Issue 94

Opening Salvo: In the Air Tonight
Welcome to Copper #94! As this issue goes live, I'll have just returned from a quick trip to NY and back----so...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Copycats
Today we’re talking about musical imitation and modeling. Also ripoffs, quotations, homages, sampling. Apologies to those who’ve read my previous...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: The Bass That Phil Lesh Gave Me
In one’s early life as a musician, one tends to look for signs along the way that you’ve chosen the...
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The Audio Cynic: Inevitability
I recently had an interesting conversation with a Very Famous Audio Engineer. I asked about his background, how he grew...
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Quibbles and Bits: Ancestry
A while back, I started messing about researching into my ancestry. I can’t say I was particularly drawn to the...
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Vintage Whine: Drive, He Said Part 3
Part 1 of this series in Copper #92 covered idler-drive turntables; part 2 in issue #93 examined belt-drive tables. In...
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Music'al Notes: Dating
Leslie. “I’m breaking up with you. I have never been so humiliated in my life.” For a brief while I...
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Off the Charts: Siouxsie and the Banshees
There once was a time before “goth” was a meaningful word to describe black-clad young people who viewed the world...
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Revolutions Per Minute: How Records are Made, Part 3: Quality Control
The telephone rings. "We have a few pallets for you, can we deliver tomorrow morning?" The next morning, an 18-ton...
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True-Life Radio Tales: In The Beginning
Believe it or not, several people have encouraged me to write about my time in radio. Who cares about radio?...
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Music to My Ears: The Adventures of Jeff Beck: First Movement
Geoffrey Arnold Beck was a war baby, a term exclusively used for kids born during WWII, I think because of...
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Something Old / Something New: Haydn Symphonies
Talk about classical canon: conductors and record companies never seem to tire of the Haydn Symphonies. Not that I object---there’s...
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To Be Determined: Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
I’ve just started working with an independent jazz distributor from NYC, Jim Eigo with Jazz Promo Services. I’m highlighting several...
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Featured: Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2019
Things change. That's inevitable, and occasionally, it is for the better. This year the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest moved from its...
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