Flea claims at the beginning of a chapter that John Frusciante once said, “The world’s just a sphere, no bigger than the balls you suck.”
In the chapter, Flea then discusses watching his stepfather Walter play music, “When Walter rocked his upright bass, he attacked it with a primal intensity that shook me. Every time. He wrapped his body around it like a boa constrictor squeezing the life out of a warthog in the jungle, dug so deep into those hard bebop walking bass lines, and swung like his life depended on it.
Burning a hole in the sky. Straight ahead, motherfuckers. The physicality of it. He played with a violent ferocity I’ve never witnessed since. Being a little kid and having never seen people play music live before, I assumed Walter’s way was the norm.”
Flea also discussed getting high as a teen with girls at the beach. Bmorecatdad wrote about a recent book signing, “The Q&A in Brooklyn was nothing short of amazing. I got in line 2 hours before doors opened and was lucky enough to sit in the front row. Flea told stories, talked about the book, did some readings and took questions. I asked him about his connection to Afrobeat and he was happy to share.”
WJL91 commented, “Great question to have asked and probably a very refreshing one. Afrobeat for those who haven’t listened, listening to Fela Kuti will change your life!” Foo Fighters savagely disrespecting Red Hot Chili Peppers was revealed last week.