October 23rd, 2022

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    I’ve spent way too much time at Club 19 lately, and plan to be back to writing next issue. Thank you, Copper staff members for your support and for making my job as editor so much easier while sweating out the last two issues.


    In this issue: J.I. Agnew takes another look at Lyrec record cutting lathes. Harris Fogel has the first of a two-part report and photo essay on the New York Audio Show 2022. John Seetoo concludes his interview with mastering engineer Piper Payne. Ray Chelstowski interviews Steven Page, solo artist and formerly of Barenaked Ladies. Roy Hall tells us about some of his neighbors. Ken Kessler gets his reel-to-reel hackles up. Russ Welton offers his take on a different kind of retail therapy. Adrian Wu reviews the AudioNautes reissue of Jazz at the Pawnshop – on reel-to-reel.

    Rudy Radelic enjoys some jazz from Horizon Records, A&M Records’ subsidiary label. B. Jan Montana takes a deep breath in his pilgrimage to Sturgis. Reader Tom Lane asks: what if Elvis had lived? Andrew Daly talks with Richard X. Heyman about his new 67,000 Miles an Album. Jeff Weiner thinks the 1950s was the best decade for popular music. Ted Shafran concludes his series on desert island classical music. Anne E. Johnson hears the future of classical piano in Sarah Cahill, and tries to pin down the elusive Del-Vikings. We conclude the issue with a hush, an unholy racket, wordless expression, and finger-pointing.

    Staff Writers:

    J.I. Agnew, Ray Chelstowski, Andrew Daly, 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, 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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    Steven Page (Formerly of Barenaked Ladies): Soaring Higher with Excelsior

    Barenaked Ladies (BNL) is a Canadian rock band that helped…

    Tape vs. Vinyl: An Old Pawnshop Favorite

    I just received my reel-to-reel tape copy of Jazz at…

    Back to My Reel-to-Reel Roots, Part 25: Half-Full – Not Half Empty

    Ken Kessler looks again at the availability of reel-to-reel hardware…

    The New York Audio Show 2022, Part Two

    Even though Manhattan is the center of the photography universe,…


    Bukhara. It was the razor wire that really got my…

    The Elusive Del-Vikings

    You’d think the Del-Vikings would be pretty simple to research.…

    Pilgrimage to Sturgis, Part 32

    The Bhagwan played his sitar for about 20 minutes. Most…

    Around the World In 80 Lathes, Part 24

    J.I. began his overview of Danish-made Lyrec record cutting lathes…

    Pianist Sarah Cahill: The Future Is Female

    Pianist Sarah Cahill has never been interested in the established…

    Classical Music for a Desert Island, Part Three

    Part One and Part Two of this series on desert island…

    Retail Therapy

    I never trained as a psychologist. Instead, in my retail…

    The Golden Decade for Popular Music…The 1950s?

    I belong to a music-listening group consisting of five people…

    The History of A&M Records, Part Eight: Horizon Records

    In 1975, A&M Records established a subsidiary jazz label called…

    What if Elvis Had Lived?

    Let’s go back to August 1977. Elvis Presley’s records were…

    Wordless Expression

    Richard X. Heyman: Still Going at 67,000 Miles an Album

    Richard X. Heyman has long had a habit of paying…

    Piper Payne – A Mastering Engineer For Next Generation Music, Part Three

    After establishing her reputation as a mastering engineer in Oakland,…

    There’s a Kind of Hush

    From Audio Classics in Vestal, New York, here’s a gorgeous,…

    Unholy Racket


    Street art, Silver City, New Mexico.
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