Issue 98

Opening Salvo: Better Living Through Music!
First of all, I want to give a huge thank you to our writers, Paul McGowan, Bill Leebens and a...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Russian Composers: Rachmaninov, Medtner and Prokofiev
They were contemporaries. Sergey Rachmaninov (1873–1943) was born seven years earlier than Nicolay Medtner (1880–1951), who arrived a year before...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: The Sound of My Stereo and the Quality of Cables
I’ve written about the sound of my system before – and how it had devolved from its extraordinary condition of...
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Music'al Notes: Puerto Rico
“Why are we here?” I asked my host Harry. “Wait, just wait” was his reply. I loved going to Puerto...
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Off the Charts: The Pogues
When a band’s original name – Pogue Mahone – is an English spelling of the Irish for “Kiss My Arse,”...
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Revolutions Per Minute: The Multiple Facets of Magnetic Recording: A Brief History
Grooved media – phonograph cylinders, gramophone records and so on – kickstarted the recording industry and were the dominant commercial...
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Music to My Ears: The Bonzo Dog Band and the House on Daleville Road
I discovered the weirdness of the Bonzo Dog Band in the 1970s when living in a possessed A-frame house that...
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Something Old / Something New: Hildegard of Bingen
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) is one of the most important composers of medieval sacred music, revered today for an unfettered...
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To Be Determined: Three Hits and a Big Miss!
The Stooges - The Stooges (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) When the Stooges burst onto the scene in 1969, they had...
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Featured: Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report
I’ve known about Capital Audiofest but hadn’t gone until this year. I’d heard it was a small but fun show...
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Parting Shot: Angry Sea
Paul and Terri McGowan spent time as leaf peepers this fall in New England. Along the way, we stopped on...
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