Saturday, July 08, 2006

Tears Run Dry




The latest educated guess by the professional educated guessers in the Clay fandom say that the CD will likely be released in September. Ordinarily an artist would have started talking about his upcoming CD by now. You know, the collaborations, the general type of sound they are going for, the producers that worked on the album. There may have been a tracklist by now or maybe the title of the CD or even the first single might have been identified.

Clay's new CD is a better kept secret than the location of Amelia Earhart's plane. We have heard that he had recorded so many songs by last fall that he could put together 4 or 5 CDs. The only thing he had not recorded yet were Mongolian Polkas. I'm pretty sure that was a joke. Then the CD apparently took off in yet another direction. The trouble with Clay is that he can sing anything. The search for a musical direction must be terribly difficult when there is too much choice and the pressure is on to finally have the opportunity to choose your own style, rather than have the record company hand you a dozen songs and you sing them because that's the deal.

Rumor has it that Clay will sing love songs. Thanks a lot Clay. Almost every popular song is a love song. That really narrowed it down. Then we hear that he'll re-interpret some covers from the last 25 years or so. Not much to go on there either. Then we hear that there will be some originals mixed with fresh takes on some covers. Lord Almighty! Hurry up Clay! By now I don't care if it IS Mongolian Polkas, just give us the darn CD already! God I love this man!

Last summer Clay put together the Jukebox Tour. He sang about 70 songs from the 50s to present day. He even tried out a few songs that may or may not be on the new CD. This is one of them. I really love this song. I hope it made the album.

This is a cleverly edited montage of the song, put together from fan video at many different concerts and beautifully capturing how amazing Clay sings live. Enjoy!




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4 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:54 AM

    LOL that's one funny blog! thanks :)

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  2. allison5:27 PM

    that is a funny blog but the video does capture how amazing clay sings live

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  3. Yup, that CD information is sealed up tighter than Fort Knox. The fandom will simply explode when the news finally does get released. We have been waiting so long it will be like a dam bursting. I can just here the EEEEEE's now....before the expected dissecting begins. *g* All I know is by now, I don't care if the CD is full of Mongolian Polkas. I've been worn down by waiting.

    :)

    Loved the video.

    VV/EE

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  4. Fantastic videos, Thanks!

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