28.8.09

Clay Aiken - Fans Share Enthusiasm






Clay Aiken and Decca Label Group David Novik, Head of A&R Aug 27-09


Tweet quote from Decca Label Group in reply to the fans positive reaction to their original Tweet of the photo above.

"Great to hear from all of you! Glad to hear that you share our enthusiasm about Clay!"








New photos of Clay Aiken call for new graphics :)







This one is Clay at the Atlanta, GA airport this week.




Now for a little bit more of Clay Aiken enthusiasm!
Still the One -NAT-Raleigh











Puzzle time for the weekend from Bsrefong.


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Rebus #3

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Clay in 2004







Ashes - from album On My Way Here
Clay Aiken - live in studio video








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See the enthusiasm and lots of information about Decca Label Group

24.8.09

Clay Aiken's Classic Melodies




It's no secret--I'm a fan of Clay Aiken and his voice. I'm also a fan of the 20th century classic songs. Put these two together and I'm in heaven! The smooth rhythm and charm of the "oldies" music and the well written lyrics have been sung by most every new singer that comes along. Some do a good job, some totally wreck the song, but regardless no one replaced the originals in my book. That is until Clay Aiken came into my life! When he sings the classic standards he enhances them with his fabulous voice, and makes every one uniquely his own.
While I still enjoy the original artists, Clay's versions have surpassed them in my music library.

Whether Clay sings classics or new material, he proves he was born to sing.


Enjoy these videos of 'Classic Clay'!




Bridge Over Troubled Water - Clay Aiken
JBT Vermont
video: SLC









Clay Aiken David Foster Gala 2006 Unchained Melody
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Vintage Clay Aiken Montage
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For more musical history
Thank you Musicfan!
















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20.8.09

Clay Aiken Follow That Dream



Clay Aiken has been following his dream in both his entertainment career and the wonderful foundation he started!

The official press release of the new name has been sent out.

Press Release:
Clay Aiken’s Foundation Becomes The National Inclusion Project


Newswire Today - The National Inclusion Project Press Release

Chapel Hill, NC, United States, 08/20/2009 - Clay Aiken's foundation, which serves to bridge the gap between young people with special needs and the world around them, has announced that it's name has changed to The National Inclusion Project.


The National Inclusion Project, formerly The Bubel/Aiken Foundation, recently launched its new name and website at inclusionproject.org. The National Inclusion Project grew out of the relationship between Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel and Diane’s then 13-year-old son, Mike who had been diagnosed with autism. The bond between them grew strong as they shared a vision of a world where children like Mike could be fully immersed in society. They had both witnessed children with disabilities repeatedly turned away from activities opened to typical children.

“We are excited to launch the National Inclusion Project. From our inception, we have impacted the lives of children and families across the nation. Our new name will better suit our position as a national leader on inclusion as we continue to grow,” said Clay Aiken.

The Project is poised to continue to make an impact with thousands of children nationwide as well as raise the national consciousness about the need for and benefits of inclusion. In six years, the Project has worked with hundreds of programs, trained numerous staff members and leaders, and provided inclusive opportunities for over 20,000 children.

The National Inclusion Project is moving forward hand-in-hand with supporters, families, program providers, and other advocates to see the vision of full inclusion nationwide become a reality. Please join us in our push to make a difference in communities all over the country.

About National Inclusion Project
The National Inclusion Project (inclusionproject.org) serves to bridge the gap that exists between young people with special needs and the world around them. By providing services and financial assistance, the Project supports communities and programs in creating awareness and opportunities for full inclusion where barriers break and doors open. It is their goal to create an environment for children where inclusion is embraced.


Also see: Triangle Business Journal-Clay Aiken’s foundation changes names





While roaming YouTube, I rediscovered a wonderful Clay Aiken montage, a great compilation of video clips of Clay's JBT 1950's Elvis Medley, and oodles of Elvis Presley himself.
My two favourite singers. A great way to spend an evening!


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A Favourite Clay Montage

Clay Aiken - Independent - featuring Kyrie
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Clay Aiken - Elvis Medley - JBT - 2005 - Boston
compilation by Wowzers4Clay

This is the 3nd clip of Clay Aiken performances during his Juke Box Tour (JBT) in Boston, August 28th, 2005.
This is the Elvis Medley.









Elvis with Follow That Dream




The King of Rock'nRoll Elvis Presley
Follow That Dream photo montage






Another Elvis favourite song from the soundtrack of the movie is "Angel".
There are a lot of videos on YouTube of it as well.






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They say it takes a minute
to find a special person.
An hour to appreciate them,
a day to love them.
but then an entire lifetime
to forget them.





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Did you know?

According to Japanese legend, a sick person will recover if they fold 1,000 of what type of origami?

The answer is the crane. According to a Japanese legend, the crane lives for a thousand years, and a sick person who folds 1,000 origami cranes will become well again.






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15.8.09

Clay Aiken Solitaire Delight

My Delight


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The first time I ran my new montage of Clay Aiken's Solitaire on YouTube it buffered like crazy--until I switched to HQ view, then it ran smooth as silk. Usually if a video is buffering a page refresh fixes it. The large version of it was accidentally uploaded, rather than the smaller one, no wonder it took so long uploading. Guess I can't see to straight so late at night. LOL.
I know Clay's Solitaire has been used hundreds of times for montages--but not by me, until now.


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New Solitaire Montage - Clay Aiken

Concert Audio from Scarlett @ Greensboro concert
Clay Photos: ClayfaninMN, Comfiecozyclay, Tasapio, ILClaymate, Fivegoldens





link to Solitaire Clay Aiken YT Montage

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Our friend Bsrefong makes fun Clay Aiken puzzles
Here is a new "Claze".


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For real brain exercise, try the new Rebus.
Thanks Sally/Bsrefong!

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the answer is at end of the entry, in clickable form.

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A True Classic story

"As geese flap their wings, they create an uplift for the bird following. By flying together in a V formation the flocks flying range is 71% greater than if any of the birds flew alone.

When we share a common discipline and a sense of community we can get where we are going more quickly and easily because we are travelling on the energy of one another.

Whenever a goose falls out of formation it suddenly finds the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the birds in front.

When we have as much sense as geese, we will stay in formation with those who are headed where we want to go, we will be willing to accept their help as well as give ours to others.

The geese in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep their speed. When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into formation and another goose flies at the point position.

When we take turns doing the hard tasks, when we encourage others, we become stronger through shared leadership.

When a goose gets sick or wounded, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with it until it is able to fly again or dies. They then launch out on their own to find another formation or to catch up with the flock. When we have learned the value of teamwork, we too will stand by each other in challenging them. Let us fly in formation and remember to drop back to help those who need it."

"There is no limit to what can be accomplished when no cares who gets the credit."

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Rebus answers

R-2 Answer

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Ma He's makin eyes at me


"Enthusiasm is contagious.
You could start an epidemic!"

Did you enjoy this taste of Clay Aiken Delight!


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