Show Love with No Remorse. Thank you RHCP. Thank You.

(Begun Friday, basically completed yesterday, posting today…really?? *sigh*…yes)

Can I ever say enough good things about the Chili Peppers? I think not! Their music is one of the many maps of my life’s atlas. In particular, By The Way. This collection represents a specific time when life took an unexpected turn. Yes. There were casualties.

I walk through the world with body defected. Heart pitted with the healing of life’s abscesses, holes hollowed throughout. “Time heals all wounds”, so they say. Know what’s just as powerful? Music. It heals, it hurts, it deepens the emotion of the moment. It is refuge, it is magic. It is life.

In the interim of the here and there, there are moments. Moments that can be days. Like yesterday. My car doesn’t have a serious radio LOL. Regular airwaves (I love playing this song! A simple bass line, it’s a blast to play) Last morning coummute of the week, radio on. 1st up? this. Wouldn’t call myself a fan of this guy, but today I really got into this song. My entire person. What was it that hyped me up? I was the music all the way to Rockville.

It was a bee-u-tifullll summer day. A perfect beach day (if I lived near the beach). And! It was Friday. Maybe it’s a body thing. The body never forgets. Not fully. And so, I knew on a very basic organic level that today was Friday. I could feel it. Today was a spontaneous, all music is energizing and life giving day. Today was all about emotional content. And it was good.

It’s Saturday afternoon. Do I have a 10 spot? Yeah, I think so…

One. The Red Hot Chili Peppers. In particular, Flea. Once upon a time, as a young woman, Anthony Jackson held top spot for years as my favorite bass player. (“I’m sorry Anthony. Flea. It’s Flea. I still love you but, um, when I hear Flea play my heart seizes from the sheer beauty of his expression. Forgive me?”)

Tue. Magic, stubborness and stupidity and not giving up.

3. clark, scott, roger. The Progenitors. Each are a chapter (maybe a couple or 2) in my bio.

Four. And I ain’t talkin’ cheese. Except maybe on the surprize pizza yesterday courtesy of one of the attorneys.

Five. That my test results showed the osteo not getting worse.

6. Got to go with the weather. Hope I don’t jinx anything but the weather the last 5 days has been extrodinarily lovely.

Seven. That I was house sitting again so that right at this moment I’m enjoying an absolutely perfect day sitting under a patio umbrella. Light breeze, pre-fall light, not a cloud in the azure blue sky…someone just lit up a barbeque.

8. I really get stuck sometimes. Stage fright? Sounds awful ‘cuz there are thoughts cruising in and out of my consciousness during the week that would certainly qualify as “thankfuls”. Like having my senses in good working order. That I can see, not only look. That I can hear, not simply listen. That if no words come out of my mouth at least they’re there, stumbling, maybe tumbling ’round the inside of my head.

Nine. the Wakefield Doctrine and scotts!  All I have to do is look at #8 and realize this is not all that complicated. Keep it short, simple and to the point! So next time? 10 ToT scottian style.

10. If I have nothing, I have this moment. And that’s good enough.

“Never underestimate the power in a single moment or act”

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18 thoughts on “Show Love with No Remorse. Thank you RHCP. Thank You.

  1. Now it all comes together….but sometimes finishing takes just as much if not more effort than starting….and yup RHCP….alright. Gotta run. Have a great day…hey any nj news?

  2. dyannedillon

    I like Bob Seger, because of the memories his songs evoke, but Old Time Rock & Roll is not one of my favorites. Then why do I hear it and find myself wanting to dance?
    I think you are spot on when you say that music heals and hurts. Been a little emotional lately (not typical for me) and songs that come on the radio (and I have the same kind as you, at the mercy of the local airwaves) have been making me either tear up or full on cry.
    Glad the test turned out okay. I’m afraid do my next bone density test, since the last one was so not very good, but hopefully, the stupid drugs are working.
    Pre-fall is just the right term!

    1. Turn the Page is my favorite Bob S song.
      I can’t answer that Dyanne ‘cuz Friday morning I was doing just that. As well as you can dance while driving!
      Oh…I’m sorry you’ve been ambushed by the emotionals. Maybe you’d better be quicker on the dial and not indulge in the “sad” songs. (Yeah, I know. Sometimes you need to indulge)
      Thanks. I was happy it wasn’t worse but have to somehow make it better.
      How long have you been taking the “stupid drugs”? I hope they’re working for you too xo

  3. I do enjoy me some Chili Peppers. We have some music taste in common! 🙂
    The weather has been fabulous, hasn’t it? Hopefully it continues.
    I double dog dare you to do a post like a scott. 😉

    1. Yay! I knew it!
      My fingers are crossed. It’s been great. So glad it’s been the same in your neck of the woods 🙂
      Double dog dare?! Whoah wait a minute! Not fair! (thank the gods for Google. I looked it up.LOL)
      I accept the dare!

  4. Music is amazing for the soul.
    AHHHHHHH—mazing.
    Know what else is?
    Osteo not getting worse.
    I have it in my SI joints and hip joints and some days I visualize cutting my limbs right off of myself it hurts so bad. People don’t realize how evil pain is. So I am thankful that this isn’t getting worse for you. Can I get some dance music turned up in hurrrrrr?!!! Whoop!!!

    1. Yes Kimberly! Yes it is 😀
      And I’ll second that as well. I’m sorry to hear you have the osteo too but thanks so much for sharing! I had to look up SI and by doing so now have a name for the area I too have had pain so bad, if I thought about it, would be reaching for the hack saw 🙂
      Don’t ask me why this song, not exactly what folks think when they say “dance”, but it came to mind 🙂
      Hope your Monday is pain free!

  5. Haven’t waved a musical flag in a while, but when I contemplated your observation of Flea and Anthony, the first name that popped up in my head was Tal Wilkenfeld. She’s been off the radar for a while, but when she did the Crossroads festival with Jeff Beck, that was just magical.

    1. Yeah, haven’t seen her around but then haven’t been looking lately.
      Don’t like to watch her play too much as it makes me indulge (“that’s self-indulge in the “fuck me man, how come I never stuck with it!” Having said that I made great progress before I the “jump” and by golly, I’m going to get back to it :D) Tal does make it look easy though, doesn’t she?

      The thing about Flea is you have to listen on a good stereo system. But! I have heard the richness overe radio waves as well.
      I love his phrasing and inflection, his tone and timbre 🙂 I have a long list of future “songs to learn”. Naturally, there a few Chili songs. Surprisingly, I really want to play the bass line to Already Gone.

      Thanks for stopping by Bud. Don’t be such a stranger!

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