Issue 72

Opening Salvo: It's Summer Somewhere
Welcome to Copper #72! It's a cliche' that travel expands the mind, but there is truth in it. Having just been in ...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Putting Down Roots
I’ve just seen a documentary about a food writer. It was inspiring, it made me think—about what critics can accomplish,...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: On Words In Music, Redux
I was trying to figure out when and where I first tried my hand at writing lyrics. The first time...
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The Audio Cynic: Music in the Air
Somewhere over Brazil, 11/10/18: When we write about listening to music, we often refer to blacker backgrounds, greater inter-transient depth---and...
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Quibbles and Bits: 40 Most Beautiful Arias
I wouldn’t normally give a “Rack Filler” CD a moment’s thought, but here I am actually recommending one! 40 Most...
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Twisted Systems: Fake Blues Is Fake News
Although The Beatles were my “jumping off point” in my rock ‘n’ roll dreams, they did not give me the...
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Vintage Whine: 50 Ways to Read a Record Part 7
We've looked at a variety of methods of making music---or at least generating a signal--- from a record groove. We've...
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Music'al Notes: Discipline
As a kid growing up in Glasgow, Scotland in the 1950s, it was not at all unusual to receive a...
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Off the Charts: James Taylor
James Taylor turned 70 this year. Before the Boston-born and North Carolina-bred songwriter struck out on his own, he sang...
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Hand Picked: Take On Me
If you grew up in the 80's, as I did, then you remember this song being IMPOSSIBLE to escape. "Take...
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Music to My Ears: Bessie Smith Part 1
The Lord was walking through the Garden. He was knitting what would one day be known as a Rubik’s Cube...
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Something Old / Something New: Mozart String Quartets
A classic recording of Mozart’s six so-called Haydn Quartets has been reissued as part of a box set, and that’s...
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Industry News: A Tale of Two Bankruptcies
Not all bankruptcies are alike. The two forms generally seen in business are Chapter 7 and Chapter 11; the "chapter"...
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Featured: AES NYC 2018
Since coming into existence 70 years ago and still going strong, the Audio Engineering Society has hosted conventions that have...
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In My Room: 5400 Hours of Fun
[Ken Fritz has abilities and ambition that put most of us to shame. Ken decided to build his own speakers---and...
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