January 1st, 2018

    Welcome to Copper #75, and welcome to 2019! It truly is difficult to believe that the year is gone, but here we are. Let's get to it!

    From our usual gang of geniuses---and thanks to all for another terrific year!: our storyteller Larry Schenbeck tells us about musical storytellersDan Schwartz looks at The White Album; Richard Murison brings us math you can sink your teeth intoJay Jay French brings us the first of two stories about meeting John & YokoRoy Hall visits Berlin without causing an international incident; Anne E. Johnson brings us some obscure material from Joni Mitchell's incredible career; and I look back at 2018, and examine the amazing business empire of Sherman Fairchild---which just happened to have included audio.

    Industry News continues the never-ending story of---well, guess who.

    Our friend Dan McCauley is back with his 50 best albums of 2018---some of which I've actually heard! B. Jan Montana discusses what it means to be Top Dog in the world of high-end audio. Industry veteran Jeff Haagenstad makes his first appearance in Copper with some thoughts on the state of our biz, and what's needed to make it grow.

    Copper #75 wraps up with a cartoon that may be a little too soon, from Charles Rodrigues (if so, blame the Editor), and a first-time Parting Shot from Rich Isaacs that made me think of Hieronymus Bosch. Take a look---and see what YOU see.

    Enjoy, and we’ll see you soon. Our pals Woody Woodward and Christian James Hand will be back after the New Year---so, Happy New Year! Drive safely!

    Cheers, Leebs.

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