Friday, May 22, 2009

Clay Aiken - New Blog!

Clay Aiken blogged again on May 22, 2009. Since we know a) the "media" will pay no attention because it doesn't suit their own purposes or b) they will post it with their own spin, taking it apart so that the initial meaning is TOTALLY LOST!!! SO - here tis:

Wow! Such influence! ha ha

Who knew I had so much influence and that my words and opinion mattered so much to so many people!?!?! HA HA HA I'll be the first to admit that my opinion is just that, only my opinion, but for as much as some of the bloggers seem to dislike me and care so little about my thoughts, they sure can waste a lot of their space on what I say! If only many of them took the time to pay attention to important things like the US economy and the welfare of the world's children. But... nah... I could blog about that type of stuff anytime and most wouldn't think twice, but let me say something that they can pick and choose quotes and misinterpret me... and it's showtime! I never assumed my opinion mattered so much! I guess I may have been wrong.

That said, since my previous blog got dissected like a biology lab frog, i suppose I should clarify and even retract some of what I wrote.

I am sure that some were upset by my choice of words describing my opinion of a performance I heard from Adam Lambert. I hope no one actually believed that blood truly poured forth from my ears when I heard him. I obviously meant it as a colorful statement to imply that I did not enjoy what I heard. Any performer hopes that their music will appeal to all people, but no singer realistically expects it to. God knows, I am SURE there are PLENTY of people who can't stand to hear me sing either. I wouldn't dream of assuming that, and I am sure that far worse things have been said about my performances than I would even venture to type here. To me, that's fine. I don't expect unanimous, nor even majority support for my music. But, my guess is Adam doesn't either. I would not venture to make judgements on the personality or demeanor of anyone I don't know, so none of what I said in my previous blog was directed as a "slam" on Adam as a person. At the same time, I wouldn't dream of slamming him as an entertainer. He does what he does, because he enjoys it, and he obviously has many fans who enjoy it as well. If what i said in my previous blog regarding my impression of a single performance from Adam upset or offended any of his fans, I expect that the mature ones will realize that it was simply a poorly worded metaphor describing my personal tastes. The only person I would really dream of apologizing to is Adam. And the irony is, if he's smart he couldn't give a crap what I think of his Ring of Fire performance. As an entertainer, Adam knows that one person's opinion of one performance really matters a little less than zero, in the grand scheme of things. He could not have gotten on Idol (nor made it as far as he did) without an immense amount of talent. He surely doesn't need my approval to know he has a gift. At the same time, he realizes that amazing talent doesn't always equal universal appeal. (I could NEVER have the amount of skill and talent that ballet dancers have! that's talent! But, I don't particularly enjoy it!) I am sure that I will have plenty of opportunities in the coming years to hear Adam sing. I imagine he'll be around for years to come. But in the meantime, I definitely don't want to stoop to the level of so many negative freaks on the internet... so, I do apologize to Adam for my colorful (and negative) choice of words. I hope he can forgive me. I imagine he doesn't give a damn! :-) God knows he shouldn't. :-)


Now, for those of you who are able to comment on this.... lets take bets as to which bits and pieces of this blog will end up mass distributed. Be creative.... they don't seem to care about punctuation or whether or not they use all of the words in a sentence... so, have fun.... ;-)

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Thanks Clay, as always you always make me smile!


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13 comments:

deyabird said...

Great blog from a very smart and fair man. Love him. Thanks for posting this.

PaulaBear said...

When Clay Aiken wrote his first blog, I don't believe that his words weren't meant to hurt or demean Adam. But when he realized that they might, he took responsibility and issued an apology to Adam. No mention or retraction of his words about American Idol...no doubt he meant every single word about them.

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken is a class act! Wouldn't it be funny if this really did lead to a duet! OK...maybe not!

jbc4clay said...

I love a man with integrity!

ImGranny said...

Thanks for getting his blog out there. Clay Aiken is one class act!

Shyeyewitness said...

Clay Aiken is a TRUE Measure of a MAN, what a class act he is!

fgs said...

Great blog and the apology is directed right to Adam--no mistaking it.

katy said...

Do you think they'll get it?? Probably not. Clay Aiken has done wrong, but as a gentleman has clarified his remarks. Do you think these sites will publish this blog? Probably not.

Anonymous said...

I too, don't think Adam Lambert gives a sh** about what Clay Aiken said on his private blog, but Clay being the nice guy he is has made it clearer and apologized for his use of words.

Anonymous said...

I just listened to ROF for the first time. Clay was right, it was awful. I can't even imagine that Adam thought that performance was good. It's a shame Clay can't have an opinion on his private message board without it being carried all over the media. Oh well, such is the media today.

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Anonymous said...

I agree completely with what Clay said about Adam's Ring of Fire. I tried to watch it on uTube and could only get through 20 seconds of it. It's fine to "make a song your own" but his version didn't even have the same melody as the original. Johnny Cash must have turned over in his grave.

Clay Aiken is one class act and a gentleman.

Carolina Clay said...

SueReu,

Very classy of Clay Aiken to apologize for expressing his opinion in a blog to his own fan club.

His descriptions of the focus of American Idol, a contestant's tone quality and singing style, etc., had actually been stated by others earlier. But then they weren't Clay Aiken!

Thnx for helping to set the record straight. Thank you, too, for your kind (and almost always first!) remarks in the Carolina blog.

Have a great weekend!

Caro

CLM said...

Loved you blog Sue. Love Clay Aiken and hate that the media makes him out to be some nasty person. Clay is a good man who deserves to publish his opinion on his fansite in his own blog. Too bad others can't read and had to distort his words to make a mountain out of a mole hill.