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MAMA_CD Posts: 1,507
10/7/13 7:46 P

What one generation rejects, the next generation embraces. Just imagine what will be accepted in the next generation.

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10/7/13 7:25 P

It is unfortunate that Miley Cirus is received and taken such bad advice. She is a pretty girl with a nice voice. Too bad society makes her think she has to act outrageous to garner attention. It is a hard way to grow up and one has to wonder what she will have left when her handlers are finished with her. I hope she learns to believe in herself instead of the garbage people feed her as advice.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,406
10/7/13 5:13 P

I don't think it is because of age.

It is very sad because MC has a prettyish sort of voice and is a pretty girl. She doesn't really need to do these things.

Rihanna can't sing live to save her life. So all she's got is gimmicks since she is a studio singer. She needs something to distract people while she is on stage bawling like a sick cat.

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10/7/13 4:04 P

I don't think it's a sign of age. I know every generation has "new" things that are controversial and upset the generation before - Elvis, the Beatles, hip huggers, etc. - but today's youth has taken it to the point past obscene. Clutching your crotch, wearing clothes that leave absolutely nothing to the imagination, and the language is way beyond appropriate and has nothing to do with aging. It has to do with having a sense of morals and values and being raised properly. There's pushing the envelope and then setting it on fire.

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10/7/13 2:47 P

oh, controversy goes WAY back. Ever read the lyrics to Cole Porter's 'Anything Goes'? Or watch a pre-code movie? What about Groucho? The Marx Brothers got away with a LOT! They were just more subtle, but still pushing the limits of their day.
As the boundaries move, it takes more to 'push'.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
10/7/13 2:15 P

Speaking of Sinead... kind of ironic that she's concerned about anybody else's "publicity stunts." I haven't forgotten hers... (calling the pope "evil" and "the real enemy" and ripping up his picture, during her musical performance on Saturday Night Live). Or the irony that Madonna called her out for this (ironic because Madonna was no stranger to using religious imagery in an "attention getting" manner, herself).

As for Miley, I can't decide if it's an absolutely brilliant premediated plan for bringing her more attention than her level of talent could ever warrant or deserve, or if it's the most awkward coming-of-age-in-the-spotlight I've ever witnessed. In either case, there ain't nothing new there under the sun, or the latex bikini as the case may be.

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10/7/13 1:13 P

Someone mentioned Elvis on Ed Sullivan. Back in the day, the mere sight of Elvis swinging his hips was very sexually provocative. That's why he was only shown from the waist UP on Ed Sullivan. What about the Beatles ? How many parents complained that the boys from Liverpool needed a haircut ! And how about mini skirts ? For those who don't remember, women didn't wear mini skirts to be sexy. In fact, they wore them to prove that a woman could show her body and not be considered a sexual object. Mini skirts were part of the women's liberation movement.

The point ? I'm not much of a fan of Mylie Cyrus, but she isn't doing anything that Elvis, Cher or even Madonna and Christina Aguilara haven't already done. Musicians have always been pushing the envelope, so to speak. So, I don't think it's an age thing. I think it's more of a generational thing.

Lady Gaga has done far more provacative things than Mylie Cyrus. Meat dress, anyone ? The reason Mylie and her tongue are all over the web is because she's trying to break away from the Hanna Montana role that made her a celebrity. She's just trying to prove she's all grown up now. I blame her manager and handlers more than her for these decisions. On the one hand, Sinead O'Connor is right. Once the media and her entourage are done using Mylie, she may well end up like Lindsay Lohan or any of the other celebs who've crashed and burned.

Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 10/7/2013 (13:15)
WRFTAZ SparkPoints: (13,034)
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10/7/13 1:00 P

I agree with KJ and Bluenose63

I just watch what I want and listen to what I want and my age or how I have matured doesn't matter.

Edited by: WRFTAZ at: 10/7/2013 (13:01)
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10/7/13 9:32 A

Well said KJ....I concur. My choice to listen, watch, act, react etc.

10/7/13 9:23 A

I am not disgusted about the music or videos of today because I choose not to listen or watch them solely because they are not to my liking.
Same reason why I choose not to watch certain cable news shows.
Up to us what to watch

MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (32,853)
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10/7/13 9:18 A

I agree with a few other posters on here. It is all about shock value and staying in the forefront of peoples minds. Every generation has their things that seem to outrage the older generations.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
10/7/13 8:58 A

It seems each generation has it's style of music and it's own shockers. I never paid Miley Cyres much notice before and that hasn't changed with her recent antics. Even though Taylor Swift is outside my generation, I do appreciate the way she handles herself.

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10/7/13 4:08 A

It's all about shock value and trying to stay relevant. I agree with the poster below that it really is in most cases theatrics is to cover up for the lack of talent.

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10/7/13 3:26 A

I don't think that behavior it is a sign of our age, or anything to do with their talent. What I DO think it is a sign of is their mental health. I'm not saying they are mentally ill, but they are wanting/needing all eyes to be focused on them and obviously they will do anything, (or ALMOST anything) to get that attention. It is a real pity because they ARE talented and it's a shame they can't just let THAT shine through rather than coming across in a less-than-savoury way!


10/7/13 1:43 A

Sweetheart, if you think about it, every change in your perceptions is a sign of age

ANARIE Posts: 13,179
10/7/13 1:15 A

It is age. Not necessarily a bad thing, but yes, mostly you feel this way because you're older. You sound just like your grandma probably did about the Beatles or Cher or somebody.

I had to laugh at the previous mention of Cher, specifically. I remember back when she was still half of Sonny and Cher, before all the wild Bob Mackie gowns, they came on the radio in the car when I was riding with my grandmother, and she shook her head and said, "I just can't stand those two. You can't even tell which one is supposed to be the boy and which one is supposed to be the girl."

Of course, this is the same grandma who not long before that had bought a copy of the first issue of "Playgirl!" I wasn't allowed to see it, but she took my mom and all my aunts back into the guest parlor to look at it... and they all came out totally disappointed. "Naked men just look weird. It would be sexier if they were in tight jeans," was the quote of the day.

My take on the Miley Cyrus thing was that it wasn't offensive so much as awkward and clumsy-looking. Some people manage to be both shocking *and* talented, but she's not one of 'em.

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,317
10/6/13 9:12 P

the less the talent ...the more they have to compensate with theatrics.
Now You look at someone like Jennifer Hudson the singer/actress and you realize that real talent Doesn't need to do something outrageous. She gets a standing ovation.
same goes for Taylor Swift

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,231
10/6/13 8:38 P

Waaaaay back when I was young, the "big deal" was Cher, and what she would (or would not) be wearing, or exposing, on whatever awards show. And when Elvis was on the Ed Sullivan Show, the network wouldn't let him be shown from the waist down. And who could forget when Prince wore that pair of pants with the butt area cut out. Shoot, there was a big brouhaha when Michael Jackson started all that crotch-grabbing in his videos. And which performer ate a bat on stage? sigh. The thing is that it grabs attention, and for some... negative attention is better than no attention.

I don't even look at Miley Cyrus on youtube, I wouldn't want to give her one more "hit".

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
10/6/13 7:52 P

I believe that it's just your opinion about this.......not a sign of age.

JBALDWIN29 Posts: 5,136
10/6/13 7:20 P

I don't think it is a sign of age, I agree the music for the most part is lousy and people are dressing terrible pants down to their knees going out in pajamas, dying their hair weird colors and so on.

ETHELMERZ Posts: 19,233
10/6/13 7:12 P

Interesting parents are from Germany, and they liked the Beatles, when I played those records over and over, lol. There is a difference nowadays, music itself is not so much the issue, the LYRICS and accompanying "dance" seems to be more irritating. There are so MANY people trying to catch attention to entertain and sell themselves, they feel the need to display their everything. Too many of them, so they do things to stand out in the crowd of sameness. I never heard Miley do anything, until this thing she did on that show, I never even watched that show. Seen her photo before, because the media reported everything with bated breath. So it caught our attention, the ploy worked. I imagine part of our disgust is our age, but my adult children just guffawed at it, and they wouldn't spend any money to see her. What does she really do, anyway? I hadn't heard about the other person you mentioned, but not surprised, these chicks think they are the only ones with those body parts, I guess.

10/6/13 6:10 P

Maybe it's more a sign of "maturity"

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
10/6/13 6:07 P

Okay, I get a lot of things and I always hoped I wouldn't be like my parents when it came to music but the music they play now is disgusting and the way they dress OMG!!!!!!!
I watched Miley on the wrecking ball and I can't believe as a parent her mother was right there encouraging her to do that and what she did at the VMA's.
I think what took the cake was watching Rhianna's new video on Wendy show as she was with her legs open and they had to black bar it off and then she was humping a chair I guess made for like a king....
I think these girls have talent, but I don't think they need to act like pigs to get attention, I mean is this how our parents felt about the Beattles or Elvis?????????? because they were tame compared to what is being done now..
So I'm wondering is this a sign of my age or are others disgusted about these performances too?

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