Wes’s Musical Meltdown for April 9, 2017: Requests, New Country, and 90’s Alternative

On this week’s edition of the Meltdown, it got interesting. To start out, I was getting over a cold, so…Didn’t sound my best. On top of it, it was the start of the full moon, which often seems to affect people’s moods. I may have gotten a little irritated at a couple situations, and let that come through during a voice break. For that, I apologize in advance. Just know that issues were resolved, and all is well in the XTFM family.

Once we got past all that, the show was a fun one. Lots of new country, a flashback to the 90’s for some lost alternative tracks, a brief tribute to the late Layne Staley, and lots of requests. Cover Comparison this week put Material Issue up against Stereo Fuse.

There will be no show, and therefore, no podcast next Sunday due to the Easter holiday. I’m taking the day off as I don’t know when we’ll return from whatever Easter events we may be attending. I return to XTFM on April 23 at 7:00 PM East. Of course, sometime before that, the request page will be up so you, the faithful listeners, can get your requests in early and often!

As a warning, this episode does have quite a bit of adult content/language.

Playlist

  1. Miranda Lambert, Tin Man
  2. Trace Adkins, Watered Down
  3. Carly Pearce, Every Little Thing
  4. Dierks Bentley, Somewhere On A Beach [Request]
  5. Kip Moore, More Girls Like You
  6. Delta Rae, A Long and Happy Life
  7. Rachel Holder, You Only Call Me When You’re Drunk
  8. Die Antwoord, Fok Julle Naaiers [Request]
  9. Die Antwoord, Cookie Thumper! [Request]
  10. Die Antwoord, Enter The Ninja [Request]
  11. Red, Feed The Machine [Request]
  12. Anthrax, Room For One More [Request]
  13. Material Issue, Everything
  14. Stereo Fuse, Everything
  15. In This Moment, Sick Like Me [Request]
  16. In This Moment, Adrenalize [Request]
  17. In This Moment, Blood [Request]
  18. Halestorm, Heathens [Request]
  19. Alice In Chains, We Die Young
  20. Alice In Chains, Down In A Hole
  21. Mad Season, River Of Deceit
  22. Gin Blossoms, Allison Road
  23. Kicking Harold, Kill You
  24. Dada, Dim
  25. Live, Selling the Drama
  26. Better Than Ezra, In The Blood
  27. Dishwalla, Counting Blue Cars
  28. Tonic, Open Up Your Eyes
  29. Athenaeum, What I Didn’t Know
  30. Stabbing Westward, What Do I Have To Do?
  31. Fuel, Bittersweet
  32. Black Lab, Time Ago
  33. Lucy’s Fur Coat, Elementary
  34. Sponge, Rainin’
  35. The Nixons, Sister
  36. Marry Me Jane, Twenty-one
  37. Maggie’s Dream, Between Fear & Desire
  38. Kevin Bloody Wilson, Kev’s Courtin’ Song [Request]
  39. Kevin Bloody Wilson, Amazing Grass [Request]
  40. Kevin Bloody Wilson, Absolute Cunt Of A Day [Request]
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 04/02/2017: Replay of Alexis’s Show from 07/24/2014

What’s the old saying, “Better late than Never.”? And so it goes with this week’s edition of The Meltdown.

Due to another commitment, the show was not live this past week. We replayed my daughter Alexis’s show from July 24, 2014 in honor of this past Sunday being her 12Th birthday. Happy birthday, Kiddo…

Sorry; no paylist in front of me this time. It’s one of the many files lost in the hard drive crash of 2016. But, enjoy this mix of pop, rock, country…And the musings of a then 9-year-old.

I return to the airwaves this Sunday night at 7:00 PM East provided I’ve sufficiently kicked this cold from my system. Join me on XTFM, or find X Transmission FM on The TuneIn Radio or OoTunes apps for your mobile device of choice!

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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 03/26/2017 with Guest Megan Weiner

Tonight’s show, as always, was lots of fun and, I hope, entertaining for the listeners.

We paid tribute to late Boston drummer Sib Hashian. We brought you the new Tim and Faith single. We played requests…And, we went back to the year 2005. I brought Megan on again as both of our daughters have birthday’s coming up in April. The discussion and music were both lots of fun.

There will not be a live show next week; if all goes as planned, XTFM will re-broadcast a show my daughter did for us from July 24, 2014. Next Sunday is her birthday, and I have a commitment that will not allow me to be back in time for the show…So, to celebrate, we’ll replay the Alexis Edition of the Meltdown, and it will go up as next week’s podcast.

Playlist

  1. Volbeat, Black Rose (feat. Danko Jones)
  2. Aranda, Don’t Wake Me
  3. Electric Light Orchestra, Turn To Stone [Request]
  4. 707, I Could Be Good For You
  5. 3 Doors Down, Inside Of Me
  6. Shinedown, How Did You Love
  7. Boston, More Than A Feeling
  8. Boston, Peace Of Mind
  9. Boston, Rock N Roll Band
  10. Boston, Don’t Look Back
  11. Boston, A Man I’ll Never Be
  12. Boston, Smokin
  13. Anthrax, Smokin’
  14. Daughtry, It’s Not Over [Request]
  15. Train, If It’s Love [Request]
  16. Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Speak to a Girl
  17. Kip Moore, More Girls Like You
  18. Eli Young Band, Skin & Bones
  19. Lauren Alaina, Road Less Traveled
  20. Martina Mcbride, In My Daughter’s Eyes [Request]
  21. Martina Mcbride, God’s Will
  22. Florida Georgia Line, H.O.L.Y. [Request]
  23. Gwen Stefani, Hollaback Girl
  24. Kelly Clarkson, Since You Been Gone
  25. Foo Fighters, Best Of You [Request]
  26. Papa Roach, Scars
  27. Nickelback, Photograph
  28. Howie Day, Collide
  29. Nelly, Over and Over (feat. Tim McGraw)
  30. John Mayer, Daughters
  31. Craig Morgan, That’s What I Love About Sunday
  32. Kenny Chesney, Anything But Mine
  33. Hanna-McEuen, Something Like a Broken Heart
  34. Toby Keith, Beer For My Horses (Duet With Willie Nelson)
  35. Dierks Bentley, Lot Of Leavin’ Left To Do
  36. Casting Crowns, Voice Of Truth
  37. Kutless, Strong Tower
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 03/19/2017: Beauty and the Beast, Chuck Berry, and More!

Tonight’s edition of Wes’s Musical Meltdown featured a great mix of music and conversation. As usual, we were all over the map musically. We also had a discussion of the new Beauty and the Beast Live Action movie with Megan and Rebekah. Originally, the discussion was to be done over Skype, but due to technical issues, I had them both in studio! We discussed the movie, as well as the controversy surrounding it.

In addition to our Beauty and the Beast discussion, we also paid tribute to the late Chuck Berry, who passed away yesterday at the age of 90. We featured six of Chuck’s originals along with three covers.

As always, catch us live at 7:00 PM East on Sunday nights on XTFM!

Playlist

  1. Emma Watson, Luke Evans & Ensemble – Beauty and the Beast, Belle
  2. Thrice, Black Honey
  3. Candlebox, Cover Me
  4. Montgomery Gentry, What Do You Think About That
  5. Jackson Taylor & the Sinners, Cocaine
  6. Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Proud Souls
  7. Chuck Berry, School Day
  8. Chuck Berry, Too Much Monkey Business
  9. Chuck Berry, Rock And Roll Music
  10. Chuck Berry, Maybellene
  11. Chuck Berry, My Ding-A-Ling
  12. Chuck Berry, Nadine
  13. Electric Light Orchestra, Roll Over Beethoven
  14. The Rolling Stones, Memphis Tennessee
  15. Waylon Jennings, Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  16. Josh Gad, Luke Evans & Ensemble – Beauty and the Beast, Gaston
  17. Dan Stevens, Evermore
  18. CĂ©line Dion & Peabo Bryson, Beauty and the Beast
  19. Ariana Grande & John Legend, Beauty and the Beast
  20. Hanna-McEuen, Something Like a Broken Heart
  21. Midland, Drinkin’ Problem
  22. Florida Georgia Line, H.O.L.Y.
  23. Jon Pardi, Heartache On The Dance Floor
  24. Randy Houser, Like A Cowboy
  25. Jim Croce, Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels)
  26. Ed Sheeran, Shape of You
  27. ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud
  28. Sick Puppies, There’s No Going Back
  29. Passenger, Let Her Go
  30. Lukas Graham, 7 Years
  31. Blue October, Hate Me
  32. Tonic, Open Up Your Eyes
  33. Michelle Branch, Are You Happy Now?
  34. Nickelback, Never Gonna Be Alone
  35. Ryan Adams, Somehow, Someday
  36. DC Talk, Between You And Me
  37. DC Talk, The Hardway
  38. Jars Of Clay, Love Song For A Savior
  39. Petra, We Need Jesus
  40. Guardian, Power Of Love
  41. Third Day, God of Wonders
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 03/05/2017: The Birthday Edition

Tonight’s edition of the Meltdown wound up being a themed edition. Originally, I was going to have Megan and Rebekah on to discuss the Lee Brice/Justin Moore concert we were going to attend on March 4. Unfortunately, Justin Moore was hit with an illness, and the show has been rescheduled. So, we will go to the concert on April 19. They will appear on the show on April 23.

For tonight’s musical entertainment, as my birthday is today and Megan’s is coming up on Thursday, I featured our years of birth. We played songs that were released and/or charted in 1978 and 1980. Enjoy this trip down memory lane!

Playlist

  1. UFO, Only You Can Rock Me
  2. Van Halen, Feel Your Love Tonight
  3. Joe Walsh, Life’s Been Good
  4. Exile, Kiss You All Over
  5. Eric Clapton, Lay Down Sally
  6. Jerry Rafferty, Baker Street
  7. Foreigner, Hot Blooded
  8. Rod Stewart, You’re In My Heart
  9. Kansas, Dust In The Wind
  10. Eddie Money, Baby Hold On
  11. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, Summer Nights
  12. Jackson Browne, Running On Empty
  13. Boston, Don’t Look Back
  14. Electric Light Orchestra, Turn To Stone
  15. Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson, Mommas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow up to bbe Cowboys
  16. Johnny Paycheck, Take This Job And Shove It
  17. Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love
  18. Emmylou Harris, Two More Bottles Of Wine
  19. Merle Haggard & Leona Williams, The Bull And The Beaver
  20. Kenny Rogers & Dottie West, Anyone Who Isn’t Me Tonight
  21. John Conlee, Rose Colored Glasses
  22. Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn, You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly
  23. AC/DC, Back in Black
  24. Blondie, Call Me
  25. Pink Floyd, Another Brick In The Wall (2)
  26. Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  27. Billy Joel, It’s Still Rock & Roll To Me
  28. Bette Midler, The Rose
  29. Styx, Babe
  30. Christopher Cross, Sailing
  31. Eagles, Heartache Tonight
  32. Bob Seger, Against The Wind
  33. Pure Prairie League, Let Me Love You Tonight
  34. Pat Benatar, Heartbreaker
  35. Genesis, Misunderstanding
  36. Tom Petty, Refugee
  37. Foghat, Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was a Fool)
  38. Oak Ridge Boys, Trying To Love Two Women
  39. Mickey Gilley, Stand By Me
  40. Johnny Lee, Lookin’ For Love
  41. Conway Twitty, I’d Just Love To Lay You Down
  42. Black Sabbath, Lonely Is The Word
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 02/26/2017

Tonight’s edition of Wes’s Musical Meltdown on XTFM was lots of fun. We had new music from Little Big Town, a cover comparison, and all of the variety you’ve come to expect from the show.

Next week, join me for the Birthday Show! We’ll have a repap of the Lee Brice/Justin Moore show coming to Columbus, and possibly a couple guests.

Remember, catch us live at 7:00 PM East on Sunday evenings. You can download the show from iTunes and from my website. Lots of ways to listen!

Playlist

  1. The Who, Won’t Get Fooled Again
  2. Gregg Allman Band, I’m No Angel
  3. Pink Floyd, Hey You
  4. Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Lucky Man
  5. The Band, The Weight
  6. Hillary Scott And The Scott Family, Thy Will [Request]
  7. Hillary Scott And The Scott Family, Love Remains
  8. Casting Crowns, Joyful, Joyful
  9. Danny Gokey, Tell Your Heart to Beat Again
  10. Little Big Town, Happy People
  11. Little Big Town, We Went To The Beach
  12. Little Big Town, Better Man
  13. Little Big Town, When Someone Stops Loving You
  14. AC/DC, You Shook Me All Night Long
  15. Big & Rich, You Shook Me All Night Long
  16. UFO, The Killing Kind
  17. UFO, Rock Bottom
  18. Rainbow, Stone Cold
  19. Gary Moore, Don’t Take Me For A Loser
  20. Blake Shelton, Every Time I Hear That Song
  21. Brantley Gilbert, Smokin’ Gun
  22. The Bottle Rockets, Smokin’ 100’s Alone
  23. Chris Knight, Run from Your Memory
  24. Charlie Robison, If The Rain Don’t Stop
  25. Sons of Bill, Broken Bottles
  26. Josh Abbott Band, All Of A Sudden
  27. Radney Foster, Nobody Wins
  28. Buckcherry, The Feeling Never Dies (feat. Gretchen Wilson)
  29. Gretchen Wilson, Work Hard, Play Harder
  30. The Marshall Tucker Band, Heard It In A Love Song
  31. The Guess Who, No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature
  32. Blackfoot, Left Turn On A Red Light
  33. Chris Ledoux, Five Dollar Fine
  34. Chris Young, Think Of You (duet with Cassadee Pope)
  35. Cross Canadian Ragweed, Cry Lonely
  36. Reckless Kelly, Nobody’s Girl
  37. Micky & The Motorcars, Careless
  38. The Notorious Cherry Bombs, It’s Hard to Kiss the Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long
  39. Lee Brice, Drinking Class
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 02/19/2017

This week’s edition of the Meltdown started out a little rocky. We had a late start and a couple technical hiccups. Once we got past that, it was a fun show. Lots of new music, a cover comparison, and a bit of audience interaction. Over all, a fun show. Enjoy!

Playlist

  1. RED SUN RISING, Amnesia
  2. RED SUN RISING, Emotionless
  3. Miranda Lambert, We Should Be Friends
  4. Miranda Lambert, Runnin’ Just in Case
  5. Brad Paisley, Ticks [Request]
  6. Blake Shelton, She’s Got A Way With Words [Request]
  7. David Nail, Kiss You Tonight
  8. Bart Crow Band, Wear My Ring
  9. Casey Donahew Band, Fallen
  10. Eli Young Band, Enough Is Enough
  11. Black Star Riders, Heavy Fire
  12. Black Star Riders, Dancing with the Wrong Girl
  13. Black Star Riders, Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
  14. Thin Lizzy, Cowboy Song
  15. Thin Lizzy, Borderline
  16. Twenty One Pilots, Heathens
  17. Halestorm, Heathens
  18. UFO, Back Into My Life
  19. McAuley-Schenker Group, When I’m Gone
  20. Gary Moore, Empty Rooms
  21. Brantley Gilbert, Outlaw In Me
  22. Little Big Town, Better Man
  23. Brett Young, You Ain’t Here To Kiss Me
  24. Jason Aldean, Any Ol’ Barstool
  25. Eric Church, Round Here Buzz
  26. Jeremy Plato and the Departed, Walk on By
  27. Cross Canadian Ragweed, Run to Me
  28. Robert Earl Keen, Feeling Good Again (live)
  29. Stoney LaRue, Texas Moon
  30. Guy Clark, She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
  31. David Crowder Band, All Creatures Of Our God And King
  32. Jeremy Camp, Walk By Faith
  33. Kutless, Word of God Speak
  34. Casting Crowns, If We Are the Body
  35. Danny Gokey, Tell Your Heart to Beat Again
  36. Third Day, Cry Out To Jesus [Live]
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 02/12/2017: Pre-Valentine’s Day Edition

Tonight, Wes’s Musical Meltdown returned to the regular timeslot on XTFM, 7:00 PM East on Sunday evenings. With Valentine’s Day coming up, we did a mostly love songs edition. Included in the mix were popular favorites, some break-up songs, some…songs about the wild side of love…And much more.

I also discussed the Grammys as well as gave a review of the movie A Dog’s Purpose.

Always feel free to click the chat link at the XTFM website and join us during the shows, and don’t forget about all of our other great programming!

Playlist

  1. Bonnie Tyler, Total Eclipse Of The Heart
  2. Air Supply, Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
  3. April Wine, Just Between You And Me
  4. Eric Church, Love Your Love the Most
  5. Jon Pardi, Head Over Boots
  6. Canaan Smith, Love You Like That
  7. Kevin Bloody Wilson, Don’t Touch Your Sister (A Tasmanian Love Song)
  8. Rodney Carrington, It’s Too Late (Duet With Lisa Cochran)
  9. Trixter, One In A Million
  10. Danger Danger, Feels Like Love
  11. Steelheart, I’ll Never Let You Go
  12. Thunder, Love Walked In
  13. Daughtry, Over You
  14. The J. Geils Band, Love Stinks
  15. Nazareth, Love Hurts
  16. Michael Bolton, How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
  17. Sweet Sensation, If Wishes Came True
  18. Timmy T., One More Try
  19. Reckless Kelly, Best Forever Yet
  20. Cody Canada & The Departed, Burden
  21. Cole Swindell, Ain’t Worth The Whiskey
  22. Chris Young, Sober Saturday Night (Feat. Vince Gill)
  23. Luke Bryan, Strip It Down
  24. Jason Aldean, Why
  25. Lee Greenwood, Hearts Aren’t Made to break (They’re Made to Love)
  26. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Stand A Little Rain
  27. Montgomery Gentry, She Don’t Tell Me To
  28. Brantley Gilbert, Stone Cold Sober
  29. Kelsea Ballerini, Love Me Like You Mean It
  30. All That Remains, What If I Was Nothing
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  31. Adelitas Way, Last Stand

  32. Motley Crue, Without You
  33. Extreme, More Than Words
  34. Marvin Gaye, Lets Get It On
  35. Color Me Badd, I Wanna Sex You Up
  36. Halestorm, All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You (Heart cover)
  37. W.A.S.P., Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)
  38. Whitesnake, Slide It In
  39. Rascal Flatts, Bless The Broken Road
  40. Gary Allan, The One
  41. Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville, Don’t Know Much
  42. Journey, When You Love a Woman
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown Test Broadcast 02/10/2017

Today’s show was supposed to be a test broadcast in advance of the return to the regular Sunday night spot at 7:00 PM East on XTFM, but wound up being a two-hour show. There was a technical hiccup which caused us to drop for a bit and have to come back, but in that, I believe we’ve found the issue. It looks to be a bad ethernet port or cable…So, doing this via WiFi. And…Hey…It worked.

Today’s show was a good mix of rock, country, and even a bit of pop. We had new music from Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band, Brett Young, Thomas Rhett, and more.

Join me at 7:00 PM East on Sunday night as we return to the regular Meltdown time slot. This Sunday will be the pre-Valentine’s Day edition, featuring mostly love songs of many varieties.

Playlist

  1. Loverboy, Working for the Weekend
  2. 38 special, Rockin’ into the night
  3. Eagles, Heartache Tonight
  4. Diamond Rio, Meet In The Middle
  5. Halestorm, Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
  6. Great White, Face The Day
  7. Faster Pussycat, Where There’s A Whip There’s A Way [Played in honor of a certain movie coming out today]
  8. Tesla, Gettin’ Better
  9. Asia, Heat of the Moment
  10. Asia, Only Time Will Tell
  11. Rod Stewart, Maggie May
  12. Richard Marx, Nothing Left Behind Us
  13. Our Lady Peace, Somewhere Out There
  14. Zac Brown Band, My Old Man
  15. Thomas Rhett, Playing With Fire
  16. Brett Young, You Ain’t Here To Kiss Me
  17. Keith Urban, The Fighter (feat. Carrie Underwood)
  18. Little Big Town, Better Man
  19. Brett Eldredge, Wanna Be That Song
  20. Eric Church, Round Here Buzz
  21. Lukas Graham, 7 Years
  22. Meghan Trainor, No
  23. Twenty One Pilots, Heathens
  24. Florida Georgia Line, H.O.L.Y.
  25. Elle King, Ex’s & Oh’s
  26. Dierks Bentley, Different For Girls (feat. Elle King)
  27. Wiz Khalifa, See You Again
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 11/13/2016

Last night, Wes’s Musical Meltdown returned to XTFM after an unplanned hiatus due to internet issues, job ttraining, and illness. It felt good to be back. Some drops occurred, but in spite of those, I’m quite proud of this show. We had the Cover Comparison, a tribute to Seattle rock in honor of the Seahawks playing the Patriots, and lots of new music.

Playlist

  1. Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage
  2. Amaranthe, Drop Dead Cynical
  3. Emerson, Lake & Palmer, I Believe in Father Christmas
  4. Sully Erna, Different Kind of Tears
  5. Godsmack, Something Different
  6. Matchbox 20, Push
  7. Tonic, Take Me As I Am
  8. Goo Goo Dolls, Iris
  9. Hells Fire Sinners, Aint A Damned Thing Changed
  10. Our Lady Peace, Somewhere Out There
  11. Maren Morris, 80’s Mercedes
  12. Jason Aldean, Whiskey’d Up
  13. Big & Rich, Holy Water
  14. Cole Swindell, Broke Down
  15. A Thousand Horses, Smoke
  16. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, You’ll Accomp’ny Me
  17. Frankie Ballard, You’ll Accomp’ny Me
  18. Bon Jovi, Never Say Goodbye [Request]
  19. XYZ, Souvenirs
  20. Alice In Chains, Sea Of Sorrow
  21. Temple of the Dog, Say Hello 2 Heaven
  22. Soundgarden, Live to Rise
  23. Mother Love Bone, Stargazer
  24. Pearl Jam, Last Kiss
  25. Mad Season, River Of Deceit
  26. Kenny Chesney, Setting the World On Fire
  27. Kenny Chesney, Rich and Miserable
  28. Drew Baldridge, Rebound
  29. Aaron Lewis, Whiskey and You
  30. Reckless Kelly, Who’s Gonna Be Your Baby Now
  31. Aubrie Sellers, Sit Here and Cry
  32. Vince Gill, Down to My Last Bad Habit
  33. Chris Young, Sober Saturday Night (Feat. Vince Gill)
  34. Jennifer Nettles, Unlove You
  35. Jennifer Nettles, My House (feat. Jennifer Lopez)
  36. Chris Tomlin, Good Good Father
  37. Lauren Daigle, Trust In You
  38. Danny Gokey, Tell Your Heart to Beat Again
  39. Third Day, Your Words (feat. Harvest)
  40. Casting Crowns, Just Be Held
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