Friday, September 22, 2006

Lover All Alone

Check out Clay's Walmart Soundcheck performances and interview here: http://soundcheck.walmart.com/index.html



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It's been a busy week with the CD release date finally coming to pass. The album is even better than I thought. Even though I did not like all the originals, I love all the songs sung by Clay. The biggest surprise was not even on the album, but included as a bonus on the iTunes download. The bonus was a song written by Clay called "Lover All Alone". It is just gorgeous--heartfelt and haunting. I literally get goosebumps listening to it.


Lyrics to Love All Alone:

maybe i've convinced myself i've really been in love
and i've been wrong all along
for all i know the feeling and the picture that i've tried
so hard to find isn't mine

could be its all just a waiting game
wanna share my everything c

and on my own
its hard to tell my heart it will be alright
this love it holds will one day find a home
as hard as love can be
its harder still it seems
to be a lover all alone without love

picking up the pieces makes me wonder if
i only build it all to watch it fall
the faster it can go away it means the less of me
is gone to stay and i'm ok

but lonesome(?) tomorrow comes anyway
i'm alone for another day, another day

and on my own
its hard to tell my heart it will be alright
that this love it holds will one day find a home
as hard as love can be
its harder still it seems
to be a lover all alone without love

and on my own
its hard to tell my heart it will be alright
that this love it holds will one day find a home
as hard as love can be
its harder still it seems
to be a lover all alone without love
a lover all alone... without love

maybe i've convinced myself i've really been in love
but i've been wrong all along


Fred Bronson confirmed that the song was mostly written by Clay with co-writing credits going to David Foster (music), and Emanuel Kiriakou (prob a hand in both).

The promotion for this album has been a bit disappointing considering that RCA did not see fit to include radio play in the promotional budget. There were not many performances with the exception of Leno, Good Morning America, and The View. Clay was to have the People Magazine cover this week, but got bumped to the upper-right hand corner in favor of the amazing and very newsworthy Anna Nicole Smith. The article in the issue is very good, and well worth the price of the magazine. There were quite of few interviews though. It seems people just can't leave Clay's private life to himself. He stated in 2003 that he was straight in both Rollingstone and on Primetime Live, but that's not enough. People would rather believe tabloids, liars, and late-night jokesters instead of taking someone at their word for something that should be private. He drew the line, and said he was done talking about it. People will believe what the want to believe. I was more than a little disappointed in the editing done on the Diane Sawyer interview. Who knew that Lara Spencer of The Insider would have the best interview with Clay. She actually asked reasonable questions and let Clay answer.

For a wonderful blog addressing the media attention and speculation on Clay's sexuality visit WebWeaver's World: Is Clay gay or straight? It's none of your business!



Video of The Insider Interview:




Clay had a Leno appearance on 9/15. The man is beyond adorable on the talk-show circuit. Howie Mandel was the first guest, and stuck around for Clay's time on the couch. The two of them should be a comedy team. Jay was not needed. *g*



Performance of "A Thousand Days" from GMA



Part 1 (9/18/06) of the Interview and
Performance of "Without You" from GMA





From the ClayNation Newsletter:

Tight Race for the #1 Slot
According to Hits Daily Double, the race for this week's top-selling CD will be a tight one. HDD projects that Justin Timberlake is on track to sell 225-235k for the week, while Clay's A Thousand Different Ways should surpass 200k. This weekend's sales may well determine who ends up with the #1 selling CD of the week. If you haven't purchased your copy of A Thousand Different Ways yet, this weekend would be a very good time to do so. Many Walmart and Kmart stores will have been restocked by this weekend, and if there are still stock issues in your area, iTunes is a great alternative. Remember that if you purchase Clay's CD via iTunes, you will receive the bonus song, "Lover All Alone," written by Clay! Visit
http://www.itunes.com to download their free player and purchase ATDW for yourself or as a gift for a friend.





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4 Comments:

At 10:29 AM, Blogger Chardonnay said...

Oh wow! This blog was just a complete goodie-bag of goodness! And there's nothing like bumping into a great blog on a dreary Saturday. Thank you so much!

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger webweaver said...

What a great collection of information, links and videos! Thanks especially for the Lover All Alone lyrics and for your considered review of this week's media coverage of Clay.

And thank you also for linking to my blog. I really appreciate it.

 
At 4:59 PM, Anonymous gothedistance said...

Great blog!

That iTunes bonus track, "Lover All Alone" is worth the cost of the CD all by itself. It's a wonderful piece of work.

 
At 7:03 AM, Blogger Luminous Dream said...

It's been a heartfelt week! Thank you for your blog, the videos, and for linking to Weaver's blog! I hope you'll also join us at http://claymates4ever.blogspot.com to show some unconditional love for Clay.

 

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