Issue 95

Opening Salvo: 10-4, Good Neighbor
Welcome to Copper #95! This is being written on October 4th---or 10/4, in US notation. That made me recall one of...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Ear Candy
Of the four strictly definable parameters of any musical sound—pitch, duration, loudness, and timbre—the last of these, also called color,...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Where I Am, Part 2
Picking up the story from Issue 87: a lot of water has gone by the bridge in the meantime. But...
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The Audio Cynic: Getting to the Bottom of Things
I recently had the opportunity to spend an afternoon listening to records with a reviewer. In addition to an absolutely...
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Quibbles and Bits: Going to Hong Kong
British Land Forces, Hong Kong 29th August, 1949 Hello Jock, Trying to keep a promise. I thought now would be...
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Vintage Whine: Drive, He Said Part 4
In previous installments of Vintage Whine, we've looked at belt-drive turntables, idler-drive turntables, and direct drive tables. This column deals...
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Music'al Notes: Cuba
The colorful buildings in the narrow streets of Old Havana beckoned us. The ever-present music drew us into the courtyard....
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Off the Charts: Leon Russell
One of his best-known songs was named after a science fiction novel. He sang while wearing a top hat and...
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Revolutions Per Minute: Screws, Machine Tools, and the Invention of Sound Recording
How are the ancient Egyptians, Archimedes, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Henry Maudslay related to sound recording? There are inventions that...
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True-Life Radio Tales: Second Verse, (Sorta) Same As the First
As senior year approached, I started sending out audition tapes to stations much larger than any which would have me---but...
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Music to My Ears: The Adventures of Jeff Beck: Second Movement
December 1965 found the Yardbirds recording an album in America at the studios of Chess and Sun. For these blokes...
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Trading Eights: Miles Davis: Eight Great Tracks
Here’s something you don’t hear every day: Miles Davis has a new album! Yes, the great trumpeter has been dead...
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To Be Determined: Four Hits, One Miss
Iggy Pop - Free I have a fairly esteemed level of admiration for Iggy Pop; his work with the Stooges...
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