Clay Cane is a New York City-based writer who is recognized for his contributions in journalism. Clay is a regular contributor for various print and online publications such as The Advocate and BET.com. He is the author of the highly anticipated novel Ball-Shaped World, which is a fictionalized account of the black and Latino ballroom scene. Also, he is the Entertainment Editor at BET.com and a member of New York Film Critics Online. He can be reached at claycane@gmail.com.


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    Tuesday, August 09, 2005

    mood: reluctant
    music: Meet Me On The Moon - Phyllis Hyman

    The blog craze is amazing to me. I'm not sure if it is an insipid act of narcissism, loneliness or boredom. I read some of these blogs and people reveal their life stories, recent tragedies, worst sex, good sex, child abuse, just coming out of rehab, how they got their back plunged out in a New York City bathroom - while some of those things are interesting (especially getting the back plunged!) -- Y'ALL AIN'T GETTIN' THAT FROM ME ... I have no desire to spill my world all over the internet for people to dissect and point at me while I'm on the street (I hope some of you legendary bloggers didn't mind the hackles from me and Apollonia). Nonetheless, after a few requests (and all my critiques of blogs) here I am starting one, so I guess it must not be the bad if I'm preparing this introduction. As a writer and musician, I just cannot stay away from the performance floor even if it is an infinitesimal space on the internet stage.

    As I said - no touchy revealings of my life, I am here to offer critiques on what is occurring in the vapid world of pop culture like the stupefying of America - otherwise known as Beyonce Knowles. Black films - where all we know how to do is kill, coon and Christ (copyright to Angela Davis on that one) ... speaking of Christ and Black folks -- one of my favorite topics - religion and how drones follow these super-cults to oppress people in the name of goodness. Ultimately my goal is to piss off as many people as possible with a few laughs ... but still "KEEPIN' IT REAL ..." hopefully I won't have any episodes of "when keepin' it real goes wrong." Remember people it is just a blog - not to be taken too seriously!

    You will notice I have already used "alias" names - ALL THE NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE SATISFIED. However, you will all come to know some people in my life named Apollonia, Eve McFerin, Angela Davis, Toussaint, Gretchen, Ola, Annette Benning and many others.

    MOST IMPORTANTLY, blogs are about self-promotion ... promoting one's happenings and occurrences in the universe. As many of you might know I'm in the process of publishing my novel Ball-Shaped World, which is a first fictionalized account of the Black and Latin ballroom scene. I'm extremely excited about the connections I have made, but it is a slow process - however, the book will be published, but I/we must be patient. I'm also a freelance writer for Blackplanet.com - here is a link to my latest article:

    Black, Gay & Beyond HIV You don't have to be a member of Blackplanet to view the article!

    Well that is it for my first blog entry ... more to come and don't be afraid to post your comments. clay cane.

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