Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Wayne Schedler, April 26, 2013

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries

 

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00:00:00 - Schedler's leatherworking

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Partial Transcript: Introduce yourself and say your name, and what you do, and where you're from. How old, if you want.

Segment Synopsis: Wayne Schedler introduces himself. He talks about how he began his career in the craft of leatherworking. He talks about the various shops he has worked at. He mentions Bradley Picklesimer decorating one of their stores.

Keywords: Bradley Picklesimer; Decorating; Decorators; Euclid Avenue; High Street; Leathercraft; Leatherworking; Limestone Street; Morels; Shops; Stores

Subjects: Bars (Drinking establishments); Leather goods.; Leather industry and trade.; Leatherwork.; Nightclubs

00:02:07 - Schedler's music club, Halle Lou

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Partial Transcript: So you are one of the--you're one of the only people that I've, that I've, that I've really looked forward to talking to who has a really--you have an angle here where you were a, a music club--

Segment Synopsis: Schedler talks about being the owner of a club that held one of the first punk rock concerts in Lexington, Kentucky, Halle Lou. He talks about some of the bands and other acts that performed on the stage there. He talks about the concept of the free stage, which didn't charge patrons to get in to see the show because Schedler felt that music should be free.

Keywords: "Passing the hat"; Atmosphere; Babylon Dance Band (Musical group); Bar owners; Bronx Deli; Business owners; Community; Door charges; Free stages; Halle Lou; Henry Faulkner; Jefferson Davis Inn (JDI); Jim Varney; Limestone Street; Music clubs; Payment; Proprietors; Punk rock concerts; Punk shows; Tips; Unpaid musicians; Welcome

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bars (Drinking establishments); Lexington (Ky.); Musical groups.; Nightclubs; Punk culture.; Punk rock music--Philosophy and aesthetics.; Punk rock music.; Punk rock musicians.

00:07:01 - The 1980s as a period of change

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Partial Transcript: And the, the community, how did you--could you describe the community at that time?

Segment Synopsis: Schedler discusses the transition from hippie culture of the 1960s and 1970s to the punk culture of the 1980s. He talks about the refinement of the art of drag.

Keywords: Art forms; Arts; Bob Morgan; Bradley Picklesimer; Changes; Community; Drag performance; Drag queens; Drag shows; Hippie culture; Hippies; Progress; Refinement

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bars (Drinking establishments); Lexington (Ky.); Musical groups.; Nightclubs; Punk culture.; Punk rock music--Philosophy and aesthetics.; Punk rock music.; Punk rock musicians.

00:09:53 - The atmosphere at Schedler's clubs, Halle Lou and ReBop--Part I

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Partial Transcript: So are those times, um--let's say--okay, but so--Halle Lou and then after Halle Lou was?

Segment Synopsis: Schedler talks about the atmosphere at his clubs, Halle Lou and ReBop, and says that they had the least trouble out of all the bars in Lexington. He describes some of the punk shows at the clubs. He talks about his clubs as places for self-expression.

Keywords: Acceptance; Atmosphere; Bar owners; Business owners; Business partners; Café LMNOP; Club Au Go Go; Garage bands; Halle Lou; Happiness; Heineken Lager Beer; Laws; Local bands; Music clubs; Music scene; Police; Punk shows; ReBop; Remote pickups; Self-expression; Shakespeare and Co.; The Bottom Line; Trouble; Underage; Welcome; Welcoming; Wrocklage

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bars (Drinking establishments); Lexington (Ky.); Musical groups.; Nightclubs; Punk culture.; Punk rock music--Philosophy and aesthetics.; Punk rock music.; Punk rock musicians.

00:16:48 - Attitude toward change

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Partial Transcript: It's funny to hear you mention like, uh, Berkeley, um, Berk--kind of Berkeley hippies. Or you said that Lexington--didn't you also say that Lexington was kind of coming out of a hippie time?

Segment Synopsis: Schedler talks about his attitude toward change and more about the transition from hippie culture of the 1960s and 1970s to the punk culture of the 1980s.

Keywords: Acceptance; Attitudes; Changes; Generations; Hippie culture; Hippies; Progress

Subjects: Lexington (Ky.); Punk culture.; Punk rock music--Philosophy and aesthetics.

00:18:01 - Good versus evil

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Partial Transcript: Do you have other, uh--like are there, are there things that ever re--kind of regularly occur to you that happened at Halle Lou or, or ReBop?

Segment Synopsis: Schedler talks about the concept of good versus evil and which side he believes was winning during the 1980s.

Keywords: Affordable housing; Atmosphere; Jobs; Social change; Social safety net

Subjects: Lexington (Ky.); Punk culture.; Punk rock music--Philosophy and aesthetics.

00:21:26 - The atmosphere at Schedler's clubs, Halle Lou and ReBop--Part II

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Partial Transcript: Did you spend much time at, at LMNOP?

Segment Synopsis: Schedler talks about the closing of Halle Lou and the opening of ReBop. He talks more about his clubs as places for self-expression. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: Bar owners; Business owners; Business partners; Café LMNOP; Culture; Halle Lou; Hippie culture; Hippies; Leases; Moving; Music clubs; Music scene; ReBop; Self-expression; The Bottom Line; Venues; Wrocklage

Subjects: Bands (Music); Bars (Drinking establishments); Lexington (Ky.); Musical groups.; Nightclubs; Punk culture.; Punk rock music--Philosophy and aesthetics.; Punk rock music.; Punk rock musicians.