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  1. Sunday, August 23, 2015

    i listened to this song about ten times today 

    “that’s enough”
    by Dorothy Love Coates

    There’s always somebody talkin bout me, really i don’t mind
    They try to block and stop my progress most of the time
    Well the mean things you said don’t make me feel bad
    Cause I can’t miss a friend that I never had

    (I’ve got) I’ve got jesus and that’s enough (that’s enough) that’s enough
    When I’m sick (he’s there) and troubled (he’s there)
    When I call him he will answer my prayers (answer my prayers)
    When I’m burdened (he’s there) with a load (he’s there)
    That’s when Jesus is a comforter (to my soul)
    Well you may scorn me turn your back on me
    God’s got his arms wrapped all around me

    (I’ve got) I’ve got jesus and that’s enough (that’s enough) that’s enough

    You know there’s been so many times that I did’nt have a dime
    And i did’nt tell nobody but the Lord
    He heard my plea and came to see about me cause he’s one thing
    I can afford
    So if you push me down he’ll pick me up
    And he’ll stick by me when the goin’ gets tough

    (I’ve got) I’ve got jesus and that’s enough (that’s enough) that’s enough
    Well he’s the great emancipator and my heart regulator (Jesus is)
    yes he is
    He’ll make my way brighter and my burdens lighter yes he will
    (Jesus will)
    Well you may scorn me turn your back on me
    God’s got his arms wrapped all around me
    And he fights down the devil till he makes him give up
    And thats wnough (that’s enough) that’s enough
    When I’m sick (he’s there)

  2. Wednesday, July 22, 2015
  3. Sunday, May 10, 2015
  4. Saturday, April 25, 2015

    weirdest song ive heard in a while 

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    “The Poor Side of Town”
    written by Johnny Rivers and Lou Adler
    1966

    Do-doo-doo-wah shoo-be-doo-be
    Do-doo-doo-wah shoo-be-doo-be

    How can you tell me how much you miss me
    When the last time I saw you, you wouldn’t even kiss me
    That rich guy you’ve been seein’
    Must have put you down
    So welcome back baby
    To the poor side of town

    To him you were nothin’ but a little plaything
    Not much more than an overnight fling
    To me you were the greatest thing this boy had ever found
    And girl it’s hard to find nice things
    On the poor side of town

    I can’t blame you for tryin’
    I’m tryin’ to make it too
    I’ve got one little hang up baby
    I just can’t make it without you

    So tell me, are you gonna stay now
    Will you stand by me girl all the way now
    With you by my side
    They can’t keep us down
    Together we can make it baby
    From the poor side of town

    (So tell me how much you love me)
    (Come be near to me and say you need me now)

    Oh, with you by my side
    This world can’t keep us down
    Together we can make it baby
    From the poor side of town

    Do-doo-doo-wah shoo-be-doo-be
    Do-doo-doo-wah shoo-be-doo-be
    Do-doo-doo-wah shoo-be-doo-be

    Nick Lowe covered it a few years ago

    but this is the Rivers original

    Rivers also wrote “Secret Agent Man”

    and Adler, among other things, sits courtside with Jack at Lakers games
    lou adler and jack

  5. Monday, February 9, 2015

    the problem with the grammys was there wasnt enough devil horns 

    devil horns at the grammysalso, youve got the most popular artist in the last 10 years dancing in the front row and you dont let her play?

    let Taylor Swift play!

    also, you have the most talented musician in the last 30 years sauntering around backstage, with a (great) new album, and you dont let him play?

    LET PRINCE PLAY!

    also why do the Grammys think that if you take the sexiness out of Beyonce, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, and Rihanna you’re going to a) get ratings b) get people talking c) pretend that music is better when it’s serious.

    LET SEXY PEOPLE BE SEXY WHEN YOU HAVE TV SHOWS

    if i was Sam Smith I would have thanked Tom Petty and not allowed a better singer than me share my song live in front of everyone

    i thought madonna, kayne, and that country lady were good.

    there werent enough awards given out.

    and the awards that they did give out were super lame.

    God bless Beck but the guy running around with Beck’s name isn’t the Beck we signed up for in the 90s.

    this is Old Sad Man Beck Lightfoot who, sure can move some units at Whole Foods, but fuck that

    i also liked Usher with the harp lady.

    and Kristin Wig

    i miss dangerous music.

  6. Sunday, August 31, 2014

    who is your eazy 

    easy ewhen i was a kid i wanted to be a teacher.

    but i would be a bad teacher.

    i would say things like, wait Nobody but this kid read the chapter today? figures. i hear your music. if you call it that.

    robot squeaks and sound effects.

    push buttons and artificial dynamics.

    music evolved from chuck berry to hendrix to nirvana to this?

    who is your eazy e?

    drake?

    who is your led zeppelin?

    no wonder you dont read things except on your phone.

    the reality is dismal.

    beep beep bop.

    once ac/dc was playing at irvine meadows which was the spot of an abandonded lion country safari.

    back in those days there was omg no internet so if you wanted tickets to a show you either had to go to a record store or department store that had the ticket machines

    or you called on the phone.

    so i called the morning of the show and said hey are there a lot of tickets available or should i go down to robinsons and get a ticket right away.

    and the lady said oh theres plenty, have no fear.

    queensryche was opening. operation mindcrime, g.

    figured id save some service fees by just driving down to the show and buying some grass tickets at the box office.

    when i got there they were sold out and there were lots of us who were under the impression that tickets would be available at the gate.

    so someone said, lets hike through lion country safari and hop the fence.

    and all of us said, thats the most perfect idea of all time.

    it was scary, dangerous, illegal, regretable

    and well worth it when you find yourself in the midst of a full blown acdc show

    and hells bells is ringing as you run from the cops.

    either do your homework or make music worth getting popped for.

  7. Saturday, March 8, 2014
  8. Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    flea explains why he was playing guitar hero at the super bowl 

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    Dear everybody,

    When we were asked by the NFL and Bruno to play our song Give It Away at the Super Bowl, it was made clear to us that the vocals would be live, but the bass, drums, and guitar would be pre-recorded. I understand the NFL’s stance on this, given they only have a few minutes to set up the stage, there a zillion things that could go wrong and ruin the sound for the folks watching in the stadium and the t.v. viewers. There was not any room for argument on this, the NFL does not want to risk their show being botched by bad sound, period.

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers stance on any sort of miming has been that we will absolutely not do it. The last time we did it (or tried to) was in the late 80’s, we were thrown off of ‘The Top Of the Pops’ television program in the U.K. during rehearsals because we refused to mime properly, I played bass with my shoe, John played guitar atop Anthony’s shoulders, and we basically had a wrestling match onstage, making a mockery of the idea that it was a real live performance.

    We mimed on one or two weird MTV shows before that and it always was a drag. We take our music playing seriously, it is a sacred thing for us, and anyone who has ever seen us in concert (like the night before the Super Bowl at the Barclays Center), knows that we play from our heart, we improvise spontaneously, take musical risks, and sweat blood at every show. We have been on the road for 31 years doing it.

    So, when this Super Bowl gig concept came up, there was a lot of confusion amongst us as whether or not we should do it, but we eventually decided, it was a surreal-like, once in a life time crazy thing to do and we would just have fun and do it. We had given this a lot of thought before agreeing to do it, and besides many a long conversation amongst ourselves, I spoke with many musician friends for whom I have the utmost respect, and they all said they would do it if asked, that it was a wild trippy thing to do, what the hell.

    Plus, we the RHCP all love football too and that played a big part in our decision. We decided that, with Anthony singing live, that we could still bring the spirit and freedom of what we do into the performance, and of course we played every note in the recording specially for the gig. I met and spoke with Bruno, who was a beautiful dude, a real talented musician, and we worked out something that seemed like it would be fun.

    bruno-mars-red-hot-chili-peppers-super-bowlWe recorded a track for the day, just banged one out from our hearts that was very like in spirit to the versions we have been playing live the last few years with our beloved Josh on guitar.

    For the actual performance, Josh, Chad, and I were playing along with the pre recorded track so there was no need to plug in our guitars, so we did not. Could we have plugged them in and avoided bumming people out who have expressed disappointment that the instrumental track was pre recorded? Of course easily we could have and this would be a non-issue. We thought it better to not pretend. It seemed like the realest thing to do in the circumstance. It was like making a music video in front of a gazillion people, except with live vocals, and only one chance to rock it. Our only thought was to bring the spirit of who we are to the people.

    I am grateful to the NFL for having us. And I am grateful to Bruno, who is a super talented young man for inviting us to be a part of his gig. I would do it all the same way again.

    We, as a band, aspire to grow as musicians and songwriters, and to continue to play our guts out live onstage for anyone who wants to get their brains blown out.

    Sincerely,
    Flea

  9. Wednesday, January 29, 2014
  10. Saturday, December 7, 2013

    saw saving mr banks today at the best movie theatre in the world 

    goldwyn

    and afterwards tom hanks emma thompson colin farrel, the screen writer, the director

    and Richard Sherman, the 85 year old genius

    who co wrote the songs 50 years ago for mary poppins was there

    and they all got interviewed in front of us to talk about the movie by the LATs john horn

    it was my first time in the theatre which may be the best perk of the new job: free movies in the perfect place

    imagine the cleanest, most comfortable movie house where the screen the sound and the mood is ideal.

    no food or drinks allowed. no photos or autographs. youre there to see it.

    people clapped. and laughed. it was sweet.

    because its hollywood people clapped during the credits because they probs knew those peeps

    or maybe theyre sitting next to them.

    saw my man steve elzer and his son there.

    the movie made me wish that woody allen would write a movie for emma to rock.

    anything she says sounds amazing.

    parkings free too.

    so with all those stars there, why would you need the guy who co wrote the songs?

    because he was one of the  few people still alive who worked super closely with walt disney

    plus just look at the songs he co wrote with his brother over the years

    supercalifragilicious:

    you’re sixteen:

    chitty chitty bang bang:

    it’s a small world after all: