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  1. Man, I was going to offer individual hugs to people...but geez, it sounds like we're all a pretty sad lot at the moment. {{{{{{{{{{{{{FCA board}}}}}}}}}}}}} I do hope muski is OK, but if she wants to jump Clay's bones...heh. Larry King was a great interview, IMO. Yes, play, LK was a bit pushy and "rude" as it were....but I really expected that from. It's kind of his stock in trade. I've seen other LKL interviews lately, and he was much more "on the ball" than some of them. I personally think Larry really likes Clay, and Clay really likes Larry too. I also thought Clay looked smashing. I think the cutest thing was when he discovered they were showing baby pictures of him, and he went "Aw, I was cute back then." Love him. Besides, Clay's audition for "Every Day with Clay Aiken" went well. Why do I have to be at work today? I'd rather be home watching the clack from the past 48 hours. Good stuff, all of it.
  2. I am really, really liking the LKL interview so far...yes, even the gay/not gay stuff. Clay stood his ground, stated his case. Sure, LK pushed...and Clay pushed right back. I like that a lot. They are talking some very good points...the tabloids, his faith, the album, LAA, his work with kids. I think this is a great interview. More later. Where's muski? Miss ya babe! {{{{{{{couchie}}}}}}}}}}}}
  3. bottlecap, thank you for bringing the pretties. I've gotta say, I'm loving this look on him..casual chic. The hair is looking really good at the moment, nice color and cut. While Steeeve seems to be going for monochromatic in the clothes, I think it looks really cool. At least all the clothes fit. And they don't look like someone's couch. I'm still really impressed by the numbers from today. Yes, there was a twinge of disappointment. But at this point, it's neither here nor there, and I will continue to celebrate the man known as Clay Aiken. He's such a cute boyfriend.
  4. After reading posts on other boards from this last update, I'm gonna say this: I refuse to mourn "what could have been." Maybe RCA and Clive f**ked up; I'll never know, because I'm not in Clay Aiken's board room. But it is water under the bridge at this point...and instead, I look at it like this: I've got a beautiful album in my hands. Several of my friends and colleagues have a beautiful album in their hands. Everyone mentioned above LOVES this album. Clay has the highest debuting album of the week; very few artists get that. He sold 200,000 copies; most artists would be incredibly grateful for that. He'll make another album on the strength of those sales. And more than anything else... Clay Aiken is in my life. For that, I'm eternally grateful.
  5. *crosses fingers and toes* I'm still liking these numbers...a lot. If nothing else, it seems he'll be tracking over 200,000 at this point, which makes me smile. If he's number 2, that's fine with me. I'd prefer number 1, though.
  6. KAndre honey...have a wonderful time at Kimmel! I'll be looking for you in the audience. couchie, you have a wonderful time too...and try to keep KAndre in check, OK? *g* Did someone say beer? Hey, look over there...aren't those pretty HDD numbers?!?!?
  7. Maybe he got sick from Howie Mandel. EEEEEEEEEEEEEE for the new numbers! That's a pretty nice little jump there; wish and hope that he stays at the top. :04: :04: {{{{{{{{{Clay}}}}}}}}} Would you like some tea? I'm good at brewing tea.
  8. Is there anyone here who is going to be watching and reporting HDD numbers? I think I'm going to stay away from the other boards for the next few days, just because I really don't like angst, and I take enough Prilosec as it is. But I'd like to be in the loop for numbers, and I think this place is pretty safe. Quiana has another picture up at her MySpace: Can't see his hands in this one. Heh. But isn't he adorable? I love the friendship vibe between the two of them; they are clearly comfortable with each other.
  9. Dudes...where are you seeing fat?!?!? I'm seeing long, skinny lines...and an impish smile...and some impossibly big feet...and...um, where was I? I'm as big as a house compared to that dude. Dudes, we've got to stop saying "dude." Even if it is Clay's favorite word in the Soundcheck. Ansa, this picture was found on CV. Not sure from where though...
  10. ivy, this thread at the Clayboard has scans. They are readable too. I personally think this is one of the best interviews with him ever, not to mention the beautiful picture. He comes across as very self assured, if a bit weary. But it shows he has a sense of humor as well, and ITA with bottlecap that the Claynation should refer back to this article often. Oh, and to get technical about this...Clay IS on the cover of the magazine. He's just not the main picture.
  11. Good God! The "burn the T-shirts" dance worked! My husband listened to ATDW with me in the car as we drove to visit my Mom. (BTW, she's doing much better -- is actually INTERESTED in walking at this point. That is a major step, heh, in the right direction). Anyway, lrdjocelyn's brief review -- great album, because of the musicality. The one cut that really peaked his interest was "Here You Come Again" -- he thought it very interesting, and a nice change-up from the original. Finally, we'd talked a bit about much of the fandom's reactions to the album being all covers. His take: they should just listen to this album, enjoy it, and just not worry. He thought Clay had a winner on his hands, even if he tends to like Bob Dylan/Steely Dan/Steve Earle/Old-time country. Did I mention the box set I received for my birthday from my husband on this board? Like OmiGod: The 80's Box Set Anyway, the funny thing was listening to this on the drive back, and hearing these three songs in a row: Kyrie, Everytime You Go Away, and We Built this City. We also heard the original of I Want to Know What Love Is; we didn't get to the original Right Here Waiting yet. *g* Wrote a letter to People magazine thanking them for the article and pictures. Maybe they'll print me! [/delusional] BTW, is this the shirt Clay's wearing? (From the Jim Varvatos U.S.A. Spring 2007 collection)
  12. muski -- that is simply beautiful, and the way I feel as well. Did you write that? 'Cause if you did...it's fantastic. If you didn't...well, it's still fantastic. My vote is for stubble. Definitely stubble. 2 years ago you wouldn't have caught me saying that...but this hair style with the stubble is to die for. And I love the clothing that they are putting him in lately. The monochromatic shirts (that fit!) and ties. Nice jeans. Great suits. Gah. That People magazine centerfold picture and I are getting married tonight in a late night ceremony. Y'all are invited...but I'll have to make sure that muski and bottlecap don't try to steal my honey before the knot is tied. Hmmm, what kind of bribes will they take? Chocolate? Booze? New hard drives for their computers? Tickets to Kimmel? (Oh wait, I don't have those. Damn.)
  13. Clay article on MTV.com Very cool article. Very cool. I know others are stressing about marketing, projected sale, and such. Me? I'm enjoying the clackapalooza from this week. He looked hawt on GMA, even if the editing sucked. He looked REALLY hawt on The View this morning, and I love how Rosie gushed all over him. (I'd throw something dirty in there about me gushing, but I won't. ) Larry King Live? Bring it on. Baby will do fine, and nobody puts baby in a corner. But holy hell, the second best piece of clack (ATDW being the first) from this week is People magzazine. Good guh, my angel is a centerfold [tm J Geils Band]. That picture is one of the hawtest things I've ever seen. I'm going to have to pick up another copy this weekend and laminate that puppy for my office. The article is damn fine too. But at this point, I'm bowing at Matthew Rolston's feet again. Those pictures he took of Clay are bee-you-ti-ful. I'm perfectly happy in the FCC car with all yous guys. You're all the best.
  14. I'm going to address playbiller's query first, because I think it is a very good one. I guess my question, for those who want him to bolt from Clive and RCA, is this: what makes you think that anything BETTER will come along at a different record label? I'm thinking of that old chestnut "the grass is always greener on the other side." I know very little about the music business, but it IS a business, and I tend to believe that the stuff RCA does happens at other places as well. KAndre, my blood pressure has been rising for the past 12 hours; I know exactly what you mean... ..and then Clay shows up on GMA. My heart hurts for him, that he has to deal with this crap. At the same time, though -- he's a shrewd, shrewd man and so incredibly smart with his answers. I love him so very much.
  15. Just some? I love ALL of Clay. I've never been more proud to be a fan of his. Ever. He makes my heart sing.
  16. I knew there was a reason why I was a minion...now I know... Bows before thee, oh great one... I'm at home, wearing my nightshirt listening to the iTunes downloaded album. My thoughts? What thoughts -- I'm all a jumble of emotions over this album. I freakin' love it. I'm hard pressed to find my favorite at this point, but I think EIH has the edge at the moment...one of the most gorgeous love songs ever. I'm sure I'll come out with more opinions later...when my brain starts working again. GMA this morning was awesome. He looked fantastic...I love the hipster look on him, although it took me a few minutes to realize he didn't have the facial hair. I actually kinda missed it. ATD made me cry -- and I don't cry. Wow. Again, I'm sure I'll come up with more later. Ansa, here's a thought about LAA not being on the actual album: maybe Clay wanted it to be a special gift for his fans. Clive might have been pushing for it to be on the album, and (sometimes) humble Clay said "nope, let's give that to the fans instead." I could be talking out of my ass on that, but it IS a thought. Thank you all for the birthday wishes yesterday. It was a great day, and you all helped make it special. Clay helped too. *g*
  17. This is how I'm feeling at the moment: :nana: With all the news coming out today, the fact that Clay's gonna be on my TV again this evening (as well as in my hot little hands), the fact that bottlecap has decided that Clive isn't so bad afterall, and that KAndre has honored me with her supreme dancing skills... Man, to quote another great song: Gonna Be a Perfect Day!
  18. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Clay loves ME! He's written a song for me and released on iTunes exclusively for MEEEEEEEEEEEE! I'm going to wait though until tomorrow morning, after GMA, to try and download it. I've never done iTunes before (just set up the account yesterday), and I'll be sleep deprived as it is. *sigh* Just when I thought this day couldn't get ANY better... KAndre, "bloodbath" was my first words thought of as well when I read that about the tour. HOWEVER...I see this album as being PERFECT for smaller settings. I cannot wait. I'm hoping that my copy ordered from Sony will be waiting for me so that I can listen to the CD (as a virgin, no less ) as I'm driving to the release party. I've decided I'm going to open this one and the one I'm planning on getting from KMart (one for my car, one for my house). My Amazon copy will stay unopened for me to keep (archival copy). The two I buy at WalMart this evening will be given away/sold (and both are spoken for). The iTunes copy will be burned for my car. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Happy dance of joy -- the day is finally here! Work sucks when you want to be partying!
  19. Just checking in for a bit... ...to SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE over boyfriend last night. Gah! I loved that he left himself scruffy -- the combination of hair, face and suit makes he look like a new wave hipster to me, and I think it is a great look. Also, I almost NEVER notice when he sings "sick" -- I thought he sounded really pretty darn good, and so did my husband. bottlecap -- I like Letterman a lot, but I thought Jay was really funny last night. I also liked Howie -- even during the interview with Clay. If nothing else, it was fun watching the two hyperactive overgrown 12 year olds duking it out for talking rights! Clay's a charming guest, and yet knows his way to stand up and say "it's my turn!" Heh. The only section I tuned out was the intern guy. Didn't need, or want, to see that. I'm hoping my copy of ATDW comes in today. Then I can listen freely without worry of "spoilage" anymore. *g*
  20. couchie, thanks for the board usage lesson. I did not know that [tm Johnny Carson]. That's very cool. Overnight...advertisement for the new album. This is where the video of WY came in the GMA promo. Cheesy voice over announcer...but GAH Clay looks fantastic! The band is back too! This is going to be so, so cool. And this promotion is working almost exactly as I thought it would -- hit 'em with everything right before or right after the drop date. People will remember this, and pick up the album. No worries, man. Pictures on the OFC are still giving me funny feelings in certain parts of the anatomy.
  21. Promo clip for GMA up at clackunlimited.com OMG, I'm going to be dying next week. He looks gorgeous, and...what's that? I think I saw a video! YAY!!!!! Plus he's going to talk. I can't wait. playbiller, I think I noticed when I was renewing that there was a blank for "promo coupon." Could that be what you are looking for?
  22. Well, shoot. I have Tuesday off, so seeing Clay on GMA will be no problem. However, I MUST be at work at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning; I can't even BE sick, let alone pretend. Darn it! But those OFC pictures have me thinking very very nasty thoughts. The one at the top of the screen for "My Profile" is lethal. BTW, I had no problems renewing! BTW #2: I just got word that my Sony ATDW order is shipped! EEEEEEEEE! Maybe I'll have it early! Then I'll be justified in listening over the weekend!
  23. couchie, come to Merrillville. You know you want to, you know it... It's on a Saturday....so no time off work.... It's the first concert of the tour (so far)....so you'd be unspoiled... C'mon, you know you want to. luckiest1 and I are going. That's an added bonus. Those pictures of Durham are adorable. Such a cute fuzzball. Wonder how he and Raleigh get along?
  24. There are no CC stations in my area. None whatsoever. However, when the Chicago station puts the link on their page, I'll be all over it...with the sound turned down. Anyway, I want Chicago to get Clay this time, so I'll do my best. Besides, if the CC stations pick up on it, I think maybe my local AC station (in this podunk town) will maybe play it. I hope. *crosses fingers* The EW thing is a rehash of what the magazine has in it. My copy came over the weekend, and I must say it was nice to turn to Library Guy Page. *g* And it is REALLY nice to see him on the front page of the online version as well. I think RCA paid a little for that, don't you?