Issue 92

Opening Salvo: See You in September
Welcome to Copper #92! With the last gasp of summer comes the start of school years, Labor Day outings and gatherings...and...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: “Who the hell is Allan Pettersson?”
  Not my words. Just the title of a 1974 TV interview with Pettersson (1911–80). The simple answer? Pettersson was...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: What Made Woodstock So Different?
In several years of so very many noteworthy 50th anniversaries, two stand out: the July 20th, 1969 landing of humans...
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The Audio Cynic: Back to Basics
I had a minor-league epiphany, courtesy of Waylon Jennings and my seven-month-old granddaughter. I sang in choirs and choruses for...
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Quibbles and Bits: The Sound Of Music
The entirety of the field of Philosophy arises from two fundamental questions – the Adam and Eve of Philosophy if...
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Twisted Systems: End of Summer Musings
How fast can the summer go? It seems like it lasts all of 2 weeks. So here I am, having...
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Vintage Whine: Drive, He Said Part 1
Vintage Whine has previously looked at the micro-mechanics of record playback in the 9-part series, 50 Ways to Read a...
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Music'al Notes: My First Visit to China
[This article was first edited by Art Dudley and published by him in the May/June 2002 issue of  Listener magazine;...
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Off the Charts: Journey
Journey didn’t start out as a stadium band roaring out power ballads. It germinated in the progressive rock scene, an...
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Revolutions Per Minute: How Records Are Made, Part 1: Disk Mastering
As mentioned in our previous column in Copper #91, the record manufacturing process actually begins with the composition, arrangement, performance...
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Music to My Ears: The Wildweeds
“I’m listening to WDRC BIG D in Hartford!” In 1967 WDRC, a Hartford pop station (What’s Doing Round Conn.) 1360...
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Something Old / Something New: Clara Wieck Schumann
September 13, 2019, marks the 200th birthday of pianist and composer Clara Wieck Schumann. The bicentennial year has already seen...
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To Be Determined: Papa's Got a Real Mixed Bag
Rickie Lee Jones - Kicks I have loved Rickie Lee Jones from day one; though the truth be known, early...
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Featured: The California Audio Show Part 2
Part 1 of my report on the California Audio Show appeared in Copper #91. That article gave an overview of...
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Featured: A Visit to a Linkwitz Open House
As the second day of the 2019 California Audio Show was taking place, a smaller, more intimate demonstration of the...
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In My Room: A Turntable of my Own, Part 3
[Part 1 of this story was featured in Copper#90 ; Part 2, in Copper #91---Ed.] All of the brass points/receptor cups...
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