Tuesday, January 27, 2009

In Honor of the Sixth Anniversary of "Take"...

It's funny, because FOR YEARS I was really confused.

The broadcast and re-broadcasts and montages and videos of the first time he opened his mouth in Atlanta always began like this:

Simon: So what are you going to sing?

Clay: Singin' "Always and Forever"

Simon: Ok..

And THEN when he opened his mouth to sing... out came "TAKE time to show me, Yoooou really care...yada yada"

So yeah... I never really GOT that.

It's all in the editing folks! And what I'd call a major "glitch" in some very important lines of communication...

But Hosaa's Reconstruction of it finally set the record straight.

When I first began making montages, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. So when I go back and watch this second effort of mine I am always pretty much shocked and surprised. Because I think it has to be (hands down) the favorite one I've ever made... or at least my second favorite. I think I was just so completely and hopelessly IN LOVE, yet at the same time realizing the complete futility of those feelings. Remember those days? Crazy.

And even though those feelings have splintered off in many different directions over the past few years they have always circled back (and thankfully on a much more realistic level.) But This One...for me... well, it just keeps continuing to remind of why I came in the first place... why I keep coming back... and why I'm still here.

SO, in honor of this sixth anniversary of "Always"... heh

I just love him, that is all. And will probably continue to do so, well, for a good, long time. Or as long as he'll have me. *g*

**Note: Though posted on the 27th, the actual anniversary date is the 28th.


treenuts said...

Awwww,that was lovely! He looks so young, but shhhhh *said in a
whisper* don't tell Clay, k ;-)

Janarama said...

"I think I was just so completely and hopelessly IN LOVE, yet at the same time realizing the complete futility of those feelings. Remember those days?"
Uh, yeah. Yeah, I do.
Loved your commentary... and I still love Clay. Thanks for the memories!

hosaa said...

Gosh! Thanks for the link to the Atlanta "reconstruction" montage.

I actually just expanded it to add in the Charlotte audition ("Somewhere Over the Rainbow"), the tale of "Perfect Strangers," and the post-audition Yahoo interview. If you've got 10 minutes or so to spare check it out: here:


jbc4clay said...

I love this! I had tears in my eyes watching it. Thank you!

Good Ol' Sally said...

****Sigh**** He sure did take us down hard, didn't he? I think I feel a Memory Lane Day coming on.

claniac24 said...

Exquisite montage. This is a keeper. I'm still as madly in love with Clay as I was in 2003.

Anonymous said...

who could not love that man, he looked so young and handsome.

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOHH, Thank you for using all these adorable clips of Clay!! The memories!! He was such a cutie! And still is, just in a more grown up way now! Great montage, love it!

stargazer said...

That was lovely, lovely, lovely. What a wonderful way to celebrate Clay. Thank you so much.

Allegra said...

Yup. I love him still too. So many sweet memories of the boy he was watching hosaa's montage. He's certainly grown up nicely. :)


Anonymous said...

Those two montages were absolutely beautiful! You did a great job. What a wonderful trip down memory lane and what a wonderful 6 years this has been. I am looking forward to many more.

chel4clay said...

I just love him. I'm all smoopie. awww

chel4clay said...

I just love him. I feel all smoopie. Awwwwww

Carolina Clay said...


Happy 6th Anniversary ... and thnx for the memories in your wonderful montage!

Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful step back in time! I remain hopelessly in love with this young man for so many reasons. I remember waiting each week for those amazing smiles you highlightedly so perfectly with this montage. I can't explain it, I've just learned to accept he is a lifelong addiction. The voice, the heart, the man.

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

That actually made me cry (the Shania song) because I remembered how I felt when I first realized I was hopelessly in love with this kid. And how ridiculous it was. And how happy he made me. It's matured into something a lot more mature & meaningful now after all the years & all the ups & downs... but he'll always hold a special place in my heart no matter what. Unconditional always & forever.

Ashes said...

Allegra, Yep, AI2 bringing us Clay was the best season and always will be. I've actually watched the last 3 AI8's.

Thank YOU for your visits and comments to my blog :)

celebhith said...

I'm with you, honey! I ain't goin' nowhere that Clay isn't! I loved him then and I love him now. I anticipate lots of continued love for this fabulous guy! Thanks so much for the trip back in time!