Understudy 20

October 10th, 2013, 3:43 am

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Reply TheCatMolloy, October 10th, 2013, 5:34 am

Aleister's doing a kind of Miley Cyrus thing with his tongue there. I'm not sure if that's intended to be sexy or what. You're freaking me out, Aleister.

Is it intended to appeal to women? The only other celebrity tongue I can think of is Gene Simmons', and its gesticulations were pretty unambiguous. What are you doing?

Today, Cosmo the Quote bunny is quoting comedian Steve Martin.

Actually gave 'Wrecking Ball' a watch on YouTube yesterday to see what all the fuss was about. The song is all about coming on way too strong and damaging oneself in the process. I don't know what genre of music Celine Dion belongs to, but it seems to be what Cyrus is going for and it's actually quite a good song of its type. I think the Nostalgia Curve will see it resurface in the 2030's.

So much press over people encouraging Miley to consider the life issues addressed in her current hit song though. Clearly it's something she's thought on to some degree already. She has a hit song about it.

All the butt-stuff at the VMA and whatnot exemplifies an acknowledged pattern of self-harming behaviour: overstatement of whatever message she's trying to deliver. It's aimed at the general public as opposed to a single individual, but it's projected strongly enough to come across as a bit OAG to some sensibilities. Miley Cyrus comes on strong. She acknowledges it in verse. What does that mean at her level of celebrity though?

Current activity is polling the audience as to whether this is a character flaw she should file down, or a character trait she should hone, focused through the lens of whichever is more marketable. In the end she'll hit 'enough money' and settle on an identity she's comfortable with. She's 20, and will go through another identity crisis every 5-10 years from now on.

If she makes good investments and sets herself a realistic target for 'enough money' she can stop courting the press in time for the next one. That way she can lead a relatively quiet life making whatever kind of music she goddamn wants and releasing it on the internet, selling cheap tickets to sold-out basements secure in the knowledge that the money doesn't matter any more, and the only thing you can't buy is the applause.

Which is what the Artist's Journey is all about these days.

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Reply Saskyou, October 10th, 2013, 9:17 am

Firs- I mean, damn Aleister... You're the first one I see who actually tried to understand the meaning of that song, and you came to about the same conclusion as I did in myself. Except you expressed it, and oh damn, you expressed it well.

I think Aleister should learn from you about expressing things with his tongue

I'm not sure if it is a conscious decision about the marketing side of it, tho. Maybe it is an evolutionary process, without an intelligent design.

I actually feel sorry for her, on a personal note.
I also feel sorry for that terrible pun about Aleister's "tongue"...

PS.: I fell from my chair when I saw today's quote

Reply TheCatMolloy, October 11th, 2013, 4:26 am

I wouldn't go as far as saying I feel sorry for Miley Cyrus.

I can't imagine the kind of pressures she goes through as a 20-year-old girl who's also a millionaire superstar. All that scrutiny. I can't imagine what she goes through trying to live a normal life.

I find it equally difficult to imagine the type of privilege she must enjoy as a 20-year-old white girl who's also a millionaire superstar.

As a fairly average 31-year-old fat guy from Ireland, there is no part of her lifestyle I could possibly have a complete understanding of. That said, I empathise the hell out of people struggling to create an identity for themselves. Doing so in public must be incredibly tough, but pity seems misplaced.

She should put on a wig and a fat suit and go about incognito for a while to get away from the pop idol persona. She could be Delia Detroit.

Reply Saskyou, October 11th, 2013, 12:42 pm

I believe I am misunderstood I am not sorry for her in a "LEAVE BRITNEY ALOOOOOONE" style. I am sorry for her in a "I'm sorry you became such a bitch, from your fault or the other's. It's a shame" kind of way.

You know, she used to be my celebrity crush, when I still had those. I was like 14 or 15. So yeah. :D

Reply NekoAdvocate (Guest), October 16th, 2013, 8:50 am

Aleisters cute and all but I want neko back.

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