Aiken Fans Boon to Vegas Economy

WINNING COMBO -- The entertaining duo of David Foster and Clay Aiken will perform together again in Las Vegas on May 9. Graphic from 2006 performance by Clayquebec1.

Clay, David Foster To Perform

Concert News Boosts Economy

In one fell swoop, the announcement of Clay Aiken's May 9 performance with David Foster and Friends in Las Vegas guaranteed the travel industry a gigantic economic boost as CA fans from both coasts scrambled to secure airline and hotel reservations.

When one considers all the cameras, videos, computer-related equipment, and various aspects of traveling to concerts by their favorite singer, the Clay Nation has for years been a boon to the economy.

Mandalay Bay Event Center in Vegas.

According to the Mandalay Bay Event Center website, May 9 should be a very special evening:

David Foster and Friends
Location: Mandalay Bay Events Center
Date: May 9th, 2009
Price: $134.25, $81.75, $55.50

Back by popular demand, a concert celebration featuring music’s premier songwriter and producer David Foster will take place Saturday, May 9 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

The event will pay tribute to the 15-time Grammy winner and will feature Clay Aiken, Philip Bailey from the chart-topping band Earth, Wind & Fire, Brian McKnight, Peter Cincotti and Oprah Winfrey’s protégé, Charice.

Foster also will perform some of the hits he has written or produced during his 40-year musical career. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

At the David Foster Foundation Benefit Concert in 2006, David and Clay proved they really can put on an entertaining show. Thanks to Scarlett, who videoed the charity gala performance, here is their rendition of "Unchained Melody":

Clay sings 'Unchained Melody' at David Foster Gala.
Video by Scarlett.

With backup musicians, the duo presented several songs from Clay's then soon-to-be-released album, A Thousand Different Ways. After UM, David asked Clay to repeat what he called "the moment," i.e., the "glory note" or something he as a producer looks for when recording a song.

These are links to more gala videos by Scarlett:

Repeat of UM Moment

Without You

Right Here Waiting

Clay singing at David Foster's charity gala.
Photo by Dee Lippingwell.

Preceding RHW, David provided some background about Clay for the attendees:

He put an album out about three years ago. The first week it sold 600,000 copies. [For the gala] we were selling the pianos for $200,000; I came out and said I'd go with the piano for life, and it went up to $205,000.

He walks out and says he'll sing three songs, and it goes to $500,000. There is only one -- what an amazing singer ... what an amazing story ... he'll tell you some of it ... he used to be a schoolteacher, this kid. Please welcome the fantastic Clay Aiken!

If May 9 fits your schedule and budget, you'd better secure those reservations.

Below are clickables of two graphics from the 2006 weekend and the current May calendar. They include the lead design by Clayquebec1, 1; Amazing_CA, photo by Galrow, from Clay's stint as a Star Search adjudicator prior to the concert, 2; and cindilu2, the May 2009 calendar, 3. The widescreen version of the latter is available here.

Students Discover Whole New World

Thursday marked the first combined rehearsal of my sister's woodwind students and my strings. Both pieces -- "Ashokan Farewell" and "Star Wars" -- went very well. Afterwards, we separated so her students could prepare for a Sunday church service and mine could perform their solos.

Did I happen to mention we were in one of the best equipped band rooms I have ever seen? As a former band director, I have been around the block on this aspect. I actually don't know how the violinists and violist lasted as long as they did; but the minute we were alone, they began contemplating how they were going to sample some of the very intriguing percussion instruments.

We are talking bongos of various sizes, a complete set of timpani, a huge bass drum, cymbals, chimes, you name it. I was trying keep their minds on dynamics, controlled tempi, even correct notes; and they were looking around like kids in a candy store. We finally agreed that once we completed their solo segment, they would each be allowed to play the gong.

'Gong Show' Ends Rehearsal

Sure enough, when we finished their solos, everyone took a turn striking the gigantic gong with its mallet. One of the mothers who had driven the group to the rehearsal said we sounded like "the gong show" as she came down the hall.

Our final joint rehearsal will be the Thursday before the May 17 recital. Same percussion-filled room with the extraordinary addition of a harpist. Heaven help us -- but I fully expect another noteworthy day in music education, LOL!

Have a wonderful weekend, Clay Nation!


TECHNORATI TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

0 Comments | Read More→


dia das mães 2011 presentes dicas ofertas frases comprarDicas de presente para o dia das mães em 2011

Como todos sabem o dia das mães esta chegando e com ele muitos filhos ficam aflitos sem saber o que comprar para presentear a quem nos deu a vida, por isso elaborei uma pequena lista com indicações e idéias para presentear a pessoa mais importante de nossas vidas, e o melhor, gastando muito pouco.

Sugestões de Presentes para o Dia Das Mães 2011:
Clique no nome do produto e veja fotos e preços

A partir de R$ 280
Preço médio R$ 350,00

Preço médio R$ 150,00

A partir de R$ 65
Preço médio R$ 200,00

A partir de R$100,00
Preço médio R$ 300,00

A partir de R$ 60,00
Preço médio R$ 100,00

A partir de R$ 30,00

Preço médio R$ 40,00

A partir de R$ 100,00
Preço médio R$ 150,00

A partir de R$ 30,00
Preço médio R$ 50,00

A partir de R$ 50,00
Preço médio R$ 100,00

Para mais sugestões-Clique Aqui

0 Comments | Read More→

Melhores máscaras para gripe suína

Dicas de máscaras para se proteger da gripe suína

A gripe suína esta chegando ao Brasil e para você que gosta de lançar tendência até mesmo em meio ao caos separamos algumas fotos de máscaras, que além de protegerem contra o vírus vão fazer você ser notado em qualquer lugar.

Gostou do Blog??
Digite seu E-mail e receba as novidades:

DCH- Fotos e Vídeos

0 Comments | Read More→

Max vai lançar site com animação de super-herói

Comentando Notícias(237):

Começou mal....
Max investe o milhão que ganhou no BBB9, ele lançará um site que terá ele em animação como super-herói.

Ficaria mais animado vendo um site com fotos da Francine pelada!!

Leia também:
0 Comments | Read More→

Foto- Filas na Previdência Social

Enquanto isso no Atendimento Especializado da Previdência Social........

Achou ruim???

Eles tem um balcão para reclamações!!!!

Gostou do Blog??
Digite seu E-mail e receba as novidades:

DCH- Fotos e Vídeos

0 Comments | Read More→

Dicas de Nomes para Gatos de Estimação

Dicas de nomes para gatos e gatas.

Todos sabem como é difícil quando temos um animalzinho de estimação e não conseguimos achar um nome adequado para eles, esses dias adotei um gatinho e não conseguia encontrar um nome para o bichano, foi quando resolvi escrever essa postagem dando dicas para ajudar você a escolher o nome para seu gato ou gata.

Minha Gatinha Sophia.....

Escolha o nome de seu gato!!

Dicas de nomes para gatos:
Letra A- Abby, Abel, Abigail, Abel, Alice, Amarelinho, Alface, Ajax, Alfa, Alfafa, Angel, Antrax, Ariel, Atlas e Astro.

Letra B- BB, Baby, Batota, Batatinha, Bolinha, Bananinha, Bambina, Bolacha, Boy, Boris, Brutus, Buzz e Byte.

Letra C- Chico, Cacá, Caroço, Cabrobró, Calvin, Cookie, Catito, Catata, Cotonete, Cash, Cecilia, Checa, Chambinho, Champinha, Catarrinho, Chiclete, Cindy, Czar e Curly.

Letra D- Daphne, Da Vinci, Dara, Dolores, Dakota, Dadinho, Delta, Dexter, Dinho, Denis, Dada, Dede, Didi, Dodô, e Dudu.

Letra E- E.t, Eva, Érica, Elf, Elza, Emily, Ema, Evora, Ester, Estopinha, Eureka, Estalinho, Ed, Esperteza e Enzo.

Letra F- Fifi, Flor, Foquinha, Fofura, Felix, Fido, Fada, Fiona, Fofa, Filó, Flor, Flora, Fafá, Fernanda, Floquinho e Florzinha.

Letra G- Garfield, Gogó, Galileo, Galindo, Genesis, Garapa, Genio, Georgia, Gigi, Gigolô, Garotão, Guga, Gugu e Gnomo.

Letra H- Hora, Hara, Haley, Happy, Hercules, Horácio, Horta, Hope e Hube.

Letra I- Ida, Irene, Ian, Ida, Igor, Inca, India, Isis e Ivy.

Letra J- J.K, Jotinha, Jaboticaba, Jamelão, Jentalha, Jezebel, Jet, June, Juno, Jumbo, Jotalhão e Jez. 

Letra K- K-9, Karen, Kiko, Kit, Kaká, Kenia, Kid, Kely, Kid, Koko, Koda, Kodak e Kojak.

Letra L- Laís, Lindinha, Loló, Lulu, Luluzinha, Luz, Luiz, Latinha, Lady, Leila, Léo, Link, Lalá, Lux, e Lolita.

Letra M- Mimi, Mingau, Mocozinho, Miau, Manu, Mike, Mara, Mel, Mag, Mila, Mia.

Letra N- Nikita, Nike, Nina, Nono, Nata, Naná, Natasha e Nobel. 

Letra O- Odete, Olivia, Oliver, Old e Obina.

Letra P- Patota, Pixinga, Popó, Pantufa, Pitty, Porpeta e Pipoca.

Letra R- Roxy, Ramona, Roxane, Rubi, Rafa, Runa e Rapunzel.

Letra S- Safira, Salete, Sexy, Samy, Sandy, Shana, Simão, Sophia, Shiva e Sena.

Mais fotos de Sophia:

Letra T- Tamy, Taty, Trocinho, Tomate, Téo, Tulipa, Tico, Tinho, Tutu, Tata e Trika.

Letra U- Uva, Ursula, Urana, Uninho, Uto e Ubinho.

Letra V- Violeta, Viking, Vet, Vesgo, Vivi, Vavá, Vulva e Valeska.

Letra X- Xaxá, Xexéu, Xuca, Xuxa, Xeren, Xênia e Xoxó.

Letra Z- Zatara, Zabira, Zozó, Zuzu, Zazá, Ziby, Zíper, e Zaquê.

Tem mais dicas???deixe nos comentários....

Gostou do Blog??
Digite seu E-mail e receba as novidades:
Dicas de Nomes para Gatos e Gatas de Estimação

DCH- Fotos e Vídeos

0 Comments | Read More→

Vídeo: Josi cai na passarela durante desfile

Vídeo: Josi cai na passarela em desfile de moda

A ex-BBB e agora capa da playboy de maio Josiane Oliveira levou um tombo durante desfile em Fortaleza-CE.

Assista ao vídeo de Josi caindo:

Leia mais sobre Josi e o BBB9 Clicando Aqui

Gostou do Blog??
Digite seu E-mail e receba as novidades:

DCH- Fotos e Vídeos

0 Comments | Read More→

28 de Abril 2011- Dia da Sogra

Acredite- Dia 28 de Abril de 2011 é Dia da SOGRA

Hoje (28/04) é comemorado(??) o dia da sogra e para não deixar esse dia tão importante passar em branco resolvemos fazer uma singela homenagem a mãe de nossas namorada(o)s, noiva(o)s e esposa(o)s.

As melhores piadas de Sogras

Sogra do Capeta

A garota chega para mãe, reclamando do ceticismo do namorado.

Mãe, o Mário diz que não acredita em inferno!
Case-se com ele minha filha e deixe o resto comigo!

Melhor não arriscar

Um marido ganhou num sorteio, 3 passagens para Jerusalém, chegou em casa contou para a esposa, mandou ela arrumar as malas.

Estava ligando para chamar também a mãe dele, quando começou uma discussão, um debate, com a esposa que queria levar a mãe dela.
Para dar final na briga ele concordou em levar a mãe dela (a sogra).
Chegando lá, estavam visitando o local onde Cristo foi enterrado e ressuscitou quando de repente a sogra emocionada passa mal, levam a velha para o hospital, mas ela acaba morrendo.
Depois de algum tempo o marido conversando com o pessoal do hospital, para ver o que ia fazer, perguntou quanto custava o enterro em Jerusalém.
Disseram que na moeda brasileira seriam uns R$1.000,00. Perguntou também quanto ficaria para mandar o corpo para o Brasil.
Responderam que com o transporte e tudo ficaria uns R$20.000,00.
O marido então escolheu mandar para o Brasil.
O pessoal do hospital e a esposa olharam espantados para ele sem entender, e perguntaram porque mandar para o Brasil se é mais caro?
O marido respondeu:
- Aqui em Jerusalém vocês já tiveram um caso de ressurreição, prefiro não arriscar...

A CIA resolveu recrutar um agente.

Após uma série de seleções, entrevistas, testes, escolheram três candidatos: um Francês, um Inglês e um Brasileiro.

Para a prova final, os agentes da CIA colocaram os candidatos diante de uma porta metálica e entregaram-lhes uma pistola. - Queremos ter a certeza de que vocês são capazes de seguir ordens, quaisquer que sejam as circunstâncias.

Então, dizem ao Francês:

- Atrás desta porta você vai encontrar a sua sogra sentada numa cadeira. Você terá que matá-la!
- Estão falando sério? Eu jamais mataria a minha sogra !!!
- Então você não serve, responde o agente.

Ao Inglês deram as mesmas instruções. Ele pegou a arma entrou na sala e após cinco minutos regressou com lágrimas nos olhos. - Tentei mas não posso matar a minha sogra.
- Você também não está preparado para trabalhar nesta agência. Pegue sua sogrinha e vá embora.

Chegou enfim a vez do Brasileiro. Deram-lhe as mesmas instruções. Ele entrou e então, ouviram-se tiros, um estrondo e depois outro... a seguir ouvem-se gritos, barulhos de móveis quebrando, etc. 

Após alguns minutos, silêncio total. Então a porta se abre lentamente e o Brasileiro sai todo suado e diz: 
- Bem que vocês podiam ter me dito que os tiros eram de festim!... Tive que matar a desgraçada a cadeirada !!!

Gostou do Blog?
Receba em seu e-mail mais postagens sobre:
28 de Abril de 2011- Dia da SOGRA

0 Comments | Read More→

Vândalos atacam Estátuas de J.K e Niemeyer

Comentando Notícias(328):

Vândalos atacam estátuas de Niemeyer e JK em Niterói
As estátuas de J.K e Niemeyer foram atacadas no Rio, a prefeitura diz que serão restauradas e poderá reforçar o policiamento na praça.

Esperem sentados!!!
0 Comments | Read More→

Twitter- Como fazer buscas no Twitter?

Como fazer buscas no Twitter??

Para galera que procura um buscador do tipo Google uma ótima dica é o "Twazzup".
Ele lista os termos mais buscados no dia e você pode fazer a opção de busca por "palavra" ou busca por "perfil".


Gostou do Blog??
Digite seu E-mail e receba as novidades:

DCH- Fotos e Vídeos

0 Comments | Read More→

O que é Gripe suína- Dúvidas e Sintomas

O que é a gripe suína?
Sintomas, Tratamento e Dúvidas

A gripe suína ou gripe porcina é uma doença causada pelo vírus H1N1 e transmitida por porcos.

Como surgiu a gripe suína???
Assim como acontece com os seres humanos, o vírus da gripe (Influenza) sofreu uma mutação nos porcos. Esse novo vírus híbrido contém DNA associado aos vírus das gripes aviária, suína e humana.
A gripe suína tem se propagada principalmente no México, EUA e alguns casos na Espanha, Reino Unido e França.

Quais os sintomas da gripe suína??
Os sintomas são facilmente confundidos com uma gripe comum: Febre alta, tosse, dor de cabeça, muscular e nas articulações, irritação nos olhos e nas narinas.

Existe uma vacina para a gripe suína??
Embora exista uma vacina para os porcos, para humanos ainda não existe nenhum tipo de vacina disponivel.

Existe tratamento??
De acordo com a OMS, o medicamento antiviral oseltamivir, em testes iniciais mostrou-se efetivo contra o vírus H1N1.

Comendo carne de porco corro algum risco??
Não, o vírus não resiste a altas temperaturas, como as do cozimento ou fritura.

Contágio da gripe suína
De porco para porco:
- A excreção nasal do vírus pode aparecer 24h após a infecção.
-A transmissão ocorre por contato com as secreções do animal infectado.

De porco para humanos
- Se transmite por via aérea, para pessoas que tiverem contato com animais infectados

De humanos para humanos
-Raramente se transmite entre pessoas, mas pode ocorrer por via respiratória

*O país com mais casos registrados por enquanto é o México com 150 mortos pela gripe suína
0 Comments | Read More→

Campanha de Governo- Computador para todos

M.I.D- Maldita Inclusão Digital

Lembram da campanha do governo chamada "Pc Conectado" ou "Computador para todos"??
Vejam o resultado na prática, o governo levou o computador para a classe brasileira menos abastada, agraciados com um "PC" novinho do plano do governo Joanesbrong de Hindemberg Stallone Souza Ribeiro disse que agora poderá entrar no MSN e Orkut todos os dias sem ter perder 5 horas do seu dia no farol para juntar 3 reais e pagar a Lan House, Karolayne Hyasmyn Kinberly Shéron Quetlen Madonna da Silva disse que sente-se muito feliz por poder conversar via Skype com o turista italiano que conheceu no baile Funk.

Confira fotos dos agraciados pelo Pc Conectado:

Se gostou da matéria não deixe de ler:

Gostou do Blog??
Digite seu E-mail e receba as novidades:

DCH- Fotos e Vídeos

0 Comments | Read More→

Fail- Horóscopo Português

Horóscopo em Portugal

Enquanto isso em um jornal de Portugal....

Olhe pelo lado bom, dia ótimo para soltar pipas!!!

Siga-me no Twitter

Gostou do Blog??
Digite seu E-mail e receba as novidades:

DCH- Fotos e Vídeos

0 Comments | Read More→

Aiken's Q&A Session Thrills Fans

DOUBLE THE PLEASURE -- Graphic by Amazing_CA, photo by lisajluvsclaya.

On Wide Range of Topics

Clay Aiken Talks with His Fans

This weekend Clay Aiken instigated a line of communication with his fans in a question-answer thread on his official message board that has already proved very popular, informative, and a leading reason for supporters to keep their membership up to date.

After a few ground rules and a promise to drop by from time to time to continue answering queries, the place to be for the next several hours was the "Ask Clay a Question" Thread. Topics ranged from the very serious (bullying, autism, the Miss USA controversy) to important information about how he harmonizes a song and the secret behind his Jukebox Tour piano technique.

There was even an "orange crocs" moment!

By no means does this blog cover all that was discussed, but it does provide an overview for fans who are not yet OFC members. As always, Clay was articulate, personable, and candid. The accompanying images are clickable.

Clay in Los Angeles
Graphic by Amazing_CA

Like the OFC thread, I hope this is a fun and informative read ...

I've gotten bullied my whole life even at times as a adult. I try to ignore people such as co workers and such but its not easy at all. How were you able to develop such a thick skin? Any advice?

As unbelievably hard as it is to do, I just learned to ignore. I don't think that the term "thick-skin" really applies to me. If I pay attention to negativity, it still hurts my feelings. I don't think anyone is impervious to that type of pain. Therefore, I found the best way to deal with it is to ignore it.

There has NEVER been a case that I have EVER seen where bullying is not a DIRECT result of the insecurities of the bully themselves.

People who are happy with themselves don't have any reason to spend their time cutting down other people. In almost EVERY situation, I have found that when someone is mean to someone else because of a trait they don't care for it is because they have insecurities about themselves and want to make other feel bad for the rush of superiority it gives them.

Clay on Dr. Phil Show
Topic: Bullying

When you let that person affect your attitude in anyway, it gives them dominion over you, which is exactly what they want. Ignoring is hard, really hard; but one of three things will happen as a result of ignoring those who are nasty to you.

1) They will see that they no longer affect you and they will stop.

2) Others will see that the bully no longer affects you, and they will stop encouraging the bullying or ... and most powerfully ...

3) Your ignoring will allow you to spend your time focusing on things that make you happy and make you feel good about yourself, and you honestly won't even notice the haters anymore.

Trust me ... it works.

Just for the record, Clay, do you own a pair of orange crocs??!!


Spamalot graphic by Amazing_CA

You seriously NEVER got excited seeing your face go by on the side of a bus? Not even the first time? What about your huge billboard in Times Square?

No, not really. But I did get tickled when I was in NYC last week and there was STILL an ad on the side of a bus saying I was in Spamalot. LAST WEEK!!!

Clay, what's your favorite TV show lately? Any new favorites?
I have started liking '30 Rock' a lot. Not just because I did it, but because it is funny, Spamalot-type funny; and I think Tina Fey is a genius.

And I LOVE LOVE LOVE 'The Closer'! Best show on TV!

Where did you learn to harmonize? Did it come naturally, or did you really have to work at it?

I was just blessed. I could always hear one harmony (usually just a third). As I got older I started to be able to pick out a third part and sometimes a fourth. I can usually pull out a fourth part if i try really hard.

Angela, is AMAZING. If there is a fifth part to be heard, she hears it automatically. She recorded and laid the tracks for all he harmony parts on "All Is Well" while Quiana and I were still stuck in traffic on the way to the studio. We just sang what she instructed when we got there. She's unreal.

BOTW graphic by cindilu2

What is a song that sticks out in your head as one you remember learning growing up in music class?

The arrangement of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" that I did on Idol was an arrangement that Alison Lawrence had us sing in ninth grade.. so I would say that one is pretty significant.

As was "Merry Christmas With Love," also a song Alison taught us in ninth grade.

Do you miss doing Spamalot? Do you still remember all your lines and choreography?
I do miss it. I barely remembered them then. God knows If I could do it now!

What is your favorite song from each of your Cd's?

MOAM: I hardly remember it, probably "Run To Me."

MCWL: "Don't Save It All for Christmas Day."

ATDW: Too many to name one ..."Broken Wings," "Every Time You Go Away," "Here You Come Again," "A Thousand Days."

OMWH: "As Long As We're Here"

AIW: "All Is Well" and "Emmanuel"

PHOTO INTERLUDE -- This clickable interlude features graphics by Amazing_CA from 2009 events, as well as one from the very popular Jukebox Tour discussed in the OFC's "Ask Clay" thread. Photographers include dc4clay, 2, and Katy4Clay, 3.

Clay, do you ever come to the OFC and read while in invisible mode?

No, but I would have if I had known how to! Good Lord! You're keeping this very valuable piece of information from me!?!? Someone message me and tell me how!

Did you ever find your passport, the one you lost in Calgary?
I had left it in Vancouver. I got it back after I had to get a temporary one. Which works out in the end, because now I get to keep the passport that has my Afghanistan and Uganda stamps in it!

You auction off so many of your mementos at your Galas. Is there anything that is so special that you've saved it for yourself?

I still have the outfit I auditioned in Atlanta in, and my mom has the red leather jacket from the "Grease" performance which I don't think she will ever part with.

Was your amazing duet with Quiana of "Listen" on the 2007 tour totally impromptu, or had you played around with it with her, like on the tour bus, before that night?

We had NEVER sung it at all. At intermission, Angie mentioned that she was going hoarse. I told Quiana to be ready that she might have to sing it.

That's all the notice she got. Angela literally signaled me RIGHT BEFORE she was supposed to sing it and said she couldn't do it. You saw the rest in real time.

Kids say the funniest things. What is a really funny thing a child has said to you?

When I was working at the YMCA, we used to have the campers say the Pledge Of Allegiance to the flag every morning. One morning I was standing near one camper and he was reciting it, but something sounded a bit off.

So, afterwards, I asked him to stay back and talk to me. When all the other campers had left, I asked him to say the pledge for me. He did: "I led the pigeons to the flag of the United States of America" ...

You did a great job as a judge and mentor on ANTM. Would you consider being a guest judge on another reality type show?

I've always loved America's Got Talent. I'd love to be on that.

'Playing piano' at Wolf Trap
Photo by Invisible926

Clay Reveals LMT Piano Secret

Conceivably, the accompaniment for "Love Me Tender" was simple enough for a non-pianist to learn. Even for this piano teacher, the next answer was quite a revelation. However, the plan makes sense for a live show in which anything can happen; and apparently, it did one night in Ohio, LOL!

How long did it take you to learn to play "Love Me Tender" on the piano for the Jukebox Tour?

It amazes me that you all think I played that on the piano! I know hundreds of you will say you knew all along.. but I've yet to meet ONE person who wasn't floored when I told them that I was "lip-syncing" that.

S'von recorded it before we hit the road, and I pretended to play it while I was slipping the blue shoes on for the next song. What's funniest is that, on one stop in Ohio, the sound guy accidentally pressed play on the tape before I even came close to the piano, and the song played before I got there. He had to stop it and reset it for me and play it again.

I was SURE that the jig was up then and everyone knew, but I have been asked this very same question over and over for years since that show. So DO NOT tell me that you weren't fooled. We did a lot better than I thought we did.

My daughter started with the Greenspan Method in school. The new teacher is starting to use ABA with her. What do you think about this method? Have you ever used it before when you taught?

Yeah, I learned it. It's got a lot of positive aspects to it. BUT, my LIMITED experience is that it's so one-on-one intensive that often the student has great success with the facilitator, yet does not have the same level of success with others who they don't work with regularly.

Other methods focus a bit more on group instruction and help students interact with various individuals. The progress is often slower, but I always found that the student was able to transfer what they learned and use it in a larger variety of situations and settings.

That said, trust the experts your daughter works with. Definitely don't make any decisions based on my limited experience.

When you sang the "Amen" in Spamalot, did you decide how it would be sung at that moment, or did you know ahead of time how you were going to sing it?

I usually decided right there on stage in the moment.

Clay, do you have any good luck charms that you carry with you at all times?
I have worn the exact same underwear for six years straight! It's worked, don't you think? (ha ha)

What is your take on the controversy surrounding Miss California's answer regarding gay marriage in the Miss USA contest? And do you think Perez Hilton is using it to prolong his 15 minutes or should he just shut up?

I don't think Perez was wrong for asking the question at all. Pageant contestants ALWAYS get politically controversial questions. ALWAYS. I think it was a good question. I think it was an especially appropriate question for the contestant from California.

While I obviously don't agree with her answer, she's entitled to her opinion. And I don't think Perez should be chastised for asking the question.

That said, I don't think we'll ever get anywhere as long as folks have closed-minded views on EITHER side of the argument.

In my opinion, Miss California is shortsighted and closed-minded; but I also think that crucifying her and lambasting her because she doesn't agree with him definitely doesn't make Perez look that great and doesn't help to advance his cause much. Neither one of them should be demonized.

If the label had not chosen "On My Way Here" to be the lead single, what song would you and Jaymes have chosen?

"Where I Draw The Line" was always our preference.

'Just You' Revisited - Montage by Yollie950

Surprise Song Ends First Session

Late Friday night Clay encouraged fans to hang around because he had a surprise and, in his words, planned to end the evening "with a bang." Among the afternoon's questions was whether he would ever record "Just You."

Subsequently, the singer explained in his blog that the "Just You" was one of the first songs recorded for the 2006 album A Thousand Different Ways. The track was laid down prior to the label's decision to go with a love song cover concept, and "Just You" was temporarily shelved.

So, here I have had this song all along that, to my knowledge, I own the only copy of. What to do with it? Well, this evening, with some encouragement from Jaymes, I decided let's just give it to the fans.

We do have plans (which we will tell you about eventually) to be back in the studio and record in the near future, but until then, you might as well get a bit of something you haven't been able to hear in a while. "New" music!

Since Clay didn't write or produce the song, he can't sell it; so he gifted his fans with a link to the Just You recording and encouraged all who download it to make a donation to The Bubel/Aiken Foundation.

I want to give it to you because you deserve it. You've stuck by me and been patient for a long time. We are gonna do this on the "honor system." Download the song. It's yours. Share it with your friends. It's free.

But I want to make it count for someone, so let's make it count for tens of thousands of children in the US with developmental disabilities If you can't afford anything for it, then don't pay; but if you can, I encourage you to make a donation to the Bubel/Aiken Foundation for however much you feel the song is worth.

If you want to give $1 ... great. If you want to give $1,000 ... GREAT. If you can only give $.05 ... that's fine too. It's a tough time we're living through nowadays, and non-profits are hurting more than ever as well.

TBAF (which will soon be known by a different name) has had amazing success in fulfilling it's mission, and is embarking on a long term plan to continue including kids in every aspect of life. But, it will continue to need help from all of us in order to make that possible.

Clay has continued answering questions throughoutout the week at his Official Fan Club. To become a member of the OFC, sign up at Below is a clickable of Amazing_CA's opening graphic:

Have an awesome week, Clay Nation!


TECHNORATI TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
0 Comments | Read More→
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...