John Schaefer

John Schaefer appears in the following:


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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Why Instrument Theft Hurts So Much

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hey musicians: Have you had an experience with stolen instruments or musical gear? Tell Soundcheck about it.

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All of the Good Ones are Taken

Friday, February 19, 2010

So apparently it’s become almost impossible to find a name for your new band, given all the other new bands out there.

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Where Scooby Doo Really Came From

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Do you have a favorite or perhaps unexpected example of scat singing? Probably not. But if you do, tell Soundcheck here.


Classical Music and the Olympics

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What do you think of the music in the Winter Olympics figure skating competition? Tell Soundcheck!

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Dating Musicians

Friday, February 12, 2010

Are you a musician, or have you dated one? Is it different? Share your war stories with Soundcheck.

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Animals in Music: Why Don’t They Do it in the Road?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

There’s plenty of music about animals, much of it classier than the Beatles song referred to above.  But when it comes to music with animals, that’s where trouble starts.

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Give The Drummer Some!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Soundcheck wants to know: Do you prefer drummers who stand out or drummers who work their magic in the background?

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“I Vant To Be Alone”

Monday, February 08, 2010

Soundcheck wants to know: How do we reconcile fame, celebrity, and the natural interest of the crowd with an individual’s right to privacy? Your guess is as good as ours.


The Art of Rehabilitation

Friday, February 05, 2010

Soundcheck wants to know what you think of arts programs in prisons? Yes, there are art programs in prisons.


Melismatic Misery

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Do you have a favorite example of melismas being used - for good or evil? Tell Soundcheck.

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The Next Musical Frontier?

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Soundcheck is talking about video game music, and they want to know your opinion on the matter. Are game scores “serious” music?

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Superbowl Smackdown!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Soundcheck wants to know what you think of the Super Bowl halftime shows in recent years? Getting better with age or just getting old?


Girl Power and the Grammys

Monday, February 01, 2010

What was your takeaway from last night’s Grammy Awards? Soundcheck wants to know.


The Mellotron

Friday, January 29, 2010

Soundcheck wants to know if you have a favorite example of mellotron music.


The Aging Voice

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Soundcheck wants to know, which singers' voices do you think improved with age?  Whose didn’t?


Hell's Bells?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How would you, or how do you, deal with the sounds of a house of worship in your neighborhood?


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Vampires, Musical Authenticity and Other Myths

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Soundcheck crew want to know what you think of the new VW record. But John Schaefer warns, don't think too much.


American Music with a Yiddish Accent

Monday, January 25, 2010

Can you think of a classic American pop song that – intentionally or not – has a bit of a Yiddish accent?

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Hey, Lord Satan, Supper’s Ready

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Annick Giroux’s book, “Hellbent For Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook,” does not have a recipe for Angel’s Food Cake.  Are you surprised?  Annick asked members of lots of her favorite headbanging, ear-pinning metal bands to contribute recipes, and the results will surprise you.