My Exit: Mark McGuire

Mark McGuire.jpg

Baseball fan Mark McGuire, tonight's My Exit D.J.

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.

Here's tonight's person:

Who?
I'm Mark McGuire, sports columnist for the Albany Times Union. I'm a native Long Islander who moved to the Capital Region intending to stay a year or two. Two houses, two kids, one wife and 19 years later, I'm still here, having found that the area is a perfect place to live and raise a family.

When I'm not at some game, I enjoy coaching youth sports and playing golf -- poorly.

How would you describe your musical taste.
My tastes are eclectic -- you can find Johnny Cash and Green Day on my iPod -- but remain rooted in classic/hard rock (everything from the Grateful Dead to Led Zeppelin). The strangest thing for me is that my 13-year-old loves my music, a stark departure from the generational divide that music represented in my youth. Let's just say my parents were not fans of Iron Maiden.

Three songs from Mark's show:

``Drunken Lullabies,'' by Flogging Molly. This band is a personal favorite, a blend of traditional Irish music, rock and punk. Clips from this song have been popping up at arenas.

``Liverpool 8,'' by Ringo Starr. This recent vintage single is Ringo's narrative of his early years with the Beatles, including their 1965 Shea concert that brought rock into the Stadium/Festival Age.

``The Saints Are Coming,'' by U2 & Green Day. Sports, pop culture and politics collide in this reworking of The Skids song that addresses the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The cut used is the live version played at the first event at the Louisiana Superdome after the natural/man-made disaster. Once in awhile music not only entertains, but informs.

You can hear Mark's My Exit show tonight at 8 at 97.7 or at exit977.org. Here's how to schedule your own My Exit show on WEXT.

Comments

We better hear a rousing version of "Meet The Mets" tonight, is all I'm saying!

Irish fun = great crac (Irish word not the other stuff). My daughter performed with the Chieftans at SPAC and Proctor's - step dance. If anyone was at the Palace on First Night a while back after the amazing Palace was reopened the curtains opened for the first time after renovation and the first performer was my daughter.
Did it bring tears - darn right it did.
If Mark checks this - interesting baseball note: I was one of the folks who did research for the first edition (1969) of the Baseball Encyclopedia (McMillan) - replicated the box scores from the first 100 years of baseball. My name is listed on the Editorial Board cite. The Board received a note of recognition in all subsequent issues.

Listened to your mix Mark and we were glad to rock out to Sam Kineson(sp) version of Wild Thing (hadn't heard that in years). And "Enter Sandman" cannot be played under 20 in my car, windows down and all!!! :)

What?!?
No Stryper?

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Albany All Stars Roller Derby has a new home

Updated Thursday morning. The Albany All Stars Roller Derby launches into its 10th season April 15 -- at.a new home. The All Stars are moving... (more)

Saratoga County ranked as the "healthiest" county in New York State

Saratoga County is the "healthiest" county in the New York State, according to rankings out this week from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Specifically, Saratoga... (more)

Air taxi

Gondola lift from the train station to downtown Albany? Pfft. Small scale. An "entrepreneur in residence" at Binghamton University is floating the idea of an... (more)

Albany County Land Bank buyer workshops

The Albany County Land Bank has a few workshops coming up for people who might interested in buying one of its properties. Blurbage: In this... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: hope and optimism, forming a new bond, parking around Lark Street,... (more)

Recent Comments

I am very glad they are moving the bus stop back from the Armory to the Library. The number of near misses from folks turning onto Washington Ave is frightening. I am also happy to hear a mid-block crossing is being installed. There are waaaaay to many people walking down the middle of a 4 lane road not paying attention, hopefully this will give them a safer, faster, path to the other side.

Albany All Stars Roller Derby has a new home

...has 9 comments, most recently from Ron

WHAT? (airplane flies overhead)

...has 7 comments, most recently from Paula

Today in America

...has 8 comments, most recently from Greg

Albany County Land Bank buyer workshops

...has 1 comment, most recently from Schenectady

A look at the plan for new bus and pedestrian amenities at Lark and Washington in Albany

...has 11 comments, most recently from Silvia M Lilly