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.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Clay Aiken, through my filters

Occassionaly a fan will write something too good not to share. So with permission of the author, Outback, here are her thoughts. I agree with her.

If I have learned anything about Clay Aiken over the last 6 years, it's that he beats to his own drummer, he is very unique, and he doesn't suffer fools gladly.

This is how I see Clay through my filters:
1.) Exceptionally talented to the point that he could master just about anything he puts his mind to.
2.) Sexy to the point that straight women want to be gay men (or is that just me?)
3.) Fascinating to the point that even idiots who claim they hate him can't stop themselves from searching out
everything there is to read about him.
4.) Intelligent to the point that he learns quickly and doesn't forget, bides his time for the right opportunities to present themselves, impresses some of the biggest names in TV and Broadway, carefully plots his future to assure that he will be in the entertainment business for the long haul (not a one trick pony)
5.) Charismatic to the point that when people actually meet him, they want more, and he wins them over one at a time.
6.) Unpredictable to the point that even his fans who follow everything that the poor man does never know what his next move is going to be. (Frustrating but fun, never a dull moment)
7.) Philanthropic to the point that he put his life on the line visiting devastated, dangerous, war torn countries and gave up Christmas to sing and play with children in a flood ravaged Mexico.
8.) Quick witted and hilarious to the point that he has late night comics and their guests laughing, he conquered the role of Sir Robin with his "quick wit and comedic timing" on Broadway, and my favorite, he captures an audience on tour
in the palm of his hand with his one liners, zingers and complete stage presence. Again, leaving the audience
wanting more.
9.) Handsome to the point that he makes grown women drool and offer to sell their firstborn to get a close look at him. (Or is that just me?)
10.)Resilient to the point that he has endured years of mockery, name calling, lies, defamation, and bullying without
a word. He just walks tall, plows through all of the mountains that have been thrown in his path.
11.)Empathetic to the point that he allowed 2 weeks of "free speech" at his own Fan Club when he came out. Who does that? He amazed me when he did that, but he is a man with a heart, patience and so wise for his young age.
12.)Loves children to the point that he found a way as a gay man to have a child of his own. He protects that child from the prying eyes of the media, fans and haters. I respect that.

He has walked through the fire and rose up through the ashes indeed. I have never lost faith in him. He continues to fascinate me with the way he runs his life to achieve the goals that he has set for himself. I love being his fan and absolutely cannot wait to see where he takes us next.

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Blogger SueReu said...

Truth Rules (and outback) that's Clay through my filters too!!!

He is, 100% Clay Aiken - the best there is.

March 21, 2009 10:24 AM  
Anonymous tnmtmama said...

I don't need any filters to see that you are right, that is Clay! Love him. Thanks TR.

March 21, 2009 10:29 AM  
Blogger anaturegirl said...

What a man! And oh so true. Don't we all wish that such a list could be written about us? Thanks Outback and Truth Rules.

March 21, 2009 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Becky said...

Outback and truth rules

Every point!!Every word was dead on!!! The man is amazing inside and out.

thank you both!!!

March 21, 2009 10:42 AM  
Anonymous claniac24 said...

Wonderful post. Thanks so much for posting Outback's brilliant thoughts, Truth Rules.

March 21, 2009 10:43 AM  
Anonymous fgs said...

Very well written--it is exactly Clay Aiken. He may not be perfect but then who is? He has many redeeming qualities that "rise above" the ashes.

March 21, 2009 10:49 AM  
Anonymous clayam said...

Outback and truth rules

You hit the nail right on the head. Clay Aiken is an amazing man.

March 21, 2009 10:55 AM  
Blogger LovesClaysVoice said...

I agree with every single word that outback posted! There is no one in this world like Clay Aiken! I am very proud to be his fan of 6 yrs. and counting! Love him!

March 21, 2009 10:59 AM  
Blogger Rhode Island Fan said...

We must have the same filter.

Clay certainly continues to "rise up from the ashes."

No wonder we love him so much.

March 21, 2009 11:09 AM  
Blogger jbc4clay said...

Right - That post was too wonderful not to share. Clay Aiken is all of that and more.

March 21, 2009 11:24 AM  
Blogger PaulaBear said...

If there is anyone who still wonders why Clay's fans are so loyal, they only need to read this! Wonderful thoughts, outback! Thanks, Truth Rules, for sharing them on your blog!

March 21, 2009 11:36 AM  
Blogger katy said...

I totally agree with your Clay Aiken list. Resilent, to be certain.

March 21, 2009 11:56 AM  
Blogger Ashes said...

Clay is the best, no doubt about that.

March 21, 2009 12:05 PM  
Blogger lynnie said...

Great post!!! for #2 and #9 you are definitely not the only one.

March 21, 2009 12:17 PM  
Anonymous musicfan said...

Thank you for posting this wonderful article.

Clay Aiken is an amazing man.

March 21, 2009 1:01 PM  
Blogger Martigyrl said...

You are so Right On, with your filtration. So many of us have found all these qualities in Clay. As you said, Even the naysayers can't stop talking about him, and spend their time on bad blogs talking about him. How funny is that?!!
Even the haters can't give him up!!
Now that's a great feat to accomplish! We love the guy, just as he is.
Thanks for a great blog.

March 21, 2009 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Pat said...

Thanks for sharing this Truth Rules - every word is spot on!

Clay Aiken is difficult to define, but I think Outback has done an outstanding job of putting most of his qualities into beautiful words.

He is a man of integrity and heart, and I am very proud to be a fan of this talented and courageous man.

March 21, 2009 3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful list! I agree with everything you have said about Clay Aiken. Thanks for writing this, Outback, and thank you for posting it, TruthRules.

March 21, 2009 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! I am very honored Truth Rules that you blogged my post as I am not a blogger. Thank you for doing that. Every word I wrote comes from the heart and believe me, I have followed this man for 6 years and have never regretted one minute of it. Keep on singing Clay and whatever else you want to do I'll be along for the ride of a lifetime.


March 21, 2009 4:38 PM  
Blogger ImGranny said...

Thanks for posting Outback's great post Truth Rules. It is spot on!!

March 21, 2009 6:29 PM  
Blogger ImGranny said...

oops! I sent my last comment in before I added that Clay Aiken is adorable. He's one of a kind and I think we are very lucky to have found him!

March 21, 2009 6:35 PM  
Anonymous mariedrummond said...

WOW!!!! Talk about hitting the nail on the head!!! You have said every I feel for Clay!!!!

Well done!!!!

March 21, 2009 6:50 PM  
Blogger IamMesmerized said...

Outback, I have never read anything that so well describes Clay. Kudos to you for a well written and heartfelt tribute to the man we all love.

Truth Rules, thanks so much for posting this for us all to enjoy. I would so love to post your blog on the OFC but would not do so without your express permission.

Outback and Truth Rules, we have a thread on why we love Clay and you have summed it all up in one neat little package.

This is by far the best post or blog that I have ever read about Clay.

Thank you and thank you again.


March 21, 2009 7:32 PM  
Anonymous kielbasa said...

Outback, you've articulated well the feelings of so many fans of Clay Aiken. What a perfectly perfect description of a really great guy.

Thanks, Outback, and Truth, for sharing these thoughts with us.

I miss him. *sniff*

March 21, 2009 8:04 PM  
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March 22, 2009 6:36 AM  
Blogger Shyeyewitness said...

sorry I messed up my last post, so I will try this time to get it right..

Thank-you OUTBACK for putting your filters on, as they are mine also!!

and Thank-you Truth Rules, for putting it on your blog!!

March 22, 2009 6:40 AM  
Blogger Truth Rules said...

IamMesmerized, if you read this Outback gave her permission to share this so if you want to post it on the OFC I don't see any problem with doing that. Go for it. Several others have blogged her list too.

March 22, 2009 9:19 AM  
Anonymous PebblesNClay said...

Oh, Oh, I SO loved this article!! It definitely explains why we love this man to no end! Thanks for sharing it!! Keep up the great blog!


March 23, 2009 3:47 PM  

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