…and felt drowsy the morning after? No? No one else steals their parents sleeping pills on one of those nights? Just me? F*ck you guys then. Well the feeling then is kind of how one is after a nap. Not the agitation but the non-alertness. When you wake up the next morning from a sleeping pill, at least for me, I am not alert until an hour or so after. You are just going through the motions, kind of like Britney Spears in her latest video for, ‘Till The World Ends’.
Spears received some flack for basically being carried around the ‘Hold It Against Meh’ video so they had to up the ante for the second singles video. Is it better? Sure. It’s better like getting diarrhea twice instead of four times. She finishes some moves but she’s still just going through the motions. Every camera shot lasts no more than 5 seconds it’s so obvious it’s heavily edited and nothing is original about it. Why is she not up to par anymore, you ask? Why? Well remember this?
That’s why. I could not even go on from there and that pictures alone would explain everything but I like to talk so le’go. She’s heavily medicated, basically. When Pa Spears took over the conservatory role of his own, 30 year old daughter, they shut that crazy train DOWN. So now, ever since Britney Spears has been in the state of “the morning after you take a sleeping pill”. And it’s sad. It’s sad because she used to be this girl:
She never sang live, but could sing. She never wrote all of her songs, but could write. She could dance though. She was always a step ahead of all of the dancers and she was so hot, everything was looking great and then it all exploded. It’s not sad that we as the public are not being delivered the same product because people change, and not every artist is still the same throughout their entire career. It’s sad because she’s still being pushed around the stage by dancers. It’s like that piece of food everyone wants but no one wants to be the person to eat the last piece. She’s just being pushed around, I can’t stress it enough.
And this is the result of child stardom. Like Lindsay, River Pheonix, Michael Jackson, and so many countless others, they become exhausted. Exhausted from working a full-time job. Exhausted from becoming an empire. At age 20 Britney Spears was an empire, probably employing over hundreds of people. At 20 I am working at a record/DVD store. I’m always exhausted too but that’s because I’m a lazy f*ck. We buy, we buy, we buy from these child stars and then we demand more. Do you think Britney really wants to be doing all this still? (does she even know she’s doing all this still…) I will never know but f*ck I would love to just be beside her for a day to see how all THAT works. The meds, the looking after, the prepping, the everything.
So we can sit here and complain she’s not coherent enough to finish proper dance moves. But it’s not your fault or mine, it’s the desire to leach for money. We all want success and some of us want fame, but it comes at a cost – literally. These parents who push their kids into pageants, or commercials, or acting, or singing at 4 and they say “It’s always been their dream!” Has it? Has it REALLY!? Because at 10 I wanted to be a lawyer and look where we are now. There are exceptions to the rule, of course: The Harry Potter kids, Natalie Portman, others… but you know why the exceptions work? I’ll tell you a little secret, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Raven Symone, all those guys… they went to school! I know, I know, it’s crazy. School is not for everyone but as a teenager and young adult it keeps you in line. For these people who live the excessive it readjusts their lives. Britneys life was never adjusted for the normal, to help her, just realigned to help everybody else.