John Schaefer appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
In the days immediately after 9/11, our regular programming on WNYC 93.9 FM was suspended and we were doing wall-to-wall news coverage from NPR’s New York studio in midtown. I had been on the scene that Tuesday morning and was badly shaken by the events; and staying at home with nothing to do was definitely not helping me. So when NPR called to ask if I’d cover a live performance of the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, and gather some sound from people at the church, I was relieved and grateful.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
John Schaefer wishes he didn't have to listen to the start of today's show.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Steve Jobs is not a musician, or a record producer, or a composer. But he has profoundly changed the way we hear music, the way music is produced, the way music is marketed. The products he invented have helped make music an almost ubiquitous part of our lives.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Everything John Schaefer knows about music he learned through cartoons. Almost.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Disney films often centered around music - to great effect.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Cartoon music is some of the earliest music we hear.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Stephen Coates really got into this Last Werewolf project. Maybe a little too into it. Taking Glen Duncan’s novel of the same name as his inspiration, he’s created not only one of my favorite records this year but also a playlist of werewolf songs. Now, Soundcheck listeners may remember that we did a “Soundcheck Smackdown” on who has the better songs, vampires or zombies. Read the listener comments, still posted on the webpage, to see some of the great and not-so-great songs inspired by the various flavors of Undead. Note too, that even though they were not part of the debate, werewolves got a little love occasionally. Now, with the full moon having just passed, it seems safe to unveil Stephen Coates’s list of 30 great werewolf songs, plus 1 poem.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
On Sunday at 2 pm, Cued Up features the second of four programs featuring performances from the Look and Listen Festival. On tap is a quiet storm of music by John Cage, Colin Jacobsen, Jason Treuting, Elliott Carter and John Musto.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Soundcheck is celebrating musical collaborations in The Greene Space with mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile of Nickel Creek and guitarist Michael Daves, and bluegrass legend Del McCoury and the swing kings of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Monday, July 18, 2011
John Schaefer on the pitfalls of Bowie biographers
Friday, July 15, 2011
John Schaefer wonders where all the TV theme songs have gone.
Monday, July 11, 2011
John Schaefer wrestles with a list of truly original covers
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Concert-going can be work - but worth it.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Remembering The Big Man - and one little photo
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Bohemian Rhapsody went from unintelligible to just plain weird.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron, dubbed "the godfather of rap," died Friday in New York. How are you marking his death? Post your memories of Gil Scott-Heron, his music and his legacy.