Happy Passover/Easter/April Fools' Day!
Welcome to Copper #55!
It's a little odd when holidays come in clumps of threes---but then, I'm not sure if April 1st could properly be considered a holiday. Whatever. Be safe, and enjoy yourself.
John Seetoo contributes a brief but insightful interview with legendary jazz artist/composer Lalo Schifrin, who incidentally recorded on Audio Fidelity, many years back. Galen Gareis is back, continuing his series on cable design with the first of two parts on speaker cables . Gautam Raja takes a look at three little words that should leap off the tongue of anyone who considers themselves a scientist. Why is it so hard to say, "I don't know"? [FWIW: I don't know. ;->]
Professor Schenbeck leads off with part 2 of his look at musical Daughters; Dan Schwartz writes about Helios--not the sun, but it may be the center of the universe for some; Richard Murison switches gears yet again, wondering if space is really empty; Jay Jay French looks back at Tower Records ; Roy Hall remembers being sexually harrassed; Anne E. Johnson brings us the Indian indie band, the F16s; Woody Woodward looks at Delta blues pioneer Charlie Patton; Industry News looks at the recent sales of Stereophile and What Hi-Fi?; and I wonder how you know when to quit, and visit the Vintage Voltage show, with plenty of pics of old hi-fi and radio gear.
Copper #55 wraps up with a classic cartoon from Charles Rodrigues that explores the sad fate of a disenchanted audiophile. Our virtual back cover is a Parting Shot of the Austrian hill country by Paul McGowan.
Until next issue---enjoy!