August 28th, 2017

    Welcome to Copper #40!

    The old expression "a miss is as good as a mile" seems to apply to the recent eclipse: those of us in the 90% range of totality were underwhelmed, while those who got The Full Monty talk about life-changing experiences, incredible emotionality, blah blah.

    "Life-changing"? Sorry: my life has a lot of inertia, and it takes a lot to change it. Maybe I'll see 100% in my old hometown of Carbondale, come the '24 eclipse. Then we'll see. ;->

    I'm happy to welcome back our resident foodie Chloe Olewitz.  Just in time for summer's end, Chloe explains the difference between ice cream, gelato, sorbet---all that frozen stuff. Chloe's next piece will be about martial arts---so be nice!

    Dan Schwartz is in the lead-off spot with the first in a series of articles on encounters--this one, with Jack Casady; Seth Godin tells us his favorite audio tweak; Richard Murison sends his compliments to two's complement; Duncan Taylor writes about his new live-recording venue; Roy Hall tells about a family member with issues; Anne E. Johnson introduces indie artist Petite Noir; Woody Woodward looks back at Jethro Tull---and wrote while standing on one leg to get in the mood;  and I worry about devices that are smarter than their user, and take a look at Bang & Olufsen.

    Industry News
     tells of ---well, there's so much going on, you'll just have to read it;  Anne E. Johnson is back in Something Old/Something New, looking at recordings of the works of Frescobaldi Gautam Raja is back with a control issue; I finish my look around the California Audio Show; and Jim Smith looks at the high-end industry and doesn't like what he sees; In My Room is the incredible story of a reader's home-built pipe organ (!!)---and you'll have to see it to believe it .

    We wrap up Copper #40 with a classic cartoon from Charles Rodrigues, and another beautiful Parting Shot from Paul McGowan.

    Until nest issue—enjoy!

    Cheers, Leebs.

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    Meetings With Remarkable Men, Part 1

    Last time out, I wrote a bit about the Grateful…

    Intelligence Inside

    Way back in Copper #26 I wrote “The IoT is…

    My Favorite Tweak

    It involves an Eberhard Faber Design Art Marker No. 255,…

    Two’s a Compliment

    [The article deals with two’s complement, but the title was…

    Bang & Olufsen, Part 1

    In 2013 I was fortunate to have a consulting gig…


    “Hello Sadie, when are you leaving?” said my father, the…

    Petite Noir

    There are as many influences on Petite Noir’s music as…

    Jethro Tull
    Beggar’s Farm

    Jethro Tull was a intriguing lawyer and agriculturist whose life…


    For the majority of classical music fans, Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)…

    I Scream, You Scream—For Gelato? Sorbet?

    The freezer section at the local grocery store is only…

    Out of Control

    This article was first published in the Dubai-based English daily…

    The Death of High-End Audio?

    We’ve all seen and heard the discussions concerning the so-called…

    A Critical Listener


    The California Audio Show Part 2

    Part 1 of my report on the California Audio Show…

    Changes Everywhere in Audio

    There are major changes afoot in the audio industry, and…

    The Pipe Organ in my Living Room :
    A Lifelong Journey

    [This issue’s In My Room is a little different from…

    Forest, Near Big Sur

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