Opening Salvo

Trick or Treat!

Welcome to Copper #44!

I hope you were able to attend the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. It was a big, bold show, and spirits were upbeat. I wandered around a bit, and was only able to hit a fraction of the 140+ rooms. A photo spread on the show is here.

Dan Schwartz continues looking at his influences; sadly, we conclude Seth Godin’s return engagement with some thoughts on what comes next;  Richard Murison offers a gripping look at Georg Solti’s Ring CycleJay Jay French mentions the unmentionable audio word, cablesDuncan Taylor tells us about what went right and what went wrong with his latest recordingsRoy Hall remembers the early days of his career, not so fondlyAnne E. Johnson writes about a dynamic, versatile performer, Celisse Henderson ; and write about how being a musician is dangerous workand about an unjustly-overlooked anniversary—while the Summer of Love and Sgt. Pepper got all the attention.              .

Anne is back with a  fascinating  Something Old/Something New about The Great 78 Project; Industry News tells of  the closing of AKG’s Vienna headquarters, the birth of Austrian Audio, and the closing of Cavalli Audio.

I’m happy to present a piece on digital audio from TAS and SoundStage! writer Vade Forrester; and our friend John Seetoo is back with ruminations on all that stuff that music-lovers accumulate.

We wrap up Copper #44 with another classic cartoon from Charles Rodrigues, and a Parting Shot of a Washington winery. >sigh<

Until next time—-enjoy, and Happy Halloween!

Cheers, Leebs.