The following audio clips, broken into 3 parts, comes from a radio interview Ray Stevens did on the Clay and Marty Show on KERN radio (also known as Takin' Care of Business). The interview took place back on June 11, 2011 and so it's nearly 2 months old by now but it's chock full of funny commentary and topical humor from the hosts and Ray, too. As most are well aware the debt and deficit will continue to be a big story no matter the can kicking that went on in Congress the other day...so the conversation between Ray and the KERN radio hosts is still "in the moment" as the saying goes. The interview is great!
Anyway...I don't believe I was aware of this interview back in June...maybe I knew of it but couldn't listen to it on-line and in the months since had forgotten about it...but whatever the case the audio clip was uploaded onto You Tube yesterday and I've listened to all 3 parts of the interview and like I said it's great and wonderful and any other positive adjective one wants to use.
The "Obama Budget Plan" music video is slowly but surely reaching half a million on-line views. The most recent total is 471,145. I predicted mid August to be the time when it makes the half a million mark. On August 9 Ray's Spirit of '76 will become available all over the place. It's only been available as an Mp3 digital download at his web-store and a few other on-line stores but starting on August 9 the CD version will become readily available on Amazon and other places for those who prefer to purchase a CD rather than purchasing Mp3 audio files on-line. The CD has actually been available for purchase at Ray's web-store for a couple of weeks but the CD won't go on sale to the general public until August 9 (this coming Tuesday). The CD version's been available for Pre-Order at Amazon for a couple of weeks.
The songs featured on Spirit of '76 are:
1. The Skies Just Ain't Friendly Anymore (music video on You Tube; 191,792 views)
2. Mr. President - Mr. President
3. God Save Arizona (music video on You Tube; 785,111 views)
4. Cap'n Trade the Pirate
5. My Uncle Sam
6. November Storm
7. Mi Casa Su Casa
8. Grandpa Voted Democrat
9. Obama Budget Plan (music video on You Tube; 471,145 views)
10. News Machine
11. New Normal
The on-line views of those music videos will obviously grow in total as the days, weeks, months, and years go by. I also predicted that Ray might emerge with a new on-line music video in the weeks to come. The current video, "Obama Budget Plan", is sitting on 3 months and so he's just about due for another music video so maybe a new one is in the works!? When it's released, of course, I'll blog about it!