John Schaefer appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I missed the first wave of ska in the 60s, but like almost everyone in the 70s I knew reggae because of Bob Marley.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Every parent eventually faces the question, “Why is the sky blue?” from their kids. I heard it this past weekend from my 14-year old daughter.
Monday, April 19, 2010
What do you think of the teen idol phenomenon? Tell Soundcheck.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Do you have a favorite independent label – one whose taste you generally trust? Tell Soundcheck.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Do you find program notes helpful before hearing a concert or a recording? Tell Soundcheck.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Has music made your visit to the dentist any easier? What did you listen to? Tell Soundcheck.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Which country do you think has the better musical theater, the U.S. or the U.K.? Tell Soundcheck.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Have you ever been a tour manager? Or a musician with a tour manager horror story? Tell Soundcheck
Friday, April 09, 2010
Will you miss Malcolm McLaren? Will music? Tell Soundcheck.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Do you have a favorite use of the vocoder in music? Tell Soundcheck.
Monday, April 05, 2010
Most people, especially those of us living in large urban environments, would say that we like to take a break from all the noise. And most of us would be wrong.
Friday, April 02, 2010
What’s your favorite baseball music – to hear, or to sing? Tell Soundcheck.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Do you like live music in restaurants? Why or why not? Tell Soundcheck.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
What do you think of the banjo? Is it annoying or awesome? Tell Soundcheck.
Monday, March 29, 2010
What, if anything, should be done to support orchestras, museums, and arts organizations struggling in a tough economy?
Friday, March 26, 2010
What impact – for good or ill – do you think the trio of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed had on music? Tell John Schaefer and Soundcheck.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
When an artist dies, no one wants their art to do with them. That’s why estates – whether family-based or not –oversee what happens to a writer’s books or plays, a musician’s songs and recordings, an artist’s sketches and studies, etc.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Are there computerized voices that have been useful to you? Or are they paving the way for the destruction of the human race? We're serious. Tell Soundcheck.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Were you a Deadhead? What was the experience like? Do you see parallels to today’s music industry? Soundcheck would appreciate an answer.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
If you’re in the creative or performing arts, how do you deal with insecurity and stage fright?