Sunday… A day to refuel your soul and be grateful for your blessings. Take a deep breath and relax. Enjoy your family, your friends, and a cup of coffee. ~~~~~ The following is a fun video.  It is a professional video made for promotion of Clay's PBS ...

 

Clay Aiken – Relax and Enjoy Sunday!

Sunday… A day to refuel your soul and be grateful for your blessings.

Take a deep breath and relax.

Enjoy your family, your friends, and a cup of coffee.

~~~~~

The following is a fun video.  It is a professional video made for promotion of Clay’s PBS Special – Tried & True.  

Decca wrote the following about the video:

Tried and True, American Idol Super Star Alumni Clay Aikens first Public Television special, reaches back into the romantic past of the 50s and 60s, featuring many of the most iconic love songs ever written. Shot at the Memorial Auditorium in Clays home town of Raleigh, North Carolina, Tried and True features a full orchestra and big band. Clay is joined on stage by special guest and American Idol colleague Ruben Studdard, along with special guest Linda Eder, who is widely recognized as one of the best female vocalists of our time. 

Enjoy

 

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Clay Aiken – Everything You Are

There are more love songs than anything else.

If songs could make you do something we’d all love one another.

~ Frank Zappa

Shine

You can try to hide away
From every drop of rain
That’s hanging over you
And you can say it’s all a waste
Lost your time and space
There’s nothing left to lose

Like a broken angel on the ground
Like a symphony without a sound
Turn around

Everything you are
Everywhere you’ve been
Sinner and the saint that fight the battle within
Every place you go
Everybody knows
Shadows fall across the sun somrtimes
Shine
You are gonna shine

It’s been a long time since I have listened to Clay Aiken sing the song titled Shine.

The song Shine was on Clay’s first album, Measure of A Man.

The song was written by – Lindy Robbins, Peter Gordeno, and Reed Vertelney.

It was a quiet hit.

 I remember that my son and his friends liked that song the best from the album.

The talented SueReu put together a wonderful video of Shine.

 

Isn’t it fun to hear this song again!!

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Clay Aiken – Hey, Kenny! How’s The Meatloaf?

The date:  February 15, 2005
The place:  Sacred Heart Hospital
The event: NBC Sit-com

Yes…That was the night that Clay Aiken starred as Kenny, the cafeteria worker, who liked to pick hair out of the meatloaf.  But life is not good for Kenny. There are rumors of job lay offs at Sacred Heart Hospital and Kenny is afraid he will lose his job because he is one of the last hired at the hospital.

Originally broadcast on February 15, 2005, this particular episode received a great deal of publicity.  The very popular Clay Aiken was a guest on the show and the director was using a new concept for filming the show.  The director chose to use multiple cameras instead of the usual one camera for this episode.  It was also the only time the show filmed in front of a live audience.

 Clay played the role of a nerdy cafeteria worker named Kenny. Although Kenny is a hard worker, he is about to lose his job because of budget troubles and cutbacks. However, before he leaves he wins the hospital talent contest. Clay performed the Stevie Wonder hit, Isn’t She Lovely on the talent show.

The publicity came from all different sources.   The following are a few of the articles that were written about the show.

USA Today
Aiken dons ‘Scrubs’
Americal Idol runner-up Clay Aiken will guest on a part-live audience taping of NBC comedy SCRUBS, usually a single-camera, closed-set show. The episode (Feb 15, 9pm ET) will poke fun at traditional sitcoms by portraying them as an unrealistic fantasy world with a laugh track.
Entertainment Weekly

Small-Screen ‘Idol’
Clay Aiken will guest-star on ”Scrubs.” ”American Idol” runner-up to appear on episode that makes fun of sitcoms by Michael Slezak. 
Apparently, Will & Grace isn’t the only NBC sitcom relying on singing sensations to boost its ratings. American Idol’s Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken will play a cafeteria worker named Kenny in the Feb. 15 episode of Scrubs, which is titled ”My Life in Four Cameras,” and will reportedly ridicule such standard sitcom conventions as the laugh track, an NBC spokesperson confirmed.While Scrubs is typically filmed on a closed set, Aiken’s episode will be taped in part before a live audience. No word on whether the carrot-topped crooner will break into song during his Scrubs stint.
mtv.com

As an “American Idol” alum, Clay Aiken knows what it’s like to perform with a lot at stake, and next week fans will see him sing like his job’s on the line – his job as a cafeteria worker.
Aiken stars as Kenny, a cafeteria employee who likes to pick hair out of the meatloaf. Like many episodes of “Scrubs,” “My Life in Four Cameras” centers on daydreaming doctor J.D., played by Zach Braff, and this one features the “longest fantasy sequence of all time,” taking over the entire second act, according to co-star Sarah Chalke (who plays Elliott).

It starts when J.D. has to give a sitcom writer the bad news that he only has a few weeks to live, and then he wonders how the lives of everyone at Sacred Heart Hospital would turn out if left in the hands of the writer.

J.D. says to himself, “Sometimes, I think we all wish life was like a sitcom,” and then suddenly, life is a sitcom, as the show transforms into a mockup of traditional sitcoms, down to its own structure. Where “Scrubs” is normally shot with only one camera and no studio audience, there are now four cameras and a live audience. Their responses surprise J.D. at first, making him wonder just where the laughter is coming from.

“In the sitcom, it’s a joke that there’s always a big guest star, and they walk out and the audience goes, ‘Woo!’ ” Braff said. “And we needed to have that, and Clay was nice enough to be our ‘woo!’ ”

“I guess I have a little experience with live audiences,” Aiken said, “so they said, ‘Why not come out and give it a shot?’ ”

Kenny’s cafeteria job is on the line, but his natural singing ability comes in handy since a hospital talent show is just around the corner — a device that would only work in sitcom world. “They have to fire someone in the cafeteria,” Aiken said, “and my character is the one with the least seniority, so it looks like I’m about to be fired. But through the magic of television and sitcoms, my job is saved.”

“He is so unbelievably talented,” Chalke said. “He has this insanely sick voice. And he was so cool, he came and sang for the audience at the end.”

It wasn’t easy for the cast members to adjust — learning to hold for laughs, for one thing — but they liked the energy of doing the show live for a change.

“When you have the safety of being in an insular, creepy, invented hospital in the Valley,” Chalke said, “the crew becomes our live audience when we’re rehearsing. So if they don’t laugh, we just go to the writers and come up with something else.”

“But the crew is a little over our jokes after four years,” Braff said. “And the audience laughing at our jokes makes us think for a second that we’re actually funny.

Did you see this episode back in 2005?  If so, you were not alone as it was one of the highest rated episodes that season.

Whether you saw it before, or if you missed it, you can see it here.

Just click on the YouTube and be ready to laugh out loud.

 

Did you smile??

 

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Clay Aiken – All You Need Is Love

Today is Valentine’s Day!

I hope each of you have a special day with a special person!

Did you know:

  • The average amount a man spends on Valentine’s Day is $130
  • There are approximately 50 million roses given on Valentine`s Day around the world.
  • There are approximately 1 billion Valentine Day cards exchanged every year in the U.S. alone.
  • At least 9 million people buy their pets a gift on Valentine`s Day.
  • Approximately 15% of women send themselves flowers on Valentine`s Day

Since 2005, Clay Aiken and Valentine’s Day have never quite been the same. Most fans of Clay Aiken will always remember the excitement that filled our televisions and hearts when we watched Clay and Jimmy Kimmel celebrate Valentine’s Day together that February.

Surrounded by the love of his fans, Clay took the stage with a huge smile on his face. Both Jimmy and Clay seemed amazed and somewhat awed by the amount of gifts that were brought by Clay’s fans. There were red and white balloons, flowers, cute stuffed animals and lots and lots of pizza. Jimmy commented that there were even more gifts backstage.

There was no doubt that Clay Aiken and Jimmy Kimmel were friends. They chatted together and included the audience in their fun. Their friendly banter made February 14th a day to remember.

Jimmy and Clay spent their second Valentine’s Day together in 2007. As in the previous celebration, Clay’s fans enthusiastically greeted Clay and had a good laugh when Clay gifted Jimmy with a shirt with his picture on it.

The highlight of the evening was a wonderful Valentine song that Clay performed while picking through candy hearts. It was sweet, funny, and original, all at the same time.

Thank you to Clay Aiken and Jimmy Kimmel for making Valentine’s Day special and memorable.

Below is a great clip that shows the “candy hearts song” and the excitement of Clay, Jimmy, and Valentines day!!

 

Since today is Valentine’s Day, we really need to hear one of Clay’s beautiful love songs!

I chose one of my favorite songs today. It has the most plays on my I-Tunes list and it always seems to make me feel good. I love the beautiful melody, the lush arrangement and the lyrics convey such love that you can’t help but feel good. From Clay’s album, On My Way Here, the song is titled Something About Us.

The talented SueReu put together a wonderful Valentine’s Day video with Clay singing Something About Us.

 It is so perfect for this special day!

ENJOY!!

 

 I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!

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Clay Aiken – To Be Loved, Be Lovable!

To Be Loved, be lovable. 

~Ovid

So, one more day before Valentine’s Day!

I think we should watch and listen to a Clay Aiken love song!!

 

Enjoy!!

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