Today, fill your cup of life with sunshine and laughter! ~Dodinsky Do you remember 1984?  There was… “Where's the Beef?”– Clara Peller, Wendy's commercial “I'll be back.”– Arnold Schwarzenegger, in 'The Terminator' We played Trivial ...
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Clay Aiken – Sunshine and Laughter!

Today, fill your cup of life with sunshine and laughter!

~Dodinsky

Do you remember 1984?  There was…

“Where’s the Beef?”
– Clara Peller, Wendy’s commercial

“I’ll be back.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger, in ‘The Terminator’

We played Trivial Pursuit, listened to sex therapist and expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and watched Robin Leach’s Life Styles of the Rich and Famous.

The Big Movies of the year:

1. Beverly Hills Cop
2. Ghostbuster
3. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
4. Gremlins
5. The Karate Kid
6. Police Academy
7. Footloose
8. Romancing The Stone
9. Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
10. Splash

Some of the Number One Hits Of 1984 were:

Kenny Loggins – Footloose

Phil Collins – Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)

Lionel Richie – Hello

Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It for the Boy

Duran Duran – The Reflex

Prince – When Doves Cry

Trivia from Pop Culture Trivia

Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard chose the 1984 popular song, Footloose to perform in the 80’s celebration of their Timeless Tour.  It was a big hit to the audiences when the stage turned into a fun party, filled with excitement, fun, dancing and, of course, great music.

The song, Footloose was nominated for an Academy Award For Best Music – Original Song…and a Golden Globe in the same category.

I hope you enjoy the video of Clay and Ruben performing…Footloose!

 

Another performance to make you smile!!!

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Clay Aiken – Singing And Laughing Together

It’s hard to realize that Clay Aiken’s  Soft Rock in a Hard Place Tour took place 13 years ago.

The tour opened in Frisco, Texas on July 4th, 2007

and finished on August 19th in Orlando, Florida.

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One of the highlights of the tour was Clay’s  “Classic’s Medley”

Do you remember, Baby Got Back, She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy,

And Much More?

Not only did we get to enjoy hearing Clay sing, we got to laugh a bit too!

I hope you enjoy the following video!!

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What a fun tour!

 

 

 

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Clay Aiken – It’s The 4th Of July!!

Can you imagine what it must be like to sing for a live audience of over a half a million people as well as millions watching on TV? Well, this was a reality that Clay Aiken experienced on July 4, 2004.

From the west lawn of the Capitol, Clay joined a cast of some of the country’s best-known and award-winning musical artists in the PBS concert called A Capitol Fourth. Featuring patriotic classics as well as pop and country favorites, it was a night that got the audience on their feet and dancing to the beat of the fabulous music.

The concert was hosted by veteran actor and singer Barry Bostwick and, besides Clay, featured Nashville superstars Vince Gill and Amy Grant, legendary Bee Gees member Robin Gibb, and gospel legend Yolanda Adams. There was also a special 150th birthday salute to famed American composer and conductor John Philip Sousa, whose “Stars and Stripes Forever” has become a tradition on Independence Day. The soloists all joined the internationally renowned National Symphony Orchestra, directed by Erich Kunzel.

Clay started off the concert by singing The Star Spangled Banner with the symphony. According to the reviews, it was an outstanding rendition of our national anthem.

Later in the program, Barry Bostwick, who was very glowing in his praise of Clay and his relatively short musical career, introduced Clay. Measure of A Man was appropriately chosen as Clay’s first feature song. He sang it with a lot of emotion and the cameras showed close-ups of our brave service men and women who were a part of the audience. It was a very moving performance. Clay closed his part of the program by singing God Bless The USA, a patriotic song that was strong and dynamic.

Heard live in stereo over National Public Radio, A Capitol Fourth was broadcast to U.S. military personnel in more than 135 countries by the American Forces Radio and Television Network.

 

A Capitol Fourth in 2004 was a birthday party to our nation and a July 4th tradition much like hot dogs, watermelon and fireworks. It was a wonderful evening of musical entertainment that was topped off by an exciting display of fireworks over the Washington Monument.

The following videos show the Clay Aiken parts of the concert.

 

 

 

As we all take time to celebrate the anniversary of the beginning of our nation, CANN hopes that you enjoy some time with family and friends while remembering what a privilege it is to be an American.

Happy 4th of July and thanks for all your support.

Best Wishes to Clay Aiken!

Whatever you are doing, may your day be filled with joy, love and lots of fun!

 

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Clay Aiken – It’s Friday! Hi To Our Friends!

Friday is not just another day of the week. It is actually the most expected and beloved day since it marks the beginning of the weekend. On Fridays, the work week is almost over while two or three days of freedom and fun over the weekend await us. There is a sense of anticipation and thrill that makes us happy!

Fridays  are exciting!

The following is a YouTube of Clay Aiken!

 I hope it fits with the theme of Friday.

 The video is by the fabulous SueReu.  I love it and I hope you do too!

 

On Thursday, July 2nd, Clay was busy as he worked as host on the podcast – How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along.

Politicon said:

Step into the ring as we discuss the corruption of our two party system & whether we can come together by rejecting social media politics with Aida Rodriguez, John Orloff, and Sonnie Johnson.  You’ll be surprised how much they agree.

Clay did an excellent job of keeping everyone on the topics and letting everyone have time to chat.  Listen HERE

Have A Great Friday

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Clay Aiken – The Weather Was Fine

It was late on July 1, 2004 and a thunderstorm was threatening Manhattan. This was causing lots of frowns and lots of worry. Bad weather just couldn’t happen…..Not at that time…..Clay Aiken was scheduled to perform early the next morning and some of the potential audience was already waiting OUTSIDE to see their favorite singer.

Clay Aiken was performing in Bryant Park for Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series and fortunately, the weather was fine!!

The anchors and reporters for GMA were amazed. Each one, including Diane Sawyer, announced that it was the biggest fan gathering they had ever had for one of their concerts. The crowd was enthusiastic and there were many fans that brought signs declaring their love of Clay!!

Clay’s mother, Faye Parker was at the park for the concert. She was excited about the concert and the fans and graciously signed many autographs for the fans.

Before the concert started, there were many mentions of Clay and the up-coming concert. The weatherman for the show was stationed at the park. He interviewed audience members and was enthusiastic about the concert and amazed at the fans that had traveled from throughout the United States and Canada to see and hear Clay. Back in the station, the TV audience was told that Clay’s first album, Measure of A Man, had gone triple platinum. The audience also saw a clip of the cute skit that was a part of Clay’s visit to the Jimmy Kimmel Show.

Clay, along with his band and back-up singers performed three songs. They “rocked out” on Invisible, I Will Carry You, and I Survived You. This performance was a warm-up for Clay’s solo tour that was scheduled to start later in the month.

It was an exciting morning and everything seemed to go well. Clay looked great, the music was wonderful and the staff of GMA was supportive and shocked by both Clay’s wonderful concert, and the huge, supportive audience. AND, the thunderstorm didn’t hit Manhattan after all!!

Relive this amazing concert by watching the great videos below.

 

 

 

Summer + Great Music = Fabulous Memories!!

 

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