Welcome to Copper #82!
I’ve never been good with ambivalence. The song quoted in the title above: does it mean that it’s not spring, but just kinda sorta looks like it? I don’t like false hope, and here in Colorado, winter is an evil, deceptive and persistent thing, prone to lingering well beyond its sell-by date….
Let’s assume it’s Spring, by God, and sit out in der Biergarten mit der Hunden und Kindern, and enjoy life.
We’ve got an amazing issue for you, if I say so myself. And I do.
Prof. Larry Schenbeck brings us more Deutsch—not der Biergarten, but Eine kleine zuviele Nachtmusik; Dan Schwartz finds religion—in his own way; Richard Murison writes about Great Opera—and while some may find one of his mentions controversial, I agree wholeheartedly; Jay Jay French —well, just read it. He’s shaking things up yet again; Roy Hall tells stories that could only occur in New York; Anne E. Johnson’s Off the Charts brings us lesser-known cuts from one of my favorites, Rev. Al Green; Anne’s Something Old/Something New brings us recent recordings of Handel Arias; and I get serious with Cynic and explore a fascinating sidebar to Fairchild history in Vintage Whine.
The Copper Interview brings us Part 1 of John Seetoo’s talk with Leslie Ann Jones, well-known recordist and daughter of…?
Richard Murison visited the Montréal Audio Fest, and was only able to produce a Gallic shrug for many exhibits; and new contributor Peter Braverman brings us details of the fascinating Sofar concert program. Live music! GO!!
Poor Woody Woodward and Christian James Hand have both been under the weather, and will return as soon as they’re able.
I hope to see you at Axpona—thanks for reading, and we’ll be back with #83 on April 22nd—Earth Day!