Back in the 1950’s there was this young man who loved to sing, he loved it so much that he put his entire being into every song he sung. Whenever this young man took the stage; the audience went wild (Especially the girls). The parents and the good Christian folk of that time did not like this young man though; his music was strange and way too loud, he was wild and rebellious, and he put too much pelvis into his dancing. This young man they said was a bad influence on our young people.
In the 1980’s and 1990’s there was another young man who also loved to sing; this young man had already been singing for many years; since he was a young boy. Just like the young man from the 1950’s, this young man put every ounce of his being, even his very soul its self into his music. This young man’s passion was after many years finally coming to light and blossoming. He didn’t just drive his audience wild when he took the stage; he wrapped his arms around them and guided them in the most passionate way directly into his world, and when he sang, nothing else existed or even mattered. The parents and the good Christian folk of his time didn’t like him either; His music was loud and way too flashy, not only did his music sound strange to them, but he looked different and ever stranger every time they seen him. His color went slowly from dark to light, his skin took on a different glow and a strange smoothness, his facial features changed drastically from masculine to almost feminine they thought.; What a horrible person he must be they said. They felt he was blatantly sexual in his dance moves and that he was just plain obnoxious, He grabbed himself when he danced and that was just unacceptable. He too was determined to be a bad influence on our young people.
That young man from the 1950’s; he became Elvis Presley, The King of Rock and Roll. The other young man from the 1980’s and 1990’s; you guessed it, that young man was Michael Jackson; and he is The King of Pop.
Both these young men enjoyed fame like no other musician or performer of their respective time period or musical style. Today almost 40 years after his death; Elvis is just as popular as he was then, not just with that generation but with this one as well. Michael Jackson is following in those same footsteps, his fame and popularity show no sign whatsoever of slowing down anytime soon.
As much as these two young men were hated and disrespected by parents and good christians, they were loved and respected even more by fans and eventually by the public at large. They were true giants and leaders in their industry.
Fast forward to today; there be this young lady who loves to sing. Just like Michael; she has known fame since her youth. She started out a princess of fantasy, we all loved her, our children loved her, the parents and good christian folk of our day loved her. What a wonderful person and the perfect role model for our children they said. She also loved to sing and we all loved her music, even the parents and good Christian folk of our time. She made us feel good, she transported us to a place where a funny punch line and a rock star smile chased the bad away and made everything OK.
Then something terrible happened; it was the worst, most tragic and unimaginable thing they could ever dream of………………. This young girl grew up; GASP! Yes; it is hard to hear but against all our dreams, wishes, and desires; she did indeed grow up. She still loves to sing, and she still loves to entertain but she no longer wants to be this imaginary princess who chases the bad away and makes everything OK with a punch line and a smile. She has discovered reality, adulthood, and herself (her true self). She has discovered that contrary to our dreams; a funny punch line and a rock star smile will not chase the bad away or make everything OK. She has seen that regardless of our wishes; adulthood is much more serious and different than childhood dreams would lead us to believe. She decided to follow the path of her heart and reality instead of the path of our desires and imagination; she decided that from now on she was going to be who she is; not who we want her to be. She started singing her music the way she felt it, she started acting in ways that brought her joy in reality instead of giving others false happiness in their own imaginary, nonexistent world. Her music became louder and more rebellious, her dancing took on sexual tones and the parents and good Christian folk of our time began to see her, and her music, and her dancing as vulgar, obnoxious, and unacceptable. They did not like her any longer; she had changed, she was not their little princess fairytale any longer.
By now you have guessed that she is none other than Miley Cyrus. The parents and good Christian folk of our time don’t want her to be Miley Cyrus though; they want her to forever be Hanna Montana. The problem though is this; Hanna Montana is not real, Miley Cyrus is.
The parents and good Christian folk of the world want to keep believing in Hanna Montana, They want to believe and to teach their children to believe that when life throws you lemons; just come back with a funny punch line and a rock star smile and everything will be OK. Truth is; EVERYTHING IS NOT GOING TO BE OK! Life is unfair, life hurts; it will knock you down then turn around and stomp on your face just for kicks. Miley sees this and understands this. Miley is ready to grow up and live in reality, and she would love it if we would just let go Hanna Montana and join her.
Hanna Montana has left the building! Miley Cyrus came on stage and stuck her foot up Hanna’s ass and told her to hit the road and to never come round here again. Miley says play time is over, imaginary friends are gone, the little girl’s tea party has ended and reality has come to stay. The little girl has grown into a lady and make believe is no longer welcome.
So here we are in 2013; Miley Cyrus has forever shed herself of the imaginary and embraced the reality of her own self; Miley Cyrus is doing what Elvis, and Michael did before her that propelled them into the musical monarchy. Miley Cyrus is doing it her way.
Maybe you don’t like her, maybe you feel she is a bad influence on our young people, but history has a unique way of repeating itself.
History and music and Miley being what they are; there can be only one response to Miley Cyrus in all her twerking, and wrecking ball beauty.
All Hail Miley Cyrus; Queen of Pop Music!
Breaking News: Hanna Montana has died today; an unfortunate victim of reality and Miley Cyrus. Hanna Montana; May you rest in peace.
In the immortal words of Duncan McCloud from The Highlander “There can be only one.”