Monthly Archives: November 2017

Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Three songs enter my weekly Top 40 with the latest update on Spotify, solid efforts all.   Like always, you’ll find the best of today’s rock hits with all the non-rockin’, pseudo-rock alternacrap removed, replaced with more deserving songs.

Missing songs this week:
House of Cards – Manafest

New to the Spotify list this week:
Automatic – Deadset Society, Freak Flag – Granny 4 Barrel, My Disease – Kirra

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Go To War – Nothing More, Reckless Ways – Stone Horses

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s over a half dozen songs added, including brand new Veer Union, a cover from New Year’s Day, the latest from Disciples of Babylon, and more.    You can find it at this link 

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week thirteen)

College football fans feasted on rivalry week … some of their team’s, eh, not so much.

As skimpy as last week was for impact, this week certainly tried to make up for it.   The Iron Bowl certainly delivered (most watched college game on CBS since the 2013 edition), and did a pretty good job of confusing things,  sending post-season possibilities all over the place like a Crimson Tide shotgun snap.  That’s twice in the past month Auburn has looked like they might be as good as anybody, so how in the heck did they lose the games they lost? … Pitt did it again, and Georgia fans had some flashbacks about underachievement under Saint Richt.  Can’t feel sorry for Miami really, they knew who they were hiring … Clemson, meanwhile, made sure they left no doubt about the state of things in South Carolina, unless perhaps you count the state of Muschamp’s future if he doesn’t break the streak next season … Oklahoma & Wisconsin similarly handled their business on Saturday … Georgia?  Pretty much as expected, especially by anyone who saw the last two quarters Tech played against Duke.   Only a complete meltdown by the heavy favorite would have produced a closer outcome, that didn’t happen & the Jackets barely seemed to care enough to provide even a nudge in that direction … Game of the weekend had to be Central Florida & South Florida, who provided an entertaining show for some 59 minutes … Ole Miss nearly turned into Ole Miss in the final minutes before providing a signature moment with the Egg Bowl Trophy in what ought to be the final game of the Matt Luke era. Then again, who knows, it seems like insanity might be part of the job description for some ADs … I mean, if Tennessee can get drubbed at home by Vanderbilt and then think hiring Greg Schiano is a good idea, well at that point I suppose anything is possible … Well, almost anything.   Neither of those scenarios would be any worse than Georgia Tech allowing Ted Roof to return as DC for another season.  Even they can’t be that st … and then I think about how long Paul Hewitt survived on The Flats and I can’t even finish the sentence.

With a final critical update still to come next week, for the time being here’s the latest JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25.     (last week’s J3C ranking follows their name)

  1. Clemson (2)
  2. Oklahoma (4)
  3. Auburn (6)
  4. Alabama (1)
  5. Georgia (7)
  6. Wisconsin (5)
  7. Miami (3)
  8. Ohio State (8)
  9. Penn State (9)
  10. USC (11)
  11. UCF (12)
  12. TCU (13)
  13. Washington (14)
  14. Stanford (19)
  15. Memphis (16)
  16. Oklahoma State (20)
  17. Notre Dame (10)
  18. Michigan State (21)
  19. South Florida (19)
  20. LSU (23)
  21. Northwestern (Un)
  22. Washington State (15)
  23. Mississippi State (17)
  24. Fresno State (Un)
  25. Virginia Tech (25)

Dropped: Boise State (22) Michigan (24)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

Two new songs arrive in my weekly Top 40 on Spotify, just in time for the holiday.   Like always, you’ll find the best of today’s rock hits with all the non-rockin’, pseudo-rock alternacrap removed, replaced with more deserving songs.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
Meadow – Stone Temple Pilots, Don’t Walk Away – Decyfer Down

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Remember The Enemy – Ded, Asleep – Wolves At The Gate

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s  a half dozen new songs, including the aforementioned STP, the latest from Rachel Lorin, and more.    You can find it at this link 

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week twelve)

 Not a good week for college football if you’re dieting, ’cause it’s Cupcake Week.

The top two had obvious desserts and handled them accordingly … Oklahoma had a less obvious one but roughly the same calorie count … Miami added empty calories for a half before getting back to the plan … Wisconsin did likewise before getting back to their bland diet … Notre Dame and Mississippi State gave themselves heartburn but ended up largely unscathed … Oklahoma State, West Virginia, and NC State overdid it and spent the night going through the medicine cabinet trying to find relief … Georgia Tech had one of those all-too-familiar days and hopefully are at least embarrassed about it … Tennessee did about what you could expect at this point … Ole Miss gave yet another lesson in why they need an actual head coach instead of the current substitute … All in all, a rather bland week, more like TV dinner than holiday spectacular, but that’s what the next couple of weeks are for anyway.

So before we gather for the feat, here’s the latest JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25.     (last week’s J3C ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (1)
  2. Clemson (2)
  3. Miami (3)
  4. Oklahoma (4)
  5. Wisconsin (5)
  6. Auburn (6)
  7. Georgia (7)
  8. Ohio State (8)
  9. Penn State (9)
  10. Notre Dame (10)
  11. USC (11)
  12. UCF (12)
  13. TCU (13)
  14. Washington (15)
  15. Washington State (16)
  16. Memphis (17)
  17. Mississippi State (18)
  18. South Florida (19)
  19. Stanford (22)
  20. Oklahoma State (14)
  21. Michigan State (24)
  22. Boise State (Un)
  23. LSU (Un)
  24. Michigan (20)
  25. Virginia Tech (25)

Dropped: West Virginia (21), NC State (23)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

The latest from two format staples and a third equally worthy track make their debut in my weekly Top 40 on Spotify.   Like always, you’ll find the best of today’s rock hits with all the non-rockin’, pseudo-rock alternacrap removed, replaced with more deserving songs.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
Born For Greatness – Papa Roach, Spit Out The Bone – Metallica, Invictus – Within Reason

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Steambreather – Mastodon, My Name Is Thunder – Bloody Beetroots, Through The Fire – Wayland

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s over a half dozen new songs, including the aforementioned Papa Roach and Metallica, new Seventh Day Slumber, an album cut from Black Country Communion, and more.    You can find it at this link 

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J3C College Football Top 25 (after week eleven)

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!

College football managed to avoid going full-Ghostbusters over the weekend, but it certainly came close.

Alabama had to come up big in the end to avoid complete CFB chaos but it definitely cutting things closer than any team would like … Georgia, not so lucky.   Thoroughly manhandled by Auburn for the vast majority of the game, that there’s more work to be done would have been difficult to make any clearer … Notre Dame managed to give a far worse accounting for themselves against Miami though, and suddenly that “best loss” doesn’t matter a whole lot … Miami, conversely, raised their stock by dominating a supposedly upper echelon team … Wisconsin, uh, well they beat perhaps the most perplexing team in college football.  Talk about one week to the next, sheesh … Then again, maybe Michigan State is the more perplexing team among the cast of Big Ten.  At least with Iowa we knew the offensive outburst was probably a fluke.  Not sure anyone saw Sparty getting completely embarrassed by a seemingly dead and buried tOSU … Someday we’ll look back on 2017 and think “wait, so there was a point where Washington was considered an actual contender? Srsly? ” … Georgia Tech couldn’t quite manage to Tech themselves against the other Tech and kept their bowl hopes alive … Tennessee played dead in the second half and that finally appears to have been the final straw for ol’ Butch … Ole Miss overwhelmed an overmatched opponent, which might be the worst possible outcome since it gives non-football types a chance to promote the even more overmatched nice guy that has the interim coach tag

And there’s still three weekends of mayhem to go, but for now, let’s take another crack at revising my JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25.     (last week’s J3C ranking follows their name)

  1. Alabama (1)
  2. Clemson (4)
  3. Miami (8)
  4. Oklahoma (7)
  5. Wisconsin (5)
  6. Auburn (12)
  7. Georgia (2)
  8. Ohio State (13)
  9. Penn State (16)
  10. Notre Dame (3)
  11. USC (10)
  12. UCF (11)
  13. TCU (7)
  14. Oklahoma State (14)
  15. Washington (9)
  16. Washington State (17)
  17. Memphis (20)
  18. Mississippi State (19)
  19. South Florida (22)
  20. Michigan (Un)
  21. West Virginia (21)
  22. Stanford (Un)
  23. NC State (23)
  24. Michigan State (15)
  25. Virginia Tech (18)

Dropped: Iowa State (23), Iowa (24)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)


Ch-ch-ch-changes this week as five new songs debut in my weekly Top 40 on Spotify. Like always, you’ll find the best of today’s rock hits with all the non-rockin’, pseudo-rock alternacrap removed, replaced with more deserving songs.

Missing songs this week:
None

New to the Spotify list this week:
Waking Lions – Pop Evil, Lifelines – I Prevail, Sid Vicious In A Dress – Powerman 5000, Light Me Up – Kobra & The Lotus (re-entry), Secret Weapon – Disciple, Roots – In This Moment

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Black Is The Soul – Korn, California Dreaming – Hollywood Undead, Exist – Separations, Living Free – The Wild, Let Go – Set For The Fall, Beneath The Riverbed – Sons of Texas

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen new songs, including the aforementioned In This Moment, new Escape The Fate, Outlaws & Moonshine, Another Lost Year, and more.    You can find it at this link 

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