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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Heartbreaker by The Rolling Stones [VIDEO]

The song  tells two stories, a young man shot by police in a case of mistaken identity, and a 10-year girl who dies in an alley of a drug overdose. Neither is based on a true story, but is a commentary on urban America during that time.

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Category: Featured, Music History
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Steve Frost
Contributed by Steve Frost
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison [VIDEO]

This was originally called "Brown Skinned Girl," and was about an interracial relationship. Morrison changed it to "Brown Eyed Girl" to make it more palatable for radio stations. Some stations banned it anyway for the line, "Making love in the green grass."

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Watch Rayman’s 5 Favorite Guitar Solos [VIDEO]

I've loved guitar solos ever since I watched McGuinn of the Byrds pick his twelve string Rickenbacker, and Zal Yanofsky of the Lovin Spoonful play a screamin solo, then fall off the stage into the crowd and not miss a note

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(Photo Steve Frost)
(Photo Steve Frost)
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Magic Bus by The Who [VIDEO]

The Who always had their own very unique sound, an this song is no exception. Magic Bus is a song about a man who wants to buy the bus that he takes to get to his girlfriend every day, but the driver does not want to sell it

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Category: Featured, Music History
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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Take this Short Quiz to See How Much You Know About Prince

Starting with his debut album For You in 1978, Prince made a career out of spinning daringly sexual lyrics with a unique blend of Funk, Rock, Pop, R&B and New Wave, dubbed the "Minneapolis sound" after his hometown. To date, he has released over 30 albums and four films, including his 1984 classic Purple Rain.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Brass In Pocket by The Pretenders [VIDEO]

The song's title came about after The Pretenders first ever UK gig, when they were in the communal dressing room with The Strangeways, who they were supporting. Chrissie Hynde wanted to know whose trousers were sprawled over the back of a chair. One of The Strangeways Ada Wilson said: "I'll have them if there's any brass in the pockets." When Chrissie inquired what he meant by brass, it was explained to her that brass is a northern slang term for money. Chrissie fell in love with the expression and was inspired to write the song.

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Category: Featured, Music History
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Like Bacon? Try These Bacon and Gravy Shakes and Loose Weight Too

Science tells us 8 out of 10 dieters fail to keep the weight off.The reason is simple. Dieters are forced to eat less of what they like, and more of what they hate. Researchers say exercise is a key factor in keeping the weight off. The makers of say substitute a difficult exercise plan with Bacon and Gravy flavored weight loss shakes.

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(Photo Andrew J. Bernstein)
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Want to Read a Really Great Rock Book? Check Out “California Slim” [REVIEW]

I recently completed a book by Andrew J. Bernstein titled California Slim The Music, the Magic, and the Madness. If you happen to be a baby boomer, this book will really hit home, or, if you are a student of rock, I guarantee you'll learn more from this book than you can imagine.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Still the Same by Bob Seger [VIDEO]

Bob Seger tells us about the song : "It was just Chris Campbell (bass) David Teegarden (drums) and me in the studio when we cut this. People have asked me for years who this is about. It's an amalgam of characters I met when I first went to Hollywood

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Minnesota Cops Say: Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Not on Your Phone

Most of us have admit to have done this from time to time, however, some people make it a daily practice. Now the police in Minnesota are cracking down. It’s illegal to read, compose and send text messages or e-mails while driving, and for the next 10 days, law enforcement from more than 400 Minnesota agencies will join forces to catch those who do according to an article in the Star Tribune.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Two Princes by the Spin Doctors [VIDEO]

Their first single, Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, was a modest hit, climbing to #17 in the US. Two Princes did far better, becoming their biggest hit and best-known song. Both songs were composed by the entire band: Baron, Aaron Comess, Eric Schenkman and Mark White.

 

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Category: Featured, Music History
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Which of These Condiments are the Healthiest for You? [POLL]

With the warm weather finally here, and bbq season right around the corner, it will soon be  time to get out the dogs, burgers, and all  the condiments to make them taste oh so good.

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Category: Food, Health, Lifestyle, Outdoors

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