have i ever said that life was fair

when the cubs won the world series five million people flooded the beautiful streets of Chicago because

life isn’t fair.

the underdogs don’t win.

the team you love rarely does it.

movies and novels and beautiful poems exist because life is the opposite and we need those delicious lies to keep us from jumping off tall buildings. so when the patriots started marching down the field today

with precision

we all knew what was going to happen because we’ve seen it every day

the pretty boy gets the model

the rich get richer

the worst possible result is the allthetime result

the only reason obama won the first time was because the GOP didn’t wanna try and fail to clean up the mess it made during Bush Cheney. they had no idea how quickly your boy from the south side could do it or else they would have tried harder to stop him.

they tried extra to beat hillary because they hate girls like so much.

do i give tom brady props? sure. bellacheat too? fine. they are winners. they don’t ever quit and thats what we all need to learn from this truly exciting game we just saw: if there is time on the clock fucking go for it.

of course you’ll probably lose, but that doesnt matter.

he only thing that matters in life is when you look back you can say you gave everything.

brb gotta puke.

super bowl prediction

cam newton

Carolina 44, Denver 12

if i was a betting man id be in Vegas right now.

firstly i love Las Vegas, but secondly to bet everything I could on Cam and his Panthers.

much love to Peyton but he’s running on fumes.

they beat the Pats and thats nice, but the Pats were banged up and had zero running game

Cam’s Panthers are not banged up and not only can they run

but he can run too.

pretty sure the cheerleaders can run three.

can Peyton run? uh….

five points may as well be zero points cuz all its says is as long as the Panthers are a head by more than a FG you get your house back if you bet it on the Super Bowl

which i would if i was a gambler with a house who knew a bookie who would accept that parlay

which thankfully i do not because thats scary bc Cam

could

get hurt in the first quarter i suppose and then youre homeless

which is pretty much why i keep my bets small, local,

and the winner buys lunch.

no one at work would bet me lunch that Cam is gonna lose this game

this song, this performance, gives me, what the kids call, feels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD4ICwgZiBs

Lady Gaga is singing the National Anthem today at the Super Bowl

i’m sure it will be fantastic

but i wish they’d also let her sing this tune while they show a montage of what it took for these two teams to get to this stage

because both of them really are on the edge of glory

and since she’s there, may as well let her rock out

when animals teach us why being human is great

lefty sharkthe shark during the katy perry super bowl halftime show immediately jumped into our hearts.

he was off beat, out of sync, didnt know the moves, but instantly endeared the entire globe and then internet

Left Shark reminded us that to err is not just human, but adorable when you clearly dont give a damn.

sadly we live in a Right Shark world: an idealized place where every move, though manufactured, is better because it is predictable. cooler because it is straight.

in Left Land whatevers a way of life.

practicing would kill the spontaneity, and Lord knows being dressed as a dancing shark isn’t interesting enough: now do it without knowing the routine.

that’s what separates us from apes.

blatant unpreparedness.

on tv.

dressed like a sea monster.

long live the left shark revolution!

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

Flea-unplugged-halftime-final

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