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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Jet Airliner by Steve Miller Band [VIDEO]

This was written by Paul Pena, a blind folk singer from Cape Cod. Pena played the Newport Folk Festival in 1969, but was unable to launch a successful career. For much of his life, Pena's royalties from writing this were his only income.

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Motorcycle Lane Splitting California Style [VIDEO]

On the news this morning they were talking about lane splitting in California, which is legal in that state.

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By: Rick Diamond
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Crumblin’ Down by John Mellencamp

Mellencamp describes this as a "political song." He told Rolling Stone in 2013: "Reagan was president - he was deregulating everything and the walls were crumbling down on the poor. the song was the last one recorded and the first single. It was

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Check Here to See if Your Vehicles are on the List of Defective Airbags

The list of vehicles having faulty airbags seems to be growing by the day. Just this morning I checked to see if our vehicles were on the list. Thankfully, ours were not, but more vehicles might be added in the future.

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Category: Featured, Tech
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Don’t Do Me Like That by Tom Petty [VIDEO]

Petty wrote this after his first group Mudcrutch moved from Florida to Los Angeles in 1974. Not one of the group's more meaningful songs, Creem magazine called it a "throwaway romp."

 

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Chubby Checker, The Only Person to Hang up on Rayman During an Interview

One of my responsibilities on Kool is Music Director, and from time to time I get sent music from record companies hoping I'd give it some airplay. One of the songs I received was Chubby Checker's new song. I tried hard to like it, but the song in my opinion, just didn't have it, so I tossed it.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits [VIDEO]

Group leader Mark Knopfler got the idea for this song  from watching a lousy club band perform. As the story goes, Knopfler was in Ipswich on a rainy night. He ducked into a bar where a mediocre band was closing out the night to an audience that was maybe four or five drunks unaware of their surroundings.

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Why We Crave Pumpkin Flavors in the Fall

As I'm writing this article, I'm munching on a piece of pumpkin bread. Why? According to an article in CNN,"We need rituals," said Katherine Sredl, assistant professor in the Department of Marketing at the University of Notre Dame.
."Rituals, when they go well, give you a good emotional feeling, that's what people want," Sredl sai

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Category: Featured, Food
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Don’t Stop Believin by Journey [VIDEO]

Speaking with New York Magazine, Perry explained that the song originated during a series of gigs in Detroit when he found himself in a hotel room unable to sleep, staring out of the window.

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Want To Start Your Own Rock n Roll Book Collection? Start With This One

Do you want to start your own rock n roll book collection? Start from the beginning of rock and work your way up from the 50's through the 90's for example. In this video, I show you the best book to begin with

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Mercy Mercy Me the Ecology by Robert Palmer [VIDEO]

Marvin Gaye wrote and recorded this song about the environment and how we have an obligation to care for the Earth. Robert Palmer's version was basically a cover, with a few variations of the original

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-What’s Your Name by Lynyrd Skynyrd [VIDEO]

The incident did not happen in Boise, Idaho.The first line was originally

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