April 22nd, 2019

    Welcome to Copper #83!

    I rarely react to PR pronouncements with more than an eye-roll, but when a utility company known for its string of coal-fired generating plants sent out a newsletter headed, "Make Every Day Earth Day", I nearly did a Danny Thomas spit-take with my morning brew.

    Of course, the sentiment is valid, and noble---in spite of its painful earnestness. I recall the first Earth Day in 1970 (!), and I'm sure that as a 13-year-old member of Friends of the Earth, I said things that made my elders roll their eyes---and more.

    Meanwhile, here on Earth....

    Prof. Larry Schenbeck leads off the issue with Mahler and Stravinsky; Dan Schwartz looks at ways of fixing it in the mix; Richard Murison looks at lasers---not directly, of course, those things will put your eye out! Jay Jay French talks with legendary DJ Cousin Brucie; Roy Hall turns his head and coughs; Anne E. Johnson’s Off the Charts brings us Cream, beyond "White Room"; Woody Woodward looks at Steppenwolf, as only Woody can; Anne’s Trading Eights brings us recordings from one of my favorite jazz pianists, Marian McPartland; and The Audio Cynic barely sees Axpona. 

    The Copper Interview concludes John Seetoo’s talk with Leslie Ann Jones.

    Our friend Rudy Radelic is back with Part 1 of his look around Axpona---luckily, he saw far more than I did.

    Copper #83 wraps up with reception issues from Charles Rodrigues, and an overhead view of our little town from Maggie McFalls.

    Christian James Hand is tied up in live sessions---with luck, he'll tell us about his session at the Ring. And my apologies, but Vintage Whine will be back next issue.

    I hope you enjoy this issue, and I'll see you in two weeks!

    Cheers, Leebs.

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