A Map for Finding the World

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

For musicians and listeners alike, music can be a destination, a place to go within the mind and heart. And in music there are always new places to explore. Host David Garland offers new releases and new discoveries by Jim O'Rourke, Inlets, Laura Marling, Rufus Wainwright, Motohiro Nakashima, The Living Sisters, CocoRosie, Clogs, and others.

Laura Marling on Spinning On Air in 2008


Motohiro Nakashima on MySpace

The Living Sisters on MySpace


Rufus Wainwright

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Kenneth Bennett Lane from Lake Hiawatha, NJ

I had a program, "Operatic Spotlight" on WNYC in the 1950s in which I interviewed "Met" Opera and New York City opera stars and performers soon to perform at their Town Hall or Carnegie Hall concerts in the main hall. Often I sang duets with them. We recorded the program on huge Ampex recorders on Thursdays and afterwards, I would splice out "uhs" or other items demeaning to those interviewed. The actual programs were broadcast at 5 PM on Sundays after Oscar Brand, whom I often met in the lobby, usually before my recording session. Even more than words alone, music can transport one to other climes, elicit emotions with greater passion, and depict styles that can visualize many other cultures and the geography and the sense of past history. Music can, like the Magic Carpet of the fabled story "The Thief of Baghdad" sensually and psychologically immerse one in an atmosphere conducive to serenity or swashbuckling adventure, as one desires.
Kenneth Bennett Lane, Wagnerian heldentenor and composer: "Shakespeare" & "The Political Shakespeare" and director, the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, where actors are trained for the Shakespeare roles and big-voiced singers are coached in the Wagner opera roles. Website:

Apr. 20 2010 01:06 PM
dgarland from WNYC Studio dgarland

Here's the playlist, showing artist - song - album:

Motohiro Nakashima - Tragedy Of Our Field - We Hum on the Way Home

Jim O'Rourke - Toyama - United Red Army

Ennio Morricone - Brontolone (Versione I) - Crescete E Moltiplicatevi

The Living Sisters - How Are You Doing - Love To Live

Cocorosie - Hopscotch - Grey Oceans

Inlets - song - Inter Arbiter

Laura Marling - Blackberry Stone - I Speak Because I Can

Rufus Wainwright - Give Me What I Want And Give It To Me Now, When Most I Wink - All Days Are Nights Songs For Lulu

Motohiro Nakashima - Mom Piano - We Hum on the Way Home

Mark David Ashworth - Bright is the Ring of Words - Bright is the Ring of Words

Elephant Micah - Still Life Blues - Echoer's Intent

Clogs - Raise the Flag - The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton

Apr. 18 2010 08:51 PM

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