My Exit: Magpie Campbell

My Exit- Magpie Campbell.jpg It's My Exit Monday on WEXT -- The day when, for one hour, a Capital Region listener shares music from their collection with the rest of us.

This week, Magpie collections a wide range of songs...

Who?
Everyone calls me Magpie. I deal in vintage clothing and antiques.

What kind of music do you enjoy?
I prefer music on random -- anything from folk Americana to a punk garage band to soulful blues and rock and roll. The only thing that makes my skin crawl is auto-tune pop music.

Five songs from Magpie's My Exit:

"The Last Honest Man" - Stan Ridgway
Stan Ridgway is one of my all time favorite singer songwriters! Most people only remember him for his time with Wall of Voodoo and the song "Mexican Radio." This is a cut from early in his solo career off his second solo album, Mosquitoes, released in 1989.

"Take The Heat" - Asylum Street Spankers
Wammo has a talent for taking just about any topic and turning it into a catchy song. I am particularly fond of his songs attacking the hypocrisy of the American War on Drugs. This cut is from their 2000 release Spanker Madness.

"Estrogen Bomb" - Candye Kane
I caught an amazing show of hers at Pauly's Hotel on August 18, 2012. I think every woman listening to the show can relate to this song. Candye Kane writes songs of female and personal empowerment with a sense of humor.

"Happiest Man in The World" - Hamell on Trial
Ed Hamell is another of my all-time favorite singer songwriters. He has been called a one man punk band by the music press -- I call him a stand up comedian with a guitar. All of his songs are intricate articulated stories of real-life. Recently had the opportunity to see him live at The Hollow on February 15, 2014.

"King of the World" - Joe Jackson
This is a cover tune, the original version is by Steely Dan. I have literally adored Joe Jackson since the first time I heard cuts from Look Sharp and I'm The Man. Once two other friends of mine and I drove all the way to Toronto to see him perform at Massey Hall. (We three were the unofficial Joe Jackson fan club at Syracuse University!)

You can hear Magpie'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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