My Exit: Ed Koller

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Tonight's My Exit DJ Ed Koller and littlest WEXT fan, Drew.

Every Monday night our friends at WEXT do this thing called My Exit -- local listeners get to come into the station and program an hour of music. So we thought it'd be fun to find out a little bit about these people and why they picked the songs on their play list.


Ed Koller, Albany NY.

Musical taste:

"If music be the food of love, play on: give me excess of it..."- William Shakespeare
I love so many genres; for me, there is always some piece of music that is the perfect accompaniment for whatever I'm doing or however I'm feeling.

A few songs from tonight's My Exit show:

For my radio show, I decided to stay in the indie rock/pop realm for the most part for two reasons:

1. It helped me pare down to a little less than an hour of music.
2. I'm playing to the listening audience of WEXT.

Some songs in my set:

Backstage with the Modern Dancers by Great Lake Swimmers. This is an airy and whimsical folk song that makes me think of my sister Ronda. She's a graduate of SUNY Purchase's esteemed dance program and her skill and artistry completely blows me away.

Bows and Arrows by The Walkmen. This song just grew on me and now I treasure it. A loose and wild verse gives way to a very tight, emotional and controlled chorus.

Nothing to Nowhere by Pinback. I really love Pinback albums, especially Blue Screen Life and Autumn of the Seraphs. This song is the opener on the latter. It rocks with an uptempo beat that creates a sense of urgency sustaining the entire track.

'84 Pontiac Dream by Boards of Canada. This can be appreciated by all audiences but all you '70s babies out there pay particular attention. All those great analog synths that where featured on NOVA and other PBS shows can be heard on this album. If you like ambient music, the Campfire Headphase is a must own.

You can hear Ed's My Exit show tonight at 8 at 97.7 or at Here's how to schedule your own My Exit show on WEXT.

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