Sometimes it makes sense to thank the universe for all the pain it gives you, because that’s where growth comes from. If you just bum out on pain and suffering, you don’t get the lesson.

- Anthony Kiedis
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Minimalist Songs

By Ross Halfin

Happy 12th anniversary to By The Way!

By Concepción Studios.

But then when he left, I realized that it was harder to write songs and feel spiritually connected to art and music as a band. When he came back I felt it again, instantaneously. — Anthony Kiedis

Knock Me Down was the first single off Mother’s Milk, and it actually got on the radio. Every now and then Lindy would tell us that a station had added the song, but that didn’t really compute. A few months later, on a weekend tour to Washington, D.C., Flea and John and I flagged down a cab in the middle of the nation’s capital. We got in and the driver looked at us and said, “Hey, aren’t you those guys? What is it, “Beat Me Up”, “Slap Me Around”, “Kick My Ass”? I love that song. You’re those guys, right?” That was the first time somebody other than the musical underground had arbitrarily become aware of us.  

— Anthony Kiedis, Scar Tissue

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I try not to whine

But I must warn ya 

'Bout the girls

From California…

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