Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ready to Rock (weekly playlists)

Another busy week, 6 new songs into the Spotify list, meaning 6 drop out (including several former #1’s). Back up to 5 songs of my personal top forty currently unavailable on Spotify.

Missing songs:
Hell or Hallelujah – KISS, Lover A Lot – Aerosmith, You Waste Your Time – Mark Tremonti, Demons – Candlelight Red, When A Blind Man Cries – Metallica

New to the Spotify list this week:
This Is Gonna Hurt – Hoobastank, Absolute Zero – Stone Sour, Sick & Twisted Affair – My Darkest Days (re-entry), Fanatic – Heart,Heaven Nor Hell – Volbeat, I Came To Party – Deuce,

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Lost In Forever – P.O.D., Still Counting – Volbeat, Hats Off To the Bull – Chevelle, Figure It Out – Serj Tankian, Pressure – Rains, Screwdriver – Jackyl,

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s more new music added this week. Along with the aforementioned Aerosmith and Metallica there’s also the first new song from the forthcoming Danko Jones EP, the latest from 12 Stones, an epic-sized single from Coheed & Cambria and newcomers Prospect Hill.
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Ready to Rock (weekly playlists)

Took longer than usual to get these finished this week. After a couple of weeks with very little change, 5 new songs into the Spotify list & 5 drop out (coincidentally enough, three of those songs dropping had only recently become available on Spotify after several weeks absent) Back to 4 songs of my personal top forty currently unavailable on Spotify.

Missing songs:
Hell or Hallelujah – KISS, This Is Gonna Hurt – Hoobastank, You Waste Your Time – Mark Tremonti, Demons – Candlelight Red

New to the Spotify list this week:
Chalk Outline – Three Days Grace, Gentleman – Theory of a Deadman , Caught In the Rain – Hurt (re-entry),Pressure – Rains, Screwdriver – Jackyl

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Headlong Flight – Rush, Soldiers – Otherwise, Man of Constant Sorryw – Charm City Devils, The Crazy Ones – Stellar Revival, School’s Out – Eve to Adam

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s a major crop of new music added this week. Along with the aforementioned Three Days Grace & Theory of a Deadman, there’s also a brand new song from hard rock legends Heart, rap-rocker Deuce, the first Drowning Pool single featuring their new vocalist, the first single from the new Lynch Mob EP, a new video from heavy metal goddess Doro Pesch and nearly a dozen more fresh tracks. And now you know why it took me so long to get things shuffled this week.
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J3C College Football Top 25 (2012 Pre-Season)

Do you feel it?

There’s something in the air, maybe just the tiniest hint of cooler air at night.  Kids of all ages are mostly back at school, the freshmen are fixing up their dorm rooms, baseball is heading for the home stretch.  By golly, I think it must be football season.

From the heart of college football country (located somewhere in the SEC West) to the left coast, kickoff is just ten days away.  Dreams (and a few nightmares) will play out in full color, fans will remind us that the origin of the word is “fanatic”, yard work will be put on hold.  And in a few months, we’ll find out who is left standing and who is left curled up in a corner somewhere.

And what would football season be without my regular weekly ranking of the top teams across the land?  Well, it’d still be football season either way, but maybe just the tiniest bit less special.

Without further adieu, ladies and gentlemen I give you the preseason edition of the JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25  (final 2012 J3C ranking follows their name)

1. Alabama  (1)
2. Oklahoma (16)
3. Oregon (3)
4. USC (8)
5. Michigan (13)
6. LSU (2)
7. South Carolina (6)
8. Arkansas (5)
9. Wisconsin (11)
10. Michigan State (10)
11. Georgia (23)
12. Florida State (25)
13. West Virginia (17)
14. Oklahoma State (4)
15. Clemson (22)
16. Nebraska (21)
17. Texas (Un)
18. Virginia Tech (18)
19. Ohio State (Un)
20. TCU (9)
21. Stanford (7)
22. Kansas State (15)
23. Boise State (12)
24. Washington (Un)
25. Notre Dame (Un)

Top 25 in final 2012 unranked this season: Baylor (14) Southern Miss (19), Houston (20), BYU (24)

For whatever it’s worth, 6 of my preseason Top 25 last year finished the season unranked.  3 of those teams (Notre Dame, Auburn, Ohio State) will try not to repeat that fate.  Some team out there hopes to duplicate the success of 2012 USC, who I didn’t rank last preseason only to have them finish in the top ten.

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Ready to Rock (weekly playlists)

And I thought last week had minimal change. This week, only 1 new song in and 1 dropping out, and even the “new” song is actually a re-entry as it returns to Spotify after several weeks absent. Now only 3 songs of my personal top forty are unavailable on Spotify.

Missing songs:
Hell or Hallelujah – KISS, This Is Gonna Hurt – Hoobastank, You Waste Your Time – Mark Tremonti,

New to the Spotify list this week:
Headlong Flight – Rush (return)

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Bring ‘Em Down – Lostprophets

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s brand new music from Testament, Machine Head, Call Me No One, Projected (members of Sevendust & Creed), Sister Sin and more.
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Ready to Rock (weekly playlists)

For the Spotify list there’s the least change I’ve seen since starting this habit. Just 2 new songs in (and one of those is a re-entry), 2 dropping out, and still just 4 songs unavailable on Spotify.

Missing songs:
Hell or Hallelujah – KISS, Headlong Flight – Rush, This Is Gonna Hurt – Hoobastank, You Waste Your Time – Mark Tremonti,

New to the Spotify list this week:
Forget You – Digital Summer (f. Clint Lowery) , Turn It Up – Texas Hippie Coalition (re-entry),

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Sorry – Art of Dying, Promise To No One – Janus

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s brand new music from Godsmack, Europe, Nasty Habit, Rick Fowler Band and more.
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Ready to Rock (weekly playlists)

For the Spotify list there’s 5 new songs in, 5 dropping out, and only 4 songs unavailable on Spotify. First time in quite a while that I’ve seen songs I wanted/needed for the Top 40 actually (re)added to Spotify.

Missing songs:
Headlong Flight – Rush, Hell or Hallelujah – KISS, em>This Is Gonna Hurt – Hoobastank, You Waste Your Time – Mark Tremonti,

New to the Spotify list this week:
Soldiers – Otherwise (re-entry), Man of Constant Sorrow – Charm City Devils(re-entry), Sex – Motley Crue, Still Swingin – Papa Roach, Standing In The Sun – Slash

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Believe In It – Candlebox, Afterlife – Switchfoot, Turn It Up – Texas Hippie Coalition, Put Down the Drink – Emphatic, Pressure – Rains

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s brand new music from Papa Roach, Jackyl, Enova and more.
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