Saturday, January 6, 2007

Clay Aiken: Comedian

Friday, January 5, 2007

Clay Aiken :Sure Looks Like Reba!!

Had to share this bit of hilarity from the ClayBoard today!

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I am stunned:a "slam" against Clay!-------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------

A dear Clay-friend from out-of-state gave me the Clay calendar for Christmas.

I have it on my cube wall.

Today while I was out for lunch, someone (I don't know who, although I have an idea or two) put a yellow post-it note over the pic of Clay.

I am fighting tears, I'm shaking within!

I wanted to not go off the deep end (my job could be in jeopardy if I don't handle this situation in the right way) but I just sent an office-wide email (we have close to 90 employees here) stating:

This is factual information for the person who anonymously put a post-it note saying “sure looks like Reba” over the picture of Clay Aiken on my wall calendar: if you had bothered to read the caption below his name, you would have seen “UNICEF Ambassador”. Perhaps you don’t realize that he was appointed to a position similar to that of Angelina Jolie, and he has made trips to Indonesia and elsewhere in third-world countries, on behalf of UNICEF’s efforts to help the children there. He has also been appointed, by the President of the United States, to a committee that will study how to help the children here in the United States. Clay Aiken, at the very beginning of his singing career, established his own foundation, called the Bubel-Aiken Foundation, which supports efforts to help “special needs” children in the U.S.; he has credentials to be a teacher of developmentally disabled children and the “Bubel” in the name of his foundation is the last name of a young man, Michael Bubel, who Clay was tutoring the summer before Clay went on American Idol.

I may have not put it in the best words, but I *HAD* to do somethiing!

I am in shock that someone would be so cruel.

What a COWARD to do it anonymously!!!!

Do any of you have any advice for me?

Also, any encouragement you could give me, I would *truly* appreciate!!!

Chexxxy...humiliating the Claynation one blog post at a time.

The following is the latest peek into the psyche of one of the more disturbed Claymates. I have use italics on the text that was taken from Jeff Varner's blog. I copied it over from Chexxxy's blog so that those who wish not to visit her site can marvel at her utter arrogance.

Dec 28, 2006 10:12 PM

I'm still waiting on someone to pop in and agree to talk on camera. No manipulation. I don't manipulate.

Excuse me, Jeff, while I laugh my ass off. Maybe I should say it in bitchy queen, a language I'm sure you're more accustomed to.

I have a few questions of my own for you. You said:

The story with Josh is Josh talking. There were a lot of people in the room including his family. Nothing was manipulated.

Why did you use only a minute of Josh's 45 minute interview?

Why were so many of his words muted even while on camera?

Why was he smiling and laughing while he was saying the things that your broadcast interpreted as angry?

Why were there no on-camera questions interspersed with the so called answers?

Why did you manipulate this non event into such a circus?

Why did you use a 15 year old child to further your own agenda?

If Clay doesn't return calls, according to some responses here, I'm supposed to let it go and not report it? If a murderer commits his crime, but refuses to talk to me about it, am I supposed to drop it? No.

Why would you be so arrogant as to think that Clay would talk to you? You're just another annoyance. Same shit, different day.

Why do you think a reality show loser, like yourself, who couldn't hang on to his 15 minutes, would cause even a moment's pause in the life of a successful star?

Why do you quote an esteemed journalist in your website bio when you don't have any intention of honoring his sage advice?

The search for truth requires a bit of actual work on your part, Jeff. Soliciting comments from anonymous posters in your comments section and inviting e-mails from any Tom, Dick or Mary doesn't qualify. I could write all kinds of convincing e-mails that spoon feeds you what you want to hear. I could use any one of a dozen e-mail addresses and aliases to play any role I wanted including contradicting my own statements to create a lively debate and fill your inbox with an avalanche of everything from over the top religious ranting to earnest confessions of adoration to vicious but well-crafted rumors.

Why didn't you simply contact the symphony and the promoters to get the real story? Isn't that what a real journalist would do? Too bad your education is in internet marketing instead of journalism. Did you lie on your resume, Jeff, or did Fox8 hire you because a Survivor contestant is all they could afford?

But the point people are trying to argue that I only reported one side without doing my legwork is not accurate. I would never have allowed Josh on air without knowing a lot more about the situation than was reported.

Oh yes you only reported part of the story. You reported that Clay performed the longest set of all of the concert series in Greensboro. That isn't true. His set list is exactly the same throughout the series. I notice you didn't research that claim, nor did you correct it because telling the truth was never your goal.

You see, the truth is clear and your agenda is clear. You are just another gay gossip blogger and just like all of the other militant gays, you resent Clay's success, you resent his popularity and it roasts your ass that he has legions of adoring fans.

I really want Clay fans to talk on camera about why they love Clay and take up for him. If he won't talk to me, you're the next best thing, don't you think?

The fans aren't going to talk to you because you're just another nobody with a blog. The haters love to swarm the comments section of bloggers that show their fangs and attack Clay Aiken. They used you, buddy, and you bought the whole enchilada. You aren't anything new that we haven't seen before and many of the others are much less transparent in their manipulation. You erased any comments that didn't agree with your goal to trash Clay Aiken. If we ignore every other thing you did and only consider the act of deleting the comments that set the record straight and are in support of Clay, your integrity is still shot.

There has been a firestorm of Clay support here. I find it interesting not one of these people will agree to support their idol without their mask of anonymity.

You're not that bright, are ya? What part of anonymous comments don't you understand? What makes you think the comments are from real claymates? Get a clue. You've been played. You are a gossipmonger and will never be a legitimate journalist. You are only a minor irritant. The tribe has spoken. Goodbye.

Taken from

Is Clay Aiken Losing His Hair?

His hair line seems to be receding quite a bit. Will Clay soon be bald as well as balled?

Thursday, January 4, 2007

ClayMates Hall of Shame!

If Chexxxy can do it, so can we. Except WE will do it out in the open. From time to time photos will be posted without any other information, however, if one of you reading here recognizes someone, feel free to shout the name out! I think 5 pictures are good to start out with and whenever the mood strikes we'll post more!

Thursday Thud

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Clay Aiken: Back On The Prowl??

"I have been reading on many of the blogs that AI runner up Clay Aiken has been back in the chat rooms. I hear, those chat rooms can be addictive. Not that I've ever been on Craigslist looking for someone to pee on me while I search the want ads. Not me! No, no, no, no......never! It seems this time around, Clay is looking to "date" an entire basketball at once. And by date, I think he means "gang bang". My advice to you Clay is if you do "date" an entire team, don't expect them to call back. Why buy the cow when the milk is free? I know I've dated countless basketball, baseball, football, hockey, and water polo teams and I've never gotten so much as a thank note. I mean, where are the manners people? Coaches, you need to tell your players that if as a team they "date" an AI runner up or a new blogger, that they need to at least send a thank you email. For God's sake, I'd settle for a text message. Good luck with your quest Clay and call and tell me all about it."


" Which Middle-American pop star, who really should have learned to stay off the Internet, has been chatting online again? Apparently his ultimate romantic ambition is a simultaneous date with an entire NBA team (except he didn't use quite those words). "

Claymates and mental illness

It seems that many of Clay Aiken's fans exhibit signs of mental illness in their actions and behaviors. Why is this? Is is a coincidence or is it a vast conspiracy by Simon Cowell and Clive Davis, as some of the Claymates would have us believe, to present such a disturbing picture of the mates by hiring "ringers" who masquerade as unstable, middle aged women and men on the various Clay boards? Some of the Claymates have gone public with theories to the effect that Simon Cowell has a hand in trying to destroy Clay Aiken. Worse yet, some mates think that his employer, Clive Davis is behind the campaign to ruin Clay Aiken. What do you think attracts the person with underlying mental illness to Clay Aiken? Why is he a magnet to those with paranoid disorders? Did his loss on AI trigger something in these people? If so, why hasn't the media focused on this unusual phenomenon? It makes me wonder...

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Descent into madness

The following has been taken from the blog of a Claymate. It is heartbreaking to see the path of a fan go from happy observer into a paranoid hostile state. Be warned that the blog below is filled with vulgar language and may be disturbing to some.

If you know the person behind the post below she may need psychiatric intervention. Please notify her family or the local psychiatric crisis intervention unit in her town.

Crisis Intervention Services

This is the one that services her town:

Crisis Intervention services are available 24 hours a day by calling 610-252-9060. The crisis unit is located at 45 North Second Street, Easton, PA 18042. Services include telephone counseling, mobile crisis, walk-in crisis, and assistance in accessing inpatient care and short-term crisis residential services.

The blog posts are in reverse chronological order.

Sunday, October 29, 2006
Fuck you, Clive Davis...Part 6

Yes, Mr. Davis, as long as I'm pissed at you I will continue to write my saga.

I'm still pissed.

I'm pissed that your fucking ego is so fucking big that you mandated a covers CD then had no plans to support it, especially to radio. That, to me, strikes at amatuerism and petty squabbles that you are too insecure to handle. Someone's dick is finally bigger than yours and you can't handle it? It's called integrity, you slimey old bastard. Evidently you never heard of the word because when one lives their life with integrity, having someone stand up to you wouldn't be so threatening, would it? And you're threatened, aren't you? I can see it a mile away.

You know, retirement can be a very good thing. Why don't you look into it. Now.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Fuck you, Clive Davis...Part 5

I used to respect you, Mr. Davis. A lot. 'Used to' being the operative word. Things that I've heard lately have driven that respect to sub-zero level, especially knowing that your ego got in the way of sound business practices.

A business-savvy CEO of a major American corporation would not do that, would not allow his prejudices to interfer with the business of making money for personal satisfaction at a perceived wrong.

So yes, my respect has hit an all-time low. How's that feel, Mr. head-up-your-ass Davis?

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Saturday, October 14, 2006
Fuck you, Clive Davis...Part 4

Well, Mr 'lost-my-touch' Davis, what happened? What happened to your 'legendary' (heh) musical acumen? How in the world do you manage to fuck up so badly?

All I can say is thank God that Clay Aiken has in him the artistry to pull off your cover album because if left up to you, we'd probably get cheesy pablum wrapped in banal cover songs. Thank God that Clay Aiken took his time with your 'mandated' piece of shit. Thank God that he has the fortitude, the balls, to stand up to you and say, 'ok, if we're doing covers, we're doing them my way'.

I listen to 'A Thousand Different Ways' every day. There are a few songs on the CD that I hate, some that I tolerate, and some that I really love. Funny, the ones that I really love are the four originals, not the covers.

I listen to the CD to hear many things....Clay's voice, Clay's vision for how the song is crafted, Clay's phrasing, Clay's input into the arrangements, the turn of a phrase, the way he sings a certain note. Funny, the one thing I DON'T listen to the CD for is the songs.

The one song I listen to most? Not even on the CD, it's the itunes download, 'Lover All Alone', a brilliantly contemporary, stark and plaintive masterpiece, written in part, by one Mr. Clay Aiken. Jesus Christ, that song is brilliant.

I'm realistic enough to know that Clay probably wouldn't do 613,000 in first week sales like he did for Measure of a Man, he was just coming off American Idol and in the news almost every day, but, gee, a little pre-promotion for this all-important sophomore CD would have been nice. Just a little, like one or two major magazine interviews. Wait! Here's an idea! How about releasing a single to radio a few weeks before the CD drops and actually, you know, supporting it? Like you do for everyone else? Like you did for Mario Vasquez? Remember him? Your next superstar? While your next superstar was busy selling the absolutely amazing CD that sold, let's see, what was that?? Oh, yeah, 12,000 the first week, you lost sight of the superstar you already had.

You know, I'm really sick and tired of people assuming that anyone over the age of 40 only listens to soft rock and covers and that we wouldn't know good music if it bit us in the ass. Really, really sick and tired of it. Who the hell do you think invented rock and roll? Nurtured it? Grew up with some of the best music ever produced and made superstars of The Beatles, Led Zep, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Frank Zappa, Yes, Jethro Tull, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Journey, U2, Def Leopard, Aerosmith, Springsteen, Billy Joel, I could go on and on? We did, that's who! And until you realize that, will we be forever categorized as blue-haired old ladies who musical taste is subjected to your own personal prejudices?

Well, I refuse to fall into your narrow, pre-conceived idea of what I should like in my music. I think I'll purchase the latest by The Fray, or maybe Sno Patrol, or Bare Naked Ladies, or Jack Johnson or Coldplay, or the Dixie Chicks. At least their record labels aren't patronizing me, thinking that just because I'm over 40 all I'll listen to is covers, or oldies, or Buble.

Mr. Davis, you need to buy a clue.

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Monday, October 09, 2006
Fuck you, Clive Davis....Part 3
Current mood: still pissed off

Let's many ways can a major record company (i.e. Clive Davis, whose name is on the masthead, so to speak) fuck up a superstar's promotion? Let me count the ways that are being discussed on the message boards:

1. No single released to radio in advance of the CD drop date.

2. No pre-promotion, such as a good, in-depth article, or barring that, some quotes to the press from the producers of the CD, or even Clay himself, describing how the CD was conceived and what they hope to accomplish.

3. A press release that left something to be desired. A high school intern could have written a better one.

4. A single finally being released to radio a few days before the CD drop. A song which, as good as it is, is STILL being played on the radio recorded by at least two other people. A single that was almost guaranteed to fail no matter how many promotional dollar$ were thrown at it. And I don't believe there was any 'promotion' behind the single.

5. No video.

6. One major print feature in People magazine that was published the Friday after the CD drop date.

7. Spotty stock issues with a lot of stores not being able to get their re-orders.

8. Let's talk about TV. GMA was nice, except for the fact that ABC edited that piece so poorly, I'd be ashamed to put my name on the piece if I were the producer. The View, Leno, Kimmel, and Martha, so far. Where are the appearances on The Today Show? The Early Show? Ellen? Oprah? Letterman? DWTS? How about Extreme Home Make-over? Next week they are building a home for a family with an autistic child. Missed opportunity, Mr. Davis, but then again, you've missed a lot of opportunities, haven't you?

9. Wal-Mart Soundcheck. Sounds good on paper, doesn't it? Have you even bothered to see what your money has bought? Half the stores had no idea that it was supposed to run. All the marketing materials that RCA paid for are not being hung in the stores and there's no stock for the customers to buy even if they did manage to catch the Soundcheck. If it were me spending all that money and not getting what was promised, you'd better believe that I'd be on the phone with the CEO of Walmart, reaming his ass out and demanding they either do it right or get my money back.

10. The best song not even on the CD...'Lover All Alone'. Another missed opportunity, Mr. Davis? What a perfect song for Grey's Anatomy. Do you know how many albums you could have sold from that song on a major Prime Time TV show?

11. All ballads. All ballads. All ballads. You ought to be ashamed for not having at least a few up-tempo songs on the CD. I KNOW you've seen Clay in concert. I KNOW you know what he can do.

12. Finally, where's the support from YOU, Mr. Davis? You know how you talk so well about Fantasia? How about just a little bit of that for Clay? Gee, it would have been so nice if you would have actually stood behind your project, wouldn't it? Remember the two weeks of continuous press that Clay received from a two minute, that's right, a two minute stint on AI5, when he walked out and he didn't even need to be introduced? Remember how all the press talked about Clay? Prince was there, too. Prince, who?

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe there is some brilliant marketing scheme coming up, or maybe, just maybe, you and RCA blundered so badly that it should go down in the annals of business history as how NOT to market a superstar.

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Friday, October 06, 2006
Fuck you, Clive Davis...Part 2
Current mood: pissed off

Hello, Mr. Mogal, or should that be Mr. Squanderer of Assets? Whatever it is, it's a crying shame that Clay Aiken is being treated the way you're treating him.

His all-important sophomore album and what do you do? You waste the opportunity of a lifetime on tired covers. Tired covers that you had to know would get ripped apart in the press. Tired covers that come with baggage. Tired covers that are all fucking ballads.

Is your ego so fucking big that you wear blinders in your old age? What? Did Clay fight you on this album and now he's being punished? Because if that's the case, you need to buy a clue.

I just read the Sony/BMG 'best seller' e-mail that was recently sent out. Let's see: Audioslave, Bob Dylan, Jessica Simpson, Outcast, The Fray. Six out of ten supposedly 'best sellers' that Clay's first week sales beat and he's not even on the list.

You're supposed to be a businessman which means protecting your assets, building on early success to maximize profits. Well, Mr. Davis, you spectacularly failed with Clay Aiken. And you still have your job. Fcking amazing, ain't it?

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Saturday, September 23, 2006
Fuck you, Clive Davis

'A Thousand Different Ways' by Clay Aiken. His third CD since October, 2003, if you include his Christmas album, 'Merry Christmas, With Love'. I anticipated this CD with baited breath for over a year. I yearned to hear new music from Clay, yearnd to hear that glorious voice wrap itself around new songs and new lyrics. Hearing his four new songs on last summer's Jukebox Tour only whetted my appetite for more. I wanted to hear Clay on my radio, blasting out my car speakers. I thought, with 'Back for More', I'd get that.

I was wrong.

What Clive Davis and RCA Records choose to release was an album of covers with only four new songs thrown in the mix. Maybe RCA thought that they'd cash in on the cover craze started by Rod Stewart and Barry Manilow but they failed to understand that those CD's were recorded by artists over age 50 with a repetoire of respected work behind them. Clay is 27 years old.

The album, 'A Thousand Different Ways' is a vocal masterpiece. The following was written by Claymaniac in PA the other day:

I'm sorry more people don't get it, but that doesn't diminish my deep appreciation for what Clay and Jaymes (and all the others) have done with this album. It doesn't matter to me whether these songs are songs I would typically like, or whether it's a genre I would typically like--it's the musicality, the thoughtfulness and beauty of the arrangements (despite the fact that the strings are overdone), the elegance of the vocals, the many small details that indicate care and attention that make me love this album. A thousand bad reviews, a thousand unhappy or dissatisfied fans cannot make me love it any less.

While I agree with her about the musicality and totality of the concept CD, I just don't love this CD. I love the arrangements, I absolutely love Clay's voice and the things he did with it, I love how he's experimenting with vocal nuances and using his different voices to convey emotion. I only wish he would or could have choosen a more diverse representation of love songs, songs that were not so well-known, songs that would have challenged his emotions and voice even more. And let me be blunt. I wanted rock songs on the CD, the kind of songs you blast out your car speakers while rolling down the highway. Fist-pumping, get-up-on-your-feet, dance-in-the-aisle songs. I know Clay is capable of them, I know he can do them, because I've seen it. I've seen it at more than 25 concerts. I've seen the audience fist-pump and I've seen Clay rock out so an album of covers with not much difference in the tempo is perplexing to me.

It's not Clay that I don't like, it's not Clay's voice that I don't like, it's the covers on the CD that I don't particularly care for. That he sings his ass off on them is undeniable, but this writer is looking forward to the next CD, hopefully one full of original songs like the itunes download that reportedly Clay wrote, "Lover All Alone', a stark, contemporary song about a man trying to find a home for his heart. It's brilliant in its simplicity and Clay is finally writing. If this is the kind of song that is in his soul, I want more of that, please.

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Sunday, September 17, 2006
09/17/06: The wait before the drop
Current mood: frazzled

Well, Sept. 19th is almost here. Just two more days until I get the CD in my hot little hands. I've listened to the Clear Channel stream both with and without the voice-over. Clay sounds freaking fantastic, the arrangements are interesting. I need a few 'listens' over good speakers to really assess the CD so it will be a few days until I do my 'review'.

I leave tomorrow for NYC and the CD Release party in Times Square, then GMA on Tuesday. It will be a busy and tiring 36 hours, but worth it to hear Clay sing live.

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Saturday, August 26, 2006
Eating my words
Current mood: contemplative

I wrote this a few weeks ago:

" I'm anxious. I'm anxious to hear the CD, I'm anxious to hear what he's done with the arrangements, with his voice and I'm DYING to hear the song that Clay wrote. I don't think there's anything in this world that will make me like that Richard Marx song, even Clay..."

I've always wondered how words taste because it seems like I'm eating mine. After listening to 'Right Here Waiting', as sung as only Clay Aiken can sing it, well, I like it. Granted, I've only heard 30 seconds but it's such an improvement over the Richard Marx version that my ears are happy.

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Friday, August 04, 2006
An open letter to Clive Davis
Current mood: contemplative
Category: Music

When I first heard the track list for Clay's new CD, I was stunned at what the CD WASN'T, so I wrote an open letter to Clive Davis:

Dear Clive,

You Da Man. You found Janis, you discovered Bruce. You brought Whitney to the forefront. Three of THE most influential artists in the past 50 years. Now you're working with Clay Aiken:


I do not understand how you could waste the talent of the century on songs shot to hell with pabulum like the track listing on A Thousand Different Ways. The greatest voice this generation will ever hear, and you found a way to cut him off at the balls. I just don't understand how one could take a talent as great as Clay and totally screw him over by making him sing warmed-over dreck. Did you not hear him KILL on 'Back For More'? Did you not witness the throngs of people who turned that song into a concert arena anthem? Did you not notice a quarter of a million people who attended The Jukebox Tour rock out with Clay? Did you not notice his song choices, like U2's 'Where the Streets have No Name', Prince's 'When Doves Cry', 'Chain of Fools'? That boy has some green-eyed soul in him and enough rocker to satisfy the most discriminating tastes.

There's a time and a place for ballads, and a Clay CD with some ballads would be OK. His middle-aged fans, of which I am one, do not want bland, syrupy songs, we want rocking songs, songs that kick ass, songs that we can groove to, dance to, be on our feet for a 2-1/2 hour concert. After all, we grew up with The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zep, Zappa, Hendrix, Bruce, Bon Jovi, etc, etc, etc. Just because we've aged doesn't mean that we've lost all semblance of our musicality.

Per Clay's press release, about you: He is a man who not only knows music, but really has his finger on the pulse of what listeners want to hear

The pulse just flat-lined.


A Member of the Vanilla Revolution

Then I had 24 hours to process the information and I came to a different understanding, so I posted this:

I'm done. I'm finished. I just needed a day to process that the album that Clay will release on September 19th is not the album that I wanted. But you know what? It's not about me. It's about Clay. It's about Clay and what HE wants to do. It's about Clay and what HE wants to sing. It's about Clay and what HE feels is right for him. My rant was selfish because it was about what I want. And I'm not the boss of Clay Aiken's career.

I just want so much for Clay. I feel that vocally, he is the premiere talent of his generation and I don't want that incredible talent to be shrugged off because people may put labels on what Clay has chosen to do with his career. Maybe I'm just scared that he won't get the critical acclaim that I think he deserves. And, man, oh, man, does he ever deserve it. But again, it's not about me.

This is only Clay's second mainstream album. Maybe he's taking baby steps. Maybe he's experimenting with just what that incredible voice can do. Maybe this CD will be a Tour de Force of vocal beauty. I'm just having trouble with knowing that there's very few, if any uptempo, rock-ish songs on the CD when clearly he does them so well and his fans eat it up with a spoon.

Maybe Clay doesn't think of himself as a rocker. Maybe he thinks his strengths lie in ballads. After all, he sings ballads better than anyone else in the world. As I said, it's Clay's career and I'm either on board or I quietly leave the fandom. And you know what? I ain't going anywhere. I'm here for the long haul. Clay Aiken has the talent and the charisma to keep me glued to my computer, buying his CD's, and attending his concerts forever.

I can sit here and tell myself that he's under contract to RCA and Clive made his do this CD, that Clay wanted to do something different, but you know what? I'll never know. Not unless Clay talks about it sometime in the future and I don't think he ever will. He holds his cards close to his vest and I'll never be an intimate friend of his, so all I can do is either decide to support him or get off this crazy ride that I'm on. I'm supporting Clay Aiken. I'm having too much freaking fun to do otherwise. I'm anxious. I'm anxious to hear the CD, I'm anxious to hear what he's done with the arrangements, with his voice and I'm DYING to hear the song that Clay wrote. I don't think there's anything in this world that will make me like that Richard Marx song, even Clay, but what will he do with the Dolly Parton song? Why did he pick that? It's going to be very interesting to hear the arrangement.

And the Susie Song? The fandom calls it 'IWKWLI', or 'I Want to Know What Love Is', that's hard to type out, so, since he duets with Susie McNeil from Rock Star: INXS, I'll just call it The Susie Song. In the snippet that I heard (I heard mostly her part), she kicks all kinds of ass so I can't wait to hear the finished product.

I just needed a day to process the loss of 'Back for More' and I was really hoping to hear 'I Can't Make You Love Me' without all the screaming that happened at the concerts last summer, a studio version of that song, like he did with 'My Grownup Christmas List' on GMA last Christmas. Every time I watch that video, I cry. That song, and what Clay did with, it moves me to tears with the sheer gorgeousness of his vocal interpretation.

Clay Aiken needs to craft his career the way that makes him happy so he keeps singing to me for the rest of my life. I'm cool with that. Although he may not sing that kinds of songs that I would prefer, I can get on board with what he chooses. He hasn't disappointed me yet.

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Clay Aiken: A Claymates synopsis of 2006

Clay Aiken: 2006...The Year in Review

Every year I wander the internet and get opinions from all the posters on Clay happenings during the year. At the end of the year, I put 'our' thoughts in a post. We all know that there is never a 'we' on the boards, that everyone doesn't agree, but I really try to get a general consensus of opinion.

For those of you who hate when posters use the 'we' or 'us' word, well, you can't please everyone all the time.

Any and all timeline and/or spelling errors are solely the fault of the author. And I'll probably edit these for those mistakes over and over.

2006….the Year in Review

Hey, Clay, how are ya? Once again, I’m compiling your yearly activities, at least the ones that we know about. I consider this a labor of love and it gives us all a time to reflect back on what we accomplished this year, what our thoughts were, and who we touched in our lives. It’s also hella fun. So here goes….

This is what the first half of the year SEEMED liked from our perspective:
May: AI appearance (eeeeeeeeeeee!)

And we thought the drought of Aught ‘05 was bad, but this one was the Granddaddy of droughts.

Here’s what actually happened:

January: Well, Clay, I know you were probably resting from the 2005 Christmas JNT05, but we were restless. As always, at the end of a tour, our thoughts turn to ‘When will we see you again?’ With all the Clack from the JNT05, we certainly had things to keep us busy, but it’s like visiting with your cousins or loved ones that you only see a few times a year. You end up really missing them after the holidays are over. You know that you’ll see them again, but it’s sort of a bittersweet feeling. That’s how we feel about you. When you’re around, we’re happy. When you’re not around, we miss you and we want to see you again and we get restless. And we tend to talk a lot. About you. Other things, too, but mostly you. Weird, huh?

We had a re-run of the Rose Bowl parade from 2005, courtesy of KTLA. ETV re-ran your SNL show, and on January 28th, we celebrated our third anniversary. January 28th, 2003 was the first time any of us ever saw you. In essence, we ‘met’ for the first time. You know, usually guys don’t remember anniversaries, but we know that YOU would never forget an anniversary. So……what did you get us? *g*

We also got this in your ofc blog: Do not fear the reproach of others, and do not be dismayed when they revile you. Isaiah 51:7At first, we didn’t know what you meant. Speculation ran rampant. We’d soon find out.

On January 23nd, an amazing thing happened. We found out why you posted that scripture, and Rockysmom, from Clayversity, posted this simple message on the ofc:

No explanations,discussions ,or debates. No board-wars or one-up-manship or agendas.Just to let Clay know...I love him unconditionally. I have his back now,always, and forever. Nothing and no one will ever change that. Period.Please take care,Clay. You mean the world to me.I'm circling my wagon.Anyone care to join me?

The next 24 hours amazed everyone. Poster after poster after poster after poster came to the ofc to show their love and support for you. The fandom had never seen anything like it before and we probably won’t again. The feelings of community, support, love, and togetherness that we had, not only for you, but for each other, still simply blows our mind. Quite a few tears were shed that night. Good tears.

Then you had to go and tease us that album news was coming……*soon, quite soon* I don’t know, Clay. Your definition of soon and our definition of soon certainly differs. You told us to open our minds and expect something different. Then you went on to tease us. Brat!

February brought the very first word of your new CD through Entertainment Weekly in the form of a blurb that read, in part, “Well, according to an RCA spokesman, he'll be hitting the studio in March -- with an eye toward a May release date -- and is sorting through potential material now, which includes both original tunes and "lots of covers.”

Do you have ANY idea of the turmoil that caused on the boards? Covers! No covers! Album! New Clay songs! Maybe in May! Summer Tour! Yes!

We knew you were looking at songs, we heard that you had already recorded songs, we thought you had recorded enough for four albums, as long as you didn’t add any Mongolian Polkas, but we didn’t expect a cover album. Most of us didn’t believe it, especially after reading the Matt Ehlers interview, so the boards were a bit tense for a while.

On February 28th, you called in to Sunny lite’s DJ Madison to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to her. We asked and they said yes to putting the clip on their website. Madison told us, “Can you believe he did that for me? He is the epitome of CLASS. I just love him dearly. His mother raised a great young man. That really made my Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” How does that song go, Clay? Killing Me Softly With His Song? You’re killing us, kid!

You blogged that you were taking each and every one of us as your valentine. OK by us! Then you gave us another hint about the CD, something about all your favorite songs are love songs.

March brought a first for the Boards. We held our very first Block Party. Hey, you weren’t around and we had to do something to keep us occupied! The Clackhouse, Clayversity, the ofc, and The ClayBoard all banded together to par-tay! And party we did! It was a block party for the community with games and activities for everyone. We had a blast. We unscrambled that tune, we did cluzzles, we guessed how many pins were in the pin jar, we played guessing games, we posted pictures and parts of pictures, never mind what parts we posted. We had door prizes and lots of other sh…stuff.

Scrubs partook in repeating the cast member’s favorite episodes, ‘My Life in Four Cameras’ was chosen and the cast members did short video blurbs about it.

In March, you blogged: “Let’s talk about something that REALLY happened…” Heh. You have such a way with words to get across multiple meanings. You told us about your vacation in Eastern Europe and how you were sick as a dog, about Croatia, Ljubljana, Budapest, and among your words, you gave us a short history lesson. Teacher!Clay! We would have liked to see pictures of your sick bed. Actually, we would have liked to see pictures of Kristy after taking care of you for days. Heh. Glad she survived *g* You told us about your photo shoot and how much you LOVED doing it (snerk) and you teased us with parts of pictures. And you told us….”NO news on a release date yet.”

In April, you were included in a program on Discovery Health about the Dilley sextuplets who are now 12 years old and one of them is a huge Clay fan. E! News had a short mention about fashion icons and used you as an example. Guess you never thought you’d be considered a fashion icon, did ya? ETV repeated SNL again and ET gave you a very quick mention.

In May, you visited Middlesex Middle School in Connecticut as part of your UNICEF duties. The Middle School kids raised $14,209.34 for the Kids Helping Kids Challenge and you presented a check from Proctor and Gamble to UNICEF for $150,000. Good job, Middlesex Middle School! And good job to you, too, Clay. We’re so very happy that you still get to interact with kids because it’s so close to your heart. And yet another repeat of SNL.

So, you don’t like Mexican food? Well, to each their own. Some of us do and some of us don’t.

Well, what in the world did you do on May 24, 2006? We know what we did. We were glued in front of our TV sets, watching American Idol, waiting for your appearance. You know, that surprise appearance? I don’t think we knew whether to laugh hysterically or what, because when you walked out, I think you shocked the entire Clay Nation. I don’t know what we expected, but it certainly wasn’t a totally new hair style that was radically different from anything we’ve ever seen you in before. There you were, the same guy, the same body, the same voice, the same smile, but that hair! I don’t think that a hair style has been talked about as much since Farah Fawcett’s ‘do in the early 70’s. How’s THAT for fashion icon?

My God, Clay, you could have knocked us over with a feather, we were that surprised. Some of us loved it immediately, some of us took a few seconds, some, a few weeks, yet others still prefer the spikes. But you know what? It doesn’t really matter because no matter how you wear your hair, you’re still you. Long, short, hanging in your eyes, bald, it doesn’t matter. Not to us. Never to us because we love and appreciate you, the man that you are. But, by the way, we really, really, really like it, especially longer, although some miss the bangs.

That two minute AI appearance garnered WEEKS of intense media attention. At that time, we couldn’t understand why RCA didn’t capitalize on the attention, I mean, we always second guess everything you do, but we really second-guessed that one.

After that appearance, you were on ALL the entertainment shows, in the entertainment magazines, in the mainstream press (more about that later)

June was like a vast wasteland with nothing more than a repeat of Stranded with the Stars and a mention on Jeopardy. However, you did tell us that Quiana had a baby. Let me repeat that: QUIANA HAD A BABY!!! How cool is that? Welcome Chamberlain Malik Moore. May your life be a blessing to your loved ones.

July was like another vast wasteland with only a repeat of A Capitol Fourth and an Oprah ‘Wildest Dreams’ repeat, but you did challenge us to come up with the acronym for the album title.

You know, Clay, we think we know you very well, but we’ve got nothing on you! You know how we think, don’t you? How we parse your blogs for any little hint of, well, anything. And telling us not to snoop around through our ‘channels’ ‘cos even your mother doesn’t know. We don’t need to snoop, Clay, because we got it on our own! We extrapolated using Excel spreadsheets, working from the beginning of the alphabet to the end and vice versa. Bet you thought you could pull one over on us? Think again, freckle-boy. Oh, and a phone call to the winner? Now THAT’S a nice prize, Clay. Then Jaymes blogged about the CD and got us even more excited.

At the end of July, you challenged us to donate to UNICEF. Well, we’re nothing if not predictable. I think, in the end, we raised about $70,000. Look what love has done.

August: Bless the Baby Jesus for now we had some news! CD Release date! CD Release Party planning! Travel planning! Ticket procuring! Venues announced! Tour news! And what was this we heard? A date? A CD Release Date?? Fer sure? A real, live, freaking CD? We had a l-o-n-g three year wait for this news that we were beside ourselves. The eee’ing and pee’ing and squeee’ing that went on the boards was a beauteous sight.

Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, E! News, Parade, Regis & Kelly, E! Top Ten Countdown, another SNL repeat, you were all over the place in August. Thank you, Baby Jesus.

Hee! You were afraid that we would break the Amazon website. How sweet. It was nice of you to let us know that you would NOT be on GMA on the first of September. Saved us all a bit of money. OH, and thanks for telling us about the Christmas Tour, but if a sixteen date run is not considered a ‘tour’, well…….. In your blog, you told us:

Album is finished and mixed and mastered and DELIVERED

More wonderful words were never spoken. Did you ever get to drive around the country?

September: Ummm, what happened in September that was so exciting? *thinks* I know there was something, what was it? It’s coming to me….wait….wait…. *snaps fingers* I got it! You released your freaking second mainstream CD on September 19th!!!!!!! Insert a MILLION dancing bananas! OMG! A new CD! Talk about stoked, we were crazed with excitement! The buildup to September 19th was filled with all sorts of feelings from euphoria to wonderment to questioning the validity of a covers CD.

There were several on-line websites who streamed the CD early so we listened. We listened and we talked and we discussed and we argued and we fell in love with you and your voice all over again. Some people loved the CD, some of us liked it, a few did not like it. Although it’s hard to find a general consensus in this fractured fandom, most people loved the voice, the production, the arrangements, but some were not happy with the song choices. Unfortunately, that’s what one gets when choosing cover songs, they come with baggage.

We were so excited to hear that you got a writer’s credit for ‘Lonely No More’. We always knew that you had it in you to write songs, whether it’s the music or the lyrics, and we weren’t disappointed, but once we downloaded ‘Lover All Alone', we were blown away. That song is a wonderful mix of words and music that perfectly invokes the feeling the lyrics are meant to convey. Wow, just, wow. Dare we hope that there’s more where that came from?

You were a judge at the David Foster Star Search Finals and you know what? You were good! Really, really good in that you gave good criticism, something that the contestants could take back with them and work on. That’s what a judge ought to do, not just give ridiculous sound bites with nasty comments, like another ‘judge’ we know.

You appeared on The Tonight Show and made us roll in the aisles. From the McDonald’s mozzarella balls, to the live chickens running around, to passing out on the floor, to Kristy having to put the tray down before going to your rescue, to planning your funeral and having Ruben sing at it, to struggling with the twisty ties, you had us rolling, Clay, rolling! And you sang beautifully, too. Gah! Intelligent, funny, and a gorgeous voice to boot. What more could a fandom ask for?

Monday, September 19th, the CD release parties. Held all over the country, organized by an army of volunteers and attended by thousands and thousands of your fans, buying the CD at midnight. What fun. What camaraderie, what an amazing time we had. In NYC, the fans lucky enough to be at BB Kings trudged over to Virgin to buy our CD’s, then camped out overnight at the GMA studios, waiting for you to appear. Some of us were lucky enough to see the warm up and we waited through Condoleeza Rice, various other news and people, Patrick Dempsey, Rachel Ray, then, finally, you. We were a bit upset at thee extremely poor editing job by GMA and a lot of us wondered how you could be so strong in the face of all the gossip to just say, ‘Enough! I’m not answering the question any longer’. You go, Clay! It’s nobody’s business unless they’re sleeping with you so the media can just take a freaking hike.

By the way, we’d be remiss in stating that if you and Patrick Dempsey were in the Green Room at the same time, well, that’s just w-a-y too much pretty in one room.

You were on the Morning Show on KTLA where you hair looked freaking fantastic and you were really spot on with the political references. You appeared on The View, you cutie-patootie, you, talking about your anxiety attacks so we’ll make this vow, Clay. If we see you in a restaurant, we promise not to stare, we’ll just walk up and say hello *g* No, hopefully, we’ll just leave you alone to enjoy your private time.

You made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel where you shaved your leg for him!! OMG, that was so funny! And your reaction to the tattoo girls? Priceless. Kimmel mentioned your appointment to the President’s Council for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, good job, by the way. Oh, this? ‘THEY WILL BE LOCKED’? Cracked us the freak up! And again, ‘Lawd Jesus’. God, Clay, you are so funny! Then came the tattoo girls. The look on your face was priceless and then you bared your leg to show us your tattoo of Jimmy. That was a terrific appearance, Clay. We really enjoyed it. Thanks. A few of your fans flew from the four corners of the country to see you on Kimmel, including the mini-concert you gave. How do those lyrics go again, Clay? Heh.

That day, you spent hours signing autographs for your fans at Virgin Megastore. What a nice thing to do. The fans were in a bit of a conundrum that day: stand in line for Jimmy or go to the CD signing? Stand in line or go to the signing? Luckily everything turned out OK and the fans got to do both, but believe me, there was some angsting going on for a while.

Then we read this:The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Wowza, wowza, wowza, Clay. What an honor for you. We are so proud of you. We know you’ll do a good job, as usual.

Here’s the link to the Dept. of Health and Human Services for anyone who wants to read about the Committee:
President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Anyway, back to you. The rest of September had you on all the TV entertainment shows and media, including E! news, CNN Headline news, ET, The Insider, Access Hollywood, MTV, Inside Edition, ET on-line and many more.

You appeared on the Larry King Live show for almost the entire hour. *sigh* We guess Larry’s a nice guy but really, some of his questions, where’d they come from? Anyway, Clay, you held your own with him and came across as an intelligent and witty man who knows his own convictions. Good job.

October brought us the Martha Stewart Show and the Hot Pineapple Salad, which, by the way, according to many fans, is a hit! You looked terrific and sounded even better and we really liked the cameraman for that performance. Lots of yummy close-ups.

TV Guide channel brought us ‘Close-up’, an hour retrospective hosted by two former American Idol contestants. It was mostly rehashed news, and we watched anyway, but the big news in October was the taping of the Tyra Banks show. Now. Clay, we don’t know if it was professional courtesy or ‘show-biz’ sh…stuff, but man alive, you two sizzled together! Talk about chemistry. We loved the reports from the fans who attended and we especially loved the fact that as the show progressed, more and more of the backstage crew came out to watch the taping. That’s’ a perfect example of the respect and genuine liking that we have for you. When a backstage crew comes out like that, they’re giving you your props.

November was pretty busy for you and for us. You taped the Megan Mullally Show, we heard a word that you may be appearing on ‘Days of Our Lives’, and you were presenting on The American Music Awards. There were three things that were notable in November:

You were honored with the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from UNC charlotte. What an honor that must have been for you, Clay, and just think, you dressed for the occasion *g* Ok, We’ll stop teasing, but it’s so much FUN to tease you!

On November 18th, you had the honor to light the UNICEF Snowflake to kick off the holiday season in NYC, and………..

Friday, November 17, 2006, co-hosting on the Regis and Kelly show. Ahem. Did you ever think that an appearance on the R&K Show could generate so much freaking publicity? The first 20 minutes of the monologue was so funny, you out-funnied Kelly (which we think is the REAL reason she was so pissed off). You did a fine job on the show. Then came the Emmitt incident, or ‘the hand over the mouth’ incident. Some of us were in the audience and it was a five second incident and the show went on, but when Kelly went on National TV the next Monday and started spewing her vitriol, well, you could have knocked us over with a feather! The consensus across American pop culture ran from ‘It’s about time that somebody shut her up ‘ to ‘He shouldn’t have done it’ and all opinions in between. We’re sure you know how we feel about it. By the way, your appearance at the AMA's treated the whole incident perfectly; a bit of snark and gentle laughter.

You blogged about the Christmas Tour and let us know that Jesse Vargas would be with you this year, you told us about the BAF’s Beta Alpha way of organizing us, and best of all, you jumped into the ofc chat one night and chatted to a few lucky fans. What a surprise that was!! And of course, because nothing can go smoothly in this fandom, the chatroom got hacked, and someone who thought they were being funny started to post odd things. We caught on pretty much in the first several minutes that it wasn’t you and thank you for looking into it so promptly and caring about us so much.

You also blogged about Thanksgiving at your new house and who was there. You thanked us for being so supportive and you teased us about a ‘surprise’. We love surprises. You hinted that Linda Loveland from WRAL was involved, but we had to wait until December to get it.

Oh, by the way, in case you missed it on the boards, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CLAY!!!!

December saw the debut of the Clay Aiken Holiday Tour. You know how we always make acronyms out of things? We couldn’t decide what to call it so someone suggested the Not-a-Joyful Noise Tour, or NaJT, but we thought the using the words ‘not a’ and Joyful’ in the same sentence was not good, so we ended up using NaCT, or ‘Not a Christmas Tour’. We thought it apropro.

Can we talk about the Tour for a moment? Many of us thought that it’s your best tour to date because you’re finally opening up to us. Some of us have been saying, ‘just give me Clay, a piano, and an audience’ and you know what? That’s basically what we got, except the piano turned into an entire orchestra. You seemed so relaxed on stage with all your banter, teasing us as if we’re old friends, which, I guess, is true. We loved it, Clay. We had such a good time attending the Christmas concerts, listening to you sing, laughing at your jokes and your ‘schtick’, we were entertained, we laughed, we listened, and some songs made us cry.

That you walked the bus line in almost every single city after the show was over tells us of your character and your heart, and the fact that you were gracious enough to do that tells us of your respect for us, your fans. Thank you.

Waukegan. The first night. The first unveiling of ‘All is Well’. That song, live, is almost beyond description. The emotion you infuse in it, the low notes, the key change, then the next key change. The glory note. You had a bit of trouble with it that first night, Clay. You tried so hard but in the end, it just didn’t come out. Happens to the best of us, Clay. We were on pins and needles that next night, finger and toes crossed, cyber-support from all the message boards, community at its best, all in support of that note. And you didn’t disappoint. Not disappoint in the fact that you did or didn’t hit the note, that was immaterial to us, you didn’t disappoint in the fact that no matter what, you were going to give us your best shot, whether you hit that note or not. Ripa, are you listening? THAT’S character.

The four concerts where you experienced vertigo. We don't ever want you to have to go through that again, Clay, ever. That you were struggling with just standing upright, yet you gave us perhaps the best four concerts of the Tour, speaks volumes about your character and professionalism.

We could go on and on about how much we loved and enjoyed you on this tour. The zipper clack, the crotch jokes, the binoculars, the cellcerters stealing your show, the show of hands to see who attended a Clay Aiken concert before, the Ripacrite jokes, and so on. We just loved it. :::LOVE:::

Days of Our Lives: General concensus? We loved it! We didn't get enough of you, but overall, we loved it. The DOOL fans also liked it a lot.

What a great second half of the year, Clay, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the tabloid sh…crap that they spewed. We’re not going to give them much of the time of day, but we have to say that we think you’re a strong man to handle the accusations and insults as you did. It wasn’t easy for us, those first few weeks when it hit us upside the head. There was a lot of angsting going on, anger, too. We were furious that some scum tried to blacken your good name, but we soon realized that when one is in the spotlight, sometimes unpleasant things can happen, through no fault of yours or ours. We learned to roll with the punches and take the bad with an attitude of ‘Here’s to not caring” (tm some cute guy during the AI Tour). We love you and we support you. Always and forever.

So, Clay, it’s the end of 2006 and the beginning of 2007. Looking back, 2006 was not what we expected, in so many ways (dare I say A Thousnad Different Ways?), yet you proved once again that you always give us your very best. You set a really high bar, Clay, and you keep exceeding your own expectations. Some of us often think, ‘how can he top himself?’. Looking ahead to 2007, we haven’t a clue. We have your New Years audio message and blog but nothing else, so 2007 really is a blank slate. We have our hopes and dreams but they’re fantasy, we’re looking forward to watching the reality unfold.

Take care, Clay. Keep healthy and happy and work hard to achieve your dreams. We’re there with you. Every step of the way.

Love,Your Internet Fans

From Shadylil: On Larry King Live this year you said that you don’t remember or think about what it was like before the fame and money. Here’s my advice to you, Clay. Don’t ever forget. Don’t forget what it was like to be a regular person. I’m not going to lecture or even say why I feel that way; I’ll just leave you to ponder.

Happy Anniversary To Clay Aiken & John Paulus!

The King Holds Court With John Paulus
Posted By Malcontent On 9th February 2006 @ 11:51 In Gay, Gay Culture, Music, Sex, American Idol, Howard Stern, Radio Comments Disabled

"Howard Stern Week" rolls right along on The Malcontent. As promised last week, the King of All Media interviewed John Paulus, a former Green Beret and Army Ranger, on his alleged sexual escapade with Clay Aiken.

Why do I believe John? Because according to him, Clay is actually a top.
The audio link is first, with my synopsis after the jump. And some of the details get a bit graphic.

John was greeted by Howard, who had just emerged from the bathroom where he had relieved his bladder live on the air (thus the reference to "pee" on his hands.) The questioning immediately turned to how we are to believe that John’s story is true. He replied that he had taken a lie-detector test.

John’s motive in telling his story is that Clay is a "hypocrite," that he focuses his career on "Christians" but is "cold, calculating, manipulative" behind the scenes.

They discussed some of the details of an alleged IM transcript between John and Clay, which producer Gary Dell’Abate stated was realistic in its details. John said that Clay had come out to his mother in March but was trying to be discreet.

John said he was angry with how Clay had treated him, which he would later elaborate on. He thought there would be at least a friendship at least, and he said that Clay claimed he had wanted that too.

John says Clay first contacted on Dec. 16, having seen John’s "Big Muscle" webpage, and that they also contacted each other through At first, John was unconvinced that he was actually chatting with Clay Aiken. According to John, Clay said "I can videocam and prove who I am." Then he said Clay called him, and John recognized his voice immediately.

On Jan. 2, John says Clay saw him online and contacted him via Yahoo! IM. Clay told John to get a hotel. When Clay arrived, John said a maintenance man saw them and Clay got nervous. John said Clay wanted sex immediately, while John just wanted to first meet Clay and see how the "chemistry" was.

The actual sex story diverged at this point to discuss John’s life. He says he has received death threats from "Christian women and Claymates." He also said he now has a contract with Lucas Entertainment after having been fired from his real estate job. (Side note: The Lucas website crashed immediately for a while after they discussed it.) John originally said it was "George" Lucas rather than Michael Lucas, and for a moment the gang in the studio was actually impressed.

Back to the hotel, John said Clay kept his shirt on the whole time. He said Clay placed John’s hand directly on the bulge in his pants. Howard quizzed him on this aspect of the story, pressing for details about Clay’s penis, including the size.

Strangely, at this point, John tried to clam up. He was willing to out a celebrity nationwide, but he didn’t want to talk about his penis. He eventually revealed that Clay is small, and his johnson has "distinguishing marks" that were later characterized as "three little bumps."

John said he pulled Clay’s hand away and then Clay became aggressive: a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde scenario," as John described it. John said he wasn’t especially attracted to him but was caught up in the notion of celebrity.

Clay allegedly wanted John to him to perform oral sex on him, and John initially declined. He said Clay was pushing his head down. He also said that Clay wanted to "fist" him but was able to fit only two fingers.

John then said that Clay wanted anal sex, but they had no condoms. According to John, Clay said "Don’t worry about that." Clay then flipped John on top of him and eventually forced him down onto him, and they had unsafe sex.

In fact, they had unsafe sex for 90 minutes, during which John said he never once got an erection. John said he kept trying to stop, and that Clay is "very verbal, very loud."

When it was finally over and Clay had supposedly discharged on himself, John says Clay "ordered" him to get a towel. John spent some time in the bathroom looking around, and then he said Clay yelled at him for taking too long. When John emerged with a washcloth, Clay berated John for "not getting anything fucking bigger." (I assume from context that John returned to get an actual towel.) John said he now has "DNA" evidence of the encounter.

John said he asked for Clay’s number, but Clay wouldn’t give it to him and said, "I’ll email you." John said Clay then pointed to the "mess" left behind and said, "Take care of that." John’s story about why he kept the towel didn’t sound as innocent as he claimed, although he eventually copped to saving it because of Clay’s celebrity status.

Two hours later when John was at home, he said he saw Clay already cruising online again. John said he tried to IM and contact Clay, but his messages were refused.

John said that since he began telling his story, Clay has since IM’d him. According to John, Clay said that he was "upset" with John and is "praying for (him)." John said that all he wanted was an apology, and he has yet to get one.

I sense that his interview with Howard might not help him get it.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Clay Aiken: A Crazy Claymate Issues a Fatwah (no pun intended)

"For those of you who are interested... here's an appropriate verse to ponder....

'Do not fear the reproach of others, and do not be dismayed whenthey revile you.' Isaiah 51:7"

This was a quote from Clay's blog 1/17/2006. Many in the Clay Nation were convinced that this was a message for the fans to be forewarned and forearmed that there was a MESS coming and it took a few more months before others were convinced that this was, indeed, a warning and to stand with him and stay strong. It is now 2007 and to quote a fan at the Clayboard "The Anchor is Still Holding".

Yes, it is stronger than ever now that the weak, rusty, and diseased links from the chain of the Anchor have exposed themselves or have been exposed by others for what they really are and have dropped to the depths of Hell's Ocean. So which links and diseases were exposed?

1. The most vicious of Kelly Clarkson's and Ruben Studdard's fanbases who were never links but a disease.

2. A Green Beret willing to sell his soul and his lies for a buck, 15 minutes, and a porn career; just another disease.

3. Gossip Bloggers who makes a living from lies about the innocent and prey on the inner confusion of others. Perez Hilton's delight in inflicting emotional pain can be compared to a child sociopath with no conscience who pulls the wings off butterflies. It's the Gay Community's Saddam Hussein Disease which is rampant and spreads quickly to other gay bloggers who are like minded.

Through these first 3 we have uncovered things we never wanted to know. The gays mentioned above are hated in the Gay Community. Perez Hilton is hated among the celebrities but they cater to him in order NOT to become his victim. Some have said they've seen him "work a room" and he is described as a predator. He was angered and thew a hissy fit on his own blog when he found out that the FBI put some sort of tracer in place that would hone in on the IP Address of an adult who clicked into a child porn site after the 3rd time. Now we know who some of his prey are.

Through 2 & 3 we have discovered the penchant for exposing body parts as a way of advertising. Those of us just now coming out of the dark finally get WHY young artists such as Kelly Clarkson change their image. Possibly unbeknown to them they are victims of the sick underbelly of the entertainment industry. Those of us just now coming out of the dark found that a number of people associated with those who manage the Idols are gay. I believe, and this is just my belief, that young ladies such as Kelly, Christina A. and Brittney were convinced that in order to be successful you must be willing to get down and dirty. Perhaps this is why Kelly has dropped the bottom half of her clothes to her pubic bone in front and exposes 1/4 of her asscrack in the back. These girls do NOT see that they are being used and exploited by gay males (see 5 below to understand) in the entertaiment industry who believe this is normal because it's normal for them.

Never mind that America chose Idols who were FRESH and TALENTED, who brought back the INNOCENSE of Pop Music's younger days with their own INNOCENSE. This is what we were waiting for. Kelly fell victim to the question from a PTB (germs are as dangerous as viruses) "Are you willing to do what it takes?" She did but Clay didn't go there. He was up front in the beginning that he would not compromise his beliefs, his integrity, or who he is. We know he is headstrong and determined. Many of us believe that he is being punished for what makes him so outstanding in a dirty world and the best way to do that is to dirty him up since he refuses to do it himself.

4. The first links to fall into the depths were identified as Clay's fans who stalked him incessantly and when he recognized them for what they are and he did not give them special attention, or when he ignored their tantrums as Teacher Clay was trained to do, they turned on him. They became part of the Green Beret's hate blog contributing their own lies as a form of revenge.

5. The worst disease and the weakest link is the Openly Clay membership and message board. Most of us who were oblivious to their inner and outer workings were rudely awakened to their existance because of the MESS of 2006. These are ladies who refer to themselves as "faghags". I hate labels like that because it seems disrespectful to me but they're comfortable with it so what the hell?

Some of us who were oblivious were rudely awakened to the fact that they are only interested in symptom of their disease called "shipping". They photoshop men on men because it's how they reach a climax in their warped world. They write man on man fanfic because they are attracted to gay men and some are attracted to Clay. In order for them to explain their attraction they MUST make him appear gay. We, the oblivious until this year, had no idea that they've been making up lies about Clay and posting them on places like Datalounge and Perez Hilton since early AI-2 days in order to get it in the hands of those who could do the most damage. They also put their fantasies and thoughts on the open part of their message board which is where much of the gay media hounds and bloggers got their stories. Once this bullshit was published it validated their lies so they could keep pretending that Clay is gay and they could keep on keeping on in order to get their jollies.

Now comes the worst symptom of the OC Disease. The leaders go out among the message boards such as the American Idol boards and actively recruit younger and more easily influenced fans, INCLUDING MINORS. These people, like the KCE and Soulful Ruben fans, infiltrate the message boards, drop their innuendos and run back to the OC to snicker and giggle at causing an uproar. They openly display suggestive, innuendo laden avatars at Clay's own Official Fan Club and are protected by some Mods who should NOT be in any sort of capacity at the OFC.

The OC are NOT fans of the real Clay Aiken; they are fans of their own characterization of Clay. There was a dialogue established with some Openly Clay members on a more private message board and they made it plain that they do not see their fanfic and "shipping" character as a person. They think it is fun and do NOT see the harm that they have done to Clay's reputation as someone who is truthful about who he is. They have no brain cells that are capable of separating what is fact from their fiction. They are NOT capable of seeing that it is they who have fed the gossip blogs (for over 3 years) who have fed the tabloids who have fed the weak links of the media who have turned away from true journalism and opted for "Copy and Paste". They do not see that IF there is a smear campaign that was launched from high up on the totem pole in early 2006, the OC was the primary source of information to use as the virus.

2006 was definitely "The Year of the Rude Awakening". Clay's innocense was stolen by someone he never met and by those who found the bastard willing to sell his soul. In turn we shucked our innocense and some of us dug our heals in to find the truth and expose each innuendo and lie and where they originated from and how these diseases spread. What we found was a network so vile and so germ infested that the only cure is to inform others so the carriers may eventually be rendered harmless. They are already useless dregs of society.


Seeing the end of 2006 is bittersweet. Clay and the ClayMates provided so many unintentionally hilarious moments.

One would be hard pressed to list them all!

Clay? I hope you will continue to be the gift that keeps on giving. Please keep opening your mouth and then inserting your foot. Please continue to squeal like a little girl. Please continue to be stubborn and silent whenever a controversy arises. Please continue to have your adventures on and so we can continue to laugh at your non-denials of your sexuality. Please keep being a hypocrite and a liar. Please continue turning into the Pillsbury Dough-boy.

Given how the last week of this year has gone for Clay, there will likely be plenty of new antics to keep us amused in 2007.

Claymates? Please continue to thud and squee over photos of a man who looks like Annette Bening on steroids. Please continue to insist that Clay is straight. Please continue to insist that 2007 will be the year of Clay and that he will rise like lava! Please don't hold your breath while waiting for the ATDW tour. Please continue to attack anyone who dares to speak the truth about Clay. Even if it happens to be a child.

To the readers and posters of this blog? Please continue to share your stories, your humor and your intellect. It is much enjoyed and appreciated!


Sunday, December 31, 2006

Clay Aiken: Great Moments 2006

Clay Aiken: Great Moments 2006

Clay squeals like a woman!

Clay Aiken: Clay Moments 2006

Rosie O'DOnnell OUTS Clay!