Issue 83

Opening Salvo: Every Day is Earth Day?
Welcome to Copper #83! I rarely react to PR pronouncements with more than an eye-roll, but when a utility company known...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Pan and Perséphone
Today we begin with Mahler and his Third Symphony. Then we move on to Perséphone, a melodrama for which Igor...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Mix A vs. Mix B, Redux
In the dark, dim past, on a dark and stormy night, Bill Bottrell would rant to anyone who would listen...
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The Audio Cynic: Schrödinger’s Show
To an exhibitor at an audio show, the show simultaneously exists and does not exist. If the show is thankfully,...
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Quibbles and Bits: Lasers
Ever wondered how lasers work?...Wondered what it is that gives them the interesting properties they exhibit?...You have?....Good! This column’s for...
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Twisted Systems: A Conversation With “Cousin Brucie”
[Originally published in Goldmine magazine—Ed.] Talking Beatles, The JFK Assassination and rival DJ Murray the K…. In 1964, there were only...
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Music'al Notes: Taxi
The four of us shuffled into the doctor’s office. An old man gazed at us from behind his thick glasses....
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Off the Charts: Cream
While American audiences obsessed over four mop-topped Liverpudlians called the Beatles, some British rockers were becoming equally fascinated by American...
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Music to My Ears: Steppenwolf
"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free,...
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Trading Eights: Marian McPartland: Eight Great Tracks
Britain still had a few more months of World War I to endure when Margaret Marian Turner was born in...
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The Copper Interview: Leslie Ann Jones, Part 2
[Part 1 of John's interview with Leslie Anne Jones was featured in Issue 82.] J.S.: You have also recorded some...
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Featured: Axpona 2019, Part 1
Mid-April in Chicago once again presents us with Axpona, one of the largest audiophile shows in North America. Weather was...
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