Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 10/27/2015: Halloween Edition

The October 27 edition of the meltdown was lots of fun! We had Megan as co-host, and lots of music, Halloween talk, and fun.

As always, Shop Amazon if You Enjoy What You Hear, Or Need to Buy anything.

Also, we talked about the Request-A-Thon.

Playlist

  1. Theme from Halloween
  2. Marilyn Manson, This Is Halloween
  3. KoRn, Kidnap the Sandy Claws
  4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Red Right Hand [Request]
  5. Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett And The Crypt-Kickers, Monster Mash
  6. Sara Bareilles, Gravity [Request]
  7. Sara Bareilles, She Used To Be Mine [Request]
  8. A Perfect Circle, Imagine [Request]
  9. Suicidal Tendencies, Institutionalized [Request]
  10. Faith No More, Smaller And Smaller [Request]
  11. Bon Jovi, Bed Of Roses
  12. Hinder, Bed of Roses
  13. Unspoken, Lift My Life Up [Request]
  14. Hawk Nelson, Words [feat. Bart Millard] [Request]
  15. Chris Tomlin, White Flag [Request]
  16. Rage Against The Machine, Killing In The Name [Request]
  17. Skillet, Hero [Request]
  18. Cimorelli, Price Tag [Request]
  19. Cimorelli, Renegade [Request]
  20. Daft Punk, The Son of Flynn [Request]
  21. Cheap Trick, Dream Police [Request]
  22. Cam, Burning House [Request]
  23. Evanescence, My Immortal [Request]
  24. Papa Roach, Gravity [Request]
  25. Bring Me the Horizon, Drown [Request]
  26. Radiohead, Creep [Request]
  27. Sick Puppies, There’s No Going Back
  28. The Bottle Rockets, Monday (Everytime I Turn Around)
  29. The Bottle Rockets, Smile
  30. Msg, When I’m Gone
  31. L.A. GUNS, Never Enough
  32. 4 Non Blondes, What’s Up [Request]
  33. The Beatles, Don’t Let Me Down
  34. The Beatles, Day Tripper
  35. Quireboys, roses & rings
  36. UFO, Back into My Life
  37. Waylon Jennings, I’ve Always Been Crazy
  38. Vince Gill, Which Bridge to Cross (Which Bridge to Burn)
  39. Bill Engvall, Here’s Your Sign
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown Covering for Jenni’s Insane Asylum 10/25/2015

Our Sunday cover for the Insane Asylum was a lot of fun. Clocking in at nearly five hours, this show had a bit of everything. Metal, country, indie artists, classic rock, pop…Something for everyone. Plus, we had the XTFM debut of a new band, Wil Darcangelo and The Tribe, thanks to a new friend and listener, Lavender. We also discussed the request-a-thon we’re doing for Shelly Gage. And, as always, lots of your requests.

Remember, if you want to make requests for my shows, Do it here. I’ll be taking the XTFM airwaves Tuesday night at 10:00 PM Eastern, my normal time.

As always, if you like what you hear, or just need to do some online shopping anyway, Use my Amazon Link.

Playlist for 10/25/2015

  1. Sammy Hagar, There’s Only One Way To Rock
  2. Loverboy, Turn Me Loose
  3. Rush, 2112 Overture/The Temples of Syrinx
  4. Triumph, Lay it on the Line
  5. Cam, Burning House [Request]
  6. Jem, It’s Amazing [Request]
  7. Pink Floyd, Money [Request]
  8. Nicki Minaj, Anaconda [Request]
  9. Miley Cyrus, Do My Thang [Request]
  10. Phoenix, Lisztomania [Request]
  11. Bon Jovi, Living on a prayer [Request]
  12. Eagles, Hotel California [Request]
  13. Hinder, Bed of Roses [Request]
  14. Wil Darcangelo & the Tribe, Rough Stone Smooth
  15. Wil Darcangelo & the Tribe, Will I Ever
  16. Skylar Grey, Invisible [Request]
  17. Fiona Apple, Paper Bag [Request]
  18. My Chemical Romance, The Ghost Of You [Request]
  19. My Chemical Romance, Vampires Will Never Hurt You [Request]
  20. Disturbed, Liberate [Request]
  21. Pearl Jam, Alive [Request]
  22. 311, Beautiful Disaster [Request]
  23. Willy Tea Taylor, Molly Rose [Request]
  24. Billy Joel, Piano Man [Request]
  25. The Dresden Dolls, Coin-Operated Boy [Request]
  26. Reba McEntire, Until They Don’t Love You
  27. Randy Houser, Boots On
  28. Blue Country, Nothing’ But Cowboy Boots
  29. Jason Aldean, Gonna Know We Were Here
  30. Keith Whitley, Ten Feet Away
  31. Jason Michael Carroll, Livin’ Our Love Song
  32. Cannibal Corpse, Decency Defied [Request]
  33. Behemoth, Day Of Suffering [Morbid Angel Cover] [Request]
  34. Boston, Can’tcha Say
  35. Extreme, Get The Funk Out
  36. Godsmack, Something Different
  37. Bruce Springsteen, Hungry Heart
  38. Gram Parsons & The Flying Burrito Brothers, Sin City
  39. Fraternity Of Man, Don’t Bogart Me (Aka Don’t Bogart That Joint)
  40. Little Feat, Keepin’ Up With The Joneses
  41. Little Feat, Romance Without Finance
  42. Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson, As She’s Walking Away
  43. Dolly Parton, Coat Of Many Colours
  44. spin Doctors, Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
  45. Parmalee, Carolina
  46. Renaissance, Love Goes On
  47. Ratt, Scene Of The Crime
  48. Savatage, Edge of Thorns
  49. axe, rock n roll party in the streets
  50. Uriah Heep, Stealin’
  51. Jefferson Starship, Find Your Way Back
  52. Vandenberg, Burning Heart
  53. Mickey Gilley, You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
  54. Oak Ridge Boys, I Wish You Could Have Turned My Head
  55. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Stand A Little Rain
  56. Steve Wariner, Some Fools Never Learn
  57. Southern Pacific, I Go To Pieces
  58. Lost Immigrants, Weather of You
  59. Reckless Kelly, Nobody’s Girl
  60. Micky & The Motorcars, Careless
  61. Randy Rogers Band, Steal You Away
  62. Stoney LaRue, Feet Don’t Touch The Ground
  63. Cross Canadian Ragweed, Sick & Tired
  64. Cross Canadian Ragweed, Alabama
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown Presents A Request-A-Thon For Shelly’s Vision: Give, Request, and Listen

Wes’s Musical Meltdown and the rest of the XTFM staff are proud to host and present The Request-A-Thon For Shelly Gage. Join us for the live broadcast on Saturday, December 12, starting at 12:00 PM Eastern, and running for as long as the requests take to play through. Read on to find out how this works, and how you can start getting involved now.

Some of you may be asking yourselves “Who is Shelly, and why is The Meltdown raising money for her?” Those questions will be answered in this article. However, if you’d like to hear a bit more about/from Shelly herself, Check out our October 13 Broadcast.

The short version is this. At the age of 13, Shelly went blind due to Diabetic Retinopathy. Thanks to the wonders of modern medical science, Shelly has an opportunity to have some sight restored through a safe, but non-FDA-approved, procedure involving Adipose stem cells taken from her own body and re-implanted into/around her eyes. Her reason for doing this is simple. She was on her way to a promising figure skating career when she went blind. She’d like to be able to return to the ice and safely maneuver, even if full sight is not restored.

A breakdown of all costs involved is listed on her donation site along with everything you may want to know about the ccause and the procedure. No monies will be handled by myself or other station staff.

How It Works And What We’re Doing

To donate to Shelly’s Stem Cell procedure, Click here and make your donation. Any amount helps. For every dollar you donate, you then get to make a request which will be aired on the request-a-thon on December 12, 2015. Myself, Shelly, and several of our XTFM airstaff will be on-hand for the broadcast event. I will host the entire show along with Shelly, and many of our other DJ’s have committed to joining us throughout the day.

Once you’ve completed your donation, send your requests to requests@wesderby.net. Along with your requests, you may either send your receipt to show you’ve donated, or I’ll confirm your donation with Shelly to make sure it has been processed before adding to the requests for the show. Pretty simple! So, if you donate $1, you get one request. If you donate $10, you get 10 requests.

Please have requests submitted to me by 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on Thursday, December 10, 2015. Of course, donations will be taken until Shelly raises enough money for the procedure and other necessary expenses associated with it. Depending on the success of this request-a-thon, there may very well be a second one.

To listen, Visit the XTFM website and pick your media player of choice. Or, if you have the TuneIn Radio app on your mobile device, simply go to the Search tab and search for X Transmission FM. Then, on the 12Th of December, tune in, and listen for your name and your requests. You get the joy of helping someone out, and hearing songs you’ve picked. There are no limitations as to genre , adult language, or other content. if I have it or can locate it, it will get played.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via the form on the website, or leave them in the comments.

Links to More Information

Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 10/20/2015: Recap, Playlist, and Download

The October 20 edition of The Meltdown on XTFM saw the return of Holly as co-host as Megan was ill. We had more requests than we’ve had in a long time, and ran for just over four hours. Thanks to listeners new and veteran for all the help last night. We also had two Cover Comparisons…One picked by me, one picked by Faith from Canada.

As always, if you like what you hear and feel so inclined, Buy something from Amazon and Help Me Maintain the Page.

And now, the playlist!

  1. Theory Of A Deadman, Blow
  2. Damn Yankees, Come Again
  3. Chris Young, I’m Comin’ Over
  4. Kutless, What Faith Can Do
  5. Jimi Hendrix, Spanish Castle Magic [Request]
  6. Jimi Hendrix, Little Wing [Request]
  7. Buckcherry, Crazy Bitch [Request]
  8. Zac Brown Band, Beautiful Drug [Request]
  9. Atlantic Star, Secret Lovers [Request]
  10. Katy Perry, Peacock [Request]
  11. Eminem, Berzerk [Request]
  12. Luke Bryan, Drink A Beer [Request]
  13. Blake Shelton, Sangria [Request]
  14. Blake Shelton, Goodbye Time
  15. L.A. GUNS, It’s Over Now
  16. Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire
  17. Social Distortion, Ring Of Fire
  18. Hank Williams Jr., Family Tradition [Request]
  19. Alan Jackson, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere – Jimmy Buffett [Request]
  20. Pink Floyd, Us And Them [Request]
  21. Linkin Park, Breaking The Habit [Request]
  22. Dan + Shay, Show You Off [Request]
  23. Cole Swindell, Ain’t Worth The Whiskey
  24. Casting Crowns, Dream For You [Request]
  25. Evanescence, Hello [Request]
  26. Taylor Swift, Wildest Dreams [Request]
  27. Cimorelli, Wildest Dreams [Request]
  28. Elton John, Crocodile rock [Request]
  29. Dierks Bentley, Drunk On A Plane [Request]
  30. Alias, Perfect World
  31. Alias, More Than Words Can Say
  32. Europe, Carrie
  33. Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band, Growin’ Up
  34. Bruce Springsteen, Atlantic City
  35. George Strait, The Chill of an Early Fall
  36. Exile, I Don’t Wanna Be A Memory
  37. Southern Pacific, A Girl Like Emmylou
  38. Cam, Burning House
  39. LoCash, I love this life
  40. Maddie And Tae, Girl In A Country Song
  41. Brad Paisley, Country Nation
  42. Steely Dan, Do It Again
  43. The Rolling Stones, Waiting On A Friend
  44. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, Reasons to Quit
  45. T G Sheppard, One For The Money
  46. Whiskeytown, Hard Luck Story
  47. Demun Jones, Country Fried
  48. Demun Jones, White Trashed & Redneck’ed
  49. Wheeler Walker Junior, F**k You Bitch
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 10/13/2015: Indepth Interview with Figure Skater and Musician Shelly Gage

Last night’s edition of Wes’s Musical Meltdown was a very special one. In addition to our normal mix of music and conversation, my guest co-host and interview subject was my friend, the bright, talented Shelly Gage. Shelly, like myself, is blind. However, unlike me, she has a chance at having her vision restored. I brought her on the show to talk about the cause of her blindness, what it’s taken from her, what it’s given to her, and why she wants to take this chance to have her sight restored.

Unfortunately, the process Shelly will be going through is costly, and not covered by insurance. In addition to telling her story, I wanted Shelly to have an opportunity to promote her fundraiser to raise the money necessary, as well as a chance to talk about and introduce us to some of her own music. Below, you will find informative links, as well as the links to donate and to reach out to Shelly. I can promise it won’t be the last time Shelly will appear on The Meltdown. Watch this space, as we hope to have a very special announcement of an event coordinated in partnership with myself and Shelly to help raise funds, awareness, and to entertain you, the listeners.

To give a little bit of background on Shelly, though this will all be discussed in detail on the podcast…Shelly went blind at the age of 13 due to diabetic retinopathy. At the time, she’d been a figure skater, and was constantly improving her skills and skating competitively. However, the loss of her sight changed all of that. Her hope is that the procedure she intends to undergo will bring back enough of her sight to allow her to ice skate safely and independently. Shelly is a lovely person, and deserves all the help she can get to achieve this goal.

You, my faithful listeners, know I always appreciate you tuning in, supporting the show, downloading, and sharing the links. Even if you can’t donate, I urge you to listen to this show if you missed it, and to share this post far and wide so we can hopefully help Shelly achieve her goals. Enjoy the show! As usual, if you like what you hear, Make an Amazon Purchase and help the page.

And yes, we of course had the Cover Comparison, requests, and all of that…Including the obligatory couple of technical hiccups and speaking flubs by yours truly. For me, this will go down as one of my most memorable shows. I hope you enjoy it as much as Shelly and I did.

Links From Last Night’s Broadcast

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Show Playlist

  1. Halestorm, Apocalyptic
  2. Black Star Riders, The Killer Instinct
  3. Revolution Saints, Way To The Sun (feat. Neal Schon)
  4. Theory Of A Deadman, Angel
  5. Ramones, I Remember You [Request]
  6. Ramones, 53rd & 3rd [Request]
  7. Rush, Limelight [Live]
  8. UFO, Lights Out [Live]
  9. Shelly Gage, A War Wherein, Op. 1 No. 4
  10. Sara Bareilles, Carolina
  11. Sara Bareilles, Uncharted
  12. Shelly Gage, For The One I Love, Op. 1, No. 1
  13. Joan Jett, Bad Reputation
  14. Avril Lavigne, Bad Reputation (Joan Jett cover, Studio) [Bonus Track]
  15. Third Eye Blind, Never Let You Go [Request]
  16. Third Eye Blind, Semi-Charmed Life [Request]
  17. Third Eye Blind, Jumper [Request]
  18. Weezer, Hash Pipe [Request]
  19. Megadeth, Sweating Bullets [Request]
  20. John Anderson, Straight Tequila Night [Request]
  21. One Direction, They Don’t Know About Us [Request]
  22. Linkin Park, Nobody’s Listening [Request]
  23. My Chemical Romance, Romance [Request]
  24. My Chemical Romance, Cubicles [Request]
  25. My Chemical Romance, Sleep [Request]
  26. Evanescence, Give Unto Me [Request]
  27. Third Day, Give / Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus / With or Without You / Your Love Oh Lord (medley) [Request]
  28. Sanctus Real, Change Me
  29. Sanctus Real, Forgiven
  30. Barlowgirl, Never Alone [Radio remix]
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Using The Musical Meltdown To Help Someone Live Their Dream: Please Join me and Help

Every week, I do Wes’s Musical Meltdown at 10:00 PM East on Tuesday nights on XTFM. I do it for the music, for the fun, and to entertain and interact with my friends and listeners.

This week is a little different. Yes, all the normal aspects of the Meltdown will be there. But, this week, I have a very special guest, working toward a very special goal. Join me as I bring my friend Shelly Gage on as a guest host and interview subject. Shelly, like me, is blind. She is also a musician and composer. You will hear some of her music on the show. However, unlike me, she has a chance at having her sight again. In order to achieve her dream of continuing as a figure skater, Shelly needs to have her vision restored if at all possible.

How is my radio show going to help? By talking with Shelly, letting her tell her story, and encouraging you, my listeners, friends, and family to donate to her very worthy cause. Shelly is a sweet, wonderful, positive person who, once you hear her on-air, you’ll absolutely love. Due to a procedure using stem cells, there is a good chance her vision can be restored. Now, for those who hear “stem cells” and automatically think abortion or fetal stem cell research, this is far different. Instead of embryonic stem cells, this procedure uses Adipose stem cells, taken from the recipient herself.

I encourage you to check out the following links, and to join Shelly and myself for the Musical Meltdown Tuesday night at 10:00 PM East on XTFM. If you have questions or comments, we welcome them during the show. Throughout the show, I’ll be letting you know how to get in touch with the program and ask Shelly any questions you may have.

To learn more about Shelly, see her story, and possibly give, Visit her Giving Page.

For an article that talks a bit more about the research behind this procedure, Click here.

We look forward to having you join the program. If you’d like, you can Submit Requests for the show before and during the program.

Wes’s Musical Meltdown For 10/06/2015: Show Recap, Playlist and Download Links

The first Musical Meltdown of October was a fun and interesting one. I gave Megan the night off, and we had David Dunphy, who is well-known throughout the internet radio community, as our co-host. David brought his wit, humor, and insights to the program and helped us have lively discussions on sports, Draft Kings-style 1-day Fantasy leagues, and of course…The big topic, at least in the blind community this past week, Jewel Shuping. For those who don’t know about her, do a Google search, and listen to our discussion. She went blind, either accidentally or on purpose, depending on which reports you believe, due to drain cleaner in the eyes. Ouch! Sounds unpleasant to me.

Of course, in addition to lively conversation, we played your requests and had our cover comparison. Also, I apologize in advance for the weird ending. The universe conspired to have Skype and all other sound just sort of tank mid-way through a Van Halen song, and once I got some things back up, we were in the midst of another song…So, we aborted the show slightly before we intended to end. Even so, it clocks in at just over the normal 3 hours.

Join us next week as I will have an incredible guest for everyone to enjoy.

If you enjoy what I do and wish to help the page and myself out, Why not make your Amazon Purchases through Me?

And now, the playlist.

  1. Sevendust, Thank You
  2. Seether, Careless Whisper [Request]
  3. Pro-Pain, No Fly Zone
  4. ACDC, It’s A Long Way To The Top
  5. Black Crows, Hard To Handle
  6. Bon Jovi, We Got It Going On
  7. Muse, Stockholm Syndrome [Request]
  8. Muse, Uprising (Edit) [Request]
  9. Clutch, Crucial Velocity [Request]
  10. Foo Fighters, My Hero [Request]
  11. Green Day, Jesus Of Suburbia [Request]
  12. Sublime, Badfish [Request]
  13. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mary Jane’s Last Dance [Request]
  14. Radiohead, Karma Police [Request]
  15. Sam Hunt, House party
  16. Home Free, House Party
  17. Beatles, All You Need Is Love [Request]
  18. Evanescence, Lose Control [Request]
  19. Evanescence, Bring Me to Life [Request]
  20. Alice In Chains, Nutshell [Request]
  21. Alice In Chains, Sea Of Sorrow [Request]
  22. ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Foil [Request]
  23. The Pretty Reckless, Make Me Wanna Die [Request]
  24. Skylar Grey, Invisible [Request]
  25. Chicago, Saturday In The Park
  26. UFO, Try Me
  27. Thin Lizzy, Cold Sweat
  28. Glenn Frey, Party Town
  29. Don Henley, All She Wants To Do Is Dance
  30. David Lee Roth, California Girls
  31. Van Halen, Feel Your Love Tonight
  32. John Mellencamp, Cherry Bomb
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