My Exit: Tim McDonough

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Monday is My Exit Day in the Capital Region -- the day when WEXT invites a listener to program an hour of music with their favorite tunes. Tonight's show mixes Neko Case, Bob Dylan, new music from Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, and an old song about David Cassidy.

Who?
Tim McDonough, a library director who remains steadfast in my belief in the power of our libraries to transform communities. I've been a Capital District resident since 2002.

How would you describe your taste in music?
While roots rock of the Americana variety remains a constant in my playlists, I am a fan of most types of music from punk to jazz, dubstep to bluegrass, and have a weakness for pop music mash-ups.

A few songs from Tim's show:

Tonight's show features some recent discoveries and old favorites including:

"Hey Little Girl" - Barrence Whitfield & the Savages
From his tremendous new record Dig Thy Savage Soul, Barrence is a force of nature who should be a household name.

"Highway 61 Revisited" - Bob Dylan and the Band
From the latest in the Bootleg Series. This was recorded at the Isle of Wight Festival and totally rocks.

"David Cassidy" - Betty and the Wolverines
This was a discovery via Uncut Magazine from the UK and its subject matter made it irresistible in light of this summer's events.

"Hands of Time" - Groove Armada
Who would have thought that Richie Haven's voice would work so well in this context. Apparently the guys in Groove Armada did, and were they right! Sadly, we lost Richie earlier this year.

"Night Still Comes" - Neko Case
One of my favorites from her new record, Neko continues to astonish with each new record, this one drawing on a particularly difficult period in her personal life, resulting in songs that are deeply affecting and redemptive.

You can hear Tim's My Exit show Monday night at 11pm 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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