Clay Aiken and Assorted Hobbies

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Concert Montages 90's, I Can't Make You Love Me & I Will Always Love You

For the Intro to the 90's Clay makes fun of both the type of clothing they wore & the dancing. Angela, Quiana & Jacob dance to Can't Touch This. They even try to teach Clay some of the dancing. Lots of Clay cracking himself up & dancing badly. Very funny stuff.

Can't Touch This montage by Tsunamimommy.

90's Medley including Iris & Livin' La Vida Loca montage by Tsunamimommy

As the show continued S'von plays a long jazzy intro to lead into I Can't Make You Love Me. This song quickly became a favorite for the fans. Montage by Tsunamimommy

I Will Always Love You montage by Tsunamimommy sung by Quiana Parler

Here's another wallpaper made by Sapphire of Best of Clay.

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Friday, June 23, 2006

Concert Montages cont. When Doves Cry, 80's Medley & Sailing. Montages by Tsunamimommy

Heading into the 80's the drummer, Felix, came out in choir robes & did a great monologue about things from the 80's. It includes one of the funniest moments of the entire tour. Felix ended his intro in Vermont with "And Vermont is a wonderful city." When Clay came out to sing When Doves Cry, he couldn't stop laughing. He tried but gave in & said "Or state!" It really didn't help him get it together. He shoulders shook & he tried to start the song a couple of times but gave up & said he had to start over. He walked off stage & came back out. I wasn't sure if he was going to be able to sing because he was still grinning. He had 1 more false start. When he finally was able to start he was amazing.

Preacher Intro by Tsunamimommy.

When Doves Cry montage by Tsunamimommy.

80's Medley montage by Tsunamimommy.

Sailing montage by Tsunamimommy

Here's a wallpaper made by Sapphire of Best of Clay.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Concert Montages cont. 70's Medley, Mandy & Bridge over Trouble Water montages by Tsunamimommy

After Intermission the show opens with our willing/forced audience member dancing with the back ups to Car Wash. All of the dancers were wonderful & very funny. The rest of the 70's medley includes Clay actually dancing to September. It was great.
70's Medley Part 1 medley by Tsunamimommy.

70's Medley Part 2 & Mandy montage by Tsunamimommy.

During the banter for the 70's Clay had a lot of fun asking the audience for things of national importance that happened in the 70's. He also takes the oportunity to tell us that "I am NEVER wrong people." He also seriously scolded the people who have been to the show spoiling his punch line. I was there & it was a riot.

70's Banter & Bridge over Trouble Water. Montage by Tsunamimommy.

Of course I have to include a photo of new Clay. This was taken at the Hurricanes Hockey game on June 14th.

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Friday, June 16, 2006

Concert Montages cont. Pip Search & Ain't No Mountain High Enough

After the Motown Medley Clay went on search of a "Pip." Actually what he was looking for was a man who didn't really want to be there to help open the second half of the show by dancing with his back up singers. This gave lots of opportunity for Clay to show off his quick wit & sense of humor. I had to break up the montage into 2 parts.
Part 1.

Part 2

Ain't No Mountain High Enough closes out the first half. Montage by Tsunamimommy.

Of course I have to include a photo of new Clay. This was taken at the Hurricanes Hockey game on June 14th. The girl with him is Kristy Barnes.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Concert Montages, cont. 60's & Motown

Moving on to the 60's. Clay & the girls really seemed like they had fun cutting up on the end of this medley which I loved. What I was really blown away was Clay doing Paul McCartney's head bobbing during Can't Buy Me Love.

60's Medley montage by Tsunamimommy.

Clay's AI2 performance of Solitaire brought Neil Sedaka to tears. I've heard it said in the internet Clay fandom that the more Clay lives with a song the better he sings it. I can't imagine how Neil would react to Clay's version of Solitaire now.

Solitaire montage by Tsunamimommy.

Clay's friends from before AI have said that Clay loves to sing Motown. During the JBT Clay use to say that he had his backups do alot of the singing in the Motown Medley. I think Angela, Quiana & Jacob do a great job but I still think Clay outshines them all.

Motown Medley montage by Tsunamimommy.

Part 2 of the Motown Medley

Of course I have to include a photo of new Clay.

This is a wallpaper made by Sapphire. You can see more of her wallpapers here:Best of Clay

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Concert Montages, cont. Unchained Melody & Elvis

Well, that was the 50’s medley. Next is one of my favorites of the JBT.

Unchained Melody montage by Tsunamimommy.

A little Elvis part 1 montage by Tsunamimommy

Elvis Medley Part 2 including Suspicious Minds montage by Tsunamimommy

Of course I have to include a photo of new Clay.

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Concert Montages, Intro & 50's Medley

One of the most amazing things I've seen during the last 3 years of my Clay hobby is the amazing talent & creativity among Clay fans and their incredible willingness to share
those talents with other Clay fans.

One of my favorite things is concert montages. There are several extremely talented people who go through all the video available for a specific song for a specific tour & put together a montage for that song. During the Jukebox Tour Clay allowed videotaping. This created a massive amount of really great video. It is mindboggling. The amount of work it takes to put together just one of these montages well is extremely time consuming. To make montages for an entire concert takes an incredibly talented & dedicated individual.

Over the next few days I will be sharing the Jukebox Tour concert montages made by Tsunamimommy. Some of the montages had to be broken into multiple videos because of YouTube restrictions. So without further ado here are the first 2.
2005 Jukebox Tour Introduction

Jukebox Tour 50's Medley Part 1

50's Medley Part 2

Of course I have to include a pic of the new and improved Clay.

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Monday, June 05, 2006

I Can't Make You Love Me

There was a time that Clay Aiken seemed to sing every song by hitting it out of the ballpark. It seems to me during the last 3 years Clay has learned to tone it down when appropriate.

For example, during the Jukebox Tour, last summer he sang I Can’t Make You Love Me accompanied only by S’von on the piano. At the beginning of the tour he only sang the first verse. About half way through the tour he added the second verse. I don’t know what it is about that second verse but it really does something to me. I liked the song before he added the second verse but after he added it I became addicted to it, but that’s beside the point.

It is such a heart wrenching song & he sings it incredibly. Sure there are some power notes but the parts of this song that get me are the almost whispered lower notes. Gah! There really are no words to describe it.

Fortunately for you, thanks to Tsunamimommy & Youtube you can hear & see it for yourself.

montage by Tsunamimommy

For another amazingly subtle video go to The Clay Blog and take The Clay Aiken Video Challenge.

And since I really love Clay's new look I just have to share another pic.

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