David Garland


David Garland appears in the following:

Going to the Theater

Friday, April 23, 2010

I'm going to the theater more often than I used to.

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Celebrating Marta Eggerth

Friday, April 16, 2010

This Saturday, April 17, Hungarian-born singer Marta Eggerth will celebrate her 98th birthday. Knowing Marta, as I’m fortunate to, she will surely have a lively celebration with humor and music.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Chimps. Bonobos. Humans. We're all great apes, but that doesn’t mean we’re one happy family.

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Sing Theory

Friday, December 11, 2009

I love the way radio brings music directly to the listener. Gigantic symphonies can become an intimate experience; a full opera is staged in the imagination of each listener; great performers play for you as you sit comfortably at home or in your car. It's a beautiful way to experience music, but it's not a substitute for attending a live performance. The experience of the living, breathing moment music is made, in the presence of the musicians and other listeners, adds another dimension altogether.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

In the comments on last week's blog, listener Michael wrote of the "brilliantly talented artists" who worked in advertising in the mid-20th Century. He's right, they certainly were brilliant.

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Son of a Mad Man

Saturday, November 07, 2009

As the first half of the final season of "Mad Men" debuts tonight on AMC, we revisit a remembrance by host David Garland of his own "Mad Men"-esque childhood.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

I was moved when reading the many passionate comments on my previous blog post. I'm keen to know what you have to say, so please express yourself, and keep the comments coming.

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Who's Out There?

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Who needs radio? Online, you can pursue your enthusiasms to their deepest nooks and crannies, but with radio, you have no control over content. In this age of digital dissemination, when everything is available all the time, when you can use your computer to seek and find practically any recording you can think of, why would you listen to the radio?

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WNYC Transition Project: An Aural History

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Transition Project tracks the introspective thoughts of WNYC staff on the pivotal move from New York Public Radio's long-time home at the historic Municipal Building to the newly renovated and eco-modern offices at 160 Varick Street. Compiling extensive interview clips with ambient sounds, the Transition Project reveals the experiences, musings, anecdotes, and first impressions of the WNYC staff.


David Garland

Monday, July 16, 2007

For the last 20 years David Garland has been a host WNYC listeners turn to when they want to hear the latest in space-age bachelor pad music, pixie-ish folk-rock, and just about anything else offbeat and under the radar. But when he's not busy hosting two programs on our airwaves ...

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The Animated Music of Raymond Scott

Saturday, July 07, 2001

From Looney Tunes to Ren & Stimpy to The Simpsons, animators continue to use Raymond Scott's idiosyncratic music to score cartoons. Kurt speaks with WNYC's David Garland about the bandleader and composer.

(Originally aired: February 10, 2001)


The Animated Music of Raymond Scott

Saturday, February 10, 2001

From Looney Tunes to Ren & Stimpy to The Simpsons, animators continue to use Raymond Scott's idiosyncratic music to score cartoons. Kurt speaks with WNYC's David Garland about the bandleader and composer.