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John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

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

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Music Lessons Online

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Before online music lessons, John Schaefer says, you could fumble through lessons on TV. 

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Tell Me a Story

Monday, May 17, 2010

John Schaefer finds an unexpected connection between Das Racist and The Hold Steady.

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The Greene Space

Soundcheck Late Night: The Hold Steady

Friday, May 14, 2010

10:00 PM

Brooklyn-based band The Hold Steady and the Queens hip-hop group Das Racist join Soundcheck for its first late-night show in The Greene Space.

Picks of the Week

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Iceland’s troublemaking volcano has been back in the news, and that country's music is back in our weekly picks. 

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New Musical Instruments

Thursday, May 13, 2010

More musical instruments?  That's fine, as long as we have more people playing them. 

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