Clarita, Behold What Thou Hath Wrought
Santa Clarita is a big name in no-name entertainment. Our valley is often seen but rarely named as a backdrop for countless films and series. We supply animators and special effects mavens to studios throughout the Southland, but it’s their product, not them, that gets recognized.
Enter Ashely Tisdale. Her background is thoroughly Claritan (she was twice a Valencia (Valley) Viking) yet now she’s a major recording and TV star. Alarmingly, she was the first female artist to debut with two songs on Billboard’s Hot 100.
While no longer living in SCV, we still cling to the fact that she emerged successfully from our Valley. I would bet good money that somewhere there’s a stage mom who tucks in her daughter every night by saying “Ashley made it out here, so can you!” (Unfortunately, her daughter wants to be a crane operator).
I really regret doing this, but for that stage mom, I present Tisdale’s newest music video, released around noon today according to my entertainment sources. Warning: best viewed with the sound turned down as far as possible, unless you’re a fan of what some might call acoustic torture or if you're a pre-teen girl who thinks Ashley is like the best thing ever.
According to Wikipedia