From The Desk Of The Apples In Stereo’s Robert Schneider: Things That Are Old-Fashioned

Talking to Apples in stereo frontman Robert Schneider is something like sitting around the kitchen table with a few friends and a six-pack while knocking out the screenplay for a new episode of Seinfeld. With Schneider at the controls of this magic-bus ride, he pulls the topics he likes out of thin air like some deranged conjurer, instantly discards and modifies them, apologizes for going off the tracks, backs the engine up to the starting point, begins talking about something entirely different, then excuses himself to take brief notes on some future project while humming a melody that’s just popped into his head. He’s also one of a handful of great songwriters to emerge over the past 20 years, a psych/pop genius whose knack for addictive melodies and memorable lyrics is perfectly obvious on Travellers In Space And Time (Simian/Yep Roc). Schneider will be guest editing all week. Read our new Q&A with him.

Schneider: Whenever I am outside an old building or in an antique shop or a wax museum or something, I try to block out the modern world for a moment and get a feeling of what it would be like to be the same person I am, living in that time. It is as close as I can get to being in a time machine. If I actually had a functioning one, I would go back to 1967 and get super rich writing hit songs and send the money back to the future to pay off my time machine.

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One reply on “From The Desk Of The Apples In Stereo’s Robert Schneider: Things That Are Old-Fashioned”

Wow, I really think that last sentence is a great idea for an Apples in Stereo movie.

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