Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Steady as can be, four new songs enter my weekly  Spotify Top 40 this week as we continue a steady amount of turnover into a second month.  In case you’re curious, it’s not intentional on my part, that’s just how it’s been working out lately.

Missing songs this week:
Rock Or Bust – AC/DC,  Do You Wanna Rock – Danko Jones, Shake It Like You Mean It – The Lazys

New to the Spotify list this week:
Take It Back – Temperance Movement,  Bitch – Bridge To Grace, Thread – Flyleaf, Rebel Static – The Protest

Dropping off the Spotify list this week
Feels Like Forver – Of Mice & Men, Dirty White Boots – Lenny Kravitz, Run – Syndrome Of Fire, Dragonaut – Judas Priest

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen songs added including brand new music from Apocalyptica, even better new music from Gone For Days, Canadian newcomers Aviator Shades, an album track from Hellyeah and much 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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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Another four songs join my weekly  Spotify Top 40 this week as we continue a steady amount of turnover for the past month.

Missing songs this week:
Rock Or Bust – AC/DC,  Do You Wanna Rock – Danko Jones, Shake It Like You Mean It – The Lazys

New to the Spotify list this week:
Lightning – Glorious Sons, Paralyzed – In Flames, Collide – Framing Hanley, Alpha – Periphery

Dropping off the Spotify list this week
Same Damn Life – Seether, For Life – Three Years Hollow, Bring To Life – We As Human, Blank Space – I Prevail

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s brand new music from Adelita’s Way, a treat from Ritchie Kotzen, the latest from Nonpoint, album cuts from Seether, You Me At Six, Of Mice & Men and much 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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Three Things (for Feb 13,2015)

Just three of the various random things bouncing around my brain at the moment.  Enjoy 🙂

1) Friday the 13th?   Never really bothered me.  Fairly early in life I decided — based on whatever justification I must have come up with at the time — that since I was born on the 13th of a month that the supposed bad luck would not apply to me.  Instead, if anything, I tend to embrace things related to the number 13 as good luck.  Maybe I have anti-triskadekaphobia or something.

2) Once again I find myself considering having new business cards printed with a job title that describes what seems to be my most common function:   Virginity Restoration Technician
I spend so much of my time trying to un …. well, I have kind of a PG audience here at times so let’s say that I spend a lot of energy “unscrewing” things other people somehow managed to screw up.  At some point I figure I’ll eventually rise to Virginity Restoration Specialist … but I’d really rather not have to specialize in it.

3) I really wish I had come up with a more consistent way to generate revenue out of things I’m good at.  Or even {gasp} that I actually enjoy some aspect of.  I don’t actually bitch about that failure all that often (IMO), I usually lean more toward the idea that if it was fun then they wouldn’t have to pay you to do it.  In fact, I usually consider myself rather lucky to have ever experienced being paid for something I liked, and while it eventually faded for me there really was a fair bit of my years in radio where I genuinely enjoyed doing it.     That said, today I had one of those little moments with a hobby where I knew that I was really good at something … I just don’t see any realistic way to get paid for it in any reasonable way.   Most of the time that doesn’t bug me, today it kinda did.

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Four songs join my weekly  Spotify Top 40 this week as we see one fast riser, a couple of promising new tracks and one making a return trip.

Missing songs this week:
Rock Or Bust – AC/DC,  Do You Wanna Rock – Danko Jones, Shake It Like You Mean It – The Lazys,   I Blame You – XFactor1

New to the Spotify list this week:
Coming For You – The Offspring, Coming For The Throne – Otherwise, Karma – Charm City Devils, Angel -Theory Of A Deadman

Dropping off the Spotify list this week
Mr. MTV – Nothing More, An Island – Chevelle, Savages – Theory Of A Deadman, Blood Stained Revolution – Saving Abel

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s new music from Periphery, the lastest from Flyleaf, a movie soundtrack contribution from Stone Sour as they cover a Metal Church tune  and much 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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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

A staggering SEVEN songs enter my weekly  Spotify Top 40 this week as some tracks end long runs at the top and others face a possible one-and-done showing.

Missing songs this week:
Rock Or Bust – AC/DC,  Shake It Like You Mean It – The Lazys, Pale Rider – Project 86, I Blame You – XFactor1, Do You Wanna Rock – Danko Jones

New to the Spotify list this week:
Goodbye Agony – Black Veil Brides, Miscellanea – 10 Years, Dancin’ On Nails – We Are Harlot, Forgive & Forget – You Me At Six, Heart Of A Graveyard – Demon Hunter, Fairweather Friend – Stars In Stereo, Blank Space – I Prevail

Dropping off the Spotify list this week
Wrong Side Of Heaven – Five Finger Death Punch, Something Different – Godsmack, Dangerous – Shaman’s Harvest, Do You Wanna Start A War – Fozzy, Do You Wanna Rock – Danko Jones (vanished from Spotify), KarmaCharm City Devils, Here For You – Devin Williams

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen new songs  including the brand new one from The Offspring, the first-ever animated video from Bobaflex, hot new music from The Bloodline and Wovenwar, Christian rockers The Protest and much 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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HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 2/1/15

A little movement in the upper reaches of the chart, Halestorm continues their swift ascent, and my pick of the week … all part of this week’s Radio Report

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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.  It also features opinion pieces on chart action and the music business in general.

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 2/1/15.  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 THREE DAYS GRACE “I Am Machine” 2099
2 4 SEETHER “Same Damn Life” 1717
3 2 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Wrong Side Of…

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