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 Cycle; Jay Jay French mentions the unmentionable audio word, cables; Duncan Taylor tells us about what went right and what went wrong with his latest recordings; Roy Hall remembers the early days of his career, not so fondly; Anne E. Johnson writes about a dynamic, versatile performer, Celisse Henderson ; and I write about how being a musician is dangerous work, and 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!