My Exit: Dave Schoch

My Exit Dave Schoch.jpg Each week with My Exit our friends at WEXT give us a chance to check out what's on the playlists of people in the Capital Region. It's been a great way to discover new music and rediscover some old favorites.

This week: The audio equivalent of double vision...

Who?
I'm Dave Schoch and this is my first My Exit and I hope it's not my last. I'm a salesman for an international RV parts distributor for my day job. I also work for my wife at a computer training and support company. Music is always on in our home and cars. Always!

How would you describe your taste in music?
I'm 66 and a boomer. As a result I grew up on early rock 'n roll and Motown. This was followed by folk and folk rock and what is now classical rock. Finally, my wife helped me discover classical music. Mix that with my 'awakening' four years ago with WEXT and you have quite the mix. Does it sound weird that my favorite 518 group is Albany Pro Musica? But I love the newer rock groups creating alternate rock also. However, I'm still firmly grounded in 60s rock . I love it all. What a mix!

A few songs from Dave's My Exit show:

Well, you are going to hear a lot of duplicates. I only have 6 songs but you will hear two very different versions of each.

"All Along the Watchtower" - Bob Dylan
"All Along the Watchtower - covered by Tom Landa & The Paperboys".
I love the symbolism and images of this song. Of course, no one will ever figure out exactly what Bob Dylan is really telling us here. It's almost impossible for anyone to decipher all his meanings -- if he really has one. Of course everyone knows the Jimi Hendrix version of this song, but there are others. I picked a very different cover from the 'A Nod To Bob' tribute album for your enjoyment.

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - The Beatles (George Harrison)
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - covered by Santana, Yo-Yo Ma and India.Arie
I get a chance on this one to bring in some of my 'later in life found love for classical.' Start with a great Beatles song off the iconic White Album, then, get a great guitarist like Santana to cover it. But why stop there? Carlos Santana is backed by classic cellist Yo-Yo Ma and a great soul singer, India.Arie, to create an unbelievably great cover from three genres.

"Honky Tonk Women" - The Rolling Stones
Yup! It's the same song twice. Only we have two very different versions of the same song by the same group. They even named it differently. "Honky Tonk Women" was first released on Let It Bleed as "Country Honk." A very country version of what turned into a first class rocker.

I even went to my 60s roots for some surf instrumentals. These were from the first albums I ever purchased and the songs were lifted off my original vinyl. Then I pulled from the Doors, Billy Idol, and brought in my love for JRR Tolkien! No, it's not any of the songs the hobbits sang. You'll just have to listen to find out what I'm talking about.

You can hear Dave'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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