rhcpflea-2c“No matter what level you’re doing it on, playing music is an opportunity to give something to the world.”

While there have been several artists that have been with me since childhood, I think the Red Hot Chili Peppers were one of the first that I discovered myself, with a hunger to learn more and track down new material – the eclectic mix of hard rock, funk and soul makes them a truly alternative act, and one with proven longevity. Being that first major stop in the pursuit of musical discovery, finding my way back to their material is always a tremendous nostalgia trip.

Though all are hard to ignore, it was always the bassist, Flea, that grabbed me the most. The origin of the nickname is clear to see, for he bounds around the stage – typically wearing next to nothing and/or doused in neon paint – with such enigmatic vigour, all while slapping the guitar and making it sing. He’s a skilled multi-instrumentalist, but his work on the bass is quite rightly acclaimed as some of the best ever. A proper rock star.

All of that surely explains the rather pedestrian portrait of our man dressed up in a snazzy shirt. I just found this particular reference quite cute, and wanted to focus on that. Perhaps I’d better do another, more animated attempt which can do justice to the showman…


  1. Bill Fufkin said:

    Hello Jacob…these are great. B

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jacob said:

      Hello, Bill sir! Thank you so much.


  2. z03luca said:

    Beautiful! I did not see you long time. I hope you are OK. 🙃 Camilla

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Camilla! Flea is quite adorable. I’m doing fine, it’s just been a bit of an unproductive period with not much worthy of a post. I hope you are OK, too. x

      Liked by 1 person

  3. itsmyhusbandandme said:

    You got the nose right!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jacob said:

      On the nose? 😉 Thanks ever so much, JP!


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