Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Five new songs in my latest weekly  Spotify Top 40, after four last week.  Because it’s one more.  Or something like that.   Best way I know to get your rock on.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
The Bottom– Devour The Day, Alabaster Jar – Drive Thru Society, Royals – Otep, The Truth– In Flames, Dark Daze – Sylar

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Still Alive – 3 Doors Down, Afraid of Heights – Billy Talent, Eye of the Storm – September Mourning, Wasn’t Enough – XXI, Monster At The End – Anthrax

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly dozen new adds including the aforementioned Sylar, as well as new singles from Chevelle and Avatar, a strong track from Memphis May Fire (f.Jacoby Shaddix),  a fun video from Dorothy, more Leo Moracchioli,  and more. You can find it at this link 

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week four)

A thorough beatdown, the end of a ignominious streak, a bizarre finish.   Basically just another week in college football.

Alabama does nothing to damage their current status … Stanford wasn’t so fortunate, escaping with a win that wasn’t befitting of the ranking they brought into the game with me … Michigan made it look easy … Clemson still hasn’t played four full quarters, though they did come closer this week … Louisville won big and with relative ease but provided better teams some interesting game film to watch … Wisconsin burst Michigan State’s bubble in convincing fashion, while putting a little more air into their own … Texas A&M owes their defense a lot of credit … Ole Miss finally played four quarters, or at least more than enough of four to leave Bulldawg Nation wondering what they really have on the roster … Winning cures all ills, no truer place for that adage than Knoxville,where the end of the losing streak to Florida will quiet some very deserving questions about how a team could look so utterly & completely inept for an entire half before finding a season/coach saving miracle …  If there’s a stranger ending to a game this year than Auburn’s win over LSU then I’m not sure it can happen without involving a band on the field … and the best thing about Georgia Tech playing on Thursday night might be that, by Saturday, you can almost forget it ever happened.

With more results to provide perspective on some previous wins & losses, here’s the new JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25 after week three.   (previous week J3C ranking follows their name)

1.  Alabama (1)
2. Ohio State (3)
3. Michigan (4)
4. Clemson (5)
5. Louisville (6)
6. Stanford (2)
7. Houston (7)
8. Texas A&M (10)
9. Wisconsin (11)
10. Washington (9)
11. Florida State (12)
12. Baylor (14)
13. Nebraska (16)
14. Miami (17)
15. Tennessee (18)
16. Ole Miss (23)
17. Michigan State (8)
18. Arkansas (15)
19. TCU (19)
20. Oklahoma (20)
21. San Diego State (24)
22. Utah (21)
23. Arizona State (Un)
24. Georgia (13)
25. West Virginia (Un)

Dropped: LSU (22), California (25)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Four songs newly added with the update my weekly Spotify Top 40.  It’s the best of today’s rock hits with the alternacrap replaced by songs worthy of attention.  It’s not that difficult to actually rock, I promise.

Missing songs this week:
Howlin’ Woman – The Lazys

New to the Spotify list this week:
Naivety– A Day To Remember, Anchor Me – Decyfer Down, Square Hammer – Ghost, Monster At The End – Anthrax

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Lost & Alone– From Ashes To New, Left Inside – Bridge To Grace, No Prisoner – Awaken, Circles – Pierce The Veil

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s over a half dozen new adds including the aforementioned Ghost, the latest single from Devour The Day, new Glenn Hughes, new Testament and more. You can find it at this link 

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week three)

Resiliency, lackluster performances, a few shocks, and some “upsets” that may not have been.

Alabama gets some odd style points for the manner of their comeback win but in the back of my mind I wonder how strong a positive that is since it came against the first ranked team in history  to blow three touchdown leads TWICE in the same season … Stanford didn’t disappoint in their handling of Southern Cal, nor did Ohio State in their win over Oklahoma … This week found Michigan and Houston both taking their turn at starting slow and finishing fast … Similar to Alabama’s predicament is actually Louisville.  QB Lamar Jackson is certainly impressive but what to make of an FSU team who’s big win thus far is over a team most notable so far this season for their 2nd half collapses? … Wisconsin goes on the list of teams that narrowly avoided a disastrous upset loss, while Iowa is an upset victim although frankly I’m not sure that North Dakota State beating them is really THAT big of an upset … Tennessee overcame injuries that depleted their defense and an OL that remains highly suspect, while Georgia Tech did what even a decent team should do and steamrolled Vandy …

With more results to provide perspective on some previous wins & losses, here’s the new JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25 after week three.   (previous week J3C ranking follows their name)

1.  Alabama (1)
2. Stanford (2)
3. Ohio State (4)
4. Michigan (5)
5. Clemson (7)
6. Louisville (13)
7. Houston (6)
8. Michigan State (8)
9. Washington (9)
10. Texas A&M (17)
11. Wisconsin (11)
12. Florida State (3)
13. Georgia (15)
14. Baylor (21)
15. Arkansas (23)
16. Nebraska (Un)
17. Miami (Un)
18. Tennessee (19)
19. TCU (25)
20. Oklahoma (14)
21. Utah (22)
22. LSU (24)
23. Ole Miss (20)
24. San Diego State (Un)
25. California (Un)

Dropped: Texas (10), Iowa (12), Oregon (16), Notre Dame (18)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Two new entries come with the latest edition of my weekly Spotify Top 40.

Missing songs this week:
Howlin’ Woman – The Lazys

New to the Spotify list this week:
Break Me– One Less Reason, Cut Me Loose – Killswitch Engage

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
My Fate – Vimic, Assume — Sylar

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version things were considerably more active with the addition of nearly a dozen songs including the latest single from A Day To Remember, brand new music from Kyng, the return of Tygers Of Pan Tang, new tracks from Art Of Dying and You Me At Six, an album cut from 3 Pill Morning and more. You can find it at this link 

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week two)

 

A relatively quiet college football weekend, although not without an interesting moment or three.

Most of my Top 10 took care of business in expected fashion, or even enjoyed an early season week off.  The exceptions however cannot be feeling all that great going into the new week.

Clemson looked remarkably pedestrian for a second week in a row, while Georgia made Nichols State look more like LSU … Meanwhile teams that looked bad in their opener managed to look better for at least parts of their second week.   Tennessee awoke after one quarter to pull off a rout of Va Tech in front of the largest crowd in college football history while Arkansas had a lapse toward the end but upset TCU in overtime, big wins for two teams that looked to have been overrated to start the year (and may in fact still have been) … A heartbreaker for BYU against Utah is one thing but an outright travesty of inept officiating costs Oklahoma State dearly against Central Michigan … Ole Miss wins to make my son 1-0 in home games as a college student while Georgia Tech won but failed to particularly impress me in the process … And special attention this week to DIII Washington & Lee who trailed 17-0 before scoring 21 unanswered in the fourth quarter to beat homestanding Sewanee.  It was great fun to see in person two young men that I’ve known for a number of years and watched since middle school play at the next level, even more privileged to have shared the day with their family and friends.

With more shuffling than actual change, here’s the nw JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25 after week two.   (previous week J3C ranking follows their name)

1.  Alabama (1)
2. Stanford (2)
3. Florida State (3)
4. Ohio State (5)
5. Michigan (6)
6. Houston (7)
7. Clemson (4)
8. Michigan State (8)
9. Washington (9)
10. Texas (13)
11. Wisconsin (14)
12. Iowa (12)
13. Louisville (13)
14. Oklahoma (15)
15. Georgia (10)
16. Oregon (18)
17. Texas A&M (22)
18. Notre Dame (19)
19. Tennessee (21)
20. Ole Miss (20)
21. Baylor (17)
22. Utah (23)
23. Arkansas (Un)
24. LSU (24)
25. TCU (11)
Dropped: North Carolina (25)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Four new additions and one re-entry join the latest edition of my weekly Spotify Top 40.

Missing songs this week:
Howlin’ Woman – The Lazys

New to the Spotify list this week:
Stuck In My Head – I Prevail, Hated – Beartooth, It’s Over – Trapt, Beyond The Stars – Spoken (re-entry), Rebel – Shallowside

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Take It All – Pop Evil, Joyride, Chevelle, Monster – Stitched Up Heart, Sorrow & Sin – Lola Black, I’ll Bleed – Seventh Day Slumber

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen songs added including the aforementioned Beartooth, new In Flames, new Otep, album cuts from Chevelle, and more. You can find it at this link 

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