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  1. Damn. I lost a bet, but I was sooooooo close. I had her announcing the divorce tomorrow. Yeah, this is me too. Almost everyone likes boxes -- it just makes everything easier to categorize, much of the time. And I have to admit I'm like that with so many things in my life. What I love about Clay is that he stands up for his right to NOT be boxed by anyone -- his record label, his fans, anyone. Therefore, his road could be tough (and honestly, it could be why we're seeing what we're seeing regarding promotion...but we'll never know...), but as long as he stands up for what he believes in, and sings for me, and appears on TV, and is HAPPY with his life, I'm a happy camper! I'm dying to hear this EP! New music from Clay! I'd call that an afternoon delight, personally. I'm not a particular Waldo watcher...but sometimes it's just hard (heh) to ignore.
  2. Ansa wrote: But what is that exactly? I think there are some thing that he does with his voice that would fit right in with the country genre. Off the top of my head, the "cries" that he does at the end of WY -- transplant that into a cheatin' and drinkin' song (like Clay would sing that, but work with me, OK?), and I think it would fit just fine. It fits just as well with the pop stylings of Clay Aiken as well. That's where I think he could make it in almost any type of genre. I know "Still the One" was considered a pop hit back in the day, but I think in today's standards, that would be a country song. There's lots of grey area with this. And yes, some people DO consider Bonnie Raitt's version of ICMYLM a country tune. That's how KLo could get by with that on AI2. atinal, I see it the same what you do....he may not go totally country, but he's familiar enough with the concept that he uses what he needs from it to make his music. I didn't watch Carrie or Kellie on AI, so I can't comment. But I wish neither ladies ill will, and it always stunned me to read what I considered nasty comments on the boards. Clay as a singing slug would be fun.nee. Damn you Clive.
  3. I missed KAndre's edit with the Kitty pictures! I wuv kitties. Still makes me sad that Clay is "frightened" of them. Just watched that montage from Chardonnay. Gulp. Anyone for a cigarette? Is it available for download? Because I NEEEEEEEEEEED that for my collection. And yes, the song makes perfect sense now.
  4. ITA with everything you've said here. First of all, you've mentioned my two most favorite demo songs. I think he simply shines in both of those. Secondly, I do think that country music is a "part" of him. Now, I don't believe it's ALL of him, I think he's had more musical influences that many of us care to admit. But there's a great deal of country music that has "pretty melodies," which we know that Clay seems to like. (Now, for me...I'm not fond of the pretty country ballads. But give me Brad Paisley singing "Alcohol" (funniest country song EVER IMO), and I'm doing just fine.) I've also read a lot about the country music scene, and in many ways, they are even more ridgid in their "standards." For example, if a singer doesn't life and work in Nashville, they're already on the outs. I think Clay could sing practically any style...so I basically just have to agree with claygasm that I want him to sing what HE wants to sing. Making girly parts tingly is optional. *g*
  5. Oh I remember hearing about this...what tour was it? NAT? JBT? I was wrong about the videographer -- it was artquest, and here's the clip! (photobucket movie -- if people want it to save, PM me and I'll put up a yousendit...) Lexington NAT. The mic drop happens at the end. It's almost a "blink and you could miss it" kind of thing. Yes, Clay messed that mess up during BSOB. I'm still amazed he made it through that one...between the laughter for the mess up and the tears for singing for his Grandfather. As Ansa said, I think a lot of this is because the fans tend to catalog and obsess about everything Clay Aiken, especially when it comes to clack. It seems to be the way the fandom is programmed. Amen. Lots of talk about AI and voting. I'm actually like claygasm in that I managed to get quite a few votes in for Clay (about 15, which sounds to be pretty good), and quit before the time was up. (claygasm, would you like a Cheez Doodle? Because I think we're going to be sent to the "bad fan" corner pretty soon. *g*) And while I think the media produced some manipulation, I just can't get upset over it, especially in hindsight. Clay really was able to play off that "almost the king" status, and I do think it helped him a great deal.
  6. *Gives claygasm a huge hug for her RL depression and annoyance* *Gives her a big kiss on the cheek for publishing that picture again* Gah, I love that picture.....I'd love to help him loosen that tie just a bit more....
  7. Yeah, I had the same thought. *shudder* Well, see...this is the closest I've ever been to being spoiled and pampered like a major rock star by staying in a lavish, swank suite. So I stayed as long as a possibly could. BTW, the kick marks came out of my stunning black outfit quite well. And didn't I tell you? My new supra sekrit job is as a Johnny Cash impersonator -- Johanna Money. "Because you're mine...I drink some wine." Was this entered in the song parody contest? Because I'd have voted for this.... Yes, me too. I really don't mind speculating, and theorizing, and just plain wondering about Clay. He's fun to think about, y'all. The problem I have is when speculating, and theorizing, and just plain wondering becomes FACT, which its seemingly doing on several boards. And so, I escape to here. To paraphrase the old commercial, "FCA, take me away..." muski glad you made it home safe. I'm thinking that bed sounds like a good idea too, even if it is only 8:15 in the evening. To answer Marsha's question, let me tell you a little bit more about our dinner experience last night. We walked into the restaurant, was seated, and our waitress came up. She quickly discovered my T-shirt, which was the new OFC one. She figured out rather quickly that we were all big time Clay fans. She informed us that she was a big Bon Jovi fan, and we informed her right back about TOA. But then....she started saying "well, wasn't Clay on some show like Primetime? Some talk show?" As soon as she said this, the group knew where this was probably heading. Sure enough, when we mentioned the GMA interview, she said "but isn't he gay? Not that this is a problem..." What got me was the tone of voice...it was almost derision to me. Of course, we informed her that he's said he's not, and that was pretty much the end of the conversation. It just makes me sad that people seem to focus on this aspect of him. But you know what? It's just as Clay said -- people will believe what they want to believe. Unfortunately, IMO, people in our society are curious about sexuality (and I'll have to admit that I've fallen into that trap a few times, honestly). But I've learned that the "cues" that people see are unreliable at best, and there's no changing a person's mind about how they feel about those "cues". OK, I'm sure that made no sense. I need sleep. BTW, have I mentioned that I love the Clay blog? And I LOL'd at him getting locked out of his own fan club? And that I can't wait to hear this EP? And that I'm glad Jesse Vargas is back? And that I LOVE CLAY AIKEN? And while I was composing this, more people come along and write some really profound stuff. *sigh* georgia, missed you. JennaZ, great list about everything wrong with Clay's career. I don't think you missed anything. Also loved your "love them/hate them" list. Can't wait for the Tyra backlash.
  8. Awwww....can you guys keep it down here? My head hurts... Seriously...I think I drank more yesterday than I have in a LONG time, and I feel FINE today. Hmmmm....wonder how that happened? Must have been the combination of the food, drinks and CLACK. Oh, and the chocolate too. I'm checking in from work now, so I really need to get going. But I did want everyone to know that I made it back safe and sound, and as far as I know, muski will be back in California very soon. Will post more later tonight. Promise! (OK, that was a threat...) But y'all are rockin' the house. And Clay's blog made me smile. I may have joined the fan club strictly to support the man, I do love reading his words. I'll come up with more on that later too.
  9. Hey -- hubby time done! Hee. Actually, I'm going to go to bed soon...but had to add the clip with the bad hair. I mean really bad hair. This isn't the clip I really remember seeing way back when, but it'll do. couchie, thanks for the memories on the Charlotte show. Most fun concert ever! Him trying to stop Ethel and the other dancer was simply priceless. The mic drop -- I want to say that was a Nashville or Louisville NAT show. I'm pretty sure HeidiHo was the videographer, so that limits it to the geographic area, if I remember correctly. Can someone find that? I'd love to see that again...it was a short clip, during STO. One other I remember but don't have time to find -- wasn't there a OHN last year that he really screwed up? I want to say a New York show. And I'm not sure if that was the song either. Sorry, I'm not being much help. OK, time for snoozies and then church tomorrow (my bell choir plays) and then on to Chicago!
  10. The WDC I was thinking about was WDC from Worcester, the IT tour, shot by SLC. March 8, 2004. Shut it off before he gets to the thanking the band, though... Hee. Hey, my ISY from the Dayton NAT would be good too.
  11. Heh. I probably won't remember you being drunk....but I MIGHT remember what you look like hungover the next morning. Of course, she can say the same for me. Uh oh... Well y'know it won't be the same if we don't suffer in some way for our support of Clay...it just won't be dramatic enough See, Clay picked WalMart specifically for MEEEEEEEEEEEE, because there's a WalMart 5 minutes from my house. Target? Pshaw. It's over a half hour away. I understand people wanting to boycott WalMart, and I really do sympathize. Unfortunately, the money savings in my household overrides the political things. Sowwy. Hot tea? Chicken noodle soup? Clear soda? Anything to make you feel better playbiller. But what do you mean by "homework"? Probably my last post before the party that IS Chicago. Everyone have fun at the gab tonight, and I'll talk to y'all (with a drink in my hand *g*) tomorrow! And, I leave you with a favorite picture of mine...this will probably be the way I feel come Monday afternoon... Just saw muski's plea. I'd definitely go with the JBT Happy Together on the stairs...such a goof. I'd also go with the last Kimmel appearance, interview and performance. WDC? What was the one shot from the side, where you get to see Clay's back and butt as he grinds against Angela? As much as that doesn't show off his gifts :o , that one got me really hot and bothered. Let me go look....
  12. Probably not a bad idea to think like that. I'll join you in "la la la...." But I can't help it, I just like that idea. I'll join muski's pool, just have to decide which of the theories would cause the most angst.... Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to be there this evening. Since I'm spending tomorrow evening with Clay friends (and a great deal of alcohol), my hubby is first priority tonight. But I've submitted my topic discussion to Ansa, she'll ghost post for me... I'll get the rules and regs up for this by next Tuesday....but just think of what we did with ATDW and you've got the general idea. Nope. Not at all. {{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}} Heh....
  13. I've got a better answer for mine now. Clay Aiken message boards is still a good answer for me though. I'll never answer "Clay Aiken" for something like this (even if I did agree with it three years ago, a la EW), because I refuse to feel guilty over the man. My answer now would be: Iron Chef. God, I love that show, both the Americanized Japanese version, and the new American one (with my hero, Alton Brown, hosting). Fast cook, with weird ingredients, and frequently weird final dishes. Way too much fun. Ooooo, lurve me some Matt Damon, but I have to admit, he lost me after a while and never managed to win me back. So I need to see the Bourne series, eh? Is there any way you can fly to Peoria tonight? Because I can then get you to Chicago tomorrow and we can party!!!! I'll have to go out and get cheeze doodles, though. Yeah, I am too. I really, really hope that this is a sign for good things to come regarding the Grammy's. I personally think this album is worthy of it, and of course, it's all about me. OTOH, the media will be brutal if ATDW does get a Grammy nom -- but then, who cares about the media? Remember, it's all about me! But this isn't the first time I've been given some hope for Grammy consideration. Someone posted this a few weeks ago on a different message board: I'm wondering if RCA knows this album is the type that the voters would appreciate, and is putting all their money into that instead of radio play? *crosses fingers*
  14. Good luck couchie, although it's probably too late for me to wish that and stuff. Hope you done good. Nope, not a hardship at all! Woohoo! PARTY!!!!! I'm so crazy thinking I can be in to work by noon on Monday. Old stuff -- SNL Invisible. That song at its growly best. New stuff -- Martha version of ATD. That song at its growly best. Plus eyefucks.
  15. OMG, that's great! Love the subtitle. But totally agree with my fearless leader, KAndre, that the spelling should be Cheez.
  16. strummer, I had to look up that Adam guy too...meh. He's no Clay Aiken. Besides, I bet he's not all that charming on talk shows, either. As far as your "place in the ACAC world" -- it's wherever you want to be. *g* Thinking about the new thread titles, I've got two, both variations from Clay's MM questionaire. How about either: Still waiting to become adults OR Helping keep Clay's favorite color a secret since 2005! OK, so my snark meter is pretty lousy today. It's Friday, what did you expect? Besides, I think I'm overdosing on Cheez Doodles...
  17. Post-hoing because I can.... 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists Clay is number 26 on the list. YAY! BTW, Ruben's on there too, at number 73. It's a very interesting list, to be sure...don't think I agree with their rankings. Heh. Clay -- number 1 baybee!
  18. Well, I thought for a minute there that I'd scared bottlecap away with my cheez doodle hands, but I see that luckiest1 (aka "Cuba Queen") is more than willing to get her hands dirty with me. YAY! playbiller, love ya babe. Now, what kind of "whatnot" are you talking about missie? My husband was away on a business trip last night...and it was the coldest night of the year so far this season. Fortunately, my cats kept me warm and toasty. Also prevented me from turning over at any time during the evening. I think cats swallow weights before going to sleep at night so that you're trapped in the bedcovers and in a particular position. God, I love this place. Even when disagreements appear, senses of humor and respect stay pretty much in tact. WOOHOO for sellouts! Just remembered this -- on Simply Clay, they are reporting that the Year 2 OFC packs are arriving!!! YAY!
  19. *gratefully accepts Cheez Doodles from KAndre and adjusts minion sash* *gets dehydrated orange "cheese stuff" all over sash* *throws hands in air, thinks "I'm hopeless," and sobs uncontrollably*
  20. bottlecap, that's true, I actually I have TWO copies, one opened and one unopened. And man, now I feel really alone...I still love the "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" duet from that special. Thought that was great! *back to my corner, eating Cheetos*
  21. I hate to say it, but I haven't opened ACAC either. But like you, I support him in everything he does because I do believe he is worth it. I think the potential is there is we give him the room to take risks. Make that one more unopened copy of "A Clay Aiken Christmas"! *sob* *pets pretty OPENED copy of ACAC* *makes note to self that Christmas season is approaching and it's a good time to watch it again* *makes another note to self that I shouldn't invite couchie, Jenna or claygasm* *pouts in corner*
  22. I think that's really it. Many in the fandom got so focused on getting him to number one, or on platinum record sales, that they've forgotten to look at the "smaller" picture in this instance -- the album we have in front of us. Yes, it's covers, and yes, it's covers that many people didn't like the first time and wouldn't like again -- but he took some chances with this album. Was he successful? In my eyes he was. He took a song I got tired of back in the day, EID, and made me love it. He took an incredible risk with BW by making it a New Age song, IMO, and it's gorgeous. And if anyone wants to argue about his voice, I point to HYCA. Hell, I'll rave about poor neglected WY -- I still think he sings the shiznit out of the song, even if the arrangement was the most traditional of the bunch. (BTW, I love that Megan picked that out on her show...) And this doesn't even talk about the originals! Just simply for trying something new with "something old," I'm incredibly proud of him. I think you have too many friends couchie who would be talking you off the ledge if you started with that. Clay's playing with the big boys now, and I think he realizes that the career he had three years ago was an anomaly. I would venture a guess that his expectations for sales of this album, no matter what he'd have released, would be less. I'm also venturing a guess that he's perfectly fine with the promotion he's gotten -- so far. See, that's the thing -- I'm still expect promotion, even into the new year. But, as I said earlier, it seems some wanted everything for him RIGHT NOW and no later. As if he was going away if he didn't. Got it! So am I! Clack, wine, food....life is good. (BTW, do I need to make a copy of the MM show on DVD for you to see, or did you get to download it?) BTW, I love these questionaires -- it's incredibly fun to know more about the people with whom I'm conversing on a regular basis. My answers aren't snarky either. I enjoy the snark, just can't pull it off very often... What's your name? : ldyjocelyn, short for “Lady Jocelyn” – from one of my former hobbies as a medieval recreationist. Jocelyn is actually my middle name. What's in your iPod (or CD player)? : ATDW hasn’t left it since September 19, 2006. I was thinking about playing some Dixie Chicks this weekend though…. What is "your song" at karaoke? : Never done karaoke before in my life. But hey, with enough alcohol in me, I’d probably try “Invisible,” shirt tugs and all. What's your favorite time of day? : Early morning hours, between 6:30 and 7:30 – cup of coffee and Clay Aiken message boards! What book are you reading right now? : “I Really Shouldn’t Be Doing This” by Bob Newhart. Love him. What's your favorite website? : findingclayaiken.com, stuffonmycat.com, and cuteoverload.com What's your favorite old movie (DVD)? : Mr. Smith Goes to Washington What's your favorite current movie? : Lord of the Rings Trilogy What is set on your television DVR? : Amazing Race, Lost, ER, Good Eats, and (for my husband) The New Yankee Workshop If you weren't in show business, what other career would you consider? : A chef, or someone in the food industry What is the strangest job you've ever held? : Walking beans in my dad’s field when I was 12 What was the exact moment you became an adult? : Adulthood? Nope. Not gonna do it. I hear it's overrated. If you could trade places with one person for just ten minutes, who would it be? : Kristy. She’s living with Clay. Might be a good chance to catch him with his pants down. *g* What was your last purchase? : Big, major purchase – DVD recorder. Small purchase – dinner this evening. What's in your carry-on bag? : A bunch of papers for my work, a copy of ATDW, and the People magazine with Clay in it.. What's under your bed? : Our two cats and a bunch of dust bunn….balls. What's your guilty pleasure? : I agree with Jenna, Clay Aiken message boards! Such drama! ____ *big hugs to FearofH2O and asks her to make herself comfortable here* *waves to holeinmypocket -- she knows why*
  23. Oh man -- I remember that movie (actually both versions playbiller, even if I wasn't born when the first one was out). But you describing that reminds me of one of my former fandoms, Star Trek: The Next Generation. There was an episode called "The Game." It was this thing that was strapped on people's heads, and they controlled the game with your visual senses. Everytime a person "won," it gave them a, shall we say, good feeling. (Kinda like watching Clay...*g*) The only person who figured it out quickly was wonderboy Wesley Crusher, and he fought it until finally Data came to rescue the day. That does seem like what's going on, in a way. The thing is, I'm not sure exactly where the "pleasure" part comes in. Does it really make people happy to be, as you said.... The hatred and anger is what really confuses me. As far as I know, no one DIED because Clay made this album. If someone had died, and it truly was because of the recording of an album, I might have reason to be angry. But just because RCA hasn't promoted Clay to what the fans see as the "best advantage" (my opinion: they could have done better, but they also could have done a hell of a lot worse), there's this resentment that they just can't let go. Do these people really ENJOY feeling this way? I'm a member of my staff at my church (director of bell choir, really shouldn't get paid for it because I enjoy it so much), and so I get a monthly magazine about spiritual issues. There was an article about dealing with disappointment; now, I'm not disappointed with anything at all regarding Clay, but I can see that this is how some are feeling. One of the major suggestions was to just LET IT GO. There's really no reason to hold on to things like that, IMO. It just causes more pain, and the circle continues. And, they'd never agree to this, but I see this as putting Clay on a major pedestal -- that he must be handed everything on a silver platter, because he sold so many albums for them in the past. I'm no expert, but I really don't think the recording business happens that way. JMO, and I need sleep. 'night all!
  24. Hmmmm.... I have nothing to say. Y'all have said everything. And more. And I love you for all your smart (and smart-ass) remarks. OK.... ...so I'll just wave "hi" to YSRN and give her a big ole peck on the cheek. Off to watch the Megan clips again....and think about my answers to the questionaire.... {{{{{{muski}}}}}}} ETA: OK, I've got something now. Daniel the bass player (my favorite guy in the band) and Clay have switched hair. Daniel got his cut, and Clay's keeps getting longer and longer. What's up with THAT?
  25. From Mandler at getclayaiken.com, your random Clay Aiken mention for the day: I love these books, and saw this one the other night at the bookstore, but didn't pick it up. Damn, now I'm going to have to go get it. And as Mandler pointed out -- out of all the AI alumni to pick, they picked Clay. I personally don't think there's a slam there at all.