March 12th, 2018

    Welcome to Copper #54!

    Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh! ---which is allegedly, "St. Patrick's Day Blessing Upon You!" in Gaelic. My middle name's Moore, and I am of Irish heritage, but I can't vouch for the accuracy of the translation. Yet.

    March did indeed come in like a lion in many parts of the country--- I hope you're digging out, and have power. It's a little tough to read Copper without power of some sort!

    John Seetoo  concludes his interview with  Bobby Pulhemus, who recorded on Audio Fidelity as “Bobby Palomino”, lead guitarist of The Teemates. Next issue we'll have John's interview with a far better known Audio Fidelity artist---and I think you'll enjoy it. Galen Gareis is back, continuing his series on cable design with a piece on XLR design.

    Professor Schenbeck  leads off the regular columns with selections of violin + orchestraDan Schwartz writes about Godley & Creme, who recorded a number of amazing albums with 10cc and as a duo, and broke new ground in usic videos and musical instruments; Richard Murison takes a look at the taboo subject of powered speakers ;  Jay Jay French says "hell, yeah" to EQRoy Hall sleeps through another cultural event; Anne E. Johnson brings us indie singer/producer/artist Be Steadwell...and I'm a little smitten Woody Woodward concludes his two-parter on rockabilly Industry News brings news about Spotify, and the death of a well-known figure; and write about differentiation, and how speakers exhaleAnne is back  with a survey of madrigal recordings in Something Old/Something New---and you may be surprised by some of the composers who have written madrigals.

    Copper #54 wraps up with a classic cartoon from Charles Rodrigues that continues my discussion of speakers---sort of.  Our virtual back cover is a Parting Shot of the Italian coast by Paul McGowan.

    Erin Go Bragh! ---and we’ll see you next issue.

    Cheers, Leebs

    Violin + Orchestra, Part 1

    Our story begins with Beethoven. (What else is new?) His…

    Sandwiches of You

    A couple issues back, discussing the NAMM convention, I mentioned…

    This… Is Not That

    There’s a term that both guides and haunts any human…

    That Whose Name May Not Be Spoken

    In every corner of life there are guilty secrets, ancient…

    We Don’t Need No Education…We Don’t Need No Tone Controls…

    Well, you will soon see that I disagree with that…


    “You’re going to see that wee, fat conceited bastard?” said…

    Speakers Are Exhausting

    “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”…

    Be Steadwell

    Every time she opens her mouth to sing, Washington, DC-based…

    Rock This Town: Rockabilly, Part 2

    During the 1960’s rockabilly was mainly heard on the nostalgia…

    Thicker, Stronger….

    Cables: XLR Interconnect Design

    In the previous article in this series, we discussed the…

    Unusual Madrigals

    “Madrigal” is one of those words that showed up in…

    Spotify Files for IPO; Tower Records Founder Dies

    Back in Copper #36, we looked at the financial state…

    Audio Fidelity: Bobby Palomino of The Teemates, Part 2

    [After the advent of the British invasion, pioneering audiophile label…


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