John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:

Nirvana With Your Novocaine?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Has music made your visit to the dentist any easier? What did you listen to? Tell Soundcheck.

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The Great Theater/Theatre Debate

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Which country do you think has the better musical theater, the U.S. or the U.K.? Tell Soundcheck.


The Poor Tour Manager

Monday, April 12, 2010

Have you ever been a tour manager? Or a musician with a tour manager horror story? Tell Soundcheck

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R.I.P. Malcolm McLaren

Friday, April 09, 2010

Will you miss Malcolm McLaren? Will music? Tell Soundcheck.


The Robot’s Voice

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Do you have a favorite use of the vocoder in music? Tell Soundcheck.

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The Sound of Silence

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.


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Music and Sports

Friday, April 02, 2010

What’s your favorite baseball music – to hear, or to sing? Tell Soundcheck.


When Two Rights Make a Wrong

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Do you like live music in restaurants? Why or why not? Tell Soundcheck.

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The Definition of a “Gentleman”

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What do you think of the banjo? Is it annoying or awesome? Tell Soundcheck.


Musical Déjà Vu

Monday, March 29, 2010

What, if anything, should be done to support orchestras, museums, and arts organizations struggling in a tough economy?

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Glam Rock’s Unholy Trinity

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.


When Artists’ Estates Get in the Way

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.


Are You Talkin’ To Me?

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.

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The Startling Clairvoyance of the Grateful Dead

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.

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A Bad Day

Thursday, March 18, 2010

If you’re in the creative or performing arts, how do you deal with insecurity and stage fright?


The Message, Again.

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."


Too Much Music, Too Little Time

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Is there too much music out there?  How do you deal with it? Tell Soundcheck


Music In Motion

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.


Music At Work

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.


Taking it to the Streets

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.