Truth Rules

A blog for fans of Clay Aiken. It may take a while but in the end, truth will win out over lies. Keep it clean, no threats ... and if I don't like what you say I own the delete key.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Blue-haired ladies

I haven't seen a blue-haired lady since my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Hall, sported that color. At the time, being only 4 years old, I thought she had beautiful hair. So different than anything I'd ever seen. To a 4 year old, she was the most beautiful "old" lady I'd ever seen. At 4, even a 20 year old is an old lady so who knows how old she really was. I had a girl crush on her.

I tried searching Clairol and there is no blue to be found. Blonde, brunette, red (partial to that color) but not a blue in sight. Same story on L'Oréal. I guess these two companies haven't yet got the word that blue is the in color.

Now, punk rock hair colors are a different story. I went Googling looking for somewhere to buy blue hair dye. (Gotta keep those critics happy.) First I tried Interpunk - yup. They've got it. In several shades of blue for the discerning granny. They've got After Midnight Blue Amplified Hair Dye (do we stay up after midnight?), Atomic Turquoise Hair Dye (for getting blown away by that killer voice), Atomic Turquoise Amplified Hair Dye (amplified when hearing that killer voice in concert), Bad Boy Blue Hair Dye (who said we were nice? we're baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad), and Black And Blue Hair Dye (for all the times our cute singer boy makes us fall all over ourselves). Oh, and there's one more: Lie Locks Hair Dye - best for use when dealing with lying swamp dwellers.

So what is it that makes blue hair cool for punk but uncool for anyone over 30. Dammed if I know. The airlines sure don't seem to mind. Haven't heard them complaining about the increased air travel of a certain group of blue-haired fans who use their planes to travel across country going to concerts and tv shows. As for the concert promoters and tv show producers/advertisers, I haven't heard them complaining either.

The hotels that sell out when this band of blue-hairs arrives on their doorsteps don't seem to mind either. Maybe the blue-hairs should start trashing hotels rooms - gotta earn that negative reputation somehow. It's just not right to have it without having earned it.

The critics must have been very upset last night when two young girls showed up on the Jimmy Kimmel show sporting their brand new Clay Aiken signature tattoos minus the blue hair. Somebody clue those girls in. It's not cool to love Clay if your hair isn't the right color.

While your at it, please clue in the Clay Dawgs too. Those guys either need to dye their hair or leave the Dawg Pound.

But you know what? Aside from loving this Clay guy and his music there is one thing they all have in common. The color of their money. It's green. All that green bought over 200,000 copies of that Clay guys brand new CD, A Thousand Different Ways making it the #1 debut album this week. Pffffft to the critics. I'll take my blue hair and my cute freckle-faced, red-haired, green-eyed, killer voice singer guy over them any day.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Taking a Stand

Clay Aiken tells Lara Spencer on the Insider the stories about him are "outrageous and fabricated". "Even though stuff about me that I read in the magazines isn't true, it still makes me … lose sleep," he tells Diane Sawyer. "I've gotten to a point now where I, A., am tired of trying, and B., I feel it's kind of invasive, you know?" He tells People magazine the web cam photos the tabloid printed are not him.

People Magazine Oct 2, 2006 "...people who are with me, people who know me best, even fans, they know, you know, who I am. They know what's true.... I've discovered it doesn't matter what I say. People are going to believe what they want...I could try and go on the defensive and attack back or I could leave it alone. I think certain people and certain magazines have gotten enough publicity. I have always been told to let the negative stuff fall away... I don't like having crap spread about me to everybody. But I've kind of unfortunately come to know that it's part of what I'm doing."

He said he already answered the question and he's finished with it. You either believe him or you don't.

Clay Aiken is right. A stroll around certain message boards and blogs in the last 24 hours has proved that. Those who believed what he said back in 2003 in Rolling Stone and to Diane Sawyer still believe him.

Rolling Stone – 07/10/03:
Some people, for example, seem to think that because he is slender, has long, fluttering eyelashes, and currently doesn’t have a girlfriend, he must be gay. ...This kind of stuff seems to amuse Aiken more than it upsets him.
"One thing I’ve found of people in the public eye," Aiken says, "either you’re a womanizer or you’ve got to be gay. Since I'm neither one of those, people are completely concerned about me. They’re like, 'What are you then?' I’m sure it has to do with being raised by women. I wouldn’t want somebody gawking at my mom and grabbing her butt and catcalling at her, trying to hook up with her at a bar. I’m not saying I’m not going to look. Hello! But you know what I mean?"

Prime Time Live with Diane Sawyer - 10/09/03
Diane: In Rolling Stone he hinted he’s a virgin and denied what’s asked him over and over again. Is he gay? He says no.
Clay: "Somebody asked it right after the finale of the show, in the press conference with Ruben and I. I think the problem is people don’t know who...what to do with me. They don’t know anything about me. I’m not completely blind and stupid. I’ve got a southern accent which people say is...uh..."
Diane: All southern people are gay...
Clay: "Well, that and English people, too."
Diane: Oh, well that...I mean...
Clay: "I have some very effeminate qualities, you know, I try to make sure I’m clean. I was raised by my mom and my two grandmothers really for a long time. I’m not completely blind to it. I...I have gotten used to people asking the question. They think, ok, he doesn’t drink; he doesn’t go out and have sex with...with every woman that he sees. I think it’s high time there’s somebody who represents people who aren’t gay, but doesn’t sleep around with know. If I’m supposed to carry the banner for all the nerds in the world I’m fine with that, too, so..."

GMA - Diane Sawyer 9/23/06
"For a long time you want to let everybody be a part of your know what , this is ridiculous, it doesn't matter what you say, certain people are gonna believe this, certain people are gonna believe that....I'm just not commenting anymore there's no point, I've answered before. I feel like a kid who is in trouble in school and is called in, did you do this? did you cheat on that test? and, of course no, but it doesn't matter what you say."

Clay taking a stand doesn't sit well with his non-believers, the gay gossip queens and the Clay haters. They are insisting he's lied. They are still trying to convince the rest of us they are right, and Clay and those of us who believe him are wrong. That Clay hasn't come to terms with who he really is. That he's lying to himself and to his family, friends and fans. Why? Because the non-believers and gossip queens know Clay better than he knows himself.

Ironic isn't it that the same ones pushing for Clay to be gay are making that seem like it's a bad thing while they accuse those of us who believe him when he says he isn't of being the homophobic ones.

Clay, you were so right to say enough is enough. Bravo!

Thursday, September 14, 2006


All summer long I've been watching Rock Star: SuperNova. From the first night I fell in love with Dilana. Just like I did with Clay Aiken.

Well, last night the girl didn't win. Like Clay didn't win. As much as I wanted that for her I knew they'd never pick a girl. But ya know what - this is gonna be great for her. She's got a great voice, great stage presence, and she's not a quitter. Gilby Clarke told Dilana he'd write and produce for her and Dave Navarro said he'd play guitar on her album. And when her CD comes out, I'll buy it.

If what Clay Aiken has done with his new CD, "A Thousand Different Ways", is any indication of what not winning the prize can do, Dilana has a great future waiting for her.

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