My Exit: Raurri Jennings

Raurri Jennings - My Exit photo.jpg

Tonight's My Exit host, Raurri Jennings

It's Monday, which means WEXT is running another My Exit show -- where the listeners get to pick their own playlists.

Here's a look at what's coming up tonight:

Who?
My name is Raurri Jennings. I grew up in Rochester and Canton, New York. I've lived in Albany for almost four years where I am a library assistant at Albany Law School and Sage College of Albany. I also write music reviews for Metroland.

How would you described your taste in music?
I dig funk, soul, R&B, and hip hop: Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, Parliament, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings. My favorite album of last year was Black Up by Shabazz Palaces. I also dig experimental pop and folk music, like Animal Collective, TV on the Radio, and St. Vincent. There is nothing wrong with Van Halen w/ David Lee Roth.

5 Songs from Raurri's My Exit:

Curtis Mayfield
-- "Move On Up"
This song is like my Rocky music. The horn riff, Mayfield's inspirational lyrics, and the break beat of this tune charge the batteries in my flashlight.

Sharon Van Etten -- "All I Can"
Sharon Van Etten reminds me of mourning doves. When she sings, "I want my scars to help and heal," she reveals how in touch she is with her pain and how she is able to channel it. She kills me.

Funkadelic -- "Can You Get to That?"
Sleigh Bells sampled this song for their song, "Rill Rill," but can't come close to the original. The vocal arrangement of the chorus, when the baritone comes in makes me want to unplug myself from all electronic devices and bomb hills on my skateboard.

Father John Misty -- "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings"
This is J. Tillman's, former drummer of Fleet Foxes, new solo project. Up until this song I never really liked his solo material. It was all too bleak, but with this new album he seems to have found sense of humor. Ex: "We should let this dead guy sleep."

St. Vincent -- "Northern Lights"
Strange Mercy also made my Metroland Top Ten Albums of 2011 list, mostly because of this song. The second guitar solo on "Northern Lights," is absolutely bananas. It's like throwing a radio in the bathtub and being struck by ball lightning at the same time.

You can hear Raurri's My Exit show tonight at 8 on 97.7 or at exit977.org.

Here's how to schedule your own My Exit show on WEXT.

Comments

This is my dream "My Exit" DJ! I'm excited to listen.

BTW, that's Disposable Rocket Band in that photo above. They rock.

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

Tedeschi Trucks Band at SPAC

The Tedeschi Trucks Band is set to make a return appearance at SPAC July 3. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 27 -- they're... (more)

Messages from the "Inaugurate Resistance" march and rally in Albany

Thousands of people marched in Albany Saturday as part of the "Inaugurate Resistance" event, one of many similar marches around the country coinciding with the... (more)

Shirley Jackson gets shout out on SNL

You might have seen that RPI president Shirley Jackson was namechecked on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. The clip is above -- the part... (more)

Dan Savage at RPI later this week

Author/sex advice columnist/podcaster Dan Savage will be at RPI this Friday, January 27. It's free and open to the public. Savage is, of course, famous... (more)

LGBT Law Series at Albany Law

Albany Law School starts a series of informational events about legal issues in LBGT communities next week. The lineup: January 30: The State of LGBT... (more)

Recent Comments

Bruce Fence Company came through for me in a big way last spring. Another local fence company gave me a price and a date and then faded away. (Perhaps a bigger job came along, but have the decency to call.) Needless, to say this failure to keep the date as promised created frustration with the neighbor on the other side of the fence. From my first telephone contact with Bruce to my first visit in their office and then through to completion of the job, every interaction was friendly and professional. The entire transaction went like clockwork.

Photos from the "Inaugurate Resistance" march and rally in Albany

...has 20 comments, most recently from JayK

Dan Savage at RPI later this week

...has 1 comment, most recently from JayK

Icy, Snowy Apocalypse Watch

...has 2 comments, most recently from Tess

A good stationery shop?

...has 7 comments, most recently from Annie Ferris

Checking out the new Albany Center Gallery space

...has 1 comment, most recently from Laura M.