Sunday, September 28, 2008

Why I stand behind Clay Aiken

The last few days have been tumultuous if you are a fan of that wonderful, gifted entertainer Clay Aiken. Fans are having reactions of all kinds to the news that he has come out as a gay man. I for one totally support him and love him for who he is. There is a post at "The Ideal Idol" that says everything I wish I could say about supporting Clay, if only I could write as well as the writer. The piece is called "The Agony and the Ecstasy", comments by Mitzi Gill. A great read and a wonderful show of support. I applaud you Mitzi Gill.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Clay Aiken - I Couldn't Be Prouder

"I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that." From people magazine....

I can't raise a kid and teach him how to lie, teach him to hide things; I can't raise a kid and teach him to keep secrets," the singer tells Sawyer about his decision to publicly acknowledge that he's gay. "And at the same time, I also don't ever want to raise him in an environment where it's not okay for him to be exactly who he is, no matter what." From GMA

I have always been a fan of Clay Aiken. That is no secret. I mean, just look at this blog. I can honestly say I have never been prouder than I am now. You see, it has never been about Clay's sexuality to me. It's about his talent, his personality, his sense of humor, his humanitarianism. None of that has changed. The only thing that has changed is my respect for him. It has increased tenfold. I am not going anywhere, Clay.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Clay Aiken-Favorite Concert Tour Moments

Independent Tour

On Clay Aiken's second tour, he co-headlined with Kelly Clarkson. They would alternate who opened the show each night. The only time they actually appeared on stage together was during the finale each night when they would sing "Open Arms". Below are a few of my favorites from the Independent Tour.


Remember the electricity in the air?

Measure of a Man, Wilkes Barre

And This moment will always bring a tear to my eye.

When Doves Cry

No More Sad Songs

I hope someday to see this song performed again.

I haven't even touched on the banter. I could go on and on. What are your favorites from the Independent Tour?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Clay Aiken "Let's do whatever it takes to save a child"

In the latest appeal from Unicef Field Notes, Clay Aiken urges us all to "give the gift of growing up". In partnership with Malaria No More, Unicef is striving to raise money to provide mosquito netting to people in malaria prone areas of the world. Malaria No More will match every dollar raised for a limited time.

Click here to make an online donation.