Opening Salvo

On the Road Again

Welcome to Copper #64! As this issue goes live, I’ll be out in California, having participated in a panel at the California Audio Show in the Bay area, and visiting potential new contributors to Copper. We’ll have a feature about the show in the next issue, and I hope to have news about new columns.

Jumping right in, Professor Schenbeck  focuses on music from Nordic lands; Dan Schwartz contemplates his bedroom system; Richard Murison encroaches upon fellow Glaswegian Roy Hall’s turf with an ode to Scotch whiskyJay Jay French takes a light look at musiciansRoy Hall recalls concerts, both heard and unheard; Anne E. Johnson looks at obscure work of Dan Fogelberg;  Christian James Hand analyzes Mike Oldfield’s classic Tubular Bells, track by track; and I wonder: when someone says “it’s all about the music”—do you believe them? I also ponder what future vintage gear will look like—and invite you to join in the discussion in order to …

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Anne is back with a Something Old/Something New review featuring the music of 17th century composer  Orlando Gibbons , who, as Anne puts it, “was a very big deal”. Industry News looks at the unexpected survival and success of Best Buy.

Copper #64 concludes with Charles Rodrigues shows that a few letters can make a big difference; and I present a memory of Munich in Parting Shot.

Woody Woodward is still on sabbatical, and will return in a few issues.

Thanks for reading, and see you next issue!

Cheers, Leebs.