Celebrities have always fascinated Kelley, particularly ones who have made the earth a more compassionate, equitable and healthy place.
Notes from a fan:
Hello, Miley! I’ve been a big fan of yours for many years, following your career closely since your days at Disney, where you produced lots of teenage, comedic fun with your portrayal of Hannah Montana, that wig-swapping country gal from Tennessee.
Now you’re a pop star and actress, living in sprawl city, aka Los Angeles, and showing yourself to be the self-possessed adult who’s determined to be what she wants to be and do what she wants to do. This is cool, of course, and I’d like to continue my Miley mania by offering advice, comments and funny photos, hoping I can influence you in a way that promotes your good health and happiness.
So here it goes. I’ll simply pick topics at random and impart my wisdom, such as it is, and maybe provide some understanding and even some laughs along the way. We could all use a few more laughs, couldn’t we?
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I saw you on the 2021 Pre-Super Bowl Performance, aka the Tik-Tok Tailgate Party. You sang rock and pop tunes with legends such as Joan Jett and Billy Idol; you also did a tearful rendition of your hit single, “Wrecking Ball.” The audience, mostly healthcare workers, seemed to love every minute of your performance. Hey, next year why don’t you perform for the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show? You’re overdue, Miley—everybody wants to see you do it. Let’s make it happen!
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I’m very excited about your latest album, Plastic Hearts, which is filled with tributes to rock legends such as Debbie Harry, Ann Wilson, Dua Lipa, Stevie Nicks and Joan Jett, the latter two of whom, sing on the album. Billy Idol stops by too. You seem to have returned to that classic hard rock sound we all love. No more country pop fodder from Miley Cyrus; she knows where her heart resides. You seem to realize that if anything will save us from the world’s dictators, it will be a full dose of rock and roll turned all the way up to the moon!...
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I watched Bright Minded, your new Instagram program, on which you interview various folks; this time it was Senator Elizabeth Warren, our great liberal champion. You did a good job of asking her intelligent, engaging questions regarding the current political scene. This program certainly exercises your journalistic ability and also helps you stay involved during this time of social distancing. Please keep working on this show! Maybe it will become a permanent part of your social experience, particularly as it relates to providing input on important issues or whatever, ya know?...
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I just finished reading Hillbilly Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus and enjoyed reading about your father’s past, particularly as it relates to his career as a singer, musician and songwriter. It seems Billy Ray received inspiration for his musical destiny by listening to the voice of his conscience, or words from the Almighty, or maybe the left side of his brain was speaking to the right side. Anyway, something or another told him to start a rock band, even though he didn’t play an instrument and had never been in a band! Maybe you should trust that inner voice, which seems to know what’s best for a person, isn’t that true?
Of course, I liked reading about your early life and your journey from simply being a young country girl in Tennessee to a career as a professional actress and singer on Disney’s Hannah Montana. I didn’t know you had taken acting classes and appeared on some episodes of Doc, a TV show starring Billy Ray Cyrus, who played Clint Cassidy, a country doctor who moves to NYC. Your mother and Brandi have also appeared on TV in Cyrus vs. Cyrus, I seem to recall. Such a talented family you have, Miley. For many reasons, cherish all of your family members—as I’m sure you do!
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I always wanted to see Miley act in a science fiction/horror series or movie - and now you’ve done it! On Netflix’s Black Mirror episode five, you play Ashley O. the pop star and idol of millions of young women who need inspiration, self confidence and/or a new persona. Throw in plenty of AI via the Ashley Too doll, holograms and consciousness transplants and you’ve got a roller coaster ride through reality – or is it virtual reality? You left Hannah Montana way, way behind in the rear view mirror!
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I watched you on SNL December 15, 2018. You and Mark Ronson performed your new single “Nothing Brakes Like a Heart,” which has a country-pop sound and a serious message. Then you sang a Christmas song with Sean Ono Lennon, one of John Lennon's sons. What a surprise! You did John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”. That was certainly a Christmas present for me. Thanks, Miley!...
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I was sorry to hear that your Malibu house burned down. Fortunately, though, your pets and your beloved Liam survived this horrible wildfire, and your recording studio didn’t get torched either. Be very thankful for those fortunate events! Also, I’m glad to hear that you’re donating $500,000 – from the Happy Hippie charity - to the Malibu Foundation, so the city can be restored to its former coolness and glory.
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It seems you’re always working on singles, albums, videos or whatever, so here’s some advice from and old rocker. Rather than play what could be called contemporary pop, maybe you should return to a more rock-and-rolly sound, ya know? An excellent example of this is Sheryl Crow’s “Wouldn’t Want to be Like You (No way!)” This tune really makes you want to get up and dance. Just remember, when you’re running out of ideas or inspiration, go back to classic rock. Girl, you can’t go wrong!
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You seem to have great respect and fondness for the older pop stars, rockers and country crooners. I’ve seen you photographed with numerous artists from back in the day, as they say, such illustrious folks as Madonna, Dolly Parton, Steven Tyler, Joan Jett, Billy Idol, Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Ray Cyrus, Stevie Nicks and Elton John. (Have I left anybody out?) Anyway, please keep meeting up with the greatest veteran stars in the music industry – and let’s see more duets with such impressive people too.
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I saw you on Saturday Night Live, November 4, 2017. You were the musical guest for the third time, singing songs from your album Younger Now. You did some sketch comedy too, which was very funny. I saw Liam Hemsworth too – they gave him a line or two. Altogether, it was a spectacular show. I always love it when you appear on SNL, maybe the greatest TV show of all time, don’t you think?
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I checked out The Voice, Season 13, Miley, and you look fabulous, as usual. This time you’re co-starring with Jennifer Hudson, a beautiful woman who seems to be a very good voice coach and mentor – just like you, naturally. While the blind auditions moved along, you made a point of saying that you’re particularly interested in finding a good country singer. Well, I hope you get your wish and find the next Dolly Parton, LeAnn Rimes or Bonnie Raitt. At any rate, let’s hope she’s All Raitt, ha-ha-ha!
Miley, I’m sorry Brooke Simpson, your contestant for the finale, didn’t win first place for season 13 of The Voice. You picked some very talented singers but came up a buck or two short, gosh darn it! Nevertheless, I’m sure you collected some valuable experience so that next time you’ll beat Team Blake and the rest – with no trouble at all!
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I watched the video for your “Younger Now” single. It seems to be about the importance of change in people’s lives. Change can be good or bad, up or down, but it’s a good thing everyone should embrace, even a person who is middle-aged or old - as some of your actors and dancers appear to be. Change can be good enough for a person to feel “younger now,” which is generally considered a pleasant state of being. Shouldn’t everybody want to feel younger? At any rate, everyone should feel important, productive and creative, it seems to me, anyway.
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You were at the One Love Manchester benefit concert. Love the photos and videos, and I really liked watching you sing with Ariana Grande. You seemed to be hanging out a little with Justin Bieber too. What a great, friendly couple you and the Biebs make! Too bad it took a horrific bummer to make the concert happen. But whenever that sort of thing happens, you always seem ready to help, Miley. It’s truly a pleasure to watch such a kind, compassionate person such as you grow up and spring into adulthood!
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Last Monday night I saw you on The Voice, where you have a gig as a judge, and when a singer selected you as her coach or mentor, you jumped up and did a moon walk, which was decidedly cool and exciting. And, at one point, you told everybody you had “personality” and that’s one of the reasons singers should pick you. Well, you certainly have the best personality among the judges, that’s for sure. Anyway, I hope you win the competition and, better yet, help inspire young artists to become awesome singers!
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Hey, I saw Woody Allen’s TV series, Crisis in Six Scenes. (It was on YouTube, so I didn’t have to pay for it!) In this 1960s-era comedy, you play Lennie Dale, a Marxist radical who blew up a draft board with a homemade bomb, and you carry around a Saturday Night Special. That's so cool, man! I also enjoyed hearing you spout political philosophy as written by Fidel Castro, Chairman Mao or Che Guevara. I didn’t know you could handle such weighty subject matter. Anyhow, I hope to see you do more acting in the near future!
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I’m excited to hear about your fifth studio album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, and I was mind-blown when I heard you were offering it for free online streaming. Only a truly generous gal would give away her music! I also appreciate your advocacy for animal rights. Of course, I know you’re vegan. It seems you love animals so much you refuse to eat them - or wear them. And it seems safe to suggest the world would be a healthier place if people stopped consuming animal flesh!
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Saturday Night Live is back for another season, and you were there, Miley, hosting for the third time and performing as the musical guest for the second time. Seems like everything is right with the universe, ya know? Anyway, they put you in most of the sketches, which I like to see. Hey, your hair is longer these days – lots of extensions, at least. What’s up with that? Anyway, it seems one day you may challenge others for being the host the most times – 16, at last count. You can do it, chica – you’re much younger than guys like Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin!
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I saw you at the 2015 induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You “inducted” Joan Jett, which was an incredibly cool thing to do, ya know? It seems you idolize Joan, is that the way to put it? Anyway, later Paul McCartney inducted Ringo Starr, and then everybody, including you, sang along as Paul and Ringo led the way through the Beatle classic, “With a Little Help from My Friends.” That was a stellar experience, babe, one I’ll never forget!
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I’m really excited about your Backyard Sessions. It’s fun seeing you perform with artists such as the classic rocker, Joan Jett, and tiny Ariana Grande. I don’t know of any other pop stars who are publicizing their backyard gatherings, parties or concerts. Who does that? Just you! Anyway, I think because of this and your many accomplishments to date, including your establishment of the Happy Hippie Foundation, you’ve become the greatest pop star under the age of 25. Or would you rather be the greatest rock star in that category? Lemme know. Hey, I’ll be watchin’ ya!
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I was wondering if you’d appear on SNL’s 40th Anniversary show. After all, you’ve been on the show twice. Anyhow, you sang “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover” and took a bow as one of SNL’s many hosts over the years. I was very proud of you, Miles. You’ve accomplished much in your young life and appearing many times on SNL is certainly another feather in your bonnet. Is it time for you to get a SNL tattoo? Hahahahahahahahahahaha!
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I watched some of your Bangerz Tour on the NBC special and otherwise. (Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to watch one of your shows live (Bummer)! Anyway, I can’t believe what an extravagant attraction this show was. It must have cost a load of bucks to make and all that stuff, ya know? I was really impressed with the choreography of your dancers and the antics of those special characters such as Abe Lincoln and Bill Clinton. What a hoot! I was made teary-eyed by watching the “Kiss Cam” as you sang “Adore You.” (May Floyd rest in peace.) Hearing your version of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” was fun too, especially when your bro played the guitar while you sang. Lemme know when you’re going on tour again. Perhaps I can tag along with my private jet. Ha-ha. Love ya, babe!
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Regarding recent episodes of SNL, I saw you in one hosted by Ed Norton. You had a very small though very funny part, in which you “twerked” while wearing the costume of a Southern belle. What a hoot, babe! Also, on a related note, I saw an episode of South Park, in which the producers alluded to you and your performance on the current VMA show. It appears twerking is a great way to garner publicity for a young starlet. Hahahahahahahahahaha!
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You have a new single - "Wrecking Ball." I love the title! This is a torchy song with an explosive chorus. But, at one point, I really wanted to hear a moody guitar, sax or keyboard solo. Whatever happened to those?... I guess what I’m saying is that I want to hear more instrumentation in your songs. Sorry! As for the video, I liked seeing you swing on that wrecking ball - with little more than boots on. Anyway, keep on drillin' and chillin'!
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“We Can’t Stop” is a single with a catchy beat and the video is enjoyable to watch, very funny in places, with lots of sexual poses thrown in, what the heck. Rock videos must have them, right? Could Madonna have reached stardom without including risqué scenes in her videos and performances? But her chaste libertine routine is so twentieth century, don’t you think?
Anyhow, I noticed that many people wrote the lyrics in “We Can’t Stop,” including you, Miley Ray Cyrus. You gotta love those group efforts - the more the merrier. Big songs, big parties, they go together. But the parties shouldn’t get so big that lines form in the bathroom. Ha-ha! You know what I mean, Billy Jean?
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You produced another song recently, this one with Snoop Lion. I like the beat in “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” but I must admit I’m little puzzled by the meaning of the lyrics, though that happens a lot with me and rock tunes. Also, I was hoping to hear a hot guitar solo in the middle. That’s just me, ya know? At any rate, let’s hear more new songs, okay?
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I’ve really enjoyed watching you on Two and a Half Men. This is a big change from your work on Hannah Montana; now you’re performing “adult” humor. I don’t really have any advice regarding this career advancement, just keep doing more acting. Then, in a flash, you could have your own TV show – if you want it, that is. Why don’t you?
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I’ve read about some of your recent “tweets.” You seem to like quoting scientists such as Krauss and Einstein, who speak of exploding stars and the origin of matter. Anyway, keep your attention on spirituality, as well, as expressed by the Buddha, Jesus of Nazareth or whomever. Maintaining a kind of “duality” could serve you well in the future. You seem to like collecting statues of Buddha too. You should get a Golden Reclining Buddha. They’re the best!
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Well, I guess it’s time to talk about smoking. Now that you’ve reached your twenties, you’re old enough to smoke Salvia divinorum or other “herbals” such as marijuana. But keep in mind there’s some incredibly addictive substances out there. Don’t ever touch any of that devilish stuff! If you want some names – just ask me. At any rate, you might think twice about allowing people to video you while you’re partying hardy. Of course, these days, cameras seem to be everywhere, right? It’s hard to avoid them! That’s all I have to say about that, my precious Smileykins.
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It looks like you’ve got your own show on Saturday Night Live. They make you and Billy Ray look silly, of course, as you knew they would. But I think the “The Miley Cyrus Show,” as they call it, is in good taste, as SNL sketches usually are. Also, I think Vanessa Bayer does a good impersonation of your nonstop, miles-a-minute speaking style. So, girl, it seems you’ve made the big time! By the way, do you always say “pretty cool”? Hahahahahahahahaha!
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Moving on about SNL, you probably realize that whenever you do something – silly, foolish or whatever – you may see a parody of it on the “The Miley Cyrus Show.” I guess this is an example of art imitating life – or is it the other way around?!... I find this whole process very interesting, don’t you?
What did I say about art imitating life? Once I saw you get a “Bob Marley cake” on your nineteenth birthday, I knew SNL would do another episode of the “Miley Cyrus Show,” and there it was! You knew it was going to happen too, didn’t you? Hahahahahahahahahaha!
Always at your service,
Hey, everybody, please leave a comment!
© 2009 Kelley Marks
Kelley Marks (author) from Sacramento, California on December 10, 2013:
A hot mess?! Yes, indeed, Miley can appear somewhat messy at times, though she's always hot. Later!
Lybrah on December 09, 2013:
Good hub...Miley is a hot mess.
Robert A. Joseph on August 26, 2013:
I agree, although The Lady does do those head-spins and somersaults.....argh!! both dance like life-size cardboard cut-outs, but with heels, making at least Lady Gaga a gyroscopic dancer; hmm, like "Tiny Dancer," Elton and Bernie? Thanks, Kosmo for the fun!
Kelley Marks (author) from Sacramento, California on August 26, 2013:
Thanks for the comment, JPB0756. You gotta love Miley - but what about her dancing? Lady Gaga does it with a little more style, I dare say. Perhaps Miley should twerk just a little. Later!
Robert A. Joseph on August 26, 2013:
My wife and I enjoyed Billy-Ray, only natural our daughter would grow up with her(Disney); gotta dance with the one who brung ya.
hope on May 19, 2011:
you are the best.
Shazz_98 on September 27, 2010:
see my blog about her.
Kelley Marks (author) from Sacramento, California on August 25, 2010:
Thanks for the compliment, IamobsessedwithMiley! I spend a lot of time on this hub, tweaking and updating it whenever I can. Later!
Iamobsessedwithmiley on August 25, 2010:
Oh Kosmo you made my day, cheers. What a great hub. I hope she takes your advise you know she is way to talented to be throwing her career like Lindsay did. We love you Miley. I am worry about her and than I laugh at her she is got a great attitude you know like I don't care what people think about me but be careful Miley you been active bad lately and I hope is just a face.
stevie rae on July 02, 2010:
Hey what's up I love miley cyrus she rocks
Kelley Marks (author) from Sacramento, California on June 23, 2010:
I love you, Miley!
Kelley Marks (author) from Sacramento, California on December 17, 2009:
Since when does anybody pay close attention to the words in a song?!... Later!
propeshka on December 16, 2009:
She is so fake. The songs she mentions in "Party in the USA" she has never even heard of!
meli on December 07, 2009:
i think miley cyrus likes how she is living her life
Designchowk on November 13, 2009:
Nice u r hub
jesslouuX on November 09, 2009:
i think miley cyrus is amazing, shes living her life enough without advice, i think she'll stay true to herself :)
lmmartin from Alberta and Florida on September 23, 2009:
Can I hire you to write a letter full of good advice like this one to my granddaughter?
angel on September 20, 2009:
i like peanuts
mulyono ali on September 17, 2009:
good and like
samae on September 05, 2009:
come on miley
Luke on August 23, 2009:
Either way, Trace is better..
Kelley Marks (author) from Sacramento, California on July 05, 2009:
Only time will tell if Miley takes my advice or becomes one of Hollywood's Bad Girls. But either situation will be good for copy. Later!
anglnwu on June 19, 2009:
NIce observations and good advice--is she listening?