#56: Clay's going to sing. Life is good.


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    • A burgeoning roar of eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!
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    • Behold the Allure of Aiken!
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    • Guys, it was just so, so, so good.
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    • The man is a star and we saw him go super-nova.
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    • Oh yeah, he really is just. that. good.
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    • Shoot, I'm still suffering from post-concert giddiness, and I wasn't even freakin' there!
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    • I really think it is now his time and yes it is about damn time!
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    • And we love every minute of his many talents.
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There was a pre-concert article in the N&O, but no post-concert article. We checked. So although there were photographers there, maybe PBS put the brakes on any type of write up? That's the only reason I can think that the concert wasn't reviewed. I expect we'll see lots of press once the special airs!

I am hoping Clay takes the time to blog, too. whistling-1.gif

ETA: Apparently I killed the thread last night!

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And, never say never, because apparently a review went up yesterday! Why they would wait over a week is anyone's guess.....

Clay Aiken Reveals New Album in Raleigh Concert

The set list ranged from the up tempo beats of "Mack the Knife" (with such an amazingly huge, long, perfect last note that it moved the audience to a standing ovation as soon as the first number concluded), "Eso Beso," "Suspicious Minds," and "Build Me Up Buttercup" to the slower, simpler side of Clay with "Misty," "Moonriver," "In My Life," and "Unchained Melody" (with a jaw dropping climax in which Clay hit a note that seemed to redefine the meaning of the verb "to sing"). There were flashy lights, lots of smoke, and chandeliers that descended from the ceiling to change the atmosphere before certain songs.

Wow, I think she got it! Can't ask for a much better review than that. I wish fans commenting would not pick certain words apart, but instead be happy it got a rave review!

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Thanks luckiest. No doubt we can expect more of this cooler than thou type of review. Nice comments and not over the top either. Looks like UM got to the reviewer too! :cryingwlaughter:

And also good morning. Mr. Fear is taking up a lot more of my time but can get around a little better each day. Fortunately hid PT worked on stairs yeaterday so he is not trapped in a few rooms. I'm doing another open house today so keeping my fingers crossed. Hope everyone has a beautiful day.

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:GM_FCA:

71 Days until June 1 and The New CD!

:04:

Clay addresses The Key Club Convention in July!

:yahoo:

Happy Birthday to all celebrating!

Everyone have a great day!

Kim

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From the CH, via Chris Walden's Facebook (which is public -- and to remind couchie, he's the conductor/arranger of the new album):

Clay Aiken's album "Tried and True" with lots of big band and strings arranged and conducted by yours truly will be out June 1st.

EEEEEEEE!

Cool review in that paper.

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Wow, I think she got it! Can't ask for a much better review than that. I wish fans commenting would not pick certain words apart, but instead be happy it got a rave review!

YAY for a wonderful review! luckiest1, I'm assuming that one of those certain words is "schmaltz" and I've long been a self-described lover of schmaltz, and require a certain amount of it mixed in with my r&b, rock, Americana and funk. Many of my favorites have been labeled schmaltz: The Moody Blues, James Taylor, and Tchaikovsky, for three off the top of my head. I love them all.

Merriam-Webster:

Schmaltz

1 : sentimental or florid music or art

Of course, some may intend it as a put-down, as in ...

"McCartney's piano playing is Vegas-lounge schmaltz." — Graham Reid; The Beatles: Let It Be

:cryingwlaughter:

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I'm seriously considering a trip to NYC if we ever get confirmation of a concert there. I'd love to take in a few shows, eat popovers, and enjoy the city.

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I'm seriously considering a trip to NYC if we ever get confirmation of a concert there. I'd love to take in a few shows, eat popovers, and enjoy the city.

YUM on the popovers. I wish I could go to NYC again. I love it. Although if he has one in NYC on the 25th I am so there.

Cindilu ..thanks for your recap of the big event. I feel like I was there with all ofyou who were there.

Caro - I'm into the tourney too...it's an assignment for work but also I just love this tournament. Go PAC 10!! Much maligned Pac 10 I might add!

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I'm really really really hoping that I'll make it to at least 2 concerts NH and NYC!!!

I hope you can make them.

Since it's so quiet tonight I have a cute story to tell. Unfortunately not about Clay. I was in CVS this afternoon and in a real hurry as I was having the open house in twenty minutes from then.

A cute guy was at the register and was talking to the woman in front of me about his daughter. Turns out he is a single dad who had just adopted a three year old girl with Aspergers. He was so proud of her he showed us her picture on his cellphone. Then he talked about how smart she is. I go to the store. The woman in back of me was talking to him about her grandchild who has autism and is mainstreamed in high school. I told him about the woman with Aspergers who invented new ways to herd cattle. I had seen her story on HBO. But I couldn't remember her name. I had to run but wished I had been able to talk to him about the NIP. I'll keep an eye out for him next time.

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Caro - I'm into the tourney too...it's an assignment for work but also I just love this tournament. Go PAC 10!! Much maligned Pac 10 I might add!

Couchie, I have pulled for just about every conference represented for a variety of reasons -- connections like past home states, a good friend's team, etc. If I don't have a real reason to cheer for a team, I usually go with the underdog; and this has been a great tournament for some -- especially Northern Iowa! :lol:

My day began an 8 a.m. orchestra call, and all went well with our two performances. I'll probably include a segment about the cantata in the next Carolina blog. Wish I had some clack! :whistling-1:

Love the "Examiner" review! Y'all have a super new week! :BlowKiss:

Caro :listen:

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I am glad that some of you have a concert somewhat near them. I am stilling hoping for a midwest, would really like a Mi. one. Funds are limited like most people now days so can not travel to far. I so wish that Clio was still booking big name acts, this year they are still just going with tribute bands again. I really liked that venue.

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Yeah, another Clio concert would be a dream come true!

I've kind of come to the conclusion that July dates aren't going to work for me. So I am anxiously awaiting more venues being announced after the Reno concert. So far the closest is Chautauqua, but NYC might be doable if nothing else comes up.

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:GM_FCA:

70 Days until June 1 and The New CD! :04:

Clay addresses The Key Club in July!:yahoo:

Happy Birthday to all celebrating!

Everyone have a great day!

Kim

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Just had a nice lunch with 2 Montreal clayfans in French!! looks good that we will be travel buddies for NH and NYC! if all goes well I will FINALLY see Clay in concert!

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Ooooo LOVED the pictures of posted by mad4caly!1! :flirtysmile3:still not crazy about that suit though:P

Just read this posted by Charlotte at OC regarding the Reno concert -

Thanks for all the advice. I called the casino and they quiped "very popular show, sold out almost immediately" and they offered me worse tickets (row 25 again!)

The part I bolded made me :snoopy:

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Just had a nice lunch with 2 Montreal clayfans in French!! looks good that we will be travel buddies for NH and NYC! if all goes well I will FINALLY see Clay in concert!

YAY!!!!!!!!!!1 :twinklewhore:

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Squeeee!!:flirtysmile3: It's so nice to have a little something to remind me how fanfuckingtastic he looked. The boy done growed up niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.

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The rest of the pictures:

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Clay did an impression of Ruben and no one mentioned it? *g*

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Thanks for bringing those over bottlecap! I can't wait to see that suit (and that MAN) on my TV!

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Via CV - a tweet from Quiana:

To all of the Clay fans. It still amazes me that you guys can get tour schedules before we do. I'm cracking up right now! You guys Rock!

I hope they enjoy where we tell them they are going. :hysterical:

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