we...
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Twisted Systems: Guitar Influences, Part 6: Jerry Garcia (an unintended consequence)
I was going to write about my new fave guitarist Tommy Emmanuel but, in light of the comments made by...
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Vintage Whine: Electric City
So: what does a professional audio nerd do on a day off? Check out an audio dealer, of course! I'd...
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Music'al Notes: Escape
“Line up against that wall” said the Captain to my uncle Fred. “Platoon. Get ready, take aim…” Act One. On...
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Off the Charts: Queen, After the '70s
When they officially formed as Queen in 1973, the four skilled musicians in the band – Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano),...
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Hand Picked: Go Your Own Way
Feb 4th 1977 was the day that saw, amongst a BUNCH of other stuff I'm SURE, the release of Fleetwood...
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Something Old / Something New: C.P.E. Bach Sonatas
Clavier-Sonaten für Kenner und Liebhaber (Keyboard Sonatas for Experts and Amateurs) is one of the most significant titles of any...
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Industry News: Toys 'R' Us Is Dead
Back in Copper #56, Industry News featured a Jeremiad of sorts, "Debt Is Death (Sometimes)". One of the poster children...
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Featured: Bird Brains
Acclaimed British biographer Jenny Uglow has published a new study of Edward Lear, that eccentric Victorian whose playful verse has...
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Featured: Gut Punches and Heavenly Strains
A few years ago, my old Spica TC-50s finally came to the end of the line. John Bau's brilliantly constructed...
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