Friday, May 22, 2009

A Few More Words From Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken responds. Here is his latest blog in it's entirety.

Clay's Blog


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.... ;-)

Clay did not have to do this. He owed no one an apology for his opinion stated on a private board, and then taken and blown up into more than it was. I am proud, however, that he saw fit to do so anyway. Always fair. You rock, Clay.


SueReu said...

Clay Aiken is a class act. Love the man.

Thanks for putting this out there!!!

PaulaBear said...

Thanks for getting the word out about Clay Aiken's second blog. It probably won't be picked up by the internet freaks, so I'm glad to see it posted on a few good blogs!

jbc4clay said...

Great blog - He is a class act!
Thanks for posting it.

ImGranny said...

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

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken is a TRUE Measure of a MAN!

katy said...

Clay Aiken is an honorable man. The tabloid media still don't get him and he is for real. He will do the gentlemanly thing and apologize for the way he said his critique of ROF.

Anonymous said...

Gee...the media is still so interested in everything Clay Aiken does. His 15 minutes of fame has already lasted more than 6 years.

What a class act he is!

Carolina Clay said...


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 remarks in the Carolina blog.

Have a great weekend!


CLM said...

Thanks for your blog. I hate that Clay Aiken felt that he needed to apologize for his words. Words that most every media outlet (including Simon) have said about Adam's RoF performance. I guess Clay Aiken is one important man if everyone wants to know what he has to say.