Clay Aiken Solitaire Delight

My Delight


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.


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


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



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


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


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."



Rebus answers

R-2 Answer


Ma He's makin eyes at me

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

Did you enjoy this taste of Clay Aiken Delight!




Carolina Clay said...


Great new Clay Aiken blog with excellent graphics, montage, info, and fun puzzles -- an awesome way to start Saturday morning!

Wishing you a very special weekend!


SueReu said...

Hey Ashes!!! As always, beautiful blog - love the graphics, SPECTACULAR montage (Clay Aiken owns that song) and puzzles (which I will have to come back to once my Saturday morning brain kicks in)

Thanks so much! Have a great weekend!

claniac24 said...

Ashes, wonderful blog, as always. I'm particularly enchanted by the Geese analogy. It's exactly what we all do at Chexxxy's Place. We are lined up in formation, creating greater success for our guy and ourselves, as well as supporting those of us who, on occasion, have personal problems.

KUDOS to you for producing a marvelous site, blog after blog.

IamMesmerized said...

Ashes, a beautiful montage, just absolutely beautiful. I am a loss for words.

Thank you!

dee said...

You've done it again . A feast for the mind , eyes and ears . And speaking of eyes ... I can't stop looking into the ones pictured above . ... sigh ...

Have a lovely weekend .

Anonymous said...

Always fun to watch videos!! Love the pics so much . Puzzles are fun...enjoy the read....great blog. Clay is gonna SING!!!!!!YES!! :) A Clay music fan, Donna in wi.

bonniecarmen said...

of course you know I love the ocean....so Clay and the ocean is perfect! Thanks again for your creativity....luv B

T said...

Another yummy blog here after seeing your beautiful graphics & montage. Your creativity shines always! I've enjoyed reading a true classic story which is so interesting. Great quote "There is no limit to what can be accomplished when no cares who gets the credit."

Thanks so much & cheers Ashes!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashes,

Oh My Goodness.....what a AWESOME BLOG!!! Love it all!!!! Can't wait to try Sally's puzzles. The Montage is wonderful!!

Hope your having a great day....


LovesClaysVoice said...

Fantastic blog Ashes! I love your Solitaire montage! Clay sings that song with so much passion!

Sandy said...

You did a fantastic job on your montage Joan! The background you used seemed fitting as I listened to Clay sing this song that forever will be noted as one of Clay's signature songs! I'm so excited to see where Decca Records is going to take Clay!! Or should it be where Clay will take Decca Records "g"!
Have a wonderful week!


barb 55 said...

Ashes, your montage is awesome, and the title for your blog is perfect for all of the goodies in it.

Your background is beautiful. It looks similar to the checks I used to have. I was disappointed when they discontinued them.

Thanks for sharing your talents with us! We appreciate you!

Love and hugs,


Anonymous said...

I love the way you're experimenting with your clay blends. Very unusual, and beautiful picture.

I'm glad your video has a little more Clay in it, together with the beautiful ocean. They blend in real good together. lois

Anonymous said...

Beautiful video. It doesn't matter how many times Solitaire is used in a video, it is always a wonderful song reminding us of our Clay Aiken beginnings back in 2003. Closing eyes and just listening to him sing still affects me. Very nice blog!

musicfan said...

Another beautiful blog. The puzzles are always fun and th epictures are wonderful.

Thank you for another wonderful blog!!

deyabird said...

Beautiful montage.

Clay has such a beautiful voice.

PaulaBear said...

Stunning montage! Clay Aiken has stolen that song from Neil Sedaka forever, just as Neil said! It is probably one of the most beautiful songs ever written sung by the most beatiful voice on the planet!! A match made in heaven for the benefit of us all!

VoxLvr said...

What a GREAT blog! So much to do and see... I really love Clay Aiken's voice, you have really shown how beautiful his green eyes are too - thank you for such beautiful work, hope to see more in the coming days...

PalpatatinClay said...

Such a FUN blog to visit! So many puzzles - and information about Clay Aiken. I've always like him since he was on AI, then I was able to see him on Broadway in Spamalot. He's so funny!

I love your blog!

Eyequeue said...

I've always been a puzzle/find the answer kind of person. Thank you for your blog. Clay Aiken's voice is unique, when I hear it, I know immediately it is him. That is very special in the music industry and I wish him the best with his new record contract with Decca/Universal.

terry said...

Great blog with so much to see. That animation of Clay's eyes is beautiful. Ive loved Clay since AI2 and know the best is yet to come.

Tripster said...

Enjoyed the music, the games, and the information. A lot of work went into this blog, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for the fun; great way to start off my day.

Chez Clay said...

I love your blog, so informational and the montage is incredible. Thank you for sharing.

The games are such fun too! It must have taken you a long time to formulate this blog; it is completely enchanting to those that visit!

Anonymous said...

So awesome!! Loved everything!! Your blog is beautiful as always!! The ocean scene made "Solitaire" even more dynamic!! Thank you!!

Clay's Palace said...

I LOVE Solitaire. Especiall when he sang it to Neil Sedaka, both on AI and the "Neil Sedaka" tribute.
Beautiful, awesome talent.

Clacking In The USA said...

Solitaire has always been one of my favorite Clay Aiken songs, ever since he sang it on AI. Beautiful voice, beautiful man.

Thank you for putting Solitaire up on your blog, a great treat for this afternoon.

Anonymous said...


Love "Solitaire Delight" starring Clay Aiken! The graphics are really stunning.

Many thnx for the retweets and your kind remarks in the Carolina blog.


Sydney said...

FUN STUFF! Also love the video of Solitaire; it's always been a favorite of mine.

"Soon" and "Yet" said...

What a fun blog, I'm so glad I found it.....Love the pix of Clay and also the video. Thanks!

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