Opening Salvo

    Under the Same Sky

    Issue 168

    As a fortune cookie connoisseur, this one caught my eye: “We all live under the same sky, but we don’t see the same light.” Quite a profundity from the usually prosaic, sometimes humorous, and often inscrutable Golden Bowl company. And what’s up with this eBay fortune cookie auction?

    In this issue: Anne E. Johnson tells of glorious music from Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, and grooves on the queen of country, Kitty Wells. Wayne Robins enjoys Grupo Rebolú’s Afro-Colombian breakthrough. I cover Octave Records’ new country/Americana/rock release, Nightmares by Gasoline Lollipops. Jeff Weiner takes us inside Arizona’s Musical instrument Museum. B. Jan Montana is deeply affected by music. J.I. Agnew delves into the work of cutting lathe artisan Jędrzej Kubiak. Ted Shafran tells us where to buy high-quality classical music downloads. Tom Methans visits Steinway & Sons and finds an interesting piano development.

    Ken Sander sets the Wayback Machine to CES, and gets Technomania. Rudy Radelic covers A&M Records during the 1980s and 1990s. Ken Kessler gives reel-to-reel tape labels some stick. John Seetoo takes us through the evolution of in-ear monitors. Ray Chelstowski talks with Cincinnati favorites The Harlequins. Steven Bryan Bieler explains his dogs…by album titles. Andrew Daly likes women who rock. I conclude my interview with Larry Jaffee of Making Vinyl. Russ Welton ponders vinyl, and the world’s best stereo system. The issue concludes with dog’s ears, stubborn audiophiles, high fi, and a big sky.

    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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