Issue 63

Opening Salvo: High Heat
Welcome to Copper #63! This issue's menu offers summer reading ranging from light amuse-bouche to meaty main courses. I hope you'll...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: The Ondine All-Stars
For the classical record industry, it’s gotten hard to tell whether these are the best of times or the worst...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: A Conversation
Well, conversation might not be the word. I was going to write a bit about my bedroom system. But on...
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The Audio Cynic: In Search of Meaning, Where There Is None
First off, don't look at the title and image above and think, "oh, great, Leebs is off on his midlife...
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Quibbles and Bits: Command and Control
I have just read what is without hesitation the most … what is the correct expression here? … profoundly unsettling...
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Twisted Systems: So You Wanna Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
But first: No, I didn’t forget about Tommy Emmanuel. It just doesn’t warrant a full analysis except to say that,...
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Vintage Whine: "New Old"?
The first time I heard the word "oxymoron," I thought it was a detergent for the intellectually challenged. No, really....
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Music'al Notes: Hotel Tales
St James Club. I had come to LA on a sales trip. I was new to the business and still...
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Off the Charts: Marianne Faithfull
In the 1960s, British storyteller-in-song Marianne Faithfull fascinated fans as much for her affair with Mick Jagger as for rather...
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Hand Picked: Rosanna
If you have spent even the briefest of times on the Interwebs in the past 6 months then you are...
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Industry News: Sonos: Another Killer IPO?
For the last few years, investors have been somewhat cautious regarding new  IPOs (Initial Public Offerings of shares, as companies...
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Featured: Counting Butterflies
I used to be a moderator of a now-defunct Indian bicycling forum called Bikeszone. BZ, as it was called, was...
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