Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Three songs make their debut in my latest weekly Top 40 on Spotify.   Like always, it’s the best of today’s rock hits with all the non-rockin’, pseudo-rock removed, replaced with more deserving songs.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
Dead & Gone – Dead Daisies, Mad Hatter – Avenged Sevenfold, Broken – From Ashes To New

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Black Wedding – In This Moment, Life To Fix – The Record Company, Devil With Angel Eyes – Royal Bliss

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s over a half dozen adds including all three of the aforementioned Spotify adds, new Saliva, new P.O.D., and more.    You can find it at this link

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week three)

Week three, where bubbles burst. Or at least a couple of them did.

While Auburn still has multiple opportunities to get themselves back in position for the playoff despite their loss to LSU, Wisconsin now may need an unbeaten run to the finish by BYU for them to salvage a spot for themselves.  Such is life in the (post)modern college football era.

Meanwhile, Alabama could face charges involving mistreatment of a corpse after their thorough dismembering of (what’s left of) Ole Miss.  It only looked like a snuff film, but the victim was already dead … Clemson did enough, though for about a quarter & a half things were closer than they would have liked or hoped … Georgia beat up another victim while Ohio State got one of the best wins anyone has on their resume to date this year … Iowa State might be the best 0-2 team in the land, just ask Oklahoma … Stanford mostly sleptwalked through their win this week while Washington survived a physical affair against Utah … Notre Dame nearly ended their season early while Michigan posted a pedestrian 25 point win … Out west, USC and Arizona State were both revealed as pretenders to significance …   Tennessee manhandled a lesser opponent defensively, more than enough to get their offense through another week, while Georgia Tech throughly soiled the proverbial sheets.  While it’s fair to put the latest display of ineptitude largely on the players lack of execution (insert John McKay joke about his players execution here), CPJ is the clown who brought them in so #FireCPJ remains most definitely a valid thing.

Shuffled up a bit, time to deal  the latest edition of JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25.
(last week’s ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (1)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. Ohio State (5)
  4. Georgia (4)
  5. Oklahoma (5)
  6. Stanford (9)
  7. Notre Dame (7)
  8. LSU (11)
  9. Auburn (8)
  10. Washington (10)
  11. Penn State (12)
  12. Mississippi State (14)
  13. Virginia Tech (15)
  14. West Virginia (16)
  15. Oklahoma State (18)
  16. TCU (16)
  17. Wisconsin (3)
  18. Michigan (19)
  19. Oregon (24)
  20. Miami (21)
  21. UCF (22)
  22. Boston College (23)
  23. Texas A&M (Un)
  24. Boise State (17)
  25. BYU (Un)

Dropped: USC (20), Arizona State (25)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Even though the week nearly wrapped around before I could get this posted, there is indeed an update to my weekly Top 40 on Spotify.  One song debuts, a pair of songs re-enter as things get freshened up.  Like always, it’s the best of today’s rock hits with all the non-rockin’, pseudo-rock removed, replaced with more deserving songs.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
In Our Wake – Atreyu, No Surrender – Judas Priest (re-entry), Monster – Hands Like Houses (re-entry)

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Sham Pain – Five Finger Death Punch, Not Dead Yet – Ledger, The Devil Inside – Like A Storm

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s over a half dozen adds including the aforementioned Atreyu, new Veer Union, new Red, and more.    You can find it at this link

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week two)

Does week two have a bit of “sophomore jinx” this year?

Not in the sense that a lot of upsets occurred or unexpected poor performances, but rather more in the sense of feeling a little … lackluster.

Three ranked teams lost this week but none of those were overly surprising to me, though ASU vs Sparty felt like a toss up and that’s about what it turned out to be … Most ranked teams did what you’d expect against significantly weaker opponents, Clemson found life to be more interesting than they anticipated/hoped for … While not particularly relevant to anything in the big picture, my own teams of interest were at least, well, interesting (though not all for good reasons) … Ole Miss puts up a basketball score on SIU, while letting the Salukis figuratively shoot the lights out for a half … Georgia Tech got the result I expected, just not entirely in the manner I figured.   I didn’t figure USF would need the predictable collapse to win outright … Tennessee let a weaker opponent (which are kinda tough for them to find) hang around for a little while before doing what they ought to do in that situation.

Mostly though, my football weekend was highlighted by a trip to see some of my family’s favorite people as Washington & Lee faced DIII rival Sewanee.  Good times, great people, and a handy win.  Hard to beat that for a football outing.

With relatively few changes, here’s the latest update of JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25.     (last week’s ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (1)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. Wisconsin (3)
  4. Georgia (4)
  5. Ohio State (5)
  6. Oklahoma (6)
  7. Notre Dame (7)
  8. Auburn (8)
  9. Stanford (9)
  10. Washington (10)
  11. LSU (11)
  12. Penn State (12)
  13. TCU (13)
  14. Mississippi State (14)
  15. Virginia Tech (16)
  16. West Virginia (18)
  17. Boise State (19)
  18. Oklahoma State (21)
  19. Michigan (20)
  20. USC (17)
  21. Miami (21)
  22. UCF (22)
  23. Boston College (23)
  24. Oregon (Un)
  25. Arizona State (Un)

Dropped: Michigan State (15), South Carolina (24)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Second week in a row where the update of my weekly Top 40 on Spotify includes three debuts and a re-entry.  Like always,  it’s the best of today’s rock hits with all the non-rockin’, pseudo-rock removed, replaced with more deserving songs.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
Black Holes (Solid Ground)- The Blue Stones ,Captain – Ashes Remain (re-entry), Unforgiven – Sevendust, End of the World – Stone Horses

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Wild- The Standstills, What Else You Got – The Protest, No Surrender – Judas Priest, Velvet Roses – Kobra & The Lotus

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen adds including the aforementioned Blue Stones, brand new music from Sunflower Dead, Treat, a nice cover from Hopelezz, album cuts from Ghost and OverTime, and more.    You can find it at this link

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week one)

Ah, that new season smell.

For most teams, the first week of the season was pretty much exactly what they expected it to be.
Alabama, Clemson, nearly all the prime suspects to be in the primary conversation a few months from now did nothing to change that impression.    The key word there is … “nearly”.

Penn State tried mightily to crash & burn in week one, having Appy State give you all you want at home is not a good look … Death & taxes may be sure things, but CMR struggling to beat the first halfway decent team he faces each year is at least a coin flip.  Miami is learning more & more about why Georgia was willing to part ways with Saint Richt … Washington & Auburn was expected to be close and delivered.  Nice enough win for Auburn in a year where they may see as many as four teams better than the Huskies in the regular season, a missed opportunity for a quality win for U Dub … Michigan State’s struggles against Utah State may have been a little overlooked because it was a Friday night game but it may not bode well for Sparty … Things may be worse at Michigan though, the offensive line troubles continue & that makes things tough for any QB regardless of their talent.  Notre Dame, however, may be pretty legit so what to make of UM after what was ultimately a one-score loss is still a little hard to read … FSU and Texas both flamed out in grand fashion and doubts loom larger than ever in both locations.

For my teams with above-average interest, the weekend kinda was what it was.  Ole Miss beat Texas Tech but from the looks of things quite a few teams may be saying that by season’s end … Georgia Tech wasn’t particularly challenged by Alcorn State, a situation that should change this coming weekend against South Florida … Tennessee tried, which is a good first step.  But against any team that has a quarterback who isn’t missing both arms, the sledding may be tough.  And the offense isn’t yet ready to get into too many shootouts.   Sketchy defense & pedestrian offense is a baaaad combination.

And now, the updated edition of JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25.     (last week’s ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (1)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. Wisconsin (3)
  4. Georgia (4)
  5. Ohio State (5)
  6. Oklahoma (6)
  7. Notre Dame (10)
  8. Auburn (11)
  9. Stanford (14)
  10. Washington (9)
  11. LSU (22)
  12. Penn State (7)
  13. TCU (15)
  14. Mississippi (16)
  15. Michigan State (12)
  16. Virginia Tech (19)
  17. USC (17)
  18. West Virginia (20)
  19. Boise State (21)
  20. Michigan (12)
  21. Oklahoma State (23)
  22. Miami (8)
  23. UCF (25)
  24. South Carolina (Un)
  25. Boston College (Un)

Dropped: FSU (18), Texas (24)

 

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

This week’s update includes three debuts (and a re-entry) in my weekly Top 40 on Spotify.  Like always,  it’s the best of today’s rock hits with all the non-rockin’, pseudo-rock removed, replaced with more deserving songs.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
No Surrender – Judas Priest, Took My Place – Collision of Innocence, Mantra – Bring Me The Horizon, All Or Nothing – Sylar (re-entry)

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
That’s My Jam – Skindred, Captain – Ashes Remain,  Monster – Hands Like Houses, 20/20 – Crown The Empire

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a half dozen adds including all another track from the  new Dee Snider solo album, the latest from Amaranthe, and more.    You can find it at this link

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