The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Petty Happiness …
November 28, 2022, 8:15 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Attitude & Aptitude, Music

As some of you know, a few years ago I was fired by the Red Hot Chili Peppers from a project I was doing for them.

My crime? Disagreeing with them.

OK, I accept I could have maybe disagreed with them in a slightly better way, but I wasn’t doing it to be an asshole … I was doing it because I thought they were making the wrong decision and I wanted them – as I want everyone I work with – to succeed in a way that is better than they imagined.

To be fair, three quarters of the band were fine.

Nice even.

The problem was their singer, Kiedis – but then he has form with reacting badly to people questioning the stuff that comes out his mouth.

Anyway, their actions post our dalliance prove I was right – not that they’d ever admit it – but rather than be sad I was let go, I wear it like a badge of honour.

I was fired by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

How many people can say that?

Well, if you’re a guitarist – quite a few people – but let’s not go there right now.

Anyway the reason for this post is I recently saw a post on instagram from drummer Chad Smith wishing his band mate, bass player Flea, a happy birthday.

Nothing wrong with that. In fact it’s lovely … especially after being in a band together for 34 years. However what is slightly confusing is that despite being together all that time, he had to steal a photo from Getty Images to show them together.

Mind you, given the stuff I learned about them from my short stint working for them, I can say there are many reasons this could have happened.

Of which none are, “it’s just us being crazy Rockstars”.

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