Issue 90

Opening Salvo: Happy Landings!
Welcome to Copper #90! By the time you read these, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing will have come and...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: We All Shine On, Redux
49 years ago, in the first international worldwide television broadcast, John Lennon sang to us, “There’s nothing you can do...
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The Audio Cynic: An Embarrassment of Riches
Leave it to an indy hipster musician with several different noms de scène de musicien (stage names) to angst over...
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Quibbles and Bits: 30 Years
I am an ex-Pat Brit, living in Canada for the last 30+ years. During that time I have been back...
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Twisted Systems: The Dave Clark Five
When writing this column, I frequently close my eyes and go back to certain times in my life – in...
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Vintage Whine: Quintessence
Sometimes you encounter stories where it turns out that the story you think you want to tell, is just a...
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Music'al Notes: The Jewish Cemetery
The Jewish cemetery in Shettleston, Glasgow is a miserable place. Not because of what it is but because of its...
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Off the Charts: Spandau Ballet
The London punk scene was wearing some musicians out. People like songwriting guitarist and keyboardist Gary Kemp, who wanted to...
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Revolutions Per Minute: The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of the Vinyl Record
Two of the world's leading chip manufacturers have recently announced moving on to 5 nm manufacturing. Nanotechnology and micromachining are...
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Music to My Ears: Django, Act 4
In 1940 the Nazi war machine engulfed France and Paris in a cloud of black smoke. Misery came to freedom...
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Something Old / Something New: Guillaume de Machaut
His poetry was admired by Geoffrey Chaucer, he survived the Black Death, and he wrote the most-recorded Mass of the...
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In My Room: A Turntable of my Own, Part 1
[You may recall Ken Fritz's mammoth listening room/speaker project, described in "5400 Hours of Fun", run in Copper #72, #73,...
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