Issue 67

Opening Salvo: Every New Beginning
Welcome to Copper #67! It may be my Irish heritage and genetic memories of last call, but the melancholy song...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Steve Jobs, the Opera. Really.
Mason Bates wrote the music, Mark Campbell the libretto. They took their work seriously. The Santa Fe Opera offered the...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: The Great Wall, Redux
[Our friend and regular Copper columnist Dan Schwartz is under the weather---and so we're re-running a classic Schwartz column from...
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The Audio Cynic: Welcome to the Machine
Pop music has always had machines: groups of people who were responsible for an unconscionable, unbelievable percentage of all the...
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Quibbles and Bits: Building Teams
I spent the latter half of my career as an entrepreneur, building two venture capital backed technology corporations.  These are...
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Twisted Systems: The Needle and the Damage Done
No, this is not another “confession’ about past drug use. It’s a review of an amazing stylus cleaner. First though,...
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Vintage Whine: 50 Ways to Read a Record Part 3
It's difficult to explain the basics of a highly-technical process like record playback without getting bogged down in eye-rolling minutiae....
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Music'al Notes: Love Stories
Would you like to go somewhere beautiful?” I asked. “More beautiful than this?” She asked, incredulous. Raymond and Jennifer. Raymond...
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Off the Charts: Peter Gabriel
Until May 2018, Peter Gabriel resisted allowing his solo albums to appear on subscription streaming services like Spotify. Since that...
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Hand Picked: Free Bird!
On October 20th, 1977, a Convair CV-240 carrying the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and their touring party went down just...
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Industry News: The Gibson Saga Continues
We've written about the continuing saga of Gibson Brands numerous times, most recently when they filed Chapter 11.  As has been...
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Featured: Wine Like Grandpa Used to Make
When I told Editor Bill Leebens that I write about wine for a living, he wanted exciting, off-the-wall stories about...
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