Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Three songs debut and one re-enters 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.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
Right, Left, Wrong – Three Days Grace, On The Inside – Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh, Grave Mistake – Ice Nine Kills (re-entry), War – Palisades

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
When The Curtain Falls – Greta Van Fleet, Took My Place – Collision of Innocence, Burn Me Out – Fozzy, Like A Baller – Wilson

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s over a half dozen adds including No Resolve, Cilver, Light The Torch, and more.    You can find it at this link

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week eleven)

A brief respite from a season of craziness.

That was basically the story of week eleven, where almost everyone that was supposed to win (gasp) actually did so.  Though not quite all of them did so in the way we expected.

Both Alabama and Clemson dominated with defense.  How thoroughly?  They didn’t allow 300 yards of total offense COMBINED … Notre Dame and Michigan overwhelmed overmatched opponents, though in theory there ought to be a big difference in beating FSU and beating Rutgers.  Maybe not so big this season … Okay, sure, Fresno State laid an egg in the middle of my rankings but I figure somebody had to do it …

For my more personal interests, Tennessee got the job done against a Kentucky team that looks like it’s run out of gas, Georgia Tech avoided doing Tech things and handed CMR another loss to further warm his seat as the weather grows colder, and Ole Miss did Ole Miss things.  At least they got a big win earlier in the week with the “resignation” (yeah, right) of the existing chancellor there.

The march to the playoffs continues, so let’s march right on in to the latest update of my JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25.

(last week’s ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (1)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. Notre Dame (3)
  4. Michigan (5)
  5. Georgia (6)
  6. Oklahoma (5)
  7. LSU (4)
  8. West Virginia (8)
  9. Washington State (9)
  10. UCF (10)
  11. Ohio State (11)
  12. Utah State (12)
  13. Syracuse (17)
  14. Texas (16)
  15. Penn State (19)
  16. Cincinnati (21)
  17. Florida (20)
  18. Washington (23)
  19. Iowa State (25)
  20. Utah (Un)
  21. Boise State (Un)
  22. Kentucky (13)
  23. Boston College (18)
  24. Northwestern (Un)
  25. Army (Un)

Dropped: Fresno State (14), Mississippi State (15), Auburn (22), Iowa (24)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

The latest update of my weekly Top 40 on Spotify finds three songs making their debut. 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:
All Out Life – Slipknot, My Demons – Fight The Fury, Noise Revolution – The Protest

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Firestarter – Manafest, Everything’s Wrong – All That Remains, Grave Mistake – Ice Nine Kills

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s over a half dozen adds including the aforementioned Slipknot, a new single from Kobra & The Lotus, the debut of The Audiodacity, and more.    You can find it at this link

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week ten)

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: One potential contender for the final four lost, as did a number of field fillers.
Somehow that sounds familiar.

So in a post-Election Day attention diverted fashion, I’ll just hit a couple highlights from the weekend that was.
Thorough.  That’s the word that comes to mind when I think about what Alabama did to LSU.  In Death Valley … Clemson and Michigan both stood out this weekend … Oklahoma, Washington State, and Ohio State also stood out but for the wrong reasons instead of the right ones … Also standing out were Texas A&M, Florida, and Iowa, but that’s the kind of stuff that will leave you standing outside …. For my personal interests, Tennessee struggled their way past Charlotte (? Srsly?), Georgia Tech found juuuuust enough to avoid another collapse, and I watched in person for the second straight season as Ole Miss snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, sparked by the refusal of their quarterback to even look willing to TRY to get a crucial first down.   I’m genuinely shocked at this point that anyone is willing to block for him at all.

That’s an abbreviated wrap due to time constraints, let’s get to the latest edition of my JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25.

(last week’s ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (1)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. Notre Dame (3)
  4. Michigan (5)
  5. Oklahoma (6)
  6. Georgia (7)
  7. LSU (4)
  8. West Virginia (8)
  9. Washington State (9)
  10. UCF (10)
  11. Ohio State (11)
  12. Utah State (17)
  13. Kentucky (13)
  14. Fresno State (19)
  15. Mississippi State (20)
  16. Texas (16)
  17. Syracuse (25)
  18. Boston College (Un)
  19. Penn State (12)
  20.  Florida (14)
  21. Cincinnati (Un)
  22. Auburn (Un)
  23. Washington (Un)
  24. Iowa (21)
  25. Iowa State (Un)

Dropped: Utah (15), Houston (17), Virginia (22), Texas A&M (23), Georgia Southern (25)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Two songs premiere this week 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.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
Listening For The Silence – P.O.D. , Everything’s Wrong – All That Remains

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
The Grey – Thrice, Chaos and Earthquakes – Nonpoint

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s over a half dozen adds including Prospect Hill, Palisades, Axel Rudi Pell, and more.    You can find it at this link

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week nine)

Who’s on first, what’s on second, I Don’t Know is fifteenth.

While the top of the poll remains stable, the remainder is simply a mess.

I’m sure Bama & Michigan enjoyed their weekend off but I suspect Clemson may have enjoyed their Saturday on even more … Tough week to be a major college football fan in the state of Florida … Oops of the week likely belongs to Texas, though Oregon and Wisconsin deserve (dis)honorable mention … Not to be outdone, hard fail by Washington … Tennessee has returned to the lofty tier of “can’t finish” while Georgia Tech discovered that just letting the quarterback keep the ball might cut down on some of those pesky turnovers …

Though it feels increasingly futile, I’ll once again include 25 teams in the latest update of JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25.  (otherwise I’d probably need to change the name or something)

(last week’s ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (1)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. Notre Dame (3)
  4. LSU (4)
  5. Michigan (5)
  6. Oklahoma (6)
  7. Georgia (7)
  8. West Virginia (12)
  9. Washington State (16)
  10. UCF (9)
  11. Ohio State (11)
  12. Penn State (17)
  13. Kentucky (14)
  14. Florida (10)
  15. Utah (21)
  16. Texas (8)
  17. Utah State (23)
  18. Houston (Un)
  19. Fresno State (Un)
  20. Mississippi State (Un)
  21. Iowa (20)
  22. Virginia (Un)
  23. Texas A&M (15)
  24. Georgia Southern (Un)
  25. Syracuse (Un)

Dropped: Washington (13), Oregon (18), Wisconsin (19), South Florida (22), Appalachian State (24), NC State (25)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

One song debuts, one song re-enters, in 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.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
Do Not Disturb – Halestorm, Hard & Loud – Royal Bliss (re-entry)

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Throat – Afterlife, No Surrender – Judas Priest

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s over a half dozen adds including Any Given Sin, Amaranthe, Moonshine Bandits, young newcomers Liliac, and more.    You can find it at this link

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