Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Aiken Artists Use Their Voice

USE YOUR VOICE -- Clay Aiken, UNICEF Ambassador, uses his voice to tell others about his recent Somalia mission. Graphic design by Amazing_CA.

In Olympic, Political, Social Arenas

Montages Link Others to OMWH

After complementing athletic achievements in the Beijiing Olympics, tracks from Clay Aiken's On My Way Here CD are back in the spotlight of current American political arenas and ongoing charitable endeavors.

At back-to-back conventions in Denver, CO, and St. Paul, MN, Democratic and Republican delegates will adopt their respective party platforms and officially nominate presidential candidates and running mates for the November elections.

Since a May release, OMWH songs have accompanied montages about presidential nominee-elects Barack Obama, Democrat, and John McCain, Republican.

Several OMWH songs enhancing videos about tragedy and triumph around the globe, will be listed in this entry. Readers are welcome to recommend montages this current collection missed.

Tribute to the Obamas

An Obama Love Story, set to "Something About Us" by Hotshortie one month after OMWH was released, continues its popular run on YouTube. Use the link or the player below to watch this montage.

An Obama Love Story

Other Obama-related videos created with OMWH songs include Obama Against War (Grace of God) by Starfishhome; Barack Obama - Weight of the World, Itispersonal; and Obama for Change (Grace of God) by AshFoals.

Tribute to John McCain

In July, Lacy704 created John McCain Tribute: Rising from the Ashes. The montage features the "Ashes" cut and can be viewed at YouTube or with the player below.

John McCain - Rising from the Ashes

Montages Highlight Charities

Clay Aiken, who co-founded The Bubel/Aiken Foundation in 2003, was named a UNICEF Ambassador in 2004. Listed by song, the OMWH montages below underline the singer's projects with these organizations, as well as other global issues.


As Long as We're Here by Aspiegirl

UNICEF - As Long As We're Here by SueReu


Rising from the Ashes by IUGurls

Rise up from the Ashes -- UNICEF by SueRue


UNICEF Survival Project by Gerwhisp

Earthquake in China by Renegade79

Somalia by Brolio42

Somalia Awareness by Yollie950


Cancer Tribute (On My Way Here/I Survived You) by Yollie950


UNICEF Finds a 'Heart of Gold' by Emerson032

It's in Everyone of Us, (UNICEF/TBAF) by Iampmstar

PHOTO INTERLUDE: This clickable interlude features OMWH and UNICEF graphics by Amazing_CA, 1, 3, 5; Ashes, 2; and Claystruck, 4.


FOX Fri, Aug 29, 8:00 PM: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

TVLAND Mon, Sep 1, 8:30 PM: Scrubs

TVGN Sat, Sep 6, 6:00 PM: TV Guide Close Up Record

'Hey! Nielsen' Rates Celebs' Impact

CA fans are adding to their regular online destinations
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As opinions and commentary are submitted, the score for a celeb rises or falls based on a number of factors: user opinions, comments, user ratings, news coverage, Internet buzz, and raw data from Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, and Blog Pulse. Scores are calculated daily.

An opinion counts the most toward the HN score, followed by written comments on another poster's opinions, and, thirdly, reactions to other opinions. You are allowed to write one opinion per topic every 24 hours and one comment per any single opinion (including your own).

To participate, create an account, sign in, and begin. Posting an opinion every day is important. See
music rankings, as well as complete searches for Clay and/or the Clay Aiken Official Site, at this link.

Season 7 American Idol runner-up David Archuleta's "Angels" have definitely discovered this site. Go, Clay Nation!

AOL Sessions cap by ClayIzzaQT


My Space/Clay Aiken features OMWH tracks: "On My Way Here," "Everything I Don't Need," and Ashes.

AOL Sessions: View five performances of OMWH songs, including "Ashes," "Everything I Don't Need," "Where I Draw the Line," "On My Way Here," and "Something About Us."

AOL Top 11 Music Video Countdown: "Where I Draw the Line" and "On My Way Here" are currently in the countdown.

Below is a clickable of the lead graphic by Amazing_CA:

Have a wonderful week, Clay Nation!


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medusa said...

I am so impressed with how versatile Clay Aiken's music is. Thnak you for all of the wonderful links and video, Caro!!

clayam said...

I am new to this blogging, but your blog site is very impressive, and I love all the Clay Aiken videos and links.

Anonymous said...

My goodness! Clay Aiken fans are just as talented and versatile as HE is.

What a treasure trove of goodies - thank you so much!!

Ashes said...

Truly wonderful and informative blog. Thank you Caro! I see many items that are new to me.
Thx for posting my blend :)

katy said...

Caro, thanks for putting these in one place as it makes it easy to get to them. So perfect for the subject matter.

Anonymous said...

I love the Something About Us montage and Grace of God. So moving, I can watch it over and over.

Anonymous said...

I'm impressed at how much Clay Aiken has used his voice and hope he continues to do so to make a difference to others.

redca40 said...

Caro your Clay Aiken blog is always one of the best out there. Clay is so versatile and so are his fans.

ACA said...

Wow! Another awesome new blog here. I am so delighted that you featured the videos & montages that I've missed watching. The people who have put them together are so talented. The messages in Clay's music speaks highly of him.

Love coming here to check out all the latest info on Clay because YOU DELIVER the best always. Thanks so much Caro!

Keep-up the great blogs!


Anonymous said...

Your blog is great! You are very talented and Clay Aiken is very lucky to have you as a fan. Of course I think he is very talented too!

Anonymous said...

One thing about Clay Aiken fans is that they LOVE to play with his music and give visual examples of their interpretations of the meanings of the songs. You tube is our friend! Love your blog!

jbc4clay said...

This is a great blog.
You have shown that Clay's music fits everywhere!

SueReu said...

Caro - as always wonderful blog!!!

Clay Aiken and On My Way Here are truly inspirational! Here's one I did to Ashes (Rise of From the Ashes - UNICEF)


(that link probably won't work, but I TRIED LOL!!!)

PaulaBear said...

Wow! You really pack a punch with this blog....so much great information! I love all the different ways that Clay's music is being used!!

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken is so talented, I am glad that others are re-discovering him.

Anonymous said...

Wow, there are a lot of excellent montages featuring Clay Aiken! Thanks for all of these links.
- VoxAngelicus -

Anonymous said...

I am continually blown away by the creativity of the Clay Aiken fans!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful collections of montages that use fantastic Clay Aiken music!!


Anonymous said...

I love all your videos. Clay Aiken rocks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,

I love the "Something About Us" montage....and I can not wait to check out ALL the links.

Now off to the Nielson site.

Thanks for all you do.

Hugs, Marlyne

katy said...

Love all the different montages and Clay Aiken music.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this information-packed blog! So many videos and links, and beautiful artwork to admire. There are certainly a lot of talented Clay Aiken fans around!

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken's fans really do support him 115%.

Barnett said...

Thanks for taking the time to put together one of the best Clay Aiken blogs. The photos are always beautiful and the videos well chosen.

Great Job!!!

LovesClaysVoice said...

Great blog and loads of information! Fantastic job Caro! It is wonderful to see so many fans supporting Clay! He is loved!

claniac24 said...

WOW! Carolina, what a fantastic blog about Clay Aiken! Everything about it is wonderful, but I especially loved the photo interludes and the two political videos. Thanks for the work you put into giving us these Clay gifts.

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken can sing anything! I love how well his voice fits all the different videos.

katy said...

Clay Aiken can sing anything, but he has a winner with these songs and fitting for these montages.

Anonymous said...

Every visit to Carolina On My Mind is like opening a treasure box of Clay Aiken :)

musicfan said...

Thank you for all the links to Clay Aiken. Your site has so much information.

Twins said...

Clay Aiken fans are wonderful. There is so much talent on this blog. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

There is so much here!! Thank you for all this information. Clay Aiken is lucky to have such talented fans.