May 12, 2009
Every time I hear Clay sing live, I’m wowed all over again. He really should do at least one solo concert this year — bet lots of fans will travel wherever for that.
In the meantime, here’s a video of Clay singing a Peter Cetera medley at this year’s David Foster and Friends concert (uploaded to Youtube by another fan, not me):
February 21, 2009
Looks like Clay has finally parted ways with the record label:
…Clay Aiken is setting the record straight: the former American Idol has parted ways with RCA Records, Aiken’s rep has confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE. “We were unable to come to terms in a recent contract negotiation, and decided that it was best to move on,” the rep, Cindi Berger, said Friday.
Source: People, Clay Aiken Leaves Record Label, February 20, 2009
Not much of a surprise. Clay and RCA has always been an awkward fit. The mindset of execs there obviously tuned towards music that fits the pop radio format in the US (witness the brouhaha over Kelly Clarkson’s previous album).
My personal wish list for the future:
- I’d like to see more regular releases from Clay in the form of digital singles, rather than see him work on a full album just for the sake of doing so.
- And, with so many fans on the internet, it’d be wonderful to see more official video media put up, particularly music videos, webcast of concerts (during the lull between tours), etc.
- For Clay to make his way to Singapore, to SING!
January 12, 2009
Was so excited to see the ad in the Straits Times today. And the listing is up on SISTIC.
Now, of course, it’s ticket stress time. Internet booking starts today, in slightly more than half an hour (9 am, 12 January). Judging by the number of searches for Jason Mraz to my blog in the last week or so, there’s going to be rush.
November 5, 2008
So I was watching this new Broadway.com video interview with Clay (it’s at http://www.broadway.com/Ask-a-Star-Answers-Clay-Aiken/broadway_video/5014647) , and the fact that he watches Boston Legal caught my attention.
That used to be one of my favourites as well. I gave up watching after a couple of seasons (that’s usual for me, I get bored after watching a couple of seasons of any drama series), but I remember absolutely loving it, for its quirkiness — I have a weakness for ‘quirky’ stuff — and most of all for the fact that it had a lot of heart and sweetness for being a show about high-powered attorneys.
I can’t even remember the names of the characters now, but I remember looking forward to those conversations between the two main characters out on the balcony at the end of the show. Maybe I should see if it’s still on here, and start watching again.
ETA: If you haven’t done so, that video interview with Clay is worth watching.