John Schaefer


John Schaefer appears in the following:

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.


Simon Says… The Game is Over

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

What do you think Simon Cowell’s impact on the music scene has been? Tell Soundcheck.

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The Covers Album

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. 

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Soundcheck on Leonard's 25th Anniversary at WNYC

Friday, March 05, 2010

John Schaefer and the staff of Soundcheck, congratulate Leonard on his 25 years at WNYC. Find out more about Leonard's 25th anniversary here.


Oscar’s Music Awards

Friday, March 05, 2010

Who do you think should win and who will win the Best Original Score award? Soundcheck needs to know.


Cell Phone Etiquette

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.

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Music? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Music!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

What do you think of the decision to drop live music from the Oscar telecast? Tell Soundcheck.


“I Can Hear It Coming In the Air Tonight”

Monday, March 01, 2010

What’s your experience with air traffic noise been? Soundcheck's giving you the chance to sound off.

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The Long and Winding Abbey Road

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.

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Don't Ask. Don't Tell. Don't Even Think About It.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The case of the gospel singer Tonex, whose career has crumbled since he revealed he was gay, sounds like something that happened decades ago, not something going on now.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Does the music industry (and therefore, we music fans) lose something when there aren’t the old-fashioned talent scouts anymore?

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