Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tap into High Def Clay Aiken with Atlanta Tried & True

WHERE DO I BEGIN: View Clay Aiken's Tried & True Atlanta Concert start to finish with this link. Download the high definition video/audio files by Scarlett here.

Entire Tried & True Concert

High Def Videos Replay Atlanta

It's been YEARS since my schedule has succumbed to an all-out upper respiratory assault, but this week has been one for the books. If you read the Carolina blog for Clay Aiken news, there have been exciting headlines -- everywhere but here!

Around midnight Wednesday the "Scarlett-Hope Clack Team" completed the process for rendering and uploading the former's high definition Tried & True Atlanta videos into a complete concert playlist on the latter's Wowzers4Clay Channel at YouTube.

Links for viewing/downloading audio and video concert files are printed below the opening video, as well as on the Wowzers4Clay site.

Allergies Play Havoc with Schedule

Thankfully, my battle with the elements began after I played oboe for Sunday's Lenten Cantata at Jamestown United Methodist Church. However, after a glorious weekend of Bach, Beethoven, et al, it's been all downhill. A scratchy throat should have been a red flag, but the springtime allergies I have avoided for several seasons have found me again.

Monday I taught a round of piano students at Wesleyan, but by Tuesday morning the coughing and sneezing signaled the onslaught of a monster cold that had arrived to stay a while. Lessons were rescheduled, and the battle to overcome the unwanted symptoms began.

The simple, common cold is such a royal pain; and, hopefully, one day there will be pill an instant cure. The worst is finally over, and my middle school violin trio will rehearse Thursday afternoon. Their repertoire this spring includes classical solos, Irish fiddle tunes, and selections from "Sound of Music."

Aiken To Guest on 'Drop Dead Diva'

While I was out of commission, much of the publishing world and social networking sites announced that Clay Aiken will be a guest on Drop Dead Diva, the popular, quirky Lifetime show. The series, which begins its third season in June, is set in Los Angeles, CA, but filmed in Peachtree City, GA.

Because of their Broadway background, Clay and Lance Bass received a great write-up in Broadway World for their upcoming guest appearances:

Broadway veterans Clay Aiken and Lance Bass are set to star in the fifth episode of the third season of DROP DEAD DIVA. Bass will star as a casting director and Aiken as a witness in a mail-order bride scam case.

Aiken made his Broadway debut playing the role of Sir Robin in Monty Python's Spamalot in January 2008. On August 14, 2007, Bass began a six-month stint playing Corny Collins in the Broadway musical Hairspray, coinciding with the play's five year stage anniversary.

Season 3 returns with previously announced guest stars LeAnn Rimes, Wendy Williams, Paula Abdul, Louis Van Amstel, Nick Zano, Mario Lopez, Tony Goldwyn, Jennifer Tilly and Howard Hesseman.

You can read more at the Broadway World link above. Fans without the Lifetime channel can view or download the episode at Drop Dead Diva on Free TV. According to Sansue, the program will be online about a week after it airs.

Below are five screen caps from Scarlett's Atlanta videos.

Have a wonderful weekend, Clay Nation! It's great to be back amongst the living!



katy said...

Gosh, Caro, you need to post a warning to remain seated while watching this hd video, WDIB, with Clay. Love seeing him so handsome and singing so beautifully.

jbc4clay said...

So glad you are feeling better. I am in the up swing right now. Having this mess in the spring time is the pits.

Where Do I Begin is amazing! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Even when she is down, she writes. Take care and get all well! Thank U from the bottom of our hearts for thinking of Us when U need rest. Love every blog U write Caro! Thank U!

Anonymous said...

OMG! That has got to be one of the best versions of WDIB. What a voice..and he is so handsome.

Thank you for these great video's. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Sandy said...

So sorry to hear that your allergies came back to give you grief and hope that you are on the mend. Hope your radiology test comes back positive also!

Am at work so cannot view the video, but Scarlett's screen caps are marvelous!!!

Glad to hear the news that Clay is going to be on "Drop Dead Diva"! That just reinforces that he's still in demand!

Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

Awwwww Caro, sure hope you are feeling better.....Hubby has had the same thing all week, and he would agree with you "common cold is such a royal pain."

I love the video and the "five screen caps from Scarlett's Atlanta recaps," are just what I need on thein rainy drab day here in Southern New Jersey.

Prayers that you are on the mend....

Big Hugs,

T said...

Caro, hope you're feeling better. Oh my, that opening video of Scarlett is amazing. Clay's voice gives me goosebumps every time.

The screen caps are awesome and thanks for including them in your blog.

Have a good weekend and again, thanks so much for the joy you bring in every blog.


MissSally said...

I watched the Atlanta concert on my Google TV last night. What an incredible evening it was! I'm so grateful to Scarlett for her hard work in providing these amazingly wonderful videos.

The pollen this year seems to be the worst in recent memory. I hope you are feeling better soon, Caro.

Jannet said...

Glad you're back! But wow... you are more productive on your blog at 10% than I am at 100%! And again, I seriously don't know how you do it! But I always enjoy it! P.S. Thanks for the beautiful Easter greeting!