Wes’s Musical Meltdown with Co-Host DJ Faithful: 11/17/2015

This week’s Musical Meltdown saw the addition of a new co-host to the rotation, DJ Faithful. DJ Faithful is a fellow XTFM DJ, as wwell as a DJ at another internet station. We’ve known each other and have been friends for years, but this was our first opportunity to work together on a show, and I guarantee it won’t be our last.

We discussed several topics of the day, and played lots of great music. Lots of requests on this show, which I love, because it makes my life easier. Remember, you can make requests before and during the shows.

Amongst the excellent music, we featured three tracks from singer-songwriter, and good friend, Bridgette Koteles. If you want to hear and buy her music, Visit her Soundclick Page.

Also, one of our other regulars in the co-hosting rotation, Megan, has started a new business, which we plugged on the show. Check out her Jamberry Page and Buy some product.

Of course, we reminded the listeners about The Request-A-Thon for Shelly. There’s still plenty of time to donate, and to get your requests in for it!

As always, if you like what you hear, don’t forget, you can find most of the music, and anything else you might want, on Amazon

Playlist

  1. Cody Canada and the Departed, Inbetweener
  2. Cross Canadian Ragweed, To Find My Love
  3. Two Tons of Steel, Cryin’ Eyes
  4. Sons of Bill, Big Unknown
  5. Sons of Bill, Broken Bottles
  6. Bridgette Koteles, War of the Heart
  7. Rupert Holmes, Escape (The Pina Colada Song) [Request]
  8. Joe Nichols, Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off [Request]
  9. U2, Pride [In The Name Of Love] [Request]
  10. Lifehouse, All In [Request]
  11. Kelly Clarkson, Sober [Request]
  12. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Otherside [Request]
  13. 10 Years, Wasteland [Request]
  14. Stone Sour, Gimme Shelter
  15. I Prevail, Blank Space
  16. Betraying The Martyrs, Let It Go
  17. Shooter Jennings, Cocaine Blues
  18. Cradle of Filth, From The Cradle To Enslave [Request]
  19. Chris Stapleton, Tennessee Whiskey
  20. Soft Cell, Tainted Love
  21. Marilyn Manson, Tainted Love
  22. Bridgette Koteles, I’m Just Not Home Yet
  23. The Guess Who, Clap For The Wolfman [Request]
  24. My Darkest Days, Porn Star Dancing featuring Zakk Wylde [Request]
  25. Pop Evil, Footsteps [Request]
  26. Pop Evil, 100 in a 55 [Request]
  27. Pop Evil, Monster You Made [Request]
  28. Garth Brooks, Friends in Low Places [The Long Version] [Request]
  29. Toby Keith, Red Solo Cup (Album Version) [Request]
  30. NEEDTOBREATHE, Brother [Request]
  31. Creed, My Sacrifice [Request]
  32. Matt Redman, Your Grace Finds Me (Radio Version) [Request]
  33. Matt Kearney, Ships In The Night [Request]
  34. The Clash, London Calling [Request]
  35. Lenny Kravitz, Are You Gonna Go My Way [Request]
  36. Metallica, For Whom The Bell Tolls [Request]
  37. Metallica, Whiskey In The Jar [Request]
  38. Metallica, Sad But True [Request]
  39. Bridgette Koteles, Sad Songs, Cigarettes and Beer


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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 for 09/22/2015: Show Recap, Playlist and Download

Tuesday, September 22 was another fun-filled edition of the Meltdown. Megan co-hosted for the entire show, and our own Bob In the Black Boots joined us for the last couple of hours. We had a great discussion on the new iOS 9 as well as Ouija Boards. Cover Comparison put Hinder up against Jack Ingram. We also gave you four tracks from the new Shinedown release, Threat to Survival, which is an excellent release.

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Now, here’s the playlist.

  1. Gregg Allman Band, I’m No Angel
  2. .38 Special, If I’d Been the One
  3. W.A.S.P., Forever Free
  4. Judas Priest, Turbo Lover
  5. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Bad Reputation
  6. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
  7. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, I Hate Myself For Loving You
  8. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
  9. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Main Street
  10. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Hollywood Nights
  11. The Pretty Reckless, Going to Hell
  12. Disturbed, The Sound Of Silence
  13. Shinedown, Asking For It
  14. Shinedown, How Did You Love
  15. Shinedown, Dangerous
  16. Shinedown, Thick As Thieves
  17. Hinder, Lips of an Angel
  18. Jack Ingram, Lips Of An Angel
  19. Metal Allegiance, Dying Song (Feat. Philip H. Anselmo)
  20. Metal Allegiance, Wait Until Tomorrow (Feat. Dug Pinnick & Jamey Jasta)
  21. Anna Nalick, Breathe (2 AM)
  22. Anna Nalick, Consider This
  23. The J. Geils Band, Musta Got Lost
  24. The J. Geils Band, Piss On The Wall
  25. Carrie Underwood, Smoke Break
  26. Luke Bryan, Just Over
  27. Kacey Musgraves, Biscuits
  28. Cole Swindell, Let Me See Ya Girl
  29. Kip Moore, I’m To Blame
  30. Tyler Farr, Withdrawals
  31. Chris Young, I’m Comin’ Over
  32. Thomas Rhett, Crash And Burn
  33. MercyMe, All Fall Down
  34. Kutless, In the City
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Say What You Mean, Especially If You Want to Retain Donors, CSL Plasma

I donate plasma at CSL Plasma here in Springfield, Ohio. Normally, I think they’re an awesome company, and I’m proud to be a donor. However, this post is about something that happend on Monday, September 21, 2015. I don’t generally like throwing companies under the bus when I’m over-all pleased with them, but…This deserves a post.

Myself and my fiancee, Megan, went in to donate today. When donating plasma, you’re not only helping others, but you do receive some financial compensation, which is a nice bonus. Also, you’re allowed to donate twice a week…Unlike blood donation, where you can only do it once every 8 weeks. Every 16 if you donate a double unit of red cells.

As those who know us know, Megan wennt to the local emergency room Thursday. She wasn’t feeling well, and due to her insurance, the ER was a better option than an urgent care. She was treated and released, with no complications found other than low potassium. As ER’s and any other doctor’s offices do, they did blood tests. When we went to donate, the floor staff spotted a bruise that was too small for Megan, or any of our sighted family members to see. Because of this, they sent her to see a nurse. In this case, the nurse was Maggie. I only mention the nurse’s name because she’s a source of trouble later in the story, and, as I learned, a prior source of trouble for Megan.

Maggie deferred her, stating she needed to get a note from the hospital that she’d had blood work done. I understand this, as there are concerns about needle drug use, which neither of us are fans of. I have had no personal experience with this nurse, so have no personal bias against her. Apparently, this same nurse had deferred Megan years ago because she was seeking treatment from a mental health professional, which CSL was aware of. Megan had donated plasma several times after making CSL aware of her involvement with mental health counselors, but for whatever reason, Maggie decided she needed deferment based on her mental health, and wanted a note stating she’s mentally stable enough to donate. So, I’m beginning to think Maggie has something against Megan personally, or those who aren’t as perfect as her.

So, we went to the hospital, and got a note, signed by the on-duty nurse, that Megan had indeed had blood work done. We returned to the Springfield location of CSL with said note, and Megan went in. Unfortunately, she again dealt with Maggie. I say “unfortunately” because Maggie can’t recall what she said before, or just likes to screw around with the donors. Upon arriving, Megan presented the note, which is what Nurse Maggie requested. At this point, Maggie informed her CSL would need her discharge papers.

Here’s where I take issue with things, and why I’m writing this post and putting Maggie and CSL, whom I’m otherwise pleased with, on blast. First, if you want discharge papers, and not just a note saying blood work was done, say so. It’s not that hard…Is it?

Next, as Megan’s diagnosis, though technnically referred to as chest pain, had nothing to do with heart trouble or anything else in the high-risk categories, her medical records and discharge papers are none of CSL Plasma’s business.

We’ve left a voice mail with the manager of the plasma center, and await her response. I’ve advised Megan to return with the notice, and the discharge papers…To request a nurse other than Maggie, and to explain what was requested. IF they require the discharge papers, then I expect the manager to allow Megan to explain things, and to continue to allow her to donate as she’s not in one of the high-risk categories according to the doctor, the physician’s assistant, nurse, and all others who worked with her.

When I first donated a couple weeks ago, I was told plasma donation gets a bad rap. Well, if you have nurses like Maggie, making it difficult for willing and able donors to donate, you’re going to continue to have a bad wrap. Personally, I like donating. yes, the compensation is great…But, I do it because I love the fact I can donate more frequently than I can with straight blood, and the plasma has uses for people in multiple ways. It’s a good feeling to know I’m helping out. But, if you push out someone I care about just because one of your nurses can’t communicate properly, you’ll lose her, me, and anyone else I can convince not to donate to your company.

Updates will be coming soon as to what happens with this issue. Watch this post.

Wes’s Musical Meltdown for 9/11/15: Show Recap, Playlist, and Download

As I was ill on September 8, my normal Tuesday night for doing the shows, I rescheduled for Friday, September 11. In addition to the normal show, we had an extended musical tribute to the events and aftermath of September 11, 2001, a day NO American should ever forget. I’d like to thank all of those who suggested tracks beyond the normal two or three that are always played in memory of the day. Thanks to Shannon, Julie, Maggie, and others. Thanks to all who interacted in the chat room. Thanks, also, to Megan Mason for her co-hosting talents.

This week, our cover comparison comes from Stevie Wonder and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Listen to find out who won. Also, listen to hear my picks for week one of the NFL regular season. Let’s see if I do better than I did last year.

As always, if you like what you hear, Support the Page with Amazon Purchases!

And now, the playlist!

  1. Pop Evil, Footsteps
  2. Pop Evil, If Only for Now
  3. Sixx:A.M., Stars
  4. Thundermother, Alright Alright
  5. Bring Me the Horizon, What You Need
  6. Incubus, Drive (Request for Mai Laing
  7. The Moody Blues, Nights In White Satin
  8. Deftones, 976 – Evil (Request for Bob)
  9. Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Lucky Man
  10. Jackson 5, ABC
  11. Head East, Never Been Any Reason
  12. Stevie Wonder, Higher Ground
  13. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Higher Ground
  14. Train, Cab (Request for Silvia)
  15. Nickelback, Never Gonna Be Alone (Request for Silvia)
  16. Daughtry, Feels Like Tonight (Request for Silvia)
  17. Hoobastank, The Reason
  18. Hoobastank, Crawling In The Dark
  19. Inkubus Sukkubus, Aradia (Request for Jenni)
  20. John Fogerty, Centerfield (Request for David)
  21. Alan Jackson, Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) (live, CMA Awards)
  22. Darryl Worley, Have You Forgotten
  23. Toby Keith, Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)
  24. Neil Young, Let’s Roll
  25. Paul McCartney, Freedom
  26. David Foster And Peter Cetera, Voices That Care
  27. My Chemical Romance, Skylines And Turnstiles
  28. Beastie Boys, An open letter to nyc
  29. The Cranberries, New New York
  30. Disturbed, Prayer (live @ DeepRockDrive.com)
  31. Everclear, The New York Times
  32. Good Charlotte,Mest,Goldfinger, Goldfinger/Good Charlotte/Mest – The Innocent
  33. Imagine Dragons, America
  34. Yellowcard, Believe
  35. Killswitch Engage, Life to Lifeless
  36. Slayer, Jihad
  37. Testament, The Evil Has Landed
  38. Default, Wasting My Time
  39. Tonic, Open Up Your Eyes
  40. Emerson Hart, If You’re Gonna Leave
  41. Athenaeum, What I Didn’t Know
  42. Third Day, Soul On Fire (feat. All Sons & Daughters)
  43. Kutless, What Faith Can Do
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown 09/01/2015: Show Recap, Playlist, and Download

This edition of the meltdown was action-packed. Once again, we had Megan Mason as our co-host. Thanks to the new listeners who tuned in; it was a pleasure having all of you tuned in and in the chat room. Thanks, as always, to returning listeners who interacted with the show as well.

I’m happy to announce that The request page is back up and running!

In addition to wonderful music on the program, including our cover comparison, we also had a lively discussion regarding the issue of transgender students and which bathroom should be used while at school. This WHIO story sparked the discussion.

As always, if you like what you’re hearing, or if you just like to shop, Shop mmy Amazon Page.

And now, the playlist!

  1. Five Finger Death Punch, Jekyll And Hyde
  2. Five Finger Death Punch, Question Everything
  3. Iron Maiden, Wasted Years
  4. Iron Maiden, Nodding donkey blues
  5. Brad Paisley, It Did
  6. Leona Lewis, Better In Time
  7. Pentatonix, Say Something
  8. Roxette, Fading Like A Flower (Every Ti
  9. Stevie Nicks, Leather and Lace
  10. Pink Floyd, Money
  11. Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb
  12. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Saturday Night Special
  13. Armored Saint, Saturday Night Special
  14. ZZ Top, La Grange
  15. Led Zeppelin, Dazed and Confused.mp3
  16. Mark Ronson, Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)
  17. Magic!, Rude
  18. Fiona Apple, Criminal
  19. John Anderson, Wild And Blue
  20. Radiohead, Creep
  21. Radiohead, Karma Police
  22. Waylon Jennings, Mammas Don’T Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
  23. Garry Lee & Showdown, The Rodeo Song
  24. Steel Magnolia, Bulletproof
  25. Brooks And Dunn, Little Miss Honky Tonk
  26. Black ‘n Blue, Miss Mystery
  27. the cure, Boys Don’t Cry
  28. Joe Walsh, Life’s Been Good
  29. Triumph, Rocky Mountain Way
  30. Santana, Why Don’t You and I (feat. Chad Kroeger)
  31. Chad Kroeger and Josey Scott, Hero
  32. Nickelback, Believe
  33. Casting Crowns, Who Am I
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Wes’s Musical Meltdown for August 25, 2015: Show Recap, Playlist, and Download

The August 25 edition of The Meltdown was the first from my new home in Springfield, Ohio. You’ll notice a difference in the sound of the show’s acoustics during voice breaks as the room I’m broadcasting in is all wood, no carpets.

In addition to a change of venue, we also introduced a new co-host. Making her XTFM debut, it’s Megan Mason. She does well for her first time doing radio. She even brought us a fun discussion topic for one of our voice breaks. Check out The Museum Of Death. Sounds like a fascinating place to visit.

We had new music from Buckcherry, Shinedown, Lamb of God, Kip Moore, and many others, in addition to several listener requests. This week’s Cover Comparison was the classic “Always On My Mind”, as done by Willie Nelson and the Pet Shop boys.

As always, if you enjoy what you hear, and want to help support the site, Buy something from Amazon to help us out.

Here’s the playlist.

  1. Godsmack, Something Different
  2. Eminem, My Dad’s Gone Crazy
  3. XYZ, Inside Out
  4. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Mr. Bill Collector
  5. Within Temptation, What Have You Done (ft. Keith Caputo) (Request from Megan)
  6. Within Temptation, Dangerous (Feat. Howard Jones) (request from Megan)
  7. Fiona Apple, Paper Bag (request from Megan)
  8. No Doubt, Ex-Girlfriend
  9. Howard Jones, No One Is To Blame
  10. Amy Grant, That’s What Love Is For (request from Steph)
  11. Richard Thompson, Don’t Let a Thief Steal into Your Heart
  12. Secondhand Serenade, Goodbye (Request from Holly)
  13. Secondhand Serenade, Your Call (Request from Holly)
  14. Secondhand Serenade, A Twist In My Story (Request from Holly)
  15. Rascal Flatts, What Hurts The Most
  16. Willie Nelson, Always On My Mind
  17. Pet Shop Boys, Always On My Mind
  18. Three Days Grace, Animal I Have Become (request from Megan)
  19. Three Days Grace, Home (request from Megan)
  20. The Pretty Reckless, Fucked Up World [Explicit]
  21. The Pretty Reckless, Goin’ Down
  22. Elvis Presley, Kentucky Rain (request from Bob)
  23. Elvis Presley, Suspicious Minds
  24. Buffalo Springfield, For What It’s Worth
  25. The Hollies, Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress / Stereo
  26. Johnny Cash, Cocaine Blues [Live]
  27. Aerosmith, No Surprize
  28. Sammy Hagar, Remember the Heroes
  29. Loverboy, Turn Me Loose
  30. Buckcherry, The Feeling Never Dies
  31. Saint Asonia, Even Though I Say
  32. Shinedown, Cut the Cord
  33. Lamb Of God, Still Echoes
  34. Train, I’m Drinkin’ Tonight
  35. Kip Moore, I’m To Blame
  36. Montgomery Gentry, Folks Like Us
  37. Lady Antebellum, Bartender
  38. Tyler Farr, Redneck Crazy
  39. Cole Swindell, Ain’t Worth The Whiskey
  40. Francesca Battistelli, He Knows My Name
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