Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Just in time for me to enjoy while on the road for a few days, four songs debut with latest update of 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.

New to the Spotify list this week:
Yuve Yuve Yu – The Hu (f. From Ashes To New), Tension – Random Hero, Paranoid – Royal Bliss, Another Life – Any Given Sin

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Welcome Home – Hellyeah, Prison – Wage War, Fake – The Grave Denial, Stay Ready – Adelitas Way

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a half dozen adds including the aforementioned Royal Bliss, new House of Shakira, and more.    You can find it at this link

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week seven)

My crystal ball must have been on the fritz.

I didn’t think Alabama would be worried on Saturday, for all of about nine minutes even …   After the win over Notre Dame at home, I thought Georgia had a loss (or two) ahead.  (Georgia looks vulnerable to any team that has an offense with a consistent pulse)I didn’t think it’d come at home at the hands of a backup QB and then a 3rd string QB though.  They’re still alive but their margin for error is now near zero … Oklahoma survives rivalry week, though Texas certainly made things interesting for them … Louisville and Wake Forest tried to break the scoreboard, instead it’s just Wake that ends up broken …

Elsewhere, Tennessee made Mississippi State look pretty helpless.  Or hapless … Ole Miss might ought to consider trying one of their two QBs, or maybe both, at defensive back, they couldn’t be much worse than what’s out there … Georgia Tech did their darnedest to get South Florida’s coach fired.   Under the previous regime the Jackets didn’t employ a special teams coordinator.  Under the new regime, they apparently don’t employ a defensive coordinator.  Much has been made on North Aveneue about “the 404”.  What nobody knew is that’s apparently the number of yards they hope to hold opponents to … in a half.

Reordered and revised, time to roll out the latest J3C College Football Top 25 … (last week’s ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (1)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. LSU (4)
  4. Oklahoma (3)
  5. Ohio State (6)
  6. Wisconsin (7)
  7. Penn State (11)
  8. Florida (8)
  9. Auburn (12)
  10. Georgia (5)
  11. Notre Dame (9)
  12. Oregon (13)
  13. Boise State (14)
  14. Utah (16)
  15. Texas (10)
  16. Michigan (17)
  17. Arizona State (18)
  18. SMU (23)
  19. Baylor (22)
  20. Cincinnati (24)
  21. Minnesota (25)
  22. Iowa (19)
  23. Washington (Un)
  24. Appalachian State (Un)
  25. Tulane (Un)

Dropped out: Wake Forest (15), Virginia (20), Memphis (21)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Delayed by some technical difficulties, but not denied entirely.  Three songs debut (and one re-enters) with latest update of 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.

New to the Spotify list this week:
Without You – Cold, Just Tell Me Something – All That Remains (re-entry), Twisted Carousel – Jaron Cox, Skipping Stone – Charm City Devils

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Faith – Ghost, House of Gold – Atreyu, Fix This – Nonpoint, Break The Curse – Redlight King

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen adds including the aforementioned Cold, new music from The Who (!), new music from The Hu (f. From Ashes To New), the latest Lullwater, new Tygers of Pan Tang, and more.    You can find it at this link

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week six)

A relatively slow week with many of the top teams on a bye, thought an important game or two did happen.

Florida continues an on-going tradition of not looking like a top tier team but somehow winning big games.   At some point I think I have to give them credit for that … Michigan/Iowa wasn’t exactly a thriller but it was a game that will have down the line bowl impact when we get to that point … On behalf of sane college football fans everywhere, I’d like to offer a thank you to the Cincinnati Bearcats …

Elsewhere, Tennessee surprised Alabama for a brief while.  Faint comfort but better than expected at least … Georgia Tech kept their shot at a 1-win season alive in fine fashion … Ole Miss made the upcoming UT/Vandy tilt look like an instant classic in the making …

Shuffle ’em up and let’s see what teams are next in line for the J3C Top 25 jinx … (last week’s ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (1)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. Oklahoma (3)
  4. LSU (4)
  5. Georgia (5)
  6. Ohio State (6)
  7. Wisconsin (8)
  8. Florida (9)
  9. Notre Dame (11)
  10. Texas (10)
  11. Penn State (11)
  12. Auburn (7)
  13. Oregon (13)
  14. Boise State (15)
  15. Wake Forest (18)
  16. Utah (17)
  17. Michigan (19)
  18. Arizona State (22)
  19. Iowa (14)
  20. Virginia (23)
  21. Memphis (Un)
  22. Baylor (Un)
  23. SMU (20)
  24. Cincinnati (Un)
  25. Minnesota (Un)

Dropped out: Washington (16), Oklahoma State (21), UCF (24), Michigan State (25)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Four new songs arrive with the latest update of 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.

New to the Spotify list this week:
Attention, Attention – Shinedown, We Back – Jason Aldean, Hurricane – I Prevail, Stay Ready – Adelitas Way

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Lost – Stitched Up Heart, Face of A Ghost – Awaken, Just Tell Me Something – All That Remains, The Gutter – Coheed & Cambria

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen adds including the aforementioned Shinedown and Adelitas Way, new Otherwise, new Like Machines, and more.    You can find it at this link

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week five)

Last week I felt like I knew more than I did before the weekend, and gained clarity.
This week I feel like I know more again … so why am I less certain?

I’m a believer in the importance of the “eye test”.  What you see IS, more often that not, reality.   But what about when you aren’t sure what you’re seeing?  Or why?

Such is the case with the Clemson Tigers so far.   They’ve shown an ability in the past to flip the switch when needed, so a certain amount of ho-hum appearance doesn’t concern me.  The unshakable feeling that their superstar QB isn’t quite himself however … that’s a different matter.  Worse still when I don’t think I can account for why he’s off / what’s off.   An ugly win is one thing, an ugly win that feels like more than “just an off day” is something different.

Elsewhere, Bama did Bama things (and some NON-Bama things too), Oklahoma video gamed a so-so team, Ohio State video gamed a bad team.  The Pac12 continued to eat itself.  Georgia Tech found new ways to embarrass themselves, while Tennessee held BYE in check better than expected.

And with that, I have to do … something.   But what?   I guess the answer lies in the newly updated JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25.     (last week’s ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (2)
  2. Clemson (1)
  3. Oklahoma (3)
  4. LSU (4)
  5. Georgia (5)
  6. Ohio State (6)
  7. Auburn (7)
  8. Wisconsin (8)
  9. Florida (9)
  10. Texas (10)
  11. Notre Dame (11)
  12. Penn State (12)
  13. Oregon (13)
  14. Iowa (14)
  15. Boise State (18)
  16. Washington (19)
  17. Utah (20)
  18. Wake Forest (Un)
  19. Michigan (23)
  20. SMU (24)
  21. Oklahoma State (Un)
  22. Arizona State (Un)
  23. Virginia (16)
  24. UCF (Un)
  25. Michigan State (Un)

Dropped out: Texas A&M (15), Kansas State (17),USC (21), California (22),Washington State (25)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Three new songs (and one re-entry) highlight the latest update of 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.

New to the Spotify list this week:
Fake – The Grave Denial, Playing With Fire – The Wild, Burn It Down – Silverstein, Blurry – Crown The Empire (re-entry)

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
When I’m Gone – Dirty Honey, Butcher – The Standstills, Watched You Fall – Collision Of Innocence, Drowning In The Sound – Trivium

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen adds including the aforementioned the latest from Light The Torch, the latest from I Prevail, new Charm City Devils, new Silent Season, and more.    You can find it at this link

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