Opening Salvo

Opening Salvo

Welcome to Copper #11! Wherever you are, we hope it’s…

Birth Of A Child

The birth of a child is always a cause for…

Welcome to the lucky thirteenth edition of Copper!

As is probably clear by now, we’ve decided to shake…

…almost World Series

As we draw nearer to the time of the World…

Future And Past

Welcome to Copper # 15! Our contest in issue #13…

Back By Popular Demand

Welcome to Copper #16! We’re excited by our recent additions.…

More, and Better

As we approach the annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, our…

Welcome Back, My Friends...

Anyone who has been around rock music at all knows…

Too Mean To Die

Welcome  to Copper #19! Believe me, no one is more…

...and the Hits Just Keep On Comin'...

Welcome to Copper #20! I think this is a particularly…

Where Did the Year Go?

Welcome to Copper # 21! It's hard to believe that 2016…

Happy Holidays!

Welcome to Copper #74, the second of three December issues, and one…

Good Riddance, 2016!

Happy New Year, and welcome to Copper #23, and 2017!…

A New Year's Resolution

Happy New Year to all, and hope my colleagues are…

The More the Merrier

Neither rain nor snow nor CES crud nor car crashes stays…

So Much for Punxsutawney Phil!

I would never overtly diss a legendary Groundhog, but six…

Happy Birthday to Us!

It honestly, really, truly  came as a shock to me…

Second Verse, Same as the First

The first year of Copper saw the mag start from…

...Out Like a Lamb?

The bizarre year proceeds apace as here in Boulder, we've…

It's Showtime!

Welcome to Copper #93! By the time you read this, the…

Beyond the Listening Room

By the time you read this, Axpona will be over.…

It's a Big, Big World

Welcome to Copper #32!  If you're a reader of fine…

On the Road Again....

As you read this, I'll have just returned from the…

Wiser? Or Just Older?

Welcome to the 34th issue of Copper! As I approach…

Retro-Introspection?

Welcome to Copper #35! Lately, I've been blathering a lot…

Across the Chronographic Divide

Welcome to Copper #36! I recently crossed the Continental Divide,…

...But It's a DRY Heat....

Welcome to Copper #37! As temperatures topped triple digits in…

Changes

Welcome to Copper #38! Just as there are continual changes…

Summer's End

Welcome to Copper #39! For many of us, it's almost…

After the Eclipse

Welcome to Copper #40! The old expression "a miss is…

Fire and Rain

Welcome to Copper #41! The title isn't to announce a James Taylor…

Woodsmoke and Oranges

Welcome to Copper #42! An all-too-brief vacation in the smoky Pacific Northwest…

Trick or Treat!

Welcome to Copper #44! I hope you were able to…

Fall Has Fallen....

...and it can't get up! Welcome to Copper #45! The year ticks…

Thanks!

Welcome to Copper #46! For music lovers, it is the…

December??

Welcome to Copper #47! I'm alarmed at how rapidly 2017…

Happy New Year!

Welcome to Copper #75, and welcome to 2019! It truly is difficult…

We're Golden!

Welcome to Copper #50! It's hard to believe we've reached…

Area 51

Welcome to Copper #51! We've passed New Year's, we've passed CES, and…

So Many Holidays!

...and yet, I have to work on Lincoln's Birthday, Valentine's…

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Welcome to Copper #53! Our very first issue appeared on…

Happy St. Pat's!

Welcome to Copper #54! Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh! ---which is allegedly,…

Happy Passover/Easter/April Fools' Day!

Welcome to Copper #55! It's a little odd when holidays…

See You in Chicago?

Welcome to Copper #56! With the recent Montréal Audio Fest,…

The Winter of Our Disc Content

Welcome to Copper #57! One last gasp of winter's wrath in Chicago,…

May Day, May Day, May Day!

Welcome to Copper #58! Every May I wonder how the phrase "May…

Munich and Everything After

Welcome to Copper #59! Blame any errors in this issue on jet…

Summer, Already?

Welcome to Copper #60! Ye Olde Editor may still be…

Numerologist's Delight

Welcome to Copper #61! Someone, somewhere will undoubtedly be able to extract…

The Endless Summer (Cold)

Welcome to Copper #62! My daughter Emily believes that men…

High Heat

Welcome to Copper #63! This issue's menu offers summer reading ranging…

On the Road Again

Welcome to Copper #87! Family business had me on a plane…

August Heat

Welcome to Copper #91! Having left the relatively-balmy temps of the…

Moving On

Welcome to Copper #66! Summer ends, fall begins, change abounds.…

Every New Beginning

Welcome to Copper #67! It may be my Irish heritage…

Falling Into Showtime

Welcome to Copper #68! By the time you read this, the first…

Autumn

Welcome to Copper #69! The aspens are starting to turn yellow here…

Snow Comes; Snow Goes

Welcome to Copper #70! The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest took place October 5-7,…

Vote!

Welcome to Copper #71! The leaves have mostly passed peak color here…

It's Summer Somewhere

Welcome to Copper #72! It's a cliche' that travel expands the mind,…

Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

Welcome to Copper #73! While the saying, "days drag, years fly by"…

Without CES, Does January Exist?

Welcome to Copper #76! ---here we are, halfway through January already, and…

Blood Wolf WHAT?

Welcome to Copper #77! I hope you had a better view of…

From -6 to 86 and Back Again

Welcome to Copper #79! This issue features my walkaround of the first-ever Florida…

Leather? Really?

Welcome to Copper #80, our Third Anniversary issue! Some investigations require more…

Welcome to Spring?

Welcome to Copper #81! This is being written on the first day…

It Might As Well Be Spring

Welcome to Copper #82! I've never been good with ambivalence.…

Every Day is Earth Day?

Welcome to Copper #83! I rarely react to PR pronouncements with…

A Long Time Ago....

Welcome to Copper #84! Being the picayune sort, it annoys me…

Another Day, Another Plane

Welcome to Copper #85! It seems like only yesterday when I…

June Means No More Snow---Right?

Welcome to Copper #86! A week or so ago, here in…

Half a Year, Half a Year, Half a Year Gone

Welcome to Copper #88! The day this magazine goes live, July…

All Fingers on Deck

Welcome to Copper #89! I hope you emerged from the 4th…

Happy Landings!

Welcome to Copper #90! By the time you read these, the…

See You in September

Welcome to Copper #92! With the last gasp of summer comes…

In the Air Tonight

Welcome to Copper #94! As this issue goes live, I'll have…

10-4, Good Neighbor

Welcome to Copper #95! This is being written on October 4th---or…

96 Tears

Welcome to Copper #96! One thousand, three hundred and twenty-three days…

The Editors, They are a changin'

I’m thrilled and honored to be named the new editor…

Better Living Through Music!

First of all, I want to give a huge thank…

Music Appreciation

We’re in the midst of the holiday season, a time…

One Hundred Issues and Counting!

This holiday season marks a major milestone for the magazine…

Happy Musical New Year!

Numbers have been on my mind lately: 97, 98, 99,…

"I Got a Fever..."

It's 102 – I got a fever and the only…

Audio Diversity

I’ve been thinking about this lately and seeing Paul McGowan’s…

Expanding Horizons

Copper has been moving to increase its audio-related articles. We…

Building Community

(With a tip of the hat to the Hank Stone…

Not Fade Away

This issue's cover: conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882 - 1977). One…

All Together Separately

Cover: violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901 - 1987). Many consider him…

Write On

This issue's cover: of course, the Beatles in their iconic…

Balancing Act

This issue’s cover: Judy Garland (1922 – 1969). One of…

Changing Perspectives

This issue's cover: Amy Winehouse (1983 – 2011) and Tony…

Imaginations Real

(With a tip of the hat to Dave Davies for…

Tiptoe Through the Tweeters

This Issue’s Cover: Bob Dylan (born 1941). The times they…

Peonies en Regalia

This issue’s cover: Joni Mitchell (1943 –). Riding on the…

They're Back!

We are thrilled to announce the return of Patti, Louie…

You Can't Think of Everything

Sometimes even the most perceptive of us can have a…

Only Two More Days Till Tomorrow

“Baby, there’s only two more days till tomorrow.” That’s from…

Ridin' the Storm Out

This was the hardest issue I’ve ever had to put…

I Leave My Fortune

I recently got a fortune cookie that said, “Music melts…

Take 22

This is my 22nd issue of editing Copper. 22 issues…

Name That Column Contest!

PS Audio recently launched its record label, Octave Records. (Read…

A Question of Time

Do you sometimes feel like we’re living in an alternate…

Light Up the Sky

The music world has lost an icon with the passing…

Learning to Fly

Every day is an opportunity to learn something. Even when…

Octave Pitch and Other Notes

We have a new president and vice president-elect. I and…

Anniversaries and Appreciations

Thanksgiving has come and gone in the US (and Brazil…

Hope for the Holidays

The term “Happy Holidaze” has become a cliché, the progenitor…

Hoping All the Verses Rhyme

Goodbye 2020 and here’s to a better 2021. Anything else…

Things Change With Time

Things change with time, as my very close friend likes…

Keep Your Eye on the Prize

It’s hard to believe – or maybe not – that…

Clickbait-Free Zone

Clickbait has become pervasive. It’s not hard to see why,…

Is There a Thinking Cap?

I wonder if artificial intelligence is the natural result of…

Headspace

You can only put so much of an input signal…

Oh, Look!

Copper has a new look! So does the rest of…

Only Two More Days Till Tomorrow

With Copper’s new format, long “Opening Salvo” intros take up…

Moonlight Feels Right

Found inside a fortune cookie: "Because of your melodic nature,…

With Age Comes Wisdom

I was hanging at the assisted living facility and an…

Accountability

When you’ve been paying your dues, after a while you…

Glitch Transitions

Since moving to the new Copper platform, there have been…

Copy That

Copper’s writers and I strive for excellence, and work hard…

Platinum Award

We’re proud to announce that Copper writer Alón Sagee, chief…

We Remember Art

I recently had the honor of attending an event in…

Dust

Is there a reader among us who doesn’t dig ZZ…

Should You Accept Cookies?

One of the features readers like Randy Vogel and others…

Magic and Loss

I and so many of us are saddened by the…

Sunset Over the Rocky Mountains

Recently we received an e-mail stating that “Rocky Mountain Audio…
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