John Schaefer appears in the following:
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?
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I remember an old SNL skit from the early 80s. It’s a men's room, and you see a row of stalls with feet beneath each door. The feet begin tapping as someone begins singing "Under The Boardwalk."
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Is there too much music out there? How do you deal with it? Tell Soundcheck
Monday, March 15, 2010
I don’t always have my iPod on when I’m on the subways, but I do find it difficult to be in the car for any length of time without it. The radio will suffice for a short ride, but for anything over 20 or 30 minutes, I really want to have that control over what I’m listening to.
Friday, March 12, 2010
WNYC is not a typical workplace – employees have always been encouraged to listen to the radio while at work. Well, they’ve been encouraged to listen to one radio station in particular… but the point is, working for a media company means having media around you all day.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
What do you think of the idea of bringing music and the arts to the mean streets of Rio? A feel good story or something deeper? Tell Soundcheck.
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
What do you think Simon Cowell’s impact on the music scene has been? Tell Soundcheck.
Monday, March 08, 2010
When word came that the new Peter Gabriel album would be a collection of covers, that made news throughout the music world. From Bowie to Arcade Fire, the set list is full of surprises. The fact that there would be no rock band in the usual sense, but rather an orchestra backing up his vocals, almost became an afterthought.
Friday, March 05, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010
Who do you think should win and who will win the Best Original Score award? Soundcheck needs to know.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Has a ringing cell phone or PDA affected a concert you’ve been at, or a play or other live event? Tell Soundcheck.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
What do you think of the decision to drop live music from the Oscar telecast? Tell Soundcheck.
Monday, March 01, 2010
What’s your experience with air traffic noise been? Soundcheck's giving you the chance to sound off.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Music people were upset last week when EMI, the music giant that owns the famed Abbey Road Studios in London, began floating the idea of selling the studios. After all, the Beatles made music, and music history, and one of the most famous album covers of all time, at Abbey Road – and they were just one moment in an almost 80-year history that began with the London Symphony Orchestra and continued right up to Radiohead in the past decade.