A Benefit for Surfers Healing Foundation
Dates: Saturday, November 22 through December 31, 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Annual Holiday Surfboard Auction is holding a fundraiser to benefit Surfers Healing Foundation which is a “foundation that seeks to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing”.
Both Flea and Anthony Kiedis have contributed to this event.
Surfers Healing was founded by Israel and Danielle. Izzy Paskowitz’s father was ‘Doc’ Dorian Paskowitz and that is who Anthony is referring to in his artwork and dedication. He was a surfing pioneer and legend. Unfortunately, he recently passed away. (You can find out more about him in his book, ‘Surfing and Health’).
Online auction link to Anthony’s surfboard: HERE. Flea’s Board: Bidding link to Flea’s surfboard: HERE
You have two days left to bid on both of these surfboards if you are interested!
Thanks to Shalhevet for the link and to Anne for the additional link & info on ‘Doc’ Paskowitz.
I’ve received this email, and I thought I’d post it in case anyone is interested:
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This just showed up in my search feeds and it’s worth posting even though it’s not news, or in fact new, in case people haven’t seen it. Their first TV performance. Enjoy
Catching up on things that the chaos of Christmas has meant I haven’t got round to posting before…
Chad Smith News
There was an interesting interview with Chad Smith on Rolling Stone. He was answering questions sent in by fans on Twitter and the replies cover everything from the new RHCP album, to socks, to Will Ferrell& drum-offs/ cow bells to Chickenfoot.
Full Rolling Stone interview HERE
Chad Smith is also scheduled to appear as a guest on the “Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas” which is returning to Bay Street Theater and the Sag Harbor Center for the Arts in 2015. The weekly music sessions will once again feature a different special guest at each show in January and March with Chad due to appear on the debut show on Friday, January 2nd, 2015. General admission seating is $20 per session. Source
Pearl have announced the release of two new limited edition Chad Smith signature snare drums. Full details on Music Radar
Dave Navarro Interview
Dave Navarro has about his mother’s murder.
Source and full interview HERE
Funky fact for today, Twitter have released figures for the music related tweets made during 2014 and apparently:
The top draw was the end of the Super Bowl half-time show with Bruno Mars with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which inspired 229,533 TMP (Tweets per minute). Source
PS, Another issue of Rockinfreakapotamus is now scanned/photographed and online: Vol 2, no 2
There’s an interesting piece on Flea’s friendship with sculptor Thomas Houseago on The Hollywood Reporter website:
Apparently Flea is a great fan of artist, Thomas Houseago’s pieces and would like to own one but he doesn’t have a place to put one as many of the pieces are so big. After tracking the artist down, Flea and Houseago became friends
At their first meeting, the two talked for three hours. “I was like, ‘Oh, he’s a brother.’ With Flea, it was just straight up,” recalls Houseago…
And it turns out that the artist brought one of Flea’s former homes, The Castle in Los Feliz, without realising it;
“It was pure chance. I had no idea it used to be Flea’s house,”
Houseago donated a piece to the recent Silverlake Conservatory of Music benefit evening auction. It was a mask sculpture and was bought by Anthony Kiedis.
Full story: The Hollywood Reporter
For anyone interested (Christmas is coming! It would make a lovely present for someone!), a Lakers’ jersey signed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is up for auction to help raise money for WhyHunger. WhyHunger is a non-profit organisation working to end poverty and hunger.
This item is closing on December 10th at 12:10pm and can be bid on now at:
Flea has posted on Instagram to say he will be doing an question and answer session following the 2 p.m. showing of ‘Low Down’ on Sunday at the Sundance Sunset Cinema:
Amy and I will be doing q and a after the 2 o’clock showing at the sundance sunset cinema on Sunday. Come on down folks it’s gonna be dope it’s worth it the movie is so beautiful
SiriuxXM Lithium are holding a RHCP fest for the Thanksgiving Weekend featuring Anthony Kiedis and also music by the Red Hot Chili Peppers as part of the promotion for ‘Fandemonium’:
Anthony Kiedis is coming home for the holidays! Join the RHCP frontman all Thanksgiving Weekend long for Lithium’s Red Hot Chili PeppersFandemonium Feast! He’s talking about the new book, Fandemonium. Plus, serving up extra helpings of RHCP music. #RHCPFeast
Many thanks to Shalhevet for the link!
Anthony Kiedis has had his photo taken for a charity campaign with his girlfriend, Helena Vestergaard, for General Pants Co’s #givepeace charity collection. General Pants Co have teamed with some other brands to produce the clothes and all proceeds will be given to Save The Children Australia and The Salvation Army Oasis Youth. The photos and video are now out.
Helena and Anthony are wearing the t-shirt by KSUBI. Collection sales link HERE
Many thanks to Conocido and Angra for the details!