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A Redneck Christmas

Singer-comedian Ray Stevens gets into the holiday spirit with his own special version of “A Redneck Christmas.” See you back here on Christmas Eve for a magical journey through the lighter side of life. — The Wickel

Ray Stevens’ Haircut Advice

Singer-comedian Ray Stevens has some sage advice on getting a haircut: “When you get a haircut be sure and go back home and get a barber you have known,” he sings. Otherwise, as this edition of Ray Stevens Music suggests, you might not like the results nor the barber. Be sure to return to LOL next Tuesday for another visit to the lighter side of life. — The Wickel

Surfin’ USSR

Summer officially arrived yesterday, so it’s time for a little fun in the sun and beach music. Here’s one from the vaults, a 1988 music video by Ray Stevens, with cameos by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.

Obama’s Budget Debacle

Conservative, comedic songwriter Ray Stevens, well known for his parodies on hot-button political issues, takes a shot at the Obama Budget Plan. Stevens sings, “So I said let’s do what the government does. It works for them, it might work for us. So I forgot my ethics and morals, and swallowed my pride. We took out every credit card we could get, and loaded them up with maximum debt and borrowed from friends and family and even took out loans overseas.” You get the hang of it. …

And in this brief clip, Stevens quibbles with the government’s taxation policies. “If 10 percent is good enough for Jesus,well it ought to be enough for Uncle Sam,” he sings. We’ll be looking for you next Tuesday on LOL for another stroll through the lighter side of life. — The Wickel

Obama Nation

Best known in the 1960s for such novelty tunes as “Gitarzan” and “Ahab the Arab,” country-pop star Ray Stevens lately has struck a chord with his political comedy songs, including “Obama Budget Plan” and “Osama Yo’ Mama,” each generating more than one million views on YouTube. ┬áHere is Ray’s latest, “Obama Nation,” uploaded earlier this week. H/T Capitalist Preservation

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