John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Selling Well or Selling Out?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Arcade Fire succeeds while sticking to their guns.

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The Art and Craft of Songwriting

Monday, August 16, 2010

It may aspire to art, but songwriting is all about craft. 

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The Wisdom of Jerry From Queens

Friday, July 30, 2010

John Schaefer says Detroit rocks, and raps, and funks...

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Around the Block

Thursday, July 29, 2010

John Schaefer says "I have nothing to say, and I am saying it."

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The Big Gig

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

John Schaefer likes the White House's new approach to live music.

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The Measure of Success?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Do music charts serve any purpose today?

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Space Is The Place

Monday, July 26, 2010

Female pop singers get into sci-fi.  John Schaefer asks, what took you so long? 

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Summer In The City

Friday, July 23, 2010

For much of my adult life, I’ve lived in spitting distance of Prospect Park.  That’s assuming I can spit the length of two city blocks, which, since I’ve never attempted it, has never been disproved.  The point is, living near an open space in New York City means that occasionally, you will be treated to the sounds of an outdoor summer concert – whether you want it or not. 


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Fela, Eventually

Thursday, July 22, 2010

John Schaefer remembers discovering Fela Kuti's music.

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It Was A Very Good Year... Not

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

John Schaefer still hates 1970. 

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Man Vs. Machine

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

John Schaefer wonders if digital instruments are the real threat to musicians' jobs.

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Lessons from Altamont

Monday, July 19, 2010

Drug use at rock concerts is apparently news to some LA officials. 

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The Biggest Change Of All

Friday, July 16, 2010

John Schaefer wonders how musicians manage when they become parents.

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Duke Ellington's America

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

If Duke Ellington signifies something about America, who else does too?

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Do We Need Lilith Fair?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Do we need Lilith Fair" is the wrong question.

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Beat the Press

Monday, July 12, 2010

Aside from the obvious (and pretty important) similarity that they’re both women vocalists and songwriters, Liz Phair and M.I.A. have little in common.

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Music of the World Cup Final

Friday, July 09, 2010

Two countries fight for the World Cup.  Can their music predict the outcome?

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Call-in: Who Cares About the World Cup?

Friday, July 09, 2010

The World Cup finals are on Sunday. Spain will face the Netherlands. But do you care? If you’ve gotten wrapped up in World Cup fever this year, call us up and tell us why. Or if the vuvuzelas, crowded bars, and distracted co-workers are driving you nuts, tell us why you can’t get into it. Call and make your case for why it’s worth getting in to World Cup soccer, or for why you should avoid the whole production all together.

Plus, soccer fan, youth soccer coach, and host of WNYC's Soundcheck and New Sounds, John Schaefer, talks about why some people get into soccer and others don't. 

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The Year So Far

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The year's only half over but the cream is already rising to the top.

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The narcocorridos controversy

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

A type of friendly-sounding Mexican dance music could be criminal, and is definitely deadly.

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