February 01, 2008

Gratuitous Domestic Observation - Pop Culchah Edition

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I hope and pray that Miley Cyrus doesn't go south like so many other young stars seem to, because it's going to be a black day at Orgle Manor if Hanna Montana ever gets struck from the Llama-ettes' list of approved viewing and/or listening. (I mention this today because the eldest gel has managed to snag an invitation to go and see the latest movie release this weekend.)

We're hoping the trump card this time is the fact that her father Billy Ray is so heavily involved in what she does.

UPDATE: Wow, it's quiet today. Would I garner any more attention if I were to say, since this is a Cyrus Family post, that I never have understood why so many people seem to think "Achy Breaky Heart" is so terrible? Really, it's a dumb song, but fun.

Posted by Robert at February 1, 2008 08:24 AM | TrackBack

There's something unsettling about this phenomenon of these young teen stars. I think our culture is creating starlets younger and younger, and disposing of them faster and faster. I don't think I've ever seen Hanna Montana/Miley Cyrus in anything other than commercials, but I hear stories from friends with children about $500 being shelled out for tickets, etc. and a number of thoughts go through my head -- the unslakable greed of the Disney corporation, the promotion of an unrealistic image of life for young girls, etc.

I won't yet deploy the word 'evil', but there is a suspicion in the back of my mind that this stuff is somehow unwholesome.

I only hope unlike Britney Sears or Lindsay Lohan, this girl isn't destroyed by all of this.

Posted by: The Abbot at February 1, 2008 09:49 AM

"virtually no interest whatever in playing the musick of anyone other than J.S. Bach" and
"why so many people seem to think "Achy Breaky Heart" is so terrible? Really, it's a dumb song, but fun"
The same person? er, llama? I guess Achy Breaky is less obnoxious than the Macarena or any disco tune. But then again, neither of my left feet has any interest in dancing in any form.

Posted by: rbj at February 1, 2008 01:41 PM

When I hear "Achy Breaky Heart", I have the sudden urge to stick an ice pick in my ears, repeatedly.

Posted by: stillers at February 2, 2008 03:54 AM

I think "Achy, Breaky Heart" is fun too. Yes definitely not on the (rock)classics list, but I don't have to change the radio station when it comes on.

I hope, as you, she doesn't follow the same path as the other young stars you mentioned.

Posted by: keysunset at February 2, 2008 08:16 AM