On With the Show

On With the Show

Written by Frank Doris

AXPONA, Audio Expo North America, is happening as you are reading this and we’ll be reporting on it in upcoming issues.

A drug that reverses hearing loss? I haven’t dug deeply into it yet, but for now, this article in SciTechDaily about biotech company Frequency Therapeutics certainly caught my attention. The regenerative treatment is said to stimulate the growth of hair cells in the inner ear – the cells that enable us to hear.

In this issue: Rich Isaacs went to a lot of concerts in 1977. Tom Gibbs reviews some outstanding high-res music downloads. Larry Jaffee attends the Fest for Beatles Fans. Ken Kessler gets re-educated about reel-to-reel tape. Tom Methans considers the current and future state of vacuum-tube availability. Ray Chelstowski discovers Bonnie Pointer’s lost-and-found Like a Picasso album. J.I. Agnew takes a close look at record-cutting lathe cutter heads. B. Jan Montana looks for the right tools for the journey. Jay Jay French finds happiness in a surprisingly modest audio system. Don Kaplan, The Mindful Melophile, enjoys more singing, talking and dancing.

John Seetoo reviews Geoff Emerick and Howard Massey’s book on recording the Beatles. Anne E. Johnson covers the careers of progressive rock giants Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and the President of Jazz, saxophonist Lester Young. Russ Welton talks speaker setup with Audio Advice’s Scott Newnam. Rudy Radelic continues his survey of A&M Records. Andrew Daly interviews singer/songwriter Chris Haddox, who proves that perseverance pays off. Our A/V department flies with the Pilot, has a wardrobe malfunction, takes a reality check, and grazes in the grass.

Staff Writers:

J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Cliff Chenfeld, Jay Jay French, Tom Gibbs, Roy Hall, Rich Isaacs, Anne E. Johnson, Don Kaplan, Ken Kessler, Don Lindich, Stuart Marvin, Tom Methans, B. Jan Montana, Rudy Radelic, Tim Riley, Wayne Robins, Alón Sagee, Ken Sander, John Seetoo, Dan Schwartz, Russ Welton, Adrian Wu

Contributing Editors:
Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Andrew Daly, Jack Flory, Harris Fogel, Steve Kindig, Ed Kwok, David Snyder, Bob Wood

“Cartoon Bob” D’Amico

James Whitworth, Peter Xeni

Parting Shots:
James Schrimpf, B. Jan Montana, Rich Isaacs (and others)

Audio Anthropology Photos:
Howard Kneller, Steve Rowell

Frank Doris

Paul McGowan

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 – FD

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