My Exit: Greg Matusic

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Tonight's My Exit DJ Greg Matusic

It's Monday -- that means WEXT My Exit show -- where the listeners get to pick their own playlists.

Tonight's show spans from Radiohead to Marvin Gaye.

Who?
Hey, I'm Greg Matusic. I live in Albany with my lovely and talented wife, Wendi, and our amazing 5.5 year-old son, Jake. I'm an illustrator, animator and designer at a local firm that's currently being rebranded as Upside Collective. I'm also in the process of writing and illustrating a couple of picture books. You can check out my work on the web and my 140 character rants @matusic on the Twitter.

How would you describe your taste in music?
Nothing too crazy, but nothing Top-40 either. I have a bunch of go-to bands and artists (The Clash, Black Keys, Mike Doughty...), but I also like to find some new and new-to-me stuff on Spotify's alt and indie radio stations as well as from the eclectic playlists over at 97.7 WEXT. I don't feel any shame at all for typing that, btw. None. Lately I've been obsessing on Eels and My Morning Jacket.

A few songs from Greg Matusic's My Exit show:

"My Iron Lung" by Radiohead
The finest song at the most amazing live performance I've ever seen. It was back in '95 at the old Buffalo Aud. Absolutely blew me away.

"Sweetest Decline" by Beth Orton
Beautiful and relaxing. They should bottle this as a tonic. Or as something to mix with tonic.

"Sure Shot" by the Beastie Boys
One of my go-to songs by one of my go-to bands. I was born in Brooklyn and lived in the Bronx, but we moved to Westchester before I was old enough to earn any street cred. This song makes me feel like I have some -- if only for a brief moment. Then it's back to checking my Facebook account and sipping from a Starbuck's cup. Whatevs.

"You Are My Sunshine" by Elizabeth Mitchell
A song for our good friends -- Maddie, Erin, Matt, Meme and Lucy Musto. Please visit www.maddiesmark.org to find out how you can contribute to Maddie's Mark and help families live a life of "best days ever."

"Got To Give It Up" by Marvin Gaye
Love this song. Remember that scene in Barbershop when this song comes on the radio and everyone stops what they're doing to dance? Even the mean guy who tried to con Calvin out of his shop? It works! I swear it does! Go ahead. Play the song and try to stand still. See? Told you...

You can hear Greg's My Exit show Monday night at 11 pm on 97.7, Saturday at 8 am, or at exit977.org.

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

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Will tune in. Small world. Go Raiders!

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