Issue 70

Opening Salvo: Snow Comes; Snow Goes
Welcome to Copper #70! The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest took place October 5-7, and as is often the case, we had our first...
read more
Too Much Tchaikovsky: Hearing Bach
Among the most-played and -recorded of J. S. Bach’s instrumental works are his six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin...
read more
Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Nik Bärtsch, Redux
[As our friend Dan Schwartz continues to recover, we'll revisit one of his columns on minimalist music. FWIW, I didn't...
read more
The Audio Cynic: Glossolalia
If you don't know the meaning of the babbling brook of a word above, don't feel bad. I deliberately chose...
read more
Quibbles and Bits: Oh, I Bumped Into Elton John Today...
Actually, it was in 2002, but that’s okay. I was in LA on business for a week, and found myself...
read more
Twisted Systems: Radio R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Aretha Franklin (and all recording artists) get no “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” in regards to being paid to have their songs played on...
read more
Vintage Whine: 50 Ways to Read a Record Part 5
In our last installment, we saw the beginning of  the transition from monaural records to single-groove stereo records. Even today,...
read more
Music'al Notes: Suicide
As I age, I become aware of my mortality. My wife and I have talked about what to do if...
read more
Off the Charts: Tracy Chapman
Some pop stars wear the glamour of fame and fortune, like a suit they’ve longed to try on since they...
read more
Hand Picked: Sabotage
Okay...so, in this edition's piece, I am going to go out on a bit of a limb. I am fairly...
read more
Something Old / Something New: Medieval Spanish Chant
When I learned there was a new recording of music from the medieval manuscript called the Codex Las Huelgas, I...
read more
Industry News: Sears, Yet Again
It seems like only yesterday when Industry News wrote about Sears CEO Eddie Lampert. In fact, it was two weeks...
read more
Featured: Monterey Auto Week Part 2
[We began Rich's tale of Auto Week in Copper #69, and reluctantly conclude it here. Many thanks to Rich for...
read more
Featured: Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2018 Part 1
The biggest news of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest was, oddly, about the 2019 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. After...
read more