Around the World….

I know this is not RHCP news as such but I’d really like to share anyway as this was such an amazingly fun thing to be part of. An online friend, Stephen, came up with an idea of a group of people around the world adding art to a RHCP t-shirt and I was delighted to be part of that group. Loads of friendships were made and it was fun seeing the t-shirt travel from one person to another literally around the world until it made its final journey back to Stephen in Ireland. The t-shirt even happened to end up seeing the Chili Peppers at the Isle of Wight festival in June 2014 (several of us contributors managed to meet up at the concert too).

I’m Rebecca… and my photo was taken at the World Heritage site not far from my home here in England; it’s a place called Ironbridge so called because the first ever iron bridge in the world was constructed over the River Severn there. I chose the site to represent my area and also because Under the Bridge was the song that started the whole Red Hot Chili Peppers experience for me so it seemed fitting to combine the two. My art selection was chosen as it seemed so apt for the whole experience and I decided to embroider my contribution to be different (and allow some of the black space on the sleeve to be utilized).

Thanks to Stephen and everyone else involved in the whole project! Thanks to Trevor and Billie for putting all of the photos together and making this brill video.

Tony Woolliscroft Prints

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Most of you should know Tony Woolliscroft’s work already and if you don’t know his name, I’m sure you’ll recognise his images as he’s taken so many iconic shots of the Red Hot Chili Peppers over the years! He is also the photographer behind the book ‘Me and My Friends: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ which features many of his photos of the band along with anecdotal captions… But now, if you fancy something bigger, Tony is selling prints through his website: Tony Woolliscroft Photographer or you can contact him through his Facebook page. All prints will be currently be an A2 size and will be numbered and signed by the man himself. I’ve also checked with Tony and he’s willing to post worldwide. Might be a time to start dropping hints for Christmas presents!!!

I have a couple of things by Tony hanging in my RHCP room  but I’ve noticed one of the photos in the current sale is the same as this one of mine so this is what it looks like framed and on the wall to give you an idea of how great they look :)

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Flea in Highston

highston-fleaI saw the photo Flea posted the other day on his social media pages mentioning “Highston” but to be totally honest, I had no idea what he was talking about… But I have now found out! It’s the name of a TV show; the pilot will be shown on Amazon as part of a series; the episodes will be voted on for and the one(s) with the most success will then be selected for a full series.

Highston, an odd half-hour comedy about a 19-year-old boy named Highston Liggetts who spends most of his waking life talking to imaginary friends who just happen to be major celebrities.

Highston emerged from the mind of Nebraska co-writer Bob Nelson, who injects some of that film’s dry irreverence into lines spoken by the title character’s parents, played by comedians Chris Parnell and Mary Lynn Rajskub. The project was executive-produced by Sacha Baron Cohen and the pilot was directed by Little Miss Sunshine’s Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

Flea takes part in the pilot for the series; apparently he is seen sitting in the waiting room next to Highston and also jams on his bass in the teenager’s bedroom.

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Rockinfreakapotamus Magazines

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For people who don’t know, the Rockinfreakapotamus magazines are the ones Blackie Dammett was behind during his time as Head Honcho of the RHCP fan club. They were sent out to members (four per year?) as part of their fan club subscription. I’ve managed to get six of these magazines myself and all six are now copied and online:

Rockinfreakpotamus Magazine index

If anyone can help out with any of the others, I’d love to hear from you- whether you can scan them, photograph them or want to sell them. I’d love to get as many of these online as I can as a record of all that Blackie did for the Chili Peppers’ fans and so those of us who weren’t members of the fan club at that time get to enjoy them too.

RHCP Tour Dates Announced!

I go down to Cornwall for a few days on holiday and it all happens!

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced a number of tour dates for summer 2016- all so far are at festivals in Europe. These are the dates announced:

2016 EUROPE SUMMER FESTIVALS

June 3-5: Mendig Airfield, Germany (Rock am Ring)

June 3-5: Nuremburg, Germany (Rock im Park)

 *** TIckets go on sale on Friday October 30th at noon CET for Rock am Ring & Rock im Park***

June 10-12: Landgraaf, The Netherlands (Pinkpop)

June 10-12: Nickelsdorf, Austria (Novarock)

June 30-July 3: Gydnia, Poland (Open’er Festival)

June 30-July 3: Roskilde, Denmark (Roskilde Festival)

No other ticket sales dates/details have been released yet.

Many thanks to Shalhevet for letting me know!