Issue 87

Opening Salvo: On the Road Again
Welcome to Copper #87! Family business had me on a plane yet again, this time to Las Vegas---and believe me, it...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Where I've Been, Part 1
If you’ve been interested (and I’m not saying you ought to be…), you’ll have noticed that for the last year,...
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The Audio Cynic: Objective/Subjective: Here We Go Again
"Seeing as 'objective review' is an oxymoron, 'subjective review' is moronic." My contentious friend Michael Lavorgna---late of Stereophile and AudioStream,...
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Quibbles and Bits: Everest
This year, so far at least, eleven people have died on Mount Everest, and most of us have seen the...
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Twisted Systems: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Renovation
My current audio system consists of the following--- and there is a reason that I’m telling you this: Turntable: VPI...
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Vintage Whine: Empire, Part 3
[Previous installments on Empire were in Copper #84 and #86---Ed.] It's ironic that I've ended up writing articles about audio...
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Music'al Notes: Moscow
“Please list every single foreign trip you have taken.” This was just one of numerous ridiculous questions on the Russian...
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Off the Charts: Billy Joel
He hasn’t made a rock album since 1993, but he sells out Madison Square Garden every month. As of this...
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Music to My Ears: Django, Act 2
[Act 1 of the Django Reinhardt story appeared in Copper #86.] The Manouche poultices and remedies had kept Django alive...
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Trading Eights: Dianne Reeves: Eight Great Tracks
When Dianne Reeves went with her Denver high school big band to the National Jazz Educators’ Convention in 1974, she...
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Featured: 363 Days in Vietnam, Part 4
[Previous installments from Michael's book, 363 Days in Vietnam, appeared in Copper #84 , #85, and #86--Ed.] Day 301 Our mission...
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Featured: Munich, Part 3
Ready for another day at the Munich High End, looking rather worse for wear. In past years we've seen a...
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Featured: THE Show 2019, Part 1
It was difficult to convince members of the San Diego Music and Audio Guild to attend the THE Show this...
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