Issue 64

Opening Salvo: On the Road Again
Welcome to Copper #64! As this issue goes live, I'll be out in California, having participated in a panel at the California...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Winds From the North
Oh Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1775–1838), where have you been all my life? I was a clarinet major for three semesters....
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: In My Room
A few weeks ago, I was hanging out in my bedroom, reading and listening to some music --- probably solo...
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The Audio Cynic: "It's All About the Music"
When I encounter an audiophile or a show-exhibitor with a massive, megabuck system playing a tight playlist of only audiophile-approved...
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Quibbles and Bits: Goodnight, Irene
I do enjoy a Single Malt scotch … the good stuff.  I mean the really good stuff.  The stuff that’s...
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Twisted Systems: So a Drummer Walks Into a Bar....
A little light summer diversion: -What is the difference between a drummer and a pepperoni pizza? A pepperoni pizza can...
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Vintage Whine: What Will Be "Vintage" in 2068?
As I've discussed/ranted many times in this column, to me, "vintage audio" means, oh, 1968 and earlier. One hopes, much...
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Music'al Notes: Concerts
Unsurprisingly, music has played a central role in my life. Music can be emotional, erotic, transcendent, hypnotic and, in some...
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Off the Charts: Dan Fogelberg
There was a time when Dan Fogelberg’s albums sold like crazy, but a lot of people made fun of his...
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Hand Picked: Tubular Bells
When I was a wee lad, back in the U.K., my Dad would, on occasion, sit me down in the...
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Something Old / Something New: Orlando Gibbons
The rich, velveteen sound of the English classical tradition, exemplified in the 20th century by Ralph Vaughn Williams, has deep...
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Industry News: Miraculously, Best Buy Lives
Industry News has written many times about brick and mortar consumer electronics stores that have crashed,burned, and disappeared: Radio Shack,...
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