Monthly Archives: October 2014

Halloween Playlist (2014)

Just a little something fun for the holiday, a way to rock hard while you give out (or collect) your treats.  A 40+ song collection for your goody basket.   Happy Halloween 🙂

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Given that it was a fairly stable week with little movement nationally, I was more than a little surprised to find myself with five songs turning over in my own Spotify Top 40.  Still one song missing that should be there but that’s not a killer by any means.  And way earlier in the week than I’ve been able to get it ready to roll lately.

Missing songs this week:
Play Ball – AC/DC

New to the Spotify list this week:
Desire – Megan Myers, Dirty White Boots – Lenny Kravitz, Disaster – In The Verse (re-entry),
An Island – Chevelle, Carnivore – Starset

Dropping off the Spotify list this week
Shots – Charm City Devils, Cold Summer – Fuel, Villainy Thrives – Trivium, Remember Me – Black Stone Cherry, Rise – Fight The Fade

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen new songs added  this week including an amazing track from Jeff Scott Soto’s new eponymous band, featuring Gus G to make it even better.  There’s also a very solid cut from Eden’s Curse, the new single from Of Mice & Men, a hot off the press video from Santa Cruz, several “album cuts” and more. You can find it at this link

Also, if you’re wondering exactly how all of this gets put together – the hows & whys of it – this recent blog entry probably explains more than you ever wanted to know.

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week nine)

No matter how much nor how little I get to watch, college football steadily marches on toward the showdown of the final four.   Or the Quality Quartet.  Or whatever they’re calling the teams for the championship playoff this year.

Real-life intruded on my usual Saturday routine this week, wiping out all but cursory viewing of the day games.  As it turned out, the best shows were at night anyway.

LSU knocking Ole Miss from the ranks of the unbeaten, with a brain “Freeze” by the coach and an even bigger brain cramp by his QB, that’s college football for you … Alabama’s first quarter demolition of Tennessee was sort of impressive, but their slipping into neutral for such a long stretch showed why many still have some doubts … Was Ohio State escaping Penn State impressive because they managed it, or unimpressive because they had to? … Clemson spent a good part of their game showing why the young QB Watson is their real hope right now … Earlier in the day, Georgia Tech proved that enough turnovers can be enough for nearly anybody to get rolling.

Later than usual, with less conversation than usual, it’s still time for a new J3C Top 25 for the week as we start to peek ahead toward the big show at the end of the year.

1. Mississippi State (1)
2. Florida State (2)
3. Michigan State (4)
4. Auburn (5)
5. Oregon (6)
6. Ole Miss (3)
7. Alabama (7)
8. Georgia (8)
9. Kansas State (9)
10. Notre Dame (10)
11. TCU (11)
12. Baylor (12)
13. Arizona (13)
14. Arizona State (14)
15. Nebraska (14)
16. Ohio State (16)
17. Oklahoma (18)
18. LSU (Un)
19. Utah (21)
20. East Carolina(17)
21. Clemson (20)
22. West Virginia (25)
23. Duke (22)
24. Wisconsin (Un)
25. Marshall (24)

Dropped from this week’s poll:  USC (10), Minnesota (23)

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HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 10/26/14

Another week, another HRD Radio Report including your favorite blogger’s contribution to the puzzle 🙂

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HRD RADIO REPORT

TheHRD Radio Report showcases the weekly Active Rock Mediabase Charts (compiled by AllAccess.com), andappears every Tuesday on HardRockDaddy.com. The HRD Radio Report digs deeper into the weekly Active Rock charts, providingcommentary, reviews, recommendationsandpredictions. It also features opinion pieces on chart action and the music business in general. Whenever possible, the HRD Radio Report will feature insight from radio and record industry people, in addition to interviews with hard rock artists about their music, tours and more!

Many of the artists featured on the Active Rock charts have already been reviewed on HardRockDaddy.com.

Click on the hyperlinked song titles to read song reviews, and the hyperlinked artist names to read album reviews.

The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 10/26/14. All exclusive HRD content is featured below the chart:

CHART POSITION THIS WEEK CHART POSITION LAST WEEK ARTIST SONG TITLE

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10 Songs I’m Cranking Up (10/23/14)

Busier than a one-armed paperhanger lately, so sometimes just cranking it up loud is about the only relief I get from the stress.

Every week I share several playlists of hard rock here on the blog … my Spotify Top 40, my current YouTube playlist, even a Spotify “Back Forty” for those who are really in the know.   Those are determined in various ways which I’ve explained elsewhere here on the blog.

Despite all that, I don’t say much about what I’m actually listening to and enjoying the most. You know, the songs that I immediately crank up whenever they come on Sirius Octane or that I make sure to play when I start building a queue in Spotify or that I sing (badly) randomly as I go about my day.

Whatever the case, I just thought it would be fun to occasionally forget about charts and singles vs album cuts and anything other than just plain ol’ “what I’m loving right now”.  Of course there’s more songs than just these that I’ll turn up if you try to talk while they’re on but I figure I have to have some sort of limit to how long this post gets.

In no specific order, here are 10 songs that I’m definitely cranking up a lot right now

Dangerous – Shaman’s Harvest
Breaking Skin
– Nonpoint
Born This Way – Thousand Foot Krutch
The Devil In I – Slipknot
Heart Of Fire  – Black Veil Brides
Something Different – Godsmack
Villainy Thrives – Trivium
Heavy – Glorious Sons
Wrath – Soto (f. Gus G)
Dead Man – We As Human

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HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 10/19/14

Another week, another Breakdown of the Active Rock chart action by yours truly

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HRD RADIO REPORT 

The HRD Radio Report showcases the weekly Active Rock Mediabase Charts (compiled by AllAccess.com), and appears every Tuesday on HardRockDaddy.com.  The HRD Radio Report digs deeper into the weekly Active Rock charts, providing commentary, reviews, recommendations and predictions.  This weekly report also features quotes from radio and record industry people on a regular basis, in addition to talking directly to a variety of hard rock artists about their music, tours and more!

Many of the artists featured on the Active Rock charts have already been reviewed on HardRockDaddy.com.

Click on the hyperlinked song titles to read song reviews, and the hyperlinked artist names to read album reviews.

The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 10/19/14.  All exclusive HRD content is featured below the chart:

CHART POSITION THIS WEEK CHART POSITION LAST WEEK ARTIST SONG TITLE RADIO SPINS THIS WEEK
1 1 NICKELBACK “Edge Of A Revolution”

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Four in, four out, a pretty solid (if not quite spectacular) Spotify Top 40.  Still one song missing that should be there but, all in all, not bad.  And way earlier in the week than I’ve been able to get it ready to roll lately.

Missing songs this week:
Play Ball – AC/DC

New to the Spotify list this week:
Something From Nothing – Foo Fighters, Shots – Charm City Devils,  Stars – Sixx A.M.,
Born 2 Destroy – Rev Theory

Dropping off the Spotify list this week
Disaster – In The Verse, Through The Looking Glass – Sleepwave, Zombies In The Sun – Letters From The Fire, Dragonaut – Judas Priest 

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s more than a half dozen new songs added  this week including the aforementioned Foo Fighters single,  brand new music in time for Halloween from Hollywood Undead, a surprisingly good track from Lenny Kravitz, some quality straight up rock from Temperance Movement, and more. You can find it at this link

Also, if you’re wondering exactly how all of this gets put together – the hows & whys of it – this recent blog entry probably explains more than you ever wanted to know.

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