Rumor Has It

While I was sleeping:

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Recently, I was scrolling through Facebook as I was falling asleep, even though I know the blue light is bad for me and disturbs my sleep hygiene likely contributing to my chronic insomnia (be quiet, mom). I wasn’t really paying attention to what I was reading, and right about the time I nodded off for a second and dropped the phone on my face, I called it a night.

The next morning when I awoke, I thought I’d dreamed that Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was coming to Bellingham on a book tour and, even weirder, the event was going to take place at Bellingham High School.

Imagine my surprise when, once again scrolling Facebook, I happened on an event page for “Flea in Conversation with Jonathan Evison at Bellingham High.”

The normal reaction would be to understand I’d likely seen the event the night before in my semi-conscious scrolling state and didn’t realize it.

Of course, that makes nowhere near as much sense as the conclusion I jumped to immediately: that I’d manifested Flea and now he was happening.

I do not know why my brain went there first. I am not a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan. I mean, I think Flea did a pretty good job as Needles in Back to the Future Part II, but I do not dream of Californication, and the song “Under the Bridge” kind of makes me want to jump off of one. If I were to become a person who could manifest things at will, I do not believe my will would direct me to manifest Flea.

It seems, then, that Flea is 100 percent man and zero percent manifestation. As such, he really is bringing his book tour to Bellingham High School on Mon., Nov. 18, where Jonathan Evison (acclaimed author of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving and West of Here, among other tomes) will query the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist about his brand-new memoir, Acid for the Children, which is both a colorful book title as well as an item on my Christmas shopping list this year. (Yes, that’s a joke. People are way too smart to let me near their children.)

All jokes aside (OK, some jokes aside), this event is compelling to me beyond its celebrity factor and obvious weirdness. First, Flea wrote the book himself, without relying on a ghostwriter, and it took him five years. Second, Patti Smith wrote the foreword to it, which is about the coolest thing since Patti’s own memoir Just Kids. Lastly, Evison is certainly no slouch in this deal and I imagine his convo with Flea will be lively and entertaining. Tickets are $35-$45 via Eventbrite. Get them while you can. I may never manifest another rock star again. 

Past Columns
Comings and goings:

October 16, 2019

Sing Loud:

October 9, 2019

Road to somewhere:

October 2, 2019

Sound of Soundings:

September 25, 2019

News of brews

September 18, 2019

Sex In The City:

September 11, 2019

Little in the middle

August 28, 2019

Into the woods

August 21, 2019

Bands at Barkley

August 14, 2019

Ready, Fight!

August 7, 2019

Rock and Vote

July 31, 2019

The longest night

July 24, 2019

Remembering Peter Gunn

July 17, 2019

From the Rooftop

July 10, 2019

Breaking News

June 19, 2019

Remembering Lucas Hicks

October 11, 2017

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