Two weeks of articles, magazine scans and fun dedicated to the funkadelic one, the almighty Flea, himself!
As many of you know Flea will be running in the Honda LA Marathon to raise funds for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music on 20th March and we want to help him along the way! So we’ll be putting out something at least once every day, along with the donation link to Flea’s fundraising page, and hopefully some of you might make a donation to his fundraising effort in support of the bass slappin’ maestro as a result !
It’s not all about giving though because special rewards and prizes are being given out by Flea’s fundraising team randomly for various donations along the way and if you donate at least $25 by the 3rd March 2011, you will be entered for a draw to win a bass guitar signed by ALL of the Red Hot Chili Peppers!
Silverlake Conservatory of Music
The mission of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit organization, is to facilitate basic music education. Our primary focus is on the youth of the community but all are welcome and encouraged to participate. The Conservatory offers private music lessons at a reasonable cost and grants scholarships to children in need, providing free lessons and instruments. The study of music enriches the life of the student as well as the community and society.
The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is the music school that Flea set up to help all students, no matter their background, in the Los Angeles area get affordable music lessons.
Music had been the salvation of Flea’s life and he believed that everyone should have access to learning it; he was therefore shocked upon visiting his old school, Fairfax High, to find that music lessons were about to be axed due to budget cuts. Around that time his experiences as a guest conductor at the Junior Philharmonic Orchestra of California and also from reading the autobiography of jazz pianist, Horace Tapscott, inspired him to act and the idea for a music school that offered affordable lessons for all was born. This dream was realised in 2001 when he set up the Conservatory with his friends Pete Weiss and Keith Barry. Since then, Anthony Kiedis has joined the Board of Directors.
Funkadelic Flea Fortnight!
Our first offering is a scan of Bass Guitar Magazine from 2009 where Flea talks about his new Fleabass Guitar. Loads of photos and info! Enjoy 😀
Don’t forget! Please DONATE to Flea’s Fundraising Marathon run for Silverlake Conservatory of Music!