My Exit: Cindy Nagle

Thumbnail image for Cindy Nagle My Exit.jpgIt's Monday, time for another WEXT My Exit show -- where the listeners get to pick their own playlists.

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


Who?
I'm Cindy Nagle, from Clifton Park. By day, I'm communications lead for the Statewide Financial System in Albany. I also serve as VP database (and am past president) of the NY Capital Region Chapter of the American Marketing Association.

By night, I'm a longtime community theater volunteer. I serve on the board of the Not So Common Players in Clifton Park, and have acted onstage and worked behind the scenes on more than 25 shows in the Capital Region and Central New York over the years. I also love doing karaoke!

I grew up in Auburn, New York, the home of William Seward and Harriet Tubman. It's also where sound on film was invented, and the first prisoner was executed by electric chair at Auburn Prison. This might account for my slightly warped personality.

How would you describe your taste in music?
My taste in music is fairly eclectic, which I hope is reflected in my picks for My Exit. Rock, pop, alternative, folk, and a bit of jazz make up my music collection. I tend toward female singer songwriters with some bite; guitar- and rhythm-driven songs that make me want to dance (or at least groove in my chair); and ballads that tell a story I can really relate to.

A few songs from Cindy's My Exit:

"Long Ride Home" by Patty Griffin
This song brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. It's a perfect elegy, full of regret and "if onlys." I saw Patty live at the Egg in 2007, and she absolutely BLEW me away - she's so good!

"Back to Black" (live acoustic) by Amy Winehouse
Strip away the hair, the makeup, the drugs, the tabloid headlines, the sometimes overdone production... and you end up with one amazing, emotive voice, full of raw pain and honesty.

"Hearts and Bones" by Paul Simon
Another song that knocked my socks off when I first heard it. His lyrics convey so much without saying too much; beautiful mood pictures. In my book, he's the finest singer-songwriter ever. (Plus, I share my birthday with him!)

"Slow Dog" by Belly
I sure wish this band, fronted by Tanya Donelly of The Breeders, had continued. This song, like every one on the album Star, is a rockin' sweet-tart confection -- I dare you to sit still while listening.

"Shatter" by Liz Phair
Liz is one of my all-time favorites! I got hooked on her in the mid-90s; I still marvel at her creativity, brashness and fantastic guitar work. She has a huge back catalog of unreleased early stuff that's simply incredible (and I'm lucky enough to have almost all of it!).

You can hear Cindy's My Exit show Monday night at 8 pm on 97.7 or at exit977.org.

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

Comments

I can vouch for Cindy's "slightly warped personality." Which is one of the many traits we all love about her. Cindy leave an indelible mark on everyone who gets to know her...usually a tattoo on their right bicep "Cindy" and a beautiful sense of meeting one of the best gals they'll ever have the blessing to meet. Brown eyes you're the best! LOVE YOU, Paul "Blue Eyes" Klink

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