Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 08/28/2016

Last night, we returned to the regular madness of Wes’s Musical Meltdown on XTFM. Requests, chat, and all of that good stuff. Cover Comparison will evventually return.

In addition to our normal variety, we had a tribute set for late 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts, as well as new music from Reckless Kelly and Aaron Lewis. We also played some tunes from Ohio’s own Hells Fire Sinners, who I’ll be seeing live on September 16 at The Dark Horse Tavern in Reynoldsburg, just outside Columbus. Come join the fun if you’re in the area.

Playlist

  1. Guns N’ Roses, Civil War
  2. Pink Floyd, Us and Them
  3. Deliverance, Weapons Of Our Warfare
  4. Guardian, Break Me Down
  5. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Please Read the Letter
  6. Billy Ray Cyrus & Shooter Jennings, Killing the Blues
  7. Kevin Bloody Wilson, Builder [Request]
  8. Moody Blues, Tuesday Afternoon [Request]
  9. Brad Paisley feat. Demi Lovato, Without a Fight
  10. Chris Young, I’m Comin’ Over
  11. raelynn, Love Triangle
  12. Miranda Lambert, Vice
  13. Dierks Bentley, Somewhere On A Beach
  14. 3 Doors Down, Duck and Run
  15. 3 Doors Down, The Road I’m On
  16. 3 Doors Down, Let Me Go
  17. 3 Doors Down, It’s Not My Time
  18. 3 Doors Down, Every Time You Go
  19. Dire Straits, So Far Away
  20. Crowded House, Don’t Dream It’s Over
  21. Creed, My Own Prison
  22. Hinder, Without You
  23. Hells Fire Sinners, Son of Ohio
  24. Hells Fire Sinners, No One Now
  25. Hells Fire Sinners, Piss On You
  26. Aaron Lewis, Sinner (feat. Willie Nelson)
  27. Aaron Lewis, That Ain’t Country
  28. Reckless Kelly, How Can You Love Him (You Don’t Even Like Him)
  29. Reckless Kelly, Who’s Gonna Be Your Baby Now
  30. Maren Morris, My Church
  31. Maren Morris, Drunk Girls Don’t Cry
  32. Ray Scott, Ain’t Always Thirsty
  33. Ray Scott, My Kind of Music
  34. The Desert Rose Band, One Step Forward
  35. Southern Pacific, A Girl Like Emmylou
  36. Waylon Jennings, Black Rose
  37. Webb Pierce, There Stands the Glass
  38. Lost Immigrants, Weather of You
  39. Bleu Edmondson, The Band Plays On
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 08/21/2016: Merle Haggard Tribute Edition

This week’s edition of Wes’s Musical Meltdown was all about the late, great Merle Haggard. Join me on a 3-hour musical journey through the life and career of this country music legend. We talk about his life, his music, and his influence on country music as we know it.

There’s a minor technical hiccup about midway through the show, but over all, I’m very proud of this one. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed bringing it to you.

Of course, you can always hear the show live every Sunday night at 7:00 PM Eastern Time on XTFM.

Playlist

  1. Merle Haggard, (My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers
  2. Merle Haggard, Swinging Doors
  3. Merle Haggard, The Bottle Let Me Down
  4. Merle Haggard, Branded Man
  5. Merle Haggard, I’m A Lonesome Fugitive
  6. Merle Haggard, Mama Tried
  7. Merle Haggard, Seeing Eye Dog
  8. Merle Haggard, Today I Started Loving You Again
  9. Merle Haggard, Hungry Eyes
  10. Merle Haggard, Workin’ Man Blues
  11. Merle Haggard, Silver Wings
  12. Merle Haggard, I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am
  13. Merle Haggard, Okie From Muskogee
  14. Merle Haggard, The Fightin’ Side Of Me
  15. Merle Haggard, It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad)
  16. Merle Haggard, Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)
  17. Merle Haggard, If We Make It Through December
  18. Merle Haggard, Always Wanting You
  19. Merle Haggard, The Roots Of My Raising
  20. Merle Haggard, Ramblin’ Fever
  21. Merle Haggard, If We’re Not Back In Love By Monday
  22. Merle Haggard, It’s Been A Great Afternoon
  23. Merle Haggard, I’m Always On A Mountain When I Fall
  24. Merle Haggard, Footlights
  25. Merle Haggard, My Own Kind Of Hat
  26. Merle Haggard, I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink
  27. Merle Haggard, Misery And Gin
  28. Merle Haggard, Rainbow Stew (Live)
  29. Merle Haggard, The Running Kind
  30. Merle Haggard, Are The Good Times Really Over (I Wish A Buck Was Still Silver)
  31. Merle Haggard, Big City
  32. Merle Haggard, Going Where The Lonely Go
  33. Merle Haggard, What Am I Gonna Do (With the Rest of My Life)
  34. Merle Haggard, That’s the Way Love Goes
  35. Merle Haggard, Natural High [Feat. Janie Fricke]
  36. Merle Haggard, Place to Fall Apart [Feat. Janie Fricke]
  37. Merle Haggard, Out Among The Stars
  38. Merle Haggard, Me & Crippled Soldiers
  39. Merle Haggard, If I Could Only Fly
  40. Merle Haggard, That’s The News
  41. Merle Haggard & Leona Williams, The Bull And The Beaver
  42. Merle Haggard & George Jones, Yesterday’s Wine
  43. Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson, Pancho & Lefty
  44. Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson, Reasons To Quit
  45. Gretchen Wilson & Merle Haggard, Politically Uncorrect
  46. Eric Church, Pledge Allegiance To The Hag (Feat. Merle Haggard)
  47. Merle Haggard, Why Me
  48. Merle Haggard, Sing Me Back Home (Live)
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 08/14/2016: Returning After Hiatus, Breaking In New Studios

Last night was the official return of the Meltdown to XTFM after a 5-month unplanned hiatus due to hard drive failure. We’re still not 100% back musically, but it was still a good show nonetheless. It was also my first show from the new West Columbus studios. You’ll find much less echo than you’ve possibly heard since I moved to Ohio last August.

We played some great music, talked a bit about music news, politics, and other current events, and had a good time. Thanks to those who promoted, interaccted in chat, and made requests.

The new timeslot for Wes’s Musical Meltdown is Sunday Nights, 10:00 PM East. Next Sunday, we’ll have a special tribute to the late Merle Haggard. We lost this country icon on April 6, and I would’ve done this then…But, as I had no music, it had to wait until I made my return. If you have favorite Merle tracks you want played, feel free to use the various ccontact methods on the page to get in touch and let me know.

Below, you’ll find the playlist for this show as well as the download/streaming links. Enjoy!!

Playlist

  1. Aerosmith, Back In The Saddle
  2. Ac/dc, Back In Black
  3. Cledus T. Judd, First Redneck on the Internet
  4. George Strait, Ocean Front Property
  5. Aubrie Sellers, Light of Day
  6. Chris Cagle, What Kinda Gone
  7. Dwight Yoakam, A Thousand Miles from Nowhere
  8. Guns N’ Roses, Mr. Brownstone
  9. Sheryl Crow, Strong Enough To Be My Man [Request]
  10. Casting Crowns, Lifesong
  11. Matt Cline f./Ray Stevens, Steve Cropper, Buddy Jewell & Andy Griggs, If You Want My Vote
  12. John Anderson, Country Til I Die
  13. Eric Church, Record Year
  14. Eric Church, Love Your Love the Most
  15. Keith Urban, Wasted Time
  16. UFO, Rock Bottom
  17. UFO, Natural Thing
  18. Rainbow, All Night Long
  19. Less Than Jake, Jen doesn’t like me anymore
  20. Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Zoot Suit Riot
  21. Miranda Lambert, Vice
  22. Blake Shelton, Came Here To Forget
  23. Canaan Smith, Love You Like That
  24. Kane Brown, Used To Love You Sober
  25. Reba McEntire, How Was I To Know
  26. Cole Swindell, Middle Of A Memory
  27. Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King, Different For Girls
  28. Jon Pardi, Head Over Boots
  29. Jon Pardi, Write You A Song
  30. Kip Moore, I’m To Blame
  31. Kip Moore, Hey Pretty Girl
  32. Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud [Request]
  33. Merle Haggard, I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink
  34. Merle Haggard, Misery And Gin
  35. Merle Haggard, The Running Kind
  36. Merle Haggard, Sing Me Back Home
  37. Taylor Swift, White Horse [Request]
  38. Kelsea Ballerini, Peter Pan
  39. Chris Stapleton, Fire Away
  40. Chris Stapleton, Parachute
  41. Chris Young Duet With Cassadee Pope, Think Of You
  42. Chris Young, Tomorrow
  43. Hank Williams Jr., Attitude Adjustment
  44. Hank Williams Jr., If You Don’t Like Hank Williams
  45. Cross Canadian Ragweed, Alabama
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