My Exit: Mike Winn

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Tonight's My Exit DJ, Mike Winn

WEXT's My Exit show is a little like asking somebody, "What's on your iPod" and having them just play you some of their favorites. Each week a listener programs an hour of music from his or her personal playlist. You never know what you're going to discover, or rediscover.

This week, Mike Winn shares a playlist that runs from Johnny Thunder, to Neutral Milk Hotel, to Chad and Jeremy.

A little more about Mike and some songs from his playlist can be found after the jump.

Who?
I am a proud father of two great kids, Amelia and Elliot. I thank my wife, Monica, for supporting (almost) all I do, which currently involves writing. My latest project involves writing scripts for a new animated program for Disney XD channel.

How would you describe your taste in music?
My heart will always belong to the late 70s and early 80s music. My favorites are the classic new wave, power pop, alternative and dance music of those times. However I just appreciate really good music whether it be 1960s soul or 2014 new folk. My playlist takes you through life's events, starting with the excitement of youth, ending with the afterlife. Enjoy!

A few songs from Mike's playlist:

Some of my songs:

"I'm Alive" by Johnny Thunder
I am not sure how I stumbled across this song, but it is one of the great lost soul rock songs of the 1960s. Johnny just belts out so passionately. Yes he is alive, and so are all of us when we listen to him!

"Roadrunner" - Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
I didn't know about this song back when it first came out in the 1970s. I consider it to be a required road trip selection. Put down your car windows, crank up this tune and just drive, who cares where, just go.

"Two-Headed Boy" - Neutral Milk Hotel
This song comes from one of the greatest independent American releases ever recorded: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. Playing just one song from this album is kind of like chopping one arm off a quarterback, you need to hear the entire album to appreciate it properly. Hopefully this will draw you in to do just that.

"Hell is an Open Door" - East River Pipe
Here is what one man can do with a home recording studio. Amazing heartfelt alt-country. Do you have to survive heroin addiction to have this much insight and talent? Who knows, I am just glad he did.

"Can't Get Used to Losing You" - Chad and Jeremy
Why? Because it is a great song and this will probably be the only time in your life you will EVER hear this song. Originally recorded by Andy Williams, this 1960s folk pop duo just turns it into something I never tire of.

You can hear Mike'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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