Opening Salvo

May Day, May Day, May Day!

Welcome to Copper #58!

Every May I wonder how the phrase “May Day” became a distress call. Now I know—and it’s a disappointingly mundane explanation. Sometimes everyday life is so…everyday.

Our friend Rudy Radelic brings us more coverage of Axpona. Rudy covers some of the many areas I missed…and provides far better pics. Time for a new camera, Leebs!

Dan Schwartz’s interview with legendary promoter/raconteur Rikki Farr concludes here, covering the Isle of Wight Festival, acting, boxing, and much more.

Larry Schenbeck goes off the farm a bit with a look at a local record store; Dan Schwartz has such spilkies over his audio system yet again; Richard Murison  writes about DeVriend’s Beethoven cycle, and the kind folks at Native DSD offer discounts on downloads of the cycleJay Jay French continues his series on his guitar influences, with Keith Richards,Chuck Berry,and—Mike Kagan?!? Roy Hall  learns that when the boat is rocking….  Anne E. Johnson brings us indie singer/songwriter Heather Maloney; Woody Woodward looks back at Hoagy Carmichael; and I look at dueling audio shows and legendary ’60s manufacturer Hadley Labs. Anne also writes about Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin  in Something Old/Something New.

Industry News brings some surprise news from the analog world coming from SME and Shure, as well as the latest chapter of the endless saga of Gibson Brands .

Copper #58 concludes with another look at the tough world of audio sales from Charles Rodrigues, and a Parting Shot from  the desert by Paul McGowan.

Thanks for reading, and see you next issue!

Cheers, Leebs.