Larry Flick is a radio host on Sirius Radio. His weekday show is The Morning Jolt. It offers many genres of music and high-profile interviews with many celebrities. The program also takes calls from listeners.
On the weekend, Larry hosts a music-driven show called Feel The Spin. The show airs on Sundays fro 2-4pm EST. Larry tries to present a balanced show, featuring music from current pop to classics.
Larry worked for Billboard for 14 years. He worked his way up from being a part-time assistant to a senior talent editor.
On Sunday, Clay Aiken was a guest on Feel The Spin. Larry, who has a reputation of not always being the nicest man on his shows, shocked the Clay fans by conducting one of the best interviews with Clay ever.
The segment started with Unchained Melody from Tried and True. Not a bad way to get started. Larry spent almost 45 minutes talking to Clay. Both men seemed relaxed and seemed to enjoy the conversation. The first half of the interview was a discussion of the new album and working with Decca. Clay and Larry also talked about Decca, song choice, and recording in Europe.
The second half of the article was an interesting conversation about Clay’s personal life. Being a gay man, Larry seemed to understand much of what Clay has gone through in his life as he traveled a difficult path to where he is now. Clay was upfront and seemed comfortable as he chatted and joked about life as a gay man.
The response from Clay fans was extraordinary. So many commented on how relaxed the conversation was and how much information was talked about in a short time. The following are a few comments that were posted on the net:
That was the best interview ever!
I think Larry truly was bowled over by how entertaining and down to earth Clay was. He said more than once…I could talk to you for hours.
This was by far the best interview Clay has ever done and LF was a wonderful interviewer. They just seemed to hit it off great.
That was the most insightful, heart wrenching, laying his life out to the public interview Clay has ever done. I’m so emotional and have such feelings right now. I admire him so much…..
I just loved the interview. At times he had me laughing and other times I wanted to cry for him. He indeed is one special person and I will continue to support him in all he does. (Even if he does not like Touch)
Clay needs to write another book. Yes, I’d run to buy it. He’s just so clever and intelligent, and he has a lot to say that could help a lot of people.
Yes it was a great interview. The interviewer was respectful and gave Clay time to answer his questions. So many of the ones who have interviewed him don’t give him time to complete his answer and jump right into the next question.
Wonderful interview! He sounded more relaxed and candid than we’ve ever heard him. He felt completely at ease with Larry, who asked intelligent questions, and could relate.
It was obvious he was a fan of Clay’s, not just pretending to like him.
One thing that worked was there was enough time to talk candidly, without watching the clock, as many interviewers have to do. It probably also helped that he, himself, was gay so he could relate to what Clay had to go through.
I wish everyone could have the time to get such an interesting, candid interview and get to know the real Clay, as Larry did. Love when he admitted he could talk to him for hours.
And, for the record, there are other pop stars whose fans can learn a lesson about manners from Clay-mates.
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It’s less than 2 hours since my interview with Clay Aiken has aired, and I have been BOMBARDED by Clay-mates showing love. Wow.
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