Monday, December 28, 2009

Clay Aiken Montage Rewinds 2009

Memories of 2009 - Montage by LovesClaysVoice

Fans Anticipate 2010, Decca Decade

Montage Bids 2009 Farewell

The old year is winding down; and, like everyone the world over, Clay Aiken fans are recalling highlights of 2009. Even more pronounced, however, is the immeasurable anticipation of 2010!

"Memories of 2009" by LovesClaysVoice replays the departing year with a parade of events including Clay's final performance of "Spamalot"; Golfing for Inclusion fundraiser of the National Inclusion Project; GLAAD presentation; judging stint on "America's Next Top Model" with Tyra Banks; Family Equality Council Award; guest performer with "David Foster & Friends" Concert; "30 Rock"; Capital Awards; Champions for Change Gala; and a second surprise appearance at another
DF&F Concert.

BULLETIN: In his capacity as UNICEF Ambassador, Clay posted an excellent essay at 6:23 a.m. 12/29/09 on The Huffington Post: Progress in Somalia Despite Difficult Circumstances. Readers who click on Clay's byline are taken to his UNICEF bio.

The 2009 montage plays to the beautiful song "Shine," performed by William Joseph, pianist-composer. LCV has provided a Sendspace link for those who would like to download the video. Memories of 2009 can also be viewed at YouTube.

William Joseph was the opening act for Clay's 2005 Joyful Noise Tour, covering 36 cities in the US and Canada during November and December. His latest album, Beyond, is in stores now.

The song "Shine" is from the multi-artist album EFY 2009 - Be Thou an Example. Originally produced for Especially for Youth participants, the CD was released to the public at the end of the summer. Individual songs can be downloaded at the site link.

PHOTO INTERLUDE: In honor of 2009's "Very Best of Clay Aiken" compilation, the clickable overview begins with the artistic cover and features graphics by cindilu2, 1; Fountiandawg, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10; AmazingCA, 3, 5, 7, 11; and Ashes, 9. Photographers include Katy4Clay, 5, and BigAppleforClay, 10.

New Decca Chapter Blasts Off

During down time, Singer Man's fans reminisce about past performances, stream, vote, chat, share favorite videos, photos, graphics, even recipes.

All the while, alert sentries maintain Internet vigils via Google, Twitter, and other news/social networking sites for any hint the tide might be turning. In the late afternoon of Aug. 27, a simple tweet -- Just met Clay Aiken! -- sounded the alarm throughout Cyberspace.

Within minutes, message board sleuths knew the twitterer's name, rank, and serial number: Drew Farrar, music publicist for Decca Records in New York City. Ten minutes later Clay's new label posted a photo via TwitPic of the singer with David Novik, head of A&R for @deccalabelgroup.

DECCA JOURNEY BEGINS - Clay met with Decca vice president David Novik in late August. - Photo from TwitPic.

Global Fan Response Surprises Decca

Views at the TwitPic site, which hit 10,000 by midnight, are closing in on 32k. Fans discovered YouTube video blogs in which Novik was interviewed about the music business. Twitter and TwitPic were flooded with excited comments from fans from around the globe.

Faithful Japanese fans chimed in at TwitPic: All the Clay fans from Japan are looking forward to his new music. Please get him to come over to Japan!

Apparently surprised with the outpouring of excitement from CA fans worldwide, Decca at Twitter responded with this tweet:

With apologies to VP Novik, visual artists immediately converted Clay's portion of the pixels into graphics, banners, avatars, and other designs. The clickables are by AmazingCA, Fountiandawg, and cindilu2.

The Clay Nation bids 2009 a fond farewell and knows the best is yet to come! Bring on 2010!



Anonymous said...


Beautiful song and 2009 wrap-up. Now I'm really getting excited for the best is yet to come 2010.

Hugs Margaret

anaturegirl said...

I am so excited about Clay Aiken and 2010. The Decca Decade as many fans are calling it.

Thanks for the 2009 memories. The montages and pictures continue to highlight what is so special about Clay.

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,

Thank You for the memories, the montage by LCV is wonderful and about covers the highlights of 2009.......and I can not wait to see what Clay has in store for 2010! but I guess I have to wait! lol

Your "PHOTO INTERLUDE: In honor of 2009's "Very Best of Clay Aiken" compilation" is Awesome!!

As you said "bring on 2010!"

Hope you have a great week....your amazing with all you do.


T said...

What a great blog reminiscing all the wonderful CA memories of 2009. The opening montage displays a lot of happy memories. That was beautiful including the song.

I'm looking forward to what's in stored for 2010 especially for Clay with Decca. All the graphics speak also of the special memories. We're so ready... here's to the best for 2010 and a year full of excitement.

Thanks so much Caro. Your blogs always bring joy to all CA fans. Cheers to you and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!



Hi Caro. Thank you for this fabulous memories of Clay in 2009, the LCV video is beautiful. I'm excited about what will come next year for Clay Aiken with Decca.
Thank you very much for your beautiful blog and Happy New Year to you and your whole family

katy said...

The best is yet to come for Clay Aiken. Bring on 2010, but I loved your 2009 memories!!

LovesClaysVoice said...

Thanks for including my montage in your blog Caro! I can't wait to see what Clay has in store for all of us in 2010! He has been missed terribly!

lulu said...

Great memories of 2009 Can't wait to see Clay Aiken in 2010!!

Sandy said...

I was discussing with another fan about the Clay drought this year but after seeing this video - we actually got to see lots of Clay! I guess we somehow spoil ourselves with so many videos, pictures and montages when he is on tour, that it does seem like a "drought" when he isn't touring. Thanks for these highlights of 2009 and looking forward to 2010. Just think a whole new decade lies ahead of us! Can hardly wait!


ImGranny said...

Thank you for all the 2009 memories. I can't wait till 2010 to see what Clay Aiken has in store for us!

ann said...

Love your blog and LCV's video.

I am so looking forward to whatever
Clay brings this coming year!

MissSally said...

That Decca pic always makes my heart skip a beat! *sigh*
Great wrap up, Caro.
I'm sooo ready for next year.