Sunday, May 17, 2009

Clay's Parts...

So even though we had over six months to anticipate his appearance on the "30 Rock" finale I still don't think any of us could have been completely prepared.

Because just Check THIS out.

But still. I mean, really. For him to have appeared so indiginously alongside the likes of Elvis Costello, Mary J. Blidge, Norah Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Wyclif Jean, Moby, Ad-Rock, etc, etc. (of whose names I mostly recognize...) But anyway... and seriously... that must have been quite an honor for him.

In a recent MTV Interview he says that it was.

He also goes on to share his always enlightening and prolific opinion.

'30 Rock' is not only the funniest show on TV now; it's also the smartest," Aiken told MTV news in a statement. "Things that you see or hear on that show start popping up in everyday life all of the time. I don't think any show since 'Seinfeld' has been able to do that."

Like "Seinfeld," these days Liz Lemon and her motley crew leave the "American Idol" alum in stitches every week. " 'Seinfeld' had 'yada, yada, yada' and 'master of your domain.' '30 Rock' has "That's a deal-breaker, ladies' and many more. I find myself saying 'What the what?' all of the time. They've really broken into the zeitgeist like no other show has."

And in case you failed Vocabulary 1001 right along with me... or failed to realize that it was even required...

Zeitgeist is (pronounced ˈtsartɡarst is a German language expression literally translated: Zeit, time; Geist, spirit, meaning "the spirit of the age and its society". The word zeitgeist describes the intellectual, cultural, ethical and political climate, ambience and morals of an era (similar to the English word "mainstream") or also a trend.

So yay, another new scrabble word!

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And just recently discovered (6 years later!) and audio.


Carolina Clay said...


Loved your follow-up of Clay Aiken's appearanceon "30 Rock." The video and analysis are fantastic!

Thank you for your kind remarks in the previous blog. Sunday night after the recital I sent email announcements to family and friends, forwarding one to my daughter, who wrote back that they had decided "Maya" looks more like a "Lia," which is part of her first name. Soooo ... a round of P.S. emails were in order, LOL!

Have a great week!


Ashes said...

Love it! I just discovered your new blog. Of course I had to watch the awesome Clay part of 30Rock again :)

Thanks for your visits and comments to my blog ♥
There is a new one posted to celebrate the 6th year of Clay's Bridge Over Troubled Water :)

hugs, Ashes