Springtime Solace

Springtime Solace

Written by Frank Doris

For me, music always has been, is, and will be, solace. Even during, and perhaps because of, the toughest times.

In this issue: Wayne Robins sometimes sits and listens to Courtney Barnett. Tom Methans hangs out with Frank Sinatra – for real. Our Mindful Melophile, Don Kaplan, isn’t afraid to listen to classical music. Anne E. Johnson looks at the career of Yusuf/Cat Stevens and finds that composer Francisco Guerrero is catching on again – five centuries later. Tom Gibbs covers the 2022 Florida Audio Expo. Jay Jay French doesn’t take solace in audio these days. John Seetoo talks some more with Grammy Award winning producer/engineers Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz. Ken Kessler makes a reel-to-reel discovery linked to his dad.

Ray Chelstowski interviews Heart and solo artist Ann Wilson about her upcoming album. J.I. Agnew keeps our heads spinning with his continuing series on record-cutting lathes. Ken Sander experiences the ups and downs of touring. Jack Flory builds his first speakers. Rudy Radelic digs deeper into the music of saxophonist John Klemmer. B. Jan Montana continues his epic journey. Andrew Daly interviews Kevin Whelan of indie rockers the Wrens, and Aeon Station. Russ Welton greets us with, how do you Q? I ask if I have what it takes to be an audio reviewer. We put the curtain on the issue with the meaning of life, springtime radio, and a fabled doorway.

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, WL Woodward, Adrian Wu

Contributing Editors:
Ivan Berger, Steven Bryan Bieler, Andrew Daly, Jack Flory, Harris Fogel, Robert Heiblim, Steve Kindig, Ed Kwok, Andy Schaub, 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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