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Music, sports, life, current events, pop culture, entertainment. Everything. The opinions are my own. I tell it like I see it. If you agree, or if you disagree, I welcome your feedback and commentary. Eventually, may start adding episodes of the radio show, Wes's Musical Meltdown, to the playlist. Or maybe just some of the voice breaks.
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The Meltdown is back, and we're on TBRN! I'm pretty happy about this. Tons of great tunes on this first show, lots of requests and listener interaction. It was a blast, and we'll keep doing it every Wednesday at 6:00 PM East/3:00 Pacific. Join me live by telling your Alexa device "Play TBRN on TuneIn", or find us on the TuneIn App, available free from The Play Store for Android and for iOS app store. And now, check out the playlist. Some great selections this week. Aerosmith, Back In The Saddle AC/DC, Back In Black Cody Johnson, Doubt Me Now Toby Keith, How Do You Like Me Now?! Gregg Allman Band, I'm No Angel Brandon Heath, The Day After Thanksgiving [Request] Third Day, I Need A Miracle [Request] Tasha Layton, Into the Sea (It's Gonna Be Ok) [Request] UFO, Natural Thing (2007 Remaster) UFO, Venus UFO, Call My Name Sting, If I Ever Lose My Faith in You [Cover Comparison; Original] Disturbed, If I Ever Lose My Faith in You [Cover Comparison; Cover] Henson Cargill, Skip A Rope [Request] Stoney LaRue, Thought You’d Want To Know Stoney LaRue, Down In Flames Black Stone Cherry, In Love With The Pain Kickin Valentina, Somebody New Bobby Wills, Gettin' Her Over You Hardy, GIVE HEAVEN SOME HELL Midland, Drinkin' Problem (Live From The Palomino) Lee Greenwood, God Bless The U.S.A. [Request] --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
On this episode of Wes Derby's Random Ramblings, the first in a bit over four months, I introduce you to Wes's Musical Meltdown, my long-running internet radio show. I also talk a bit about the final day of Magic 109, and not knowing it would be our final show. I briefly address my views on the end of the station and the speculation I've heard, I address my hosting company's fall and the changes that will be coming to wesderby.net when we find a new home, and hint at plans for my broadcasting future. Please enjoy this week's show, and my commentary about it and my tales of my broadcasting history. Below, find the track list for the show so you can follow along with the tunes. As for the show itself, you'll enjoy a mix of rock, country, and Christian...Even a bit of 80's pop. Lots of requests, and a 6-pack of covers after our Cover Comparison. Enjoy! August Campbell, I-95 Asshole Song Meredith Brooks, Bitch Kenny Chesney, Get Along John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band, On The Dark Side Dire Straits, Walk Of Life Shooting Star, Last Chance Michelle Branch, All You Wanted [Request] AC/DC, Highway to Hell [Request] Chris Cagle, Chicks Dig It [Request] Skillet, Legendary [Request] Hollywood Undead, The Diary [Request] Badflower, Promise Me [Request] Debbie Gibson, Lost In Your Eyes [Request] Michael Jackson, Billie Jean Chris Cornell, Billie Jean Texas Hippie Coalition, Pissed Off and Mad About It Three Days Grace, Somebody That I Used to Know Failure, Enjoy the Silence 2020 DIAMANTE;Breaking Benjamin, Iris Josh Turner, I Can Tell By The Way You Dance Taylor Acorn, Unwell Mitchell Tenpenny, Someone You Loved John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Hit The Highway Fleetwood Mac, Do You Give a Damn for Me? Fleetwood Mac, Someone's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight Fleetwood Mac, Oh Well - Part 1 (2013 Remaster) Santana, Black Magic Woman Judas Priest, The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) Gary Moore, The Same Way Taylor Swift, cardigan Taylor Swift, illicit affairs Maggie Rose, Help Myself Lost Frequencies;Easton Corbin, One More Night Lindsay Ell, ReadY to love Lainey Wilson, Sunday Best Casey Donahew, I'm Not This Guy That You Know (Live Acoustic) Jeremy Camp, Dead Man Walking (LØ Remix) Jeremy Camp, Walk By Faith (2020 Version) Casting Crowns, Start Right Here Casting Crowns, Good Good Father (Live) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
In this episode, I talk about the Drecho that hit Iowa last Monday, August 10. Alicia joins me for about half the podcast to talk about the way the community here in Cedar Rapids and elsewhere around Iowa has come together during this crisis. it's a crazy time. If you're interested in finding ways to help, search Cedar Rapids Derecho 2020 on Google, Bing, or Facebook. Visit http://crfirst.org for ways to potentially give. Want to help support the podcast? Visit http://paypal.me/wesderby. Enjoy! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
An interview with author Jo Elizabeth Pinto, writer of “Bright Side of Darkness” and “Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive The Car”. You can learn more about the author at brightsideauthor.com. Also, added a few old voice mails I realized I never published. Hey, maybe I’ll do more with this thing this year. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
Alicia and I discuss our first meal mmade in the Instant Pot pressure cooker. We discuss what went well, what didn’t go well, and some potential accessible issues we as blind users encountered. This will not be the last Instant Pot meal, or Podcast. Chili gets made tomorrow, and we may eventually do an audio or Facebook Live demo as we use the device. We welcome your questions and comments at wesderby@icloud.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
On this episode, I explain how, as a blind person, to set up the instant pot smart Wi-Fi model. I discuss the pressure test, the accessories that came with the pot, and much more. I also promote the radio show, my travel business, and give a couple of tips with regard to this whole corona virus thing. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
For a while, people have asked me to do a demo of the Instant Pot and how I use it as a blind person. this isn’t the greatest, but is an attempt to do so. Enjoy! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
Enjoy this week's episode of the Meltdown. We're joined on-air by Alicia, who you'll know from past shows on Magic 109 and her own Power and Praise, as well as TBRN's own Nick G. We play a bunch of tunes from the new UFO Strangers In The Night deluxe reissue, have the cover comparison, lots of requests, and tons of other musical goodness. Turn it up! UFO, Natural Thing (2020 Remaster) UFO, On With The Action (Live in Youngstown, 15/10/1978) UFO, Cherry (Live in Columbus, Ohio, 17/10/78) LEDGER, Warrior (feat. John Cooper) [Request] LEDGER, Not Dead Yet (Album) [Request] The Worship Initiative, New Wine (feat. Bethany Barnard) [Request] Demon Hunter, Jesus Wept [Request] Stevie Nicks, I Can't Wait [Request] Ratt, You're In Love [Request] AC/DC, Shot In The Dark [Request] AC/DC, Realize [Request] Old Dominion, Never Be Sorry Eric Church, Stick That In Your Country Song Luke Combs, Better Together Five Man Electrical Band, Signs [Cover Comparison; Original] Tesla, Signs [Cover Comparison; Cover] Cross Canadian Ragweed, Crazy Eddie's Last Hurrah [Request] Reckless Kelly, Fightin' For Ryan Adams, Somehow, Someday Sons of Bill, Broken Bottles Doug Supernaw, I Don't Call Him Daddy Doug Supernaw, Reno Hal Ketchum, Small Town Saturday Night Hal Ketchum, Hearts Are Gonna Roll Red, The Victim [Request] Newsong, Red Letter Day [Request] Fuel, Bittersweet Black Lab, Wash It Away Dan + Shay;Justin Bieber, 10,000 Hours [Request] Maddie & Tae, Girl In A Country Song [Request] Maggie Rose, Girl In Your Truck Song [Request] Hank Williams III, Dick in Dixie Hardy, GIVE HEAVEN SOME HELL Devin Dawson, Asking For A Friend Black Stone Cherry, When Angels Learn To Fly Within Temptation, The Purge Halestorm, Love Bites (So Do I) Theory of a Deadman, The Truth Is... (I Lied About Everything) Adelitas Way, Dirty Little Thing The Wild Feathers, My Truth Russell Dickerson, It's About Time (feat. Florida Georgia Line) Morgan Wallen, Somebody’s Problem Thomas Rhett, What’s Your Country Song Carly Pearce;Charles Kelley, I Hope You're Happy Now (Live from the CMA Awards 2020) UFO, Rock Bottom (Live In Louisville, 18/10/78) UFO, Shoot Shoot (Live in Chicago, 13/10/78) UFO, Love To Love (Live in Cleveland, Ohio, 16/10/78) Matthew West, Gobble Gobble Adam Sandler, The Thanksgiving Song (Album Version) Arlo Guthrie, Alice's Restaurant Massacree --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
Here's this week's radio show. I want to thank Alicia, Sammy, and the two Jessicas for joining me on-air. We had the CoverComparison, we talked about Christian metal being real metal, contrary to the misguided yammering of some fools. We played a ton of great tunes. Give it a listen. Mostly family-friendly, but there ARE explicit parts. Playlist: Whitesnake, Slide It In (2019 Remix) Thin Lizzy, Waiting for an Alibi Greta Van Fleet, Safari Song Alter Bridge, Last Rites Elevation Worship;Brandon Lake, Graves Into Gardens (Live) [Request] nf, The Search [Request] nf, Time Disciple, Cuff the Criminal [Request] Slaves, Talk to a Friend [Request] Falling In Reverse, Popular Monster Sammy Hagar, Remember The Heroes Metallica, One Toby Keith, American Soldier Billy Ray Cyrus, Some Gave All Nine Inch Nails, Hurt [Cover Comparison; Original] Johnny Cash, Hurt [Cover Comparison; Cover] The Weeknd, Blinding Lights Post Malone, Better Now Meghan Trainor, Here To Stay Muscadine Bloodline, Put Me in My Place [Request] Edwin McCain, I Could Not Ask For More [Request] Dan + Shay, I Should Probably Go To Bed Maren Morris, The Bones Cody Canada, Wonder If the World Can Wait That Long Elvie Shane, My Boy Larry Fleet, Where I Find God MacKenzie Porter, Drinkin' Songs Micky & The Motorcars, Careless Jackson Taylor and the Sinners, Dark Days Jerry Jeff Walker, Pissin' In The Wind Guy Clark, Dublin Blues Willie Nelson, I Gotta Get Drunk Cody Jinks, I'm Not the Devil Linkin Park, New Divide Green Day, She Queen, Keep Yourself Alive Riot, Restless Breed As I Lay Dying, Torn Between Demon Hunter, Cold Winter Sun Tourniquet, Perfect Night for a Hanging Iron Maiden, Heaven Can Wait (2015 Remaster) Bob Seger, Old Time Rock & Roll [Request] Stephen Lynch, Talk to Me Stephen Lynch, Down to the Old Pub Instead Garfunkel and Oates, Fuck You Rodney Carrington, Rhymes With Truck Kevin Bloody Wilson, Amazing Grass --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
Slayer brought their current tour, dubbed “the final campaign“ to Columbus Ohio on November 12. They along with Primus, ministry, and Philip H Anselmo and the illegals played nationwide arena, and blew the roof off the venue! Enjoy my thoughts, as well as a little bit of live material from the show. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
A quick preview of the new CW TV series in the dark. Also, I talk about the Mötley Crüe movie the dirt. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
On this episode, we look at and hear music from several releases that of come out over the last couple of weeks. I also let you know how to find the radio show, the podcast, and how to book your next trip through me. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
It’s a short one today. Podcasting from the best Western plus in Keene, New Hampshire. Just some updates on my trip so far, and uses I have found for the Aira service for the visually impaired. Enjoy. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
Podcast For 02/16/2018

Podcast For 02/16/2018

2018-02-1608:51

All about last night’s little big town concert here in Columbus. Recaps of the bands, opinions, and the like. Also, for those listening on Anchor, therewill be six songs included. I don’t believe other podcast providers will pick these up. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
Brief tech update

Brief tech update

2017-11-1804:28

Google photo back up for PC with JAWS 2018: how I made it work --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
We talk about international friendship day, day four of the hospital, and get a call in from an old friend. For those listening on Anchor, you will also be treated to a pretty cool song. If you’re listening on an external podcast Source, I reference the song, so you can go look for it if you like. Enjoy. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
We talk about my first day here at the hospital, review a few new releases, and play some cool new music.First post after getting checked in at Riverside Hospital • More from the hospital; explaining the stay, and other things. • Complaint about iTunes recent music not showing up in the music app • Talking a bit about the new Blake Shelton album, Texoma Shore • Update on recent music not showing in the list • Talking about new releases from Adelitas way and theory of a deadman --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
Just a brief rundown of my thoughts about the performances, winners, and the notable absences from the 51st annual CMA awards. 51st annual CMA awards; my thoughts on the show: part one • 51st annual CMA awards; my thoughts: part two • The 51st annual CMA awards; my thoughts: part three --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
The Day After Election day: voting machines here in Ohio • Short personal update for friends and family • 51st annual CMA awards; brief rant on new artist of the year nominees --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
Thoughts from NFB Ohio

Thoughts from NFB Ohio

2017-10-2924:40

Thoughts and observations from my first time attending an NFB state convention. The 71st annual NFB of Ohio convention… The dream convention, as it was called. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wes-derby/message
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