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  2. It looks like it is not so much "all over the net" as it is the same tired passive-aggressive crap that a few blogs have decided to run with. Blogs that are usually crappy to Clay. Heeeee.....they all have "exclusives" that consist of doing a search for Clay on RCA's site and interpreting the findings in what they hope is the worst way possible, in order to stir up Claymates. Yawn. The comments must be very disappointing - 97% are pretty much "Good! RCA SUX!!!!!!". One person wants RCA to drop Kelly, too, because her new song sucks. :-O Remember, they can't get hits any more by saying they have a good source who says Clay is GAY!!!!!!!!! Must be frustrating as hell. We were all supposed to leave the fandom. Not all were "passive-aggressive" bloggers. A few I read were from people who like Clay and were actually glad for him saying RCA/Clive Davis never promoted him anyway. Just sayin'. I wasn't worried just thought I had gotten an email or read somewhere that the RCA site was changing stuff around and while they were doing that, they were directing everyone to Clay's fanclub site. Does anyone remember that or am I hallucinating?
  3. It is all over the net that Clay is being dropped by RCA. They say that Clay is no longer listed and that if you do a search for him, you get directed to his fanclub site. I seem to recall getting an email or reading somewhere that the RCA site was "under construction" and that was why they were directing everyone to Clay's fanclub site. Anyone know anything?
  4. Hi everyone...I'm back! LOL I just got home and only read this page but how funny/interesting that you are talking about "gay" celebrities because I was going to ask you something kind of, sort of, having to do with that. I had such a great Clay day today and something occurred to me. Is Clay considered "cool" now? Here in Tulsa, we are lucky to hear Clay once a day on one radio station, KBEZ, singing OHN, but today, they played him 4 times that I heard...The Christmas Song, Mary Did you Know, Oh Holy Night, and **drum roll** All is Well!!! They played that one on my drive home, which they really should not do because when he sings that long note and the music stops, well, it just takes my breath away, which really is not safe while one is driving. But seriously, is the world coming to an end or is Clay "cool" now? Whatever, I'm loving it! LOL BTW, they stream - www.kbez.com Click Listen Live over on the left. They are playing Christmas music 24/7. As for Richard Chamberlain...I loved him! (I don't know, I must have a "thing" for gay guys or something.) Remember when Dr. Kildare was popular, they sold those white doctor shirts that snapped or buttoned on the top from the neck to the sleeve back then?
  5. Yeah, what you said Merrieeee! I always compared Clay to my 18-year old grandson. They are both skinny, extremely smart, somewhat nerdy, with huge feet. They even walk the same. My grandson would always tell me that Clay was gay and that he "knew" things. Okay, whatever. But then, my grandson acknowledged he was gay a few months ago. I started wondering then. Of course the baby thing was a no brainer IMO. After the news hit the internet, I received a text from my grandson saying, "Everything will be okay grandma." I guess I have absolutely no gaydar at all. LOL
  6. Hi guys. Just popping in to share a really interesting article I found this morning while reading comments about Hillary's speech last night (love that woman!). Take the political references out and who do you think of? According to some of the comments, it is not just us who have problems with the "media" and so-called journalists. http://www.niemanwatchdog.org/index.cfm?fu...kgroundid=00275 How unscrupulous campaign strategists are taking advantage of a quirk in our brains – and what reporters can do to stop helping them COMMENTARY | August 25, 2008 Because of the way humans process information, political journalists who think they are dispelling false beliefs may actually be spreading them. Two brain experts offer ground rules for reporters who want to avoid becoming accessories to disinformation campaigns. Rule one: Stop repeating things that aren't true. By Sam Wang and Sandra Aamodt sswang@princeton.edu and sandra.aamodt@gmail.com In this year's mud-filled presidential campaign, journalists have a responsibility to help the public distinguish fact from fiction. Unfortunately, current reporting practices are undermined by the quirky and often misleading ways that our brains process contradictory information. Understanding those quirks suggests four techniques to help journalists dispel false beliefs. According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, Americans increasingly get their news from multiple sources. More than one-third use Internet-based sources such as Web sites, blogs, and even social networking sites. Only a minority rely entirely on traditional sources, including print, radio, television, and cable news. The survey did not include chain e-mail, which has fed rumors that Christian presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama is a Muslim. This proliferation of sources creates competitive pressure on journalists to bend their standards in order to get a story quickly. Our brains tend to remember facts that accord with our worldview, and discount statements that contradict it. In one Stanford study, 48 students, half of whom said they favored capital punishment and half of whom said they opposed it, were shown two pieces of evidence. One confirmed the claim that capital punishment deters crime, and the other contradicted it. Both groups were more convinced by the evidence that supported their initial position, a phenomenon known as biased assimilation. This is one reason that propagandists can be effective simply by creating confusion. Unscrupulous campaign strategists know that if their message is initially memorable, its impression will persist long after it is debunked. The human brain also does not save information permanently, as do computer drives and printed pages. Recent research suggests that every time the brain recalls a piece of information, it is "written" down again and often modified in the process. Along the way, the fact is gradually separated from its original context. For example, most people don't remember how they know that the capital of Massachusetts is Boston. This phenomenon, known as source amnesia, leads people to forget over time where they heard a statement - and whether it is true. A statement that is initially not believed can gain credibility during the months that it takes to reprocess memories from short-term to longer-term storage. As the source is forgotten, the message and its implications may gain strength. Source amnesia could explain why, during the 2004 presidential campaign, it took some time for the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth campaign against Senator John Kerry to affect his standing in the race. In another Stanford study, students were exposed repeatedly to the unsubstantiated claim that Coca-Cola is an effective paint thinner. Those who read the statement five times were nearly one-third more likely than those who read it only twice to attribute it to Consumer Reports (rather than the National Enquirer), giving it a gloss of credibility. Thus the classic opening line "I think I read somewhere," or even reference to a specific source, is often used to support falsehoods. Similarly, psychologist Daniel Gilbert and his colleagues have shown that if people are distracted from thinking critically, they default to automatically accepting statements as true. Finally, ideas can spread by emotional selection, rather than by their factual merits. Memory formation is aided by the universal emotions of fear and disgust. Moral disgust played a role in 2000, when Bush campaign operatives spread false rumors that Senator John McCain had fathered a mixed-race child, damaging McCain’s support among southern Republican primary voters. Journalists should avoid presenting both sides of a story when one is false - and take into account how readers' brains process the disagreements. The following four rules can guide their efforts. 1. State the facts without reinforcing the falsehood. Repeating a false rumor can inadvertently make it stronger. In covering the controversy over a New Yorker cover caricaturing Barack and Michelle Obama, many journalists repeated the charges against the candidate - often citing polling data on how many Americans believe them - before noting that the beliefs were false. Particularly damaging is the common practice of replaying parts of an ad before debunking its content. A related mistake is saying that something is newsworthy because "the story is out there." Reporting on coverage by a less credible source such as The Drudge Report, even with disclaimers, will inevitably spread the story. False statements should not be presented neutrally since they are likely to be remembered later as being true. 2. Tell the truth with images. Nearly half of the brain is dedicated to processing visual information. When images do not match words, viewers tend to remember what they see, not what they hear. Karl Rove has said that campaigns should be run as if the television's sound is turned down. Television journalists should avoid presenting images that contradict the story. One recent CNN report on autism was accompanied by images of concerned mothers, vaccines, doctor’s offices, and autistic children - even though the voiceover reported a scientific finding that debunked a link between vaccines and autism. Another recent story featured a threatening swarthy face subtitled "Obama the Antichrist?" - a statement that CNN would presumably not claim to be true. 3. Provide a compelling storyline or mental framework for the truth. Effective debunking requires replacing the falsehood with positive content. A good response to the McCain rumor, for example, would tell about his adoption of his adopted Bangladeshi daughter Bridget, thereby accounting for photographs of him with a dark-skinned child. 4. Discredit the source. Ideas have special staying power if they evoke a feeling of disgust. Indeed, brain pathways dedicated to processing disgust can be activated by descriptions of morally repellent behavior. The motives of the purveyors of falsehoods can provide a powerful story hook. A recent example is the press coverage pointing out Obama Nation author Jerome Corsi's motivations and past of racist Web commentary and allegations of Bush Administration complicity in the 9/11 attacks. To avoid contributing to the formation of false beliefs, journalists may need to re-examine their practices. In 1919, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote that "the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market." Our brains do not naturally obey this admirable dictum. But by better understanding the mechanisms of memory, perhaps journalists can move their modern audience closer to Holmes's ideal. Sam Wang, an associate professor of neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton University, and Sandra Aamodt, a former editor in chief of Nature Neuroscience, are the authors of “Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life.” Edited to add (because I always forget something)....LOVE the early pics of Clay!
  7. Hi everyone. I haven't been on the computer much lately since nothing is going on. I've actually been trying to get my life back...you know, clean house, get out and do something fun. Went to see Phantom of the Opera a couple of weeks ago. That was soooo good. The Phantom was everywhere! Didn't work this weekend...all I did was lay on the couch watching TV, a week of All My Children, and movies. I watched West Side Story yesterday. Cried like a baby and was depressed all afternoon. Maybe I'll stick to the boards. This is a few days old but thought I would comment on it. I still have my debit card...just have it for the picture but it's still good as I got something from the maker a few months ago... Now I know why we get more visitors when we argue fuss and fight thanks Gibby for the pictures..what a man! Couchie, did you read whatever it was you got in the mail? I received a letter saying they were no longer going to carry the card and refunded the money I had on my card. Hope you didn't throw your check away. That's so funny, you hear Clay in a store and you look up at the ceiling...you hear him on the radio and you stare at the radio like something is wrong but you can't put your finger on what it is. KBEZ here in Tulsa has all requests during the noon hour. Last week a lady called in and requested OMWH. She said her son was getting married and they were going to play it at the wedding. Hool cool is that?
  8. KBEZ just played OMWH!!! I printed the screen but can't figure out how to paste it here. I pasted it in a Word document but it won't let me change it to a jpg. Darn it! So nice to see Clay's name scrolling across the page.
  9. Good morning everyone! Do you guys stay up all night? I can get on here several times during the day and evening and not much is going on...get on in the morning and there are 6 pages to catch up on! Actually we mostly ignore the sirens. I know....we're bad, but they sound the sirens when the tornadoes aren't even anywhere near by! I remember one time when I was at work, the landlord of the building called and told everyone to go out into the hallway because a wall cloud was over the building...guess where everyone went? Yep, outside to see. Happy Anniversary to Gibby, Fear, and laljeterfan. :11: Happy B-Day to Justclay12. Play: Glad your house is okay. Canfly172, I sure am thirsty...can I please have that first drink on the left? Thank you everyone for the purdy pictures! I think my cursor has a mind of its own. I'm just happily scrolling down and the cursor ALWAYS stops on Clay's crotch!
  10. KBEZ has a "Request Noon Hour" so I requested OMWH. DJ asked, "Are we playing it yet?" I told her Dave (PD) said he was playing it overnight. She said she would have to ask if she could play it then. She said he was gone to lunch but she would ask if he got back in time. Huh? I thought the point of a request hour was for them to play what we requested.
  11. You know, I really hate these kinds of cryptic posts, if people have something to say, I wish they would just say it instead of beating around the bush...if you don't want to post it, than why bring it up? Kim Sorry, didn't mean to be "cryptic". Since I am always behind, I didn't want to say too much about it if it had already been discussed. Plus I never know what can and cannot be discussed and I don't want to piss anybody off (which I guess I did anyway). It was the alleged attempted baby buying story. I'll shut up now and go back to lurking.
  12. Good News: Someone posted (sorry forgot who it was) that KBEZ in Tulsa was playing OMWH so I emailed my contacts there. Here are their responses: I was the person who put it into our computer system, but it hasn't come up on my shift yet. It may be day-parted to evenings. (?) Oh, and congrats to Clay-soon-to-be-Dad! He looks so happy about the whole situation! Charlene The PD emailed me back and said: To be honest with you, it's only getting played during the overnight shift for now. But hey, that's a start! Dave This station is very slow playing anything new and the last Clay song they played was BOTW. So this is a start. I'm happy. Did you notice that not everyone thinks Clay becoming a daddy is a bad thing? Bad News: Did anyone see the newest from the NE? It is a different story but somewhat related. This is really just crazy!
  13. It feels a little fame-ho-ish to bring over something I posted elsewhere, but you seem to be saying what I'm thinking today, so here goes. keepingfaith, I think the concept of "my people" is spreading to other boards. I really like that sentiment, by the way. **************************************************************** From the CH: propounder wrote: Thanks for posting this. Wonderful sentiments. Last night, I didn't post some thoughts I was having because it seemed like bad timing with the lovely humor going on...But your post resonated with me. Here’s what I’ve been mulling over. When people harshly criticize or otherwise attack someone dear to me...even if I understand the criticism, I don't forget for a moment that they are MY person. I will stand my ground behind them, even if they or others expect me to back away or abandon them in anger or shame. My grandpa said, “Families may fight each other, but hurt one of us and you fight us all.” Whatever my opinion about Clay's life decisions may be, he is MY guy. It feels like a distressingly short step before the sentiments of "this situation is weird/creepy" become "CLAY is weird/creepy". The tabloids, the public, and fans are free to use unflattering descriptors about him for their own reasons...but dammit, even if those labels were true (and I don’t see the situation or him that way at ALL), he would still be MY GUY. I may not “know him”…but I love him. He may not need me…but I claim HIM. Likewise, I believe Jaymes (and the rest of Clay's close associates) are probably HIS. One by one, as people have passed in and out of Clay's sphere, some have become part of his inner circle. It seems reasonable that if I claim HIM as "one of mine" and he claims THEM, then, by extension, I claim them, too. A few weeks ago, Jaymes wasn't even on my radar. Now she is. My feelings about her may change as I find out more about her, but today, unless she does something personally offensive or hurtful to me, my acceptance expands to include those who matter to him. This would seem particularly appropriate if their connection proves to involve a child. Don't have to know her or like her...but for me, if time proves she's HIS, then she's also MINE. I don't expect those with a more detached view of the man to feel the same way. And, of course, people are free to like or dislike anyone they choose, regardless of their role in Clay's life. And say so. But as someone who admits to being emotionally invested in this fascinating stranger, it feels natural for me to think of him, and those he cares about, in personal terms such as "family", "loyalty", "support", and "love". There are all kinds of personal/professional associations where strangers feel bonds of kinship toward each other. People in that kinship tend to stand by each other. This man, his circle, these fans...feels like one of those associations for me. So, before, "circling the wagons" was for Clay alone. Now, it feels as if the media "enemy" is striking at the flank, where perhaps the defenses are not as strong. Because this latest attack involves another person who is relatively unknown or even disliked and because his wishes and the truth are not yet known, the response has been somewhat scattered. At one time, Clay fans had a reputation for leaping ferociously to his defense for every real or perceived insult in the media. Over time, this tendency has waned, which in many ways is a very positive thing. But…I wonder if the media sees this as a loss of support, believing they are succeeding in fracturing the resilient bonds of this diverse fandom. Is he finally friendless? Let’s just see! The tabloids strike, the fans recoil in shock and confusion. Will the line waver and fall back? Or close ranks? Clay doesn't seem to matter to his detractors as a person, which makes their corrosive tactics seem even more senseless. But what happens to Clay and those he cares about matters very much to me. To me, the notion of 100 Meers is appealing, if only as a unified way to refresh optimism. It seems a good response, in times of discouragement and confusion, to turn and face the "enemy"...and CHEER. ************************************* P.S. I've heard there actually is a "circle the wagons" type thread at the OFC...but haven't a clue where it is. A-n-y-way...there is my profundity for the day. P.P.S. The possibility of Clay being in a relationship in NO WAY interferes with my ability to think smuttily. Smuttily. Is that a word? WOW...word is all I can say. Great post. This is exactly how I felt when I posted a while ago about the problem I had with our local fan base while planning a concert preparty. They were MY people. My best friend was MY people. It was bad enough when 1-2 attacked me (my view) but when my best friend didn't defend me, I was crushed. And yes, a few in the group are way too invested in Clay and their fantasies. Now that the hurt is gone, I am so glad I am no longer part of that group. Cheers everyone!
  14. Amen to that. Of course we may be thinking :fssign: or wanting to do this but for the most part, the members of this board seem to get along and are mature enough to have an honest discussion. I'm one of those who needs to talk things out before coming to a conclusion so I really appreciate that.
  15. Another possible thread title...depending, of course, on if we get confirmation or not of the story before it's time to start the next thread. *g* Yes! I like that. I didn't mean that his personal life should be a "perk". I think this situation is a little bit different. You can't hide a child. But I see your point. Ahhh, rohdy, I'm so sorry.