Written by Bill Leebens

Welcome to Copper #69!

The aspens are starting to turn yellow here in Colorado, and  Rocky Mountain Audio Fest takes place October 5-7. Depending upon the machinations of publishing, it will either be forthcoming, in progress, or have already occurred. At any rate, I'm sure it will be/is/was a great show, once again!

Getting into this issue, Larry Schenbeck asks the musical question, "Why Do You Think They Call it Classical?";  Dan Schwartz is still recoveringso we’ll revisit his memorial of Paul Kantner; Richard Murison remembers friends lost along the way; Jay Jay French remembers the birth of the Beatles phenomenon  Roy Hall remembers his school days; Anne E. Johnson brings us obscure cuts from all the incarnations of Fleetwood MacChristian James Hand  deconstructs the anthemic MTV hit, "In A Big Country"; and  I write about the difference between humility and hubris.

Industry News looks at the latest drama from Sears; and our friend Rich Maez brings us the first part of a feature on the glories of the Monterey Auto Week.

Copper #69 concludes with Charles Rodrigues giving new meaning to the term GUI, and a Parting Shot that continues our automotive theme.

Woody Woodward is still on sabbatical, and we're looking forward to his return. We wish Dan Schwartz a rapid recovery.

Copper #70 will continue our Vintage Whine series on phono playback with part 5, we'll continue Rich's piece on Monterey, and we'll have a feature on RMAF.

Thanks for reading, and I'll see you at the show! ...or, I'm glad to see you/it was good to see you, as the case may be!

Cheers, Leebs.

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