Saturday, August 28, 2010

This Will Not Interest You. Seriously. Unless You Like The Peppers.

The truth is, if you're reading this blog, I don't really think about you all that much. When I write, I'm pretty much mostly thinking about me and whatever it is that's going on in my life or my head or my universe at the moment....and if you've read for any length of time you've probably figured out that that usually means kids, family, unschooling, politics, religion, natural family lifestyle, writing, and the occasional bit of discontent.

I guess some people who read me probably feel this is mostly an unschooling blog - but then again - there are a lot of readers who don't homeschool, much less unschool. And even though I'm not religious....leaning towards total atheism at the moment (that's a nice way of saying I'm an atheist)....many of my readers are religious. And even though I'm a total hard-ass liberal, a few of my readers (and quite a few friends) are conservative. So honestly, people? I don't know why you're here. Unless it's to read about the current state of my mid-life crisis....another recurring and popular theme of the blog.

I hate being such a sterotypical walking cliche' in this, but I am. I am 45. I am listless. I am bored. I am wondering why the heck I never did a lot of the things I wanted to do. I'm wondering why I don't really want to do anything now. My mid-life crisis is fueled by a natural inclination I inclination to resist change. I HATE CHANGE. And everything is changing.

I won't go into everything that's know about the kids getting bigger, one getting ready to leave, yada yada. You know, because I've mentioned it, that I don't like the ways in which I am changing....who's face is that in the mirror? Who's thighs are those? What is my real hair color?

Anyway - so on top of all of this I recently got a little blocked/depressed/disgusted with my current writing project. Since chocolate was unavailable, I did what I always do when I feel kind of yucky.....I sat down to pretend to write while watching about six hours or so of Red Hot Chili Peppers videos. And yes! As Hannah mentioned in a previous blog - they are making a new album! (And if you were wondering, this here's the part that you won't really care about unless I have a few die-hard Chili fans lurking...) And guess what?? It isn't just a rumor. John Frusciante has left the band. This represents change. And I don't like it.

So sorry. This is what the post is about. John Frusciante. It is my blog, after all.

How could he do this to me? During my mid-life crisis and all? This is what he said blabbedy blabbedy blabbedy blab...

"I really love the band and what we did. I understand and value that my work with them means a lot to many people, but I have to follow my interests."

And that right there, folks, is the definition of selfishness. Follow his own interests (insert mocking tone).

So, now to the important stuff. What does this mean for me? I like lots of bands and artists. But the RHCP have been *my* band for a very long time. They've been together over twenty years. They're actually my age (at 40....Frusciante was the band's baby and he's being replaced by Josh Klinghoffer...who is only 30 and thereby contributing to the "I'm older than Dirt" psychological aspect of my mid-life crisis).

I got to see Frusciante play with the RHCP in ummm....2007....I think? The best concert of my life. Seriously. And if I had known it was the last chance I'd have to see them all together? I'd have cried through the entire thing. Instead, I only cried when Fruisciante did his signature solo falsetto thing....while the rest of the band just sat and listened to him....

Personally, I really love it when he does Tiny Dancer or, even better, Emily...">

It seems he left the band a year ago - when they weren't really playing together - but with the recording of the new album it has just become news among those of us who don't sit around reading about this sort of thing all day. People like me....with 5 kids....and lots of activities that do not involve the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Heck, with the exception of By the Way, I can't really even listen to them in the car due to the little people Never Having Heard a Curse Word. Anyway, so excuse me for not knowing that John had left the band. I'm a fan...but not in a scary way.

So that's pretty much it. Everything is changing....and then on top of it John Frusciante has left the Chili Peppers. Officially.

And the world keeps spinning around and I'm off to make homemade playdough for the little people who, like John Fruisciante, are fairly self-involved individuals who feel the need to follow their own interests without the slightest bit of concern for how it might affect my mid-life crisis.
I think I might do something mix playdough colors....or something.


  1. You're not thinking about me? That's cold. :)

    I love that you are an atheist homeschooler.

    I think that's rare. Am I wrong?

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  3. woah. a *BLOGGER* who thinks about *HERSELF*???!?!?!?! that's totally something i've never, ever heard of before.

  4. I'm a blogger who thinks of herself with the exception of Jason and Panela (and Mark, who is probably next). After that, it is all ME baby.