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Sunday, April 01, 2012

David Garland presents three Beatles classics stretched to fit an hour. You can use the links below to download the free software Paulstretch, and create your own stretched recordings. If you post your creations online, put a link in the comments section of this page, so we can all listen! One link per comment, please.

Comments [14]


trippy, dude. LSD was more psychedlic than the original. i think lennon would have approved. i listened to it at work, and it helped to make my brain eater go by that much more pleasingly. i thought it was just plain old fashioned "far out, man!"

kudos to david garland for an interesting hour of sonic freakwaves.

Apr. 06 2012 05:37 PM
Michael from NYC from Washington Heights NYC

No joke for me... I loved this and am playing with the Paul's Stretch software now. Thanks for the great tip.

Apr. 01 2012 09:20 PM
Morgen from Brooklyn, NY

I like it. More about the program's algorithm next time!

Apr. 01 2012 09:12 PM


Apr. 01 2012 09:05 PM
Phil from NY

The original Garland is back! BRAVO, man!
This is the most exciting show that I've heard on WNYC in years!
I am serious. I love it!
Keep on keepin' on!

Apr. 01 2012 08:34 PM
Phil from NY

The original Garland is back!
BRAVO! This is the most exciting show that I've heard on WNYC in years!
I am serious. I love it!
Keep on keepin' on!

Apr. 01 2012 08:29 PM
Myles from Pelham, NY

That's incredibly beautiful!

Apr. 01 2012 08:28 PM

Haha! I thought it was Paulstretch! Nice work--I hadn't heard the Beatles stretched with the program yet.

For those interested, this extreme audio stretching got wider renown when someone posted a stream of Beethoven's 9th symphony stretched to 24 hours. Each change in pitch becomes quite moving, with even more emotional weight than one might imagine. Of course, patience is a key ingredient for this sort of listening.

I think there's also a Justin Bieber stretch, which actually comes out kinda pretty.

Apr. 01 2012 08:26 PM
Norman Schwartz from NY

I recommend that you repeat air this at the time of your next fund raiser.

Apr. 01 2012 08:26 PM
John from Montclair, NJ

I must be missing something here...
What is the point of stretching and distorting these songs?
If it was meant as a joke, I don't get it.

Apr. 01 2012 08:24 PM
Kathryn Delap from Chinatown

This is an April Fool's joke right? This is a remarkably bad episode. I'm going to turn wnyc off until Splendid Table comes on at 9...

Apr. 01 2012 08:24 PM

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Apr. 01 2012 08:16 PM
heddy from new york

Is this an April Fool's Day joke? This is horrible.

Apr. 01 2012 08:12 PM
Peter from NY

Completely idiotic.

Apr. 01 2012 08:12 PM

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