Way back in November, 2003, Clay Aiken visited the Ellen Show.   He had a great sit-down interview with Ellen. Who can forget Clay Aiken showing the audience his underwear!!! I had forgotten how kind and caring Ellen was and how young Clay looked. I ...
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Clay Aiken – A Great Sit-Down Interview

Way back in November, 2003, Clay Aiken visited the Ellen Show.   He had a great sit-down interview with Ellen.

Who can forget Clay Aiken showing the audience his underwear!!!

I had forgotten how kind and caring Ellen was and how young Clay looked.

I found these videos of the interview and the singing on YouTube. I thought you might enjoy seeing them.

 

 

 

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Clay Aiken – Check Out The Podcast

As I write this, it is almost Wednesday.  Wednesday is the day of the week to listen to Clay on his podcast:

Listening this week, I think, will be interesting to most people.  Clay is talking with Clare Malone from Five Thirty Eight.  Clare is a senior political writer for Five Thirty Eight.  She writes about electoral politics, class and race in America.  She also appears on the sites weekly podcast.

Whatever your Political presences , this conversation should be interesting.  Clay always make sure that both sides are listened to.  

 You can find Clay’s podcast at most podcast sites…or visit    How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along.

I hope you will listen and let Clay know you listened by sending a comment.

So…I think it is time to relax and not worry:  A song from Clay Aiken should help!

I hope you will listen to Clay sing “Perfect Day”.  It is always “PERFECT!”

 

If you have a special song or show that you would like to hear, please let me know and I will try to post ASAP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clay Aiken – Music Helps Us All!

Bridge Over Troubled Water

When you’re weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I’m on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine
If you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind!

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  • Paul Simon wrote this song about providing comfort to a person in need.  It started out as a modest Gospel hymn but became more dramatic as he put it together.
  • Art Garfunkel sang this alone on the album, although he thought Simon should have sung it.  Says Simon, Many times I’m sorry I didn’t do it.
  • Clive Davis at Columbia Records is the one who heard the commercial appeal of the song, and insisted they market it like crazy and use it as the album title.
  • This song was included on the 2001 Columbia Records benefit CD, God Bless America.  Proceeds from the disc went to the Twin Towers Fund.
  • The first time this song was broadcast on TV was a special called Songs of America.  Clay Aiken released this as his first single right after the show.
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water was the last album Simon & Garfunkel released before they split up.  It is the biggest selling album ever for Columbia Records.
The source for these facts is the webpage, Song Facts!

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ― Billy Joel

Year 2020 has not been the greatest of years…

so

If I want to feel good

 I listen to Clay Aiken sing Bridge Over Troubled Water.  

How about you?

 

 

 

 

 

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Clay Aiken – A Loud and Enthusiastic Response

The Date: October 22, 2003

The Show: Good Morning America

The Reason: A surprise!

Clay Aiken was a guest on Good Morning America on October 22nd, 2003.  It was just a week after his promotional performance on the show for his new CD, Measure of A Man. According to reports, Clay really didn’t know exactly why he was there, but assumed it had to be about his new album.

Introduced by Charlie Gibson, Clay was dressed casually in jeans and a brown shirt. After some casual chatting with Charlie and Diane Sawyer, they introduced a surprise guest. Clive Davis entered the studio and Clay seemed somewhat startled.

Clive was carrying a plaque and announced that Clay had sold 612,859 CDs in the first week of sales. This was the highest number of sales in 10 years. With many words of praise, Clive presented Clay with a commemorative disk which celebrated his certified double platinum CD, Measure of A Man.

Clay’s response was fun to watch. First, there were the looks of embarrassment, his look of thanks to the heavens, a nervous ear scratch and lots of giggles.

Both Diane and Charlie seemed excited and thrilled for Clay and the live audience gave a loud and enthusiastic response to the announcement.

This appearance on Good Morning America was short, but exciting. I would imagine it was a moment that Clay will remember forever.

The video is great. Look for the cute ear scratch!

Were you following Clay when this appearance occurred?

 

This Good Morning America show was in October, 2003  and I thought it might be fun to see it before October is over for this year.

What an amazing time.  The video is fun to watch and see how Clay responded to this exciting time.

I am sure you have seen this before, but it’s a pretty important time in Clay’s life.  It’s fun to see one more time!

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Clay Aiken – A Grabatologist

One of the many things I enjoyed as I watched Clay Aiken on Celebrity Apprentice, many years ago, was the fabulous ties that he wore.  Each week he would wear another beautiful tie as part of an amazing ensemble.

While thinking about ties, I found a few interesting facts from a site called DQT:

Tie Colors

  1. Black indicates elegance and class.
  2. Red signifies leadership, passion, strength, and power.
  3. If you wear a blue you are probably a calm person.
  4. Green ties indicate wealth, money, and growth.
  5. A yellow tie symbolizes cowardice or radiance and vitality.
  6. If you are boring, wear a brown tie!

Stripes

The stripes on British men’s ties basically run from top left to bottom right which is exactly the opposite of the stripes on American ties. Stripes are powerful and you have to give it a try to prove it.

Silk Ties

Silk is one of the most preferred materials in making ties. As a matter of fact, it takes around 110 silkworm cocoons just to produce a good quality silk tie.

SO…….the following pictures show some of the wonderful ties worn on the show.  Do you have a favorite?

#1 What does purple mean?

#2 – Pink Stripes

 #3 Nice Pattern

#4 So NOT boring

#5 Blue Stripes

 

#6 Yellow, but he doesn’t look scared.

#7 Powerful Red

#8 Shocking Pink

I hope I posted your favorite!!  Which one do you like?

**Grabatologist = a man who collects ties

 

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