Issue 99

Opening Salvo: Music Appreciation
We’re in the midst of the holiday season, a time of year that puts many of us in a contemplative...
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Too Much Tchaikovsky: Haydn and the Theatre
Today we most often encounter Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) as the celebrated “father” of the string quartet and composer of over...
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Music, Audio, and Other Illnesses: Further Thoughts on System Synergy
For the past week, I’ve been thinking a bit more about the issue of system synergy – and its opposite....
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Music'al Notes: Artek
I looked down at the bowl of pasta covered with green sauce. “Eat it!” Said Artek, “It’s delicious.” And it...
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Off the Charts: Led Zeppelin: Into the Rock and Roll Stratosphere
When the British band The Yardbirds split up in 1968, guitarist Jimmy Page was left with contracts to perform shows...
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True-Life Radio Tales: Life at KQV Radio in the Seventies
Back in the 1970s Pittsburgh was a top ten radio market, i.e.; the Big Time. KQV AM was number two...
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Music to My Ears: The Great Christmas Hymns
I was brought up Catholic because my mother was Irish and my father didn't care. I never saw him in...
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Trading Eights: Coleman Hawkins: Eight Great Tracks
Before Coleman Hawkins, few musicians took the tenor saxophone seriously as a jazz instrument. Once Hawkins hit the scene, everyone...
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To Be Determined: Three Solid Hits!
David Bowie - Space Oddity (Tony Visconti 2019 Remix) David Bowie’s Space Oddity has something of an oddity of a...
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The Copper Interview: John Meyer, Part 1
John Meyer is a legendary pioneer in the field of sound reinforcement. Many of you have heard Meyer’s gear without...
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Featured: New York Audio Show 2019 Report: Part 1
New York has been host to audio shows for a very long time – since the 1950s. The 1954 New...
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Featured: Pretentious! (No, Progressive)
(An Introduction to Progressive Rock – the Most Critically Maligned Genre of Pop Music This Side of Disco) In the...
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Audio Anthropology: Everything But the Kitchen Sink
[caption id="attachment_120019" align="aligncenter" width="700"] "An antique dry sink can often be used to house stereo equipment as shown." Who knew?...
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Parting Shot: Blue Mood
[caption id="attachment_121524" align="alignnone" width="600"] Capital Audiofest 2019. If you took a wrong turn from the lobby-level exhibits you'd end up...
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