Friday, January 14, 2011

Clay Aiken Montages Serenade Tour Countdown

DWTS Season 11 - Viennese Waltz
'Unchained Melody' Vocals by Clay Aiken
View montage by LovesClaysVoice full screen at YouTube.

Clock Ticks Toward Miami Concert

Montages Celebrate Aiken Vocals

With the Feb. 10 Miami opener for Clay Aiken's Tried & True Tour less than a month away, fans are completing travel plans while taking intermittent "rest stops" at YouTube to view the latest videos and montages from previous performances.

The opening montage by LovesClaysVoice partners the Viennese Waltz routines of Dancing with the Stars 11 contestants accompanied by Clay's Tried & True "Unchained Melody." Dancers include Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough, Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke, Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. You can download the montage with this Sendspace file.

Fortunately, the CA fandom is filled with fans who share their talent for creating, capturing, and rendering montages and videos from the singer's performances.
The same can be said for the handsome graphics visual artists create with photos from previous events.

Below are blends by AmazingCA that expand to wallpaper size with a double-click. The first two feature photos by PermaSwooned while the third incorporates photos by toni7babe.

CA Fans Keep YouTube Buzzing

While there is nothing like seeing Clay Aiken perform live, it's for sure aficionados help keep YouTube in business. Based in San Bruno, CA, the video-sharing website was created in February 2005 by three early employees of Pay Pal -- Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, design and computer science majors.

Six months before YouTube made its official debut, the public was given a sneak preview of the site in May 2005. Due to its immediate popularity, the angel-funded enterprise quickly grew from an "office in a garage" to a multi-million dollar company.

YouTube was purchased by Google in November 2006. To learn more, read History of YouTube at Wikipedia.

Montages are often created from special tracks by Clay. An excellent example is "Something About Us," a video blending music and art from the recent engagement announcement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. To save, download with this Sendspace file.

Prince William and Kate - Something About Us
'On My Way Here' Vocals by Clay Aiken
View montage by LCV full screen at YouTube.

For the Clay Nation, there are never enough reruns of the singer's tours. Below is a widget loaded with 27 videos recorded by Scarlett at last summer's Los Angeles Timeless Tour Concert. You can watch the entire concert in the widgetbox or open the links on YouTube.

The show's all there! The scroll on the right will take you from the "Flying Without Wings/This Is the Night" opening number by Clay and Ruben Studdard through the various decades and hilarious banter between the two good friends right on into the "Time of My Life" finale.

Widgetbox Features Complete LA Concert
Timeless Tour videos by Scarlett

Calendar Deadline This Weekend

An order deadline of Jan. 15 has been set by Rosaratana, who annually produces a Clay Aiken calendar as a fundraiser for the Inclusion Project.

The 2011 wall and desk calendars, feature photos by toni7babe from the summer's popular Timeless Tour, have been well-received by CA fans.

Clickable Cover

All proceeds after costs will be donated to the foundation in February. Cost of the calendars, which are printed on premium glossy card stock are $12 for the desk size (8.27" x 3.74") and $25 for the wall model (11" x 8.5").

Currently, a total of 143 calendars (86 wall, 57 desk)
have been sold. The remaining six desk and five wall calendars will be donated for Spring Fan Fest fundraising if not ordered this weekend.

To place an order, Paypal or email Rosa at by Saturday, Jan. 15. Checks are accepted, and she will email you her address. For additional information and photos, see the Nov. 2 Carolina entry: Clay Aiken Fans Go to Bat for Inclusion Project.

Christmas Clock Insures Grins

Snow and ice have held Triad school calendars hostage most of the week. Mother Nature also put a "fermata" (hold) on music lessons; but warmer temps are on tap and makeup sessions are in the works.

My students were very generous with holiday remembrances for their teacher, everything from gift cards to sweets that are being carefully rationed. As a Carolina basketball fan, who knew Buckeyes could be so enticing?!?

Putting a reverse spin on a Clay Aiken favorite, "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day," however, is a clock that plays a phrase of a seasonal song at the top of each hour.

I have had more fun watching unsuspecting students (even the pianist who gave it to me!) stop and grin when they suddenly hear the music box-like hourly greeting in the middle of a lesson. Among the 12 songs heralding new hours are "Jingle Bells," "Adeste Fidelis," "O Tannenbaum," "The 12 Days of Christmas," and "Joy to the World."

Soon the two batteries that instigate the holiday songs will be removed; but for now, we are getting a real good jump on "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day."

Use the sidebar widgets to continue voting for the National Inclusion Project's Pepsi alliances and partners. Have a wonderful weekend, Clay Nation!



Anonymous said...

Hi Caro,
Brrrrrrrrr it is COLD outside! Sounds like it has been cold in your corner of the world also. Try and keep warm!

Another wonderful blog! I love 'On My Way Here' montage by LCV, and DWTS 'Unchained Melody' she does a awesome job.

Your new clock sounds like fun. My Mother has one that is all bird chirps/calls that chimes on the hour. It's fun at this time of the year when it is so cold out......kinda a reminder of Spring.

Our Mr Clay Aiken is about to head out on Tour......Can't wait!!

Keep Warm.......


ImGranny said...

Thank you for another great blog. You continually amaze me with the amount of info you provide, including pictures, videos, montages, etc., from other talented fans. Thank you all! It won't be long now till Clay Aiken is on tour to entertain and delight us as only he can. I can't wait!!!!

Sandy said...

Thanks Caro for your kind comments in my post on FB. John was such a wonderful man and will be missed!

There is so much to see and hear in this latest blog and I most definitely will be back for some pleasurable viewing. Clay fans are just so talented!

Sounds like a great clock that you have there and you can never tire of hearing "Don't save it all for Christmas day". This is my Christmas favourite for every day of the year!

The Tour countdown is on! Can't believe that I'll have to miss this one. This will be only the second tour I have missed!

Football is on...WOO HOO! Go Pittsburgh!

Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting about the calendars. I got 1 Wall and 1 Desk Sold giving us a total of 145 total sold. If anyone is interesed, you still have till Midnight to order. I have 5 more of each left if anyone is interested.


ClayFanAlways said...

I finally sign up so I can leave a comment as me in stead of Anoynmouse. First of all, your blog are so wonderful to read. I love it. Thank you for taking time out of your busy life to keep us up to date with Clay. We love you Carolina Clay! Thank you for all your help with the Calendars too.


Anonymous said...

Isn't it fun to like that Clay guy! I enjoy your info and all, thanks for keeping Us informed. videos and all:) Wi.

LovesClaysVoice said...

Caro, there is so much fun stuff in this blog! Thanks for including my montages! I love the graphics and have one of them as my background already!

I'll have to come back and watch all the videos from the LA concert! I love the widget!

I read your blog all the time, even if I don't always comment! Great job! Have a great night!

CCOL4HIM said...

Wow at the Clack in this blog post! Excellent post! We all need to hear the song- DSIAFCD. Hope you are having a happy and healthy new year. Take care & God bless. Love always, Cynthia

Carolina Clay said...


Thank you for your kind comments in the Carolina blog, especially for giving props to the visual artists after right-clicking the graphics and/or downloading the videos they so freely share with other CA fans.

Have a wonderful week, Clay Nation!


T said...

Caro, thanks so much for your wonderful blog and the info you provide with all the treats in it. I can only depend on you to keep me updated especially during the busy times.

Cheers to your amazing blogs. Enjoy the coming week. It's freezing here and got to work tomorrow. :(

Take care and many thanks.