November 6th, 2017

...and it can't get up!

Welcome to Copper #45!

The year ticks away, and we are presented/threatened with the horrors of endless repetitions of Burl Ives' "Holly Jolly Christmas"...Well, be of good cheer. You'll find plenty of new music to explore here.

John Seetoo is back with another excellent interview---this time, with Kavi Alexander of Water Lily Acoustics. I think you'll really enjoy this one.

I'm pleased to introduce A.J. Hernandez, an oenologist who'll be guiding us down some less-traveled roads in the world of wine. Part 1 of his tour of southern Italian wines appears in this issue.

Amongst our regular columnists,  Dan Schwartz wonders why his system doesn't sound better;  Richard Murison leads us around in circles, musically;  Jay Jay French begins a look at the best of the psychedelic eraDuncan Taylor tells us about recording Judah and the LionRoy Hall remembers a harrowing summer holiday ; Anne E. Johnson introduces indie band Leopold and his Fiction; and I wonder, when are you too old to tour? ---and look at what things are made of.

Dan McCauley is back with Something Old/Something New from...Flat Worms?!?  and Industry News tells of  more woes for Sears and Gibson. Our friends  Gautam Raja and Fred Schwartz are back--- Gautam, with an intriguing look at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, and Fred, with a look at the relationship between HiFis, Cars, and Planes.

We wrap up Copper #45 with another classic cartoon from Charles Rodrigues, and a Parting Shot of some striking cloud formations. WL Woodward will be back soon.

Until next time—-enjoy!

Cheers, Leebs.

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Why Doesn't My System Sound Better?
(Or: A Neurotic's Confession)

By any objective measure, it sounds incredible. But you know…


Back at the dawn of the grunge era in 1991,…

Like a Circle in a Spiral

On a piano keyboard, most of us know that all…

The Great 1967 Psychedelic Album of the Year Shootout

Part 1   The Contenders I recently sent away for, and…

Summer Holiday

“We’ve come to report a car accident”said Ivor. The policeman…

Materials Science

I've danced around this subject before, with my discussions of…

Leopold and his Fiction

With eyes like big brown marbles and his dyed blond…

Hi-Fis, Cars, and Planes

This Zenith portable stereo is the first stereo I remember…

The Two Most Important People in the World

Let's call my audio-show buddy Gavin. I first met him…

Southern Italian Wines:
A Walk on the Wild Side, Part 1

It’s a Malbec world out there. Once upon a time,…

Flat Worms

From the scuzzy, fuzzy den of Castle Face Records comes…

Diminished Capacity

More Bad News for Sears and Gibson

We've previously written about the sad, seemingly-inevitable  decline of Sears.…

Kavi Alexander, Part 1

Kavi Alexander considers creating music to be a sacred act,…

Close Encounters

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