My Exit: Vincent Lane

My Exit Vincent Lane

Monday is My Exit day at WEXT -- when one listener programs an hour of their favorite music. We like it because it gives us an inside look into someone else's playlist -- and what they get from certain songs or artists. Sometimes you discover something new, or find an old favorite you haven't heard in a while.

How eclectic is tonight's show? Well -- it runs the gamut from Dionne Warwick to Led Zeppelin.

Who?
Greeting and Salutations! I am Vincent Lane and this is My Exit. I am the founding member of the band reaLation, which is kind of a hodge podge of many musical influences and stylings surrounding deeper thought provoking lyrical content. We are currently in the midst of releasing a new album entitled Fraudulence. I am also John Entwistle in a The Who cover band called Who Are You. We have a show upcoming at the WAMC Linda on September 28 where we will be performing the rock opera "Tommy" in its entirety.

My day gig is running an online company by the name of Event Mecca. We act as an online hub connecting people who are looking to throw any kind of special event (weddings, children's birthday parties, etc.) with the local special events vendors that can help them out. We are throwing a large special events tradeshow at the Times Union Center on October 27.

How would you describe your musical taste?
Like the songs I write, I like a little bit of basically everything. If it has soul, groove and I can feel what the artist is trying to project or portray, I'm in. Not a big fan of anything overly processed, mass marketed or unoriginal.

"Strange Days" - The Doors
Talk about setting a mood. Chaotic and muddling, Morrison's vocal is like a beacon of light trying to guide you through the static. "Strange Days have found us" seems to fit every generation.

"Déjà Vu"- Dionne Warwick
This tune swims with sensuality and mystery. The musicians on this track play understated and it totally works. You can almost see Dionne pining away for here unrequited love in a smoky club somewhere

"Don't Take Me Alive"- Steely Dan
Every, and I mean every, musician I have ever spoken with loves Steely Dan. Why? They can conform to any style, set any mood, and paint any picture they want -- and you buy it all. "Don't Take Me Alive" swings with southwestern flair and is sung from the viewpoint of an arrogant malcontent. Pure brilliance.

"Wicked Game"- Chris Isaak
I don't claim to know a lot about Chris Isaak. I have only heard a bit from his catalog and I haven't really dug any of it. This, though, is fantastic and will live immortally in movies when film makers are looking to capture the feel of Cupid's arrow striking its target.

"The Lemon Song"- Led Zeppelin
Filth and grime and all that is right with southern blues stolen from the earlier part of the 20th century. The mighty Zep at their best -- Plant swimming around John Paul Jones' dancing bass line. If you don't think about a love lost or make one up, you aren't listening to this song properly.

You can hear Vincent'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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