Monthly Archives: January 2018

Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

The latest update of my weekly Top 40 on Spotify features no less than six new arrivals, (including one where an artist simply swapped one song in for another).   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:
Gone Away – Five Finger Death Punch, The Mountain – Three Days Grace, Lord of Flies – Cane Hill, The Last One – Black Veil Brides, Sky Is Falling – Seventh Day Slumber, Hate Me – Ded

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Trouble – Five Finger Death Punch, Heart From Your Hate – Trivium, Superhero – Falling In Reverse, Secret Weapon – Disciple, Beyond Repair – We Were Sharks, Area – Zero Theorem

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen new adds including several of the aforementioned songs as well as the solo debut of Jonathan Davis, new blessthefall, a Chevelle album cut, and more.    You can find it at this link

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

The latest update of my weekly Top 40 on Spotify features three new singles, including a pair of format heavy hitters.   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:
Money – Of Mice & Men, Same About You – A Day To Remember, Make This Life – Messer

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Notorious – Adelitas Way, Light Me Up – Kobra & The Lotus, Boomerang – Texas King

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s nearly a dozen new adds including the aforementioned A Day To Remember and Of Mice & Men, a new single from Slaves, Black Water Rising, and more.    You can find it at this link

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

The latest update of my weekly Top 40 on Spotify includes two debuts and one re-entry.  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:
Make This Life – Messer

New to the Spotify list this week:
Beyond Repair- We Were Sharks, Last Regret – Veer Union (re-entry), Lightning Strike – Judas Priest

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Where You Lie – Through Fire, The Thunder Rolls – All That Remains, I’ll Find A Way – Dead Girls Academy

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s a dozen new adds including the aforementioned We Were Sharks, new  Ded, Black Veil Brides, Kickin Valentina, Eyes Set To Kill, and more.    You can find it at this link

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

The latest update of my weekly Top 40 on Spotify brings one big name debut and one re-entry.  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:
Cold Red River – Breaking Benjamin, Freak Flag – Granny 4 Barrel (re-entry)

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Hurricane – While She Sleeps (re-entry), Catharsis – Machine Head

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s the aforementioned Breaking Benjamin, new Judas Priest, the next single from Josh Todd & The Conflict and more.    You can find it at this link

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J3C College Football Top 25 (2017 season final)

Well that was close.   Too close.

A freshman quarterback that hadn’t seen particularly meaningful action all season.  A freshman receiver who caught only eight passes for the year, but two of those were game winning touchdowns on his team’s final offensive play.   This Alabama team suddenly has two surprise heroes … and, oh yeah, another national championship.

In some respects perhaps the sudden stunning finish to the 2017 college football season was appropriate.   I mean, who really thought FSU would end up with a season turning to disaster after an injury?  Or that the ‘Noles would go into 2018 with a new coach?  Or that their old coach would end up at … Texas A&M (!?!)? Or that UCF would run the table, regardless of their (lack of) strength of schedule?  Or that Auburn would beat both playoff finalists, but not be in the playoff themselves?  Or that a college team would hold a press conference to announced that they’ve hired Herm Edwards (?!?!?).   Or that Georgia Tech would miss a bowl … oh wait, that one really ain’t any more shocking than Tennessee (finally) ridding themselves of Butch Jones.    Or maybe there’s the most shocking development of all:  someone hiring Derek Doofus to coach in the college ranks again. Proof positive that, truly, anything can happen I guess.

I think, in the big picture, that the year was a good one for college football.   Too often in recent years there felt like there was little mystery to be found, while this year — good or bad — there was at least a little more sense of “what will happen next?”.   And that bodes well, in theory anyway, for next season … which is only about seven months away.   It seems almost certain that some of this year’s playoff teams will also be some of next year’s playoff teams … but you never know, which is what 2017 proved.

All that’s left is to put a bow on 2017, with my final JonsThreeCents College Football Top 25 for the year.  (Final rank & pre-bowl rank before the team name, my pre-season rank follows their name)

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

Dropped: Memphis (17), Virginia Tech (24)

Teams ranked in pre-season that finished 2017 unranked:
FSU (2), Michigan (9),  Florida (15), Kansas State (18), Louisville (19), Virginia Tech (20),
West Virginia (21), Texas (24), Utah (25)

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Ready To Rock (weekly playlists)

The first update for 2018 of my weekly Top 40 on Spotify finds a pair of re-entries returning to the playlist.  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:
Hurricane – While She Sleeps (re-entry), Boomerang – Texas King (re-entry)

Dropping off the Spotify list this week:
Freak Flag – Granny 4 Barrell, My Disease – Kirra

For the larger (nearly 200 songs) YouTube version there’s about a half dozen songs added, including new Silent Season, the latest from Damn Dice, and more.    You can find it at this link

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