John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Recordings – Documents or Artifice?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sometimes a recording is more than just a document of a band's sound. 

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Bach, Beethoven, and R2D2

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

OK, she's a computer, but is composer Emily Howell really all that different? 

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When Radio Was King

Monday, June 14, 2010

WSM reached millions of Americans. John Schaefer was not one of them.

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The Beautiful Sounds of the Beautiful Game

Friday, June 11, 2010

John Schaefer on what the world really needs: more soccer and more music.

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A Great Story and a Bonus Track

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Yeah, the show's over - but we're not done yet.

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Was Robert Johnson Speeding?

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Robert Johnson: a deal with the devil or a mistake in the control room?

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Battle of the Late Night Bands

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Why The Roots are the best thing on the late night talk shows.

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The Song of the Summer, 2010

Monday, June 07, 2010

We’ve done this annually on Soundcheck – offering a list of likely pop hits that seem to have been issued for the sole purpose of vying for the unofficial title of Song Of The Summer.

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A Car Born From Music?

Friday, June 04, 2010

It just looks like another car to me...

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Raising Arizona. Or Not.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

John Schaefer has a family connection to the immigration issue. 

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Celestial Harmony

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Turns out the universe is musical, and somewhere, Pythagoras is saying "right again!" 

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On The Road Again

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Why I'd love the Clash to reunite - and why I wouldn't go see them.

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What's wrong with a little drool?

Friday, May 28, 2010

John Schaefer recognizes "Drooling Fanaticism" when he sees it - at home.

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VIP Concert Tix

Thursday, May 27, 2010

John Schaefer wonders why he isn't more upset at VIP concert packages.

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The Film That Launched A Thousand Scores

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Seems like everyone wants to write music for this old sci-fi classic.

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Wedding Band Blues

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

How about the best (or worst) of both worlds:  A wedding band with a dj? 

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Jingle All The Way

Monday, May 24, 2010

John Schaefer wonders what those catchy jingles are really saying...

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Forever (Neil) Young

Friday, May 21, 2010

John Schaefer tries to decide which Neil Young he's a fan of. 

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Scoring Robin Hood

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It’s interesting to compare the way different composers have approached period piece films over the years.  In 1938, when Erich Wolfgang Korngold composed his classic score to The Adventures of Robin Hood, there was no “period instrument” movement – what we now call “early music” was the province of scholars and theoreticians, and was hardly ever actually played by living musicians.

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Picks of the Week

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Soundcheck's picks this week include an afro-pop pioneer and a musical portrait of Los Angeles of the 1940s and '50s.

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