Friday, July 02, 2010

Clay Aiken Fans Count Down to Tour

Happy Independence Day 2010!

Clickable by Fountaindawg. Capitol 4th Rewind linked below.

Those Magic Changes - Reminiscing montage by SueReu
View the montage full screen at YouTube.
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Canada, USA Celebrate Holidays

Timeless Tour To Open July 23

Amid traditional patriotic celebrations for Canada and the USA and countdown clocks quickly closing in on the much-anticipated opening curtain of this summer's Timeless Tour by Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, July boldly marched into Clay Cyberspace with a flourish.

According to Clay, the Timeless Tour show is coming together with medleys and solos by the two singers, good friends and arguably the most popular 1-2 performers in American Idol history.

In the opening montage, SueReu presented Clay's June 21 Bringing Broadway Home performance of "Those Magic Changes" interspersed with memorable clips from the Jukebox Tour.

In the Artisan News Service video below, Clay discusses the latest on the July-August tour in which he and Ruben hope to capture some of the magic of American Idol's Season 2.

Clay Aiken discusses Timeless Tour with Artisan News.
View video full screen at

The 17 Timeless Tour concert sites are linked below. For up-to-date information on ticket sales, see Ticketmaster and the venue links.

2010 Timeless Tour: Concert Sites

Jul-23 - Asheville, NC - Biltmore Estate
Jul-24 - Jacksonville, FL -
The Florida Theater
Jul-25 - Melbourne, FL -
King Center For Arts
Jul-26 - Clearwater, FL -
Ruth Eckerd Hall
Jul-29 - Snoqualmie WA -
Casino- Mountain View Plaza
Jul-31 - Reno, NV -
Silver Legacy Casino
Aug-01 - Los Angeles, CA -
Club Nokia
Aug-03 - Milwaukee, WI -
Potawatomi Casino
Aug-05 - Windsor, ON -
Caesars Windsor
Aug-06 - Chautauqua, NY -
Chautauqua Institution Amphitheatre
Aug-07 - Mashantucket, CT -
MGM Grand Foxwoods
Aug-08 - Lancaster, PA -
American Music Theatre
Aug-10 - Hampton Beach, NH -
Hampton Beach Casino
Aug-11 - New York, NY -
The Hammestein
Aug-12 - Verona, NY -
Turning Stone Casino
Aug-13 - Hammond, IN -
Horseshoe Casino
Aug-14 - Biloxi, MS -
Beau Rivage

TIMELESS DUO - Clay and Ruben. - Graphic by Fountaindawg

CTMEOoY on Universal Playlist

On MySpace,
Universal Music Group asks:

What's on your playlist for the holiday weekend? Here's what's on ours ... New Music playlist by Universal Music.

Listen to the new music, especially #23, "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" from Clay's T&T CD. Plays for CTMEOoY were at 6,325 at noon Sunday and rising.

Way to go, Singer Man!

T&T 'Album of the Day' in Indonesia

At Creative, Clay Aiken: Tried & True is the July 2 album of the day in Indonesia. Among the gems from the translated review include:

From pop, jazz, country, until the soul, wrapped in a bandage, Clay vocal pop with character. Another song is' Unchained Melody.' Without doubt, the perfect vocal in this song!

If the opera songs like 'It's Impossible' may have become everyday food for Clay. So for the best recommendations from me, kupilihkan 'Moon River' for you to listen - 10 of 10.

In mid-song guitar playing too solid! That comes from playing the guitar by Vince Gill. Thanks also to the musicians on the album that accompanied the vocal Clay in harmony. Also to the album producer Alex Christensen, David Novik, and Quiana Parler.

Nationwide, PBS stations are finalizing plans to telecast Clay's T&T special in conjunction with their August-September fundraising drives.

Master lists of PBS stations that have scheduled the Clay Aiken: Tried & True ~ LIVE! special are updated regularly at The Clayboard, Clay Aiken Fans, and Clay Aiken News Network. All are in forums that can be viewed by members and non-members alike.

Some stations hold fundraising drives at other times of the year. The latest word from UNC-TV is that the station "is working on it."

PHOTO INTERLUDE: Striking patriotic notes for Canada Day Weekend and USA Independence Day celebrations Sunday are five graphics, some current and two from seasons past. Featured artists are AmazingCA, photos by Diana Levine, 1, 2; CLAYPERFECT, 3; Fountaindawg, 4; and AmazingCA, 5.

Express Shopping Caters to Ankle

Thanks to my recovering ankle sprain and something called Express Lane Shopping at a nearby Harris Teeter, there's food in the cupboard again! I'm not talking about a simple run to the market because friends and family have graciously filled in those crevices.

Once I learned that I could punch in my grocery selections online and pick them up in the express lane, the new shopping adventure was on. I asked the guys who take care of my yard if one of them could meet me at home to carry the grocery bags into the house. "Anytime, Dahlin'" was their response; so I began working down my list Thursday afternoon.

Not as easy as it sounds. Sometimes I felt as if I were on a treasure hunt locating the headings under which items are listed. Gum, for example, is under "snacks."

The handy online shopping was interrupted by Thursday afternoon music lessons, so I eventually scheduled pick-up for 11 a.m. Friday with the store and my helpers.

Store Completes Order Early

While I was eating breakfast, a store representative called to say my order was ready for pick-up -- two hours early! I have learned this sprained ankle is not to be rushed, so I basically kept my original time.

Sure enough, you drive into the lane marked by yellow poles, one of which holds a call box. There was a customer in front of me, and the gentleman who loaded her groceries and registered her payment asked me my name. He returned with my seven bags.

While writing the check, I asked him how long this service has been available. "Four years, ever since this store opened," he replied. No one can ever accuse me of being on the cutting edge of things ... but I'm there now!

Ronnie carried the groceries into my house, took out a couple of trash bags, and brought in a shower stool from my storehouse. Years ago I broke my right tibia when I stepped on soap and executed a perfect split. Of course, the bathtub isn't long enough.

Graphic links to Clay's 2004 Capitol 4th performance.
Montage by Yollie950, graphic by Fountaindawg

My good Samaritan has gone fishing. Hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend, too. Happy Canada Day and Fourth of July Weekend, Clay Nation!


Thank you for your blog comments and props for the contributing artists. To leave a remark, scroll to the bottom of that section, click on the "Post a Comment" link, and write in the box provided.

Visitors have arrived at this site from 153 countries. Many thnx for stopping by today! - Caro


SueReu said...

IT'S JULY!!!! YIPEE!!!!! We have confirmed Clay July 9th, July 13th and July 23rd. HOPE HOPE HOPE! we get a few more appearances in between ;-)

:) Thanks for posting my video, it was a ton of fun to make.

Gorgeous blends by fountaindawg, AmazingCA and clayperfect (as always, they all do amazing work).

Loved the review from Indonesia (although I'm still trying to figure out Luggage).

and finally, Take care of yourself!!!

Have a nice 4th!

claniac24 said...

Caro, thanks again for a delightful and informative blog. The graphics are brilliant works of art. We are so lucky to have such talented fans like you and our other prolific bloggers, as well as the wonderful graphic artists.

Anonymous said...

Love the pics and video and all the info U provide for Us , thanks! Take care of that ankle!! :) Happy 4th!!!!!

T said...

Caro, another terrific blog and love to read all your Clay highlights including your very own personal experiences.

Beautiful montage from SueRue. Thanks so much for featuring the blends and all the others graphics are a delight to look at. I've also enjoyed reading the translated review from Indonesia.

What a delight to read your experiences with the grocery express shopping on line. That's wonderful!

Thanks so much for the great blog and looking forward to the excitement especially with the tour coming.

Take care and hope your ankle is getting better.

Have a nice weekend. Cheers Caro!


Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,

Oh My Goodness, what a great way to end my day and dream about your awesome blog and that Mr Singerman! I love SueReu's video and ALL the georgous blends.
I don't see Philadelphia on the PBS Special list, sure better be soon!

Your shopping excursion sounds pretty interesting....hope the ankle is doing much better. Try and rest this holiday weekend

Stay Cool!!!!


ImGranny said...

Another wonderful Clay Aiken blog! I am in awe of you and our other talented bloggers and graphic artists! Thanks to all of you. I also LOVE that video and I LOVE Clay's rendition of "Those Magic Changes!" The graphics are exquisite too!

musicfan said...

Caro......what a fun way to start the week-end. This blog is full of so much info. I love that you give us so much, but in a casual way.

And, as usual, the graphics are a highlight. We are so lucky that there are so many talented Clay fans who share with the rest of us.

Please take care of your ankle and have a wonderful holiday week-end.

Anonymous said...

OMGosh is it Clay concert in Reno, NV time yet????? I have never been so excited to go to a concert before. Love all the blends, photos and the videos!!! Sue did an awesome job. It is amazing to see the transformation from the last 7 years.

Caro I sure hope you are taking care of yourself. Sounds like you have managed very well. The offer to loan you my princess crown still stands! lol I kind of miss being waited on!

As always I enjoyed all the scoop on our favoirte singer man!

claysweetea said...

Thanks for another great blog and all the great visuals! I too am amazed with all our creative bloggers.

MissSally said...

My allergies make my eyelids feel like sandpaper, but couldn't miss commenting on another delightful blog!

Sandy said...

Happy early "4th of July" Caro! Also the countdown is officially down to mere days for the first concert!

SueRue did a fantastic job on this montage. It's such a fun song and I love the way Clay sings it.

Now that you know that your fingers can do the walking to get your groceries done, you may never want to go back to the normal way! Put it this "IMPULSE" shopping saves you $$$! I am bad for "IMPULSE" buys! I need this service here!

Enjoy your day tomorrow!


LovesClaysVoice said...

I love your blog Caro! Great blending of TMC and JBT Sue! Love all the graphics too!Have a great 4th of July everyone!

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,
tks for the blog. Hope your ankle getting much better.
Just to let you know, I almost fainted when I opened my favorite website 'clayaikentheidealidol' the source of all Clay news. It stated about T&T review from a website in Indonesia. I was jumping up & down reading it. Directly went there & had a long comment on it + put all youtube link for people to see Clay performed in The View & GMA. Hoping, if T&T sales really good then may be Decca can bring Clay to Indonesia or Singapore for a live concert :) Hoping...hoping & hoping... + cross my fingers :)
Happy Canada Day & 4th of July everybody :)
***Puteri, Jakarta, Indonesia

T said...

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Happy 4th of July! God bless America!
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Have a good and safe holiday!


SueReu said...

Happy 4th of July to all!!!!

Celebrate and be safe!!! 19 days until Asheville (not that I'm counting) - YIPEE!!!!

Lenette said...

Thanks for posting the Capitol 4th spread -- I was so proud of him that day and he sounded and looked wonderful!!!

надеюсь, что все пользуются фейерверки и большое количество прекрасных барбекю! Hope everyone enjoyed fireworks and lots of great bbq!

Anonymous said...

Great blog. Isn't These Magic Changes the best!!! Clay loves ballads, but I think he loved the way this song challaged his vocal skill and boy did he bring it!!!

Thanks. Liney