My Exit: Dave & Kelly

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This week's My Exit DJs, Kelly and Dave.

We usually post these on Mondays, but we had a hiccup because of the holiday. But you can catch the show Saturday morning at 8 am.

My Exit is WEXT's program that allows listeners to spin their favorite tunes for an hour each week. It's a chance for the rest of us to discover what's on someone else's iPod. Sometimes you'll find something new, and other times you'll rediscover old favorites.

Tonight on WEXT's weekly show where listeners spin the tunes for an hour, return DJ Dave Schoch shares the mic with Kelly de la Rocha.

Who?

Dave Schoch
This is my 4th show and I have a lot of fun doing it. In fact, I had so much fun the first time I've been inviting friends when I do a show to join me. This time it's my friend Kelly. By doing this we've been able to draw on a lot more records/song and knowledge. We pick our songs independently this time and was I surprised we each picked a song from the same artist -- Dire Straits. Guess our tastes are closer than I imagined.

Taste in music
As before, I'm grounded in the 60s and 70s, plus classical. However, I now have such great new groups to listen to, like Arcade Fire, St Vincent, Sharon Jones, and Alabama Shakes just to name a few. So I'm extending thanks to WEXT.

Kelly de la Rocha
I'm a reporter for The Daily Gazette and have always been a word person, so I'm drawn to songs that actually say something. I used to spend hours transcribing lyrics from cassette tapes.

Taste in music:
My taste in music ranges from folk to classic rock, with a little country thrown in for good measure. I'm glad my friend Dave roped me into doing this radio show because it gave me a great reason to dig in my music collection and pick out some songs that speak to me. I hope you'll enjoy them, too.

A few songs from Dave & Kelly's My Exit:

Dave:

"Tennessee Plates" - Joe Bonamassa, Feat. John Hiatt
I just love this song because it's just fun. It's romp across the US and we even get to visit Graceland before "the man" catches up with us in the Cadillac with those Tennessee Plates.

"Chest Fever" - The Band, Music from Big Pink
Starting with Garth Hudson's organ playing a solo based on Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" (didn't you know that?). But I really love Levon Helm's vocals. This one brings back memories from college days.

"Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen" - Santana, Abraxas.
Off my original vinyl (hear the pops?) the version that started off as a Fleetwood Mac song in 1968 and ended up a huge hit for Santana. It flows into "Gypsy Queen" by Hungarian jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo. What a great pairing and song combination.

Kelly:

"Romeo and Juliet" - Dire Straits
Shakespeare meets 20th century city streets. What's not to love?

"Misery and Happiness" - Susan Werner
A catchy, tongue-in-cheek folk tune that personifies life's most prevalent emotions as a sleazy lounge singer and an unassuming spectator. The dilemma: which one to take home.

"Shelter from the Storm" - Bob Dylan
I discovered Dylan as a young teen, flipping through a record collection while babysitting. One listen to Blonde on Blonde and I was in love. Blood on the Tracks, his 15th studio album, is one of my favorites. That's where this song came from.

You can hear Dave & Kelly's My Exit on 97.7 this Saturday at 8 am, or at exit977.org.

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

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