As Michael Alig is
finally transferred from Southport Correctional Facility, Elke Blair,
otherwise known as Mom Alig has given us this exclusive interview. She
is keen to receive correspondence direct - her mailing address can be
found at the end of the interview.
RECENTLY ASKED MICHAEL WHAT HE THINKS IT IS THAT SEES HIM ABLE TO
CONTINUE TO COURT THE WORLD MEDIA. HIS ANSWER WAS 'MY DIMPLES'! WE
THINK HE'S BEING RATHER MODEST HERE, AND WE WONDERED WHETHER YOU HAD
ANY THOUGHTS AS TO WHY IT SEEMS SO MANY ARE FASCINATED BY HIM AND HIS
Michael has always and still is fascinating the world media, and his
so many friends, is because Michael is a REAL PERSON and not a phoney.
Michael has a special place in his heart for people who feel they
don't belong or who feel insecure about themselves. He makes them feel
SPECIAL (and they are). Michael has a very special quality about him
and has had ever since he was a child.
WHAT WE CAN MAKE OUT YOU HAVE BEEN THE EPITOME OF THE SUPPORTIVE
MOTHER OVER THE PAST SIX YEARS. THIS IS WHAT MOTHERS DO, BUT WHERE DID
YOU GET THE STRENGTH? THERE MUST HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN YOU MUST HAVE
THOUGHT YOU WERE IN A BAD NIGHTMARE AND COULDN'T WAIT TO WAKE UP.
strength to go on when all this happened in '96 comes from the LOVE I
feel for Michael. There were many times when I thought I would BREAK
but knowing my son was suffering in prison with beatings by guards and
inmates made me hold on because he needed me. I LOVE MY SON!
SEEN YOU PARTYING WITH THE BEST OF THEM ON THE PARTY MONSTER
DOCUMENTARY, AND YOU SEEM WELL SUITED FOR THE LIFESTYLE. HOW DID YOU
FEEL WHEN YOU TRAVELLED TO NEW YORK CITY THAT FIRST TIME TO BE WITH
YOUR SON KNOWING THAT HE WAS BEING CELEBRATED AS ONE OF NEW YORK'S
ever thought about anything being special when travelling to NYC. I
just went…had fun and was so very proud of my Michael. It just came as
a natural thing…the Parties…the dancing…the glitter.
MICHAEL HAS SOME VERY LOYAL FRIENDS AND IT HAS
BEEN THESE, PLUS YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT THAT HAS SEEN HIM THROUGH SOME
VERY DARK DAYS. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY ABOUT THESE
I would like to say to all Michael's
loyal friends that because of their support he was able to go on in
prison. Michael is a PEOPLE PERSON and he needs his friends. I want to
thank them all from the bottom of my heart…God bless them!
MICHAEL WILL SOON BE OUT OF SOUTHPORT. MICHAEL PAINTS AN AWFUL PICTURE
OF THE PLACE, THAT WOULDN'T PROVIDE INMATES WITH BASIC MEDICAL CARE.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PLACE?
Southport…the HELL HOLE OF PRISONS…which I now have a whole filing
cabinet of correspondence of pertaining to my letters to the
Facility…begging them to get medical help from them. Some of my
letters went to Hilary Clinton, Indiana Congressman Tim Roemer, New
York State Assembly, State Commission of Corrections; New York State,
Department of Health Office of Medical Conduct…and those are just a
ASKED MICHAEL WHO HE'D LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH AND HE ANSWERED
ANGEL! HE DOES SEEM TO BE TACKLING THE WHOLE EVENT WITH A MATURITY
POSSIBLY LACKING A FEW YEARS AGO. MAYBE IT'S TO DO WITH BEING SOBER.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE AT THE DINNER WITH MICHAEL AND ANGEL, AND WHY?
would like to be there at the dinner with Angel, because he would be
alive, his MOTHER would still have her son and Michael would not have
been in jail. BUT at the same time, would Michael be alive today? He
was forced to give up drugs and he very well could have died from an
HAVE ANOTHER SON. WE HAVE CORRESPONDED OVER THE YEARS AND HE PLACED A
VERY TOUCHING MESSAGE ON THE WEBSITE THAT SIMPLY SAID, ' I LOVE MY
BROTHER'. HOW HAS MICHAEL'S PREDICAMENT AFFECTED YOUR RELATIONSHIP
WITH YOUR OTHER SON?
brother David has become closer to him and our relationship has NOT
suffered. Just the opposite has happened. I love David even more today
because he has been there for us all through this nightmarish time.
YOU SEEN THE PARTY MONSTER MOVIE WITH MACAULEY CULKIN, AND IF SO, WHAT
DO YOU THINK OF IT?
I have not
seen PARTY MONSTER the movie.
HAVEN'T, WE HEARD THAT YOU WERE NOT AT ALL PLEASED THAT WORLD OF
WONDER DECIDED TO CALL IT PARTY MONSTER LIKE THE DOCUMENTARY, WHY?
Club Kid is much better. Let's leave it at that.
SEEM TO EITHER LOVE MICHAEL ALIG OR HATE HIM! WHY DO YOU THINK THIS IS
Michael has an extreme personality that people are
either attracted to or repulsed by. It's been that way since he was a
child. Perhaps it's his brutal honesty or his fearlessness in being
himself. Some find that threatening. Of course those are also the
reasons people love him.
MICHAEL RECEIVES HUNDREDS OF LETTERS A MONTH. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU'D
LIKE TO SAY TO THOSE THAT WRITE TO HIM? IS THERE SOMETHING THEY SHOULD
BE AWARE OF?
those that write to Michael I want to say THANK YOU and keep up with
the mail. It keeps Michael going and we all want to see him have a
little happiness in THE DARK PLACE!
FINALLY, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SAY TO THE TENS OF
THOUSANDS WHO VISIT THE SITE?
I any of
the tens of thousands of people who visit the site or write to Michael
want to ask me questions, they can write to me also.
ELKE ALIG BLAIR
2500 TOPSFIELD ROAD UNIT 805
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA 46614