....to be on the verge of releasing a new album, that so many people are looking forward to.
I mean...pressing the publish button after writing a blog is always stirring something deep in the pit of my stomach.
Always this fear of rejection.
Don't get me wrong, I (generally) don't let it get in my way ...but its there.
So imagine after selling millions and millions of albums, having gone through what they went through, the ongoing changes, skin-shedding transformations, the desolating losses of loves, the joyful highs and the freaky funkadelics of living your life in the flashlights.
...i'm sure there is always the precipice ...that abyss, this dragon that can chew it all up, and spit it all out in a blaze, lurking somewhere in the pits of their stomachs.
Yeah...they have been here before, several times, starting over, and they bring their a-game time and time again...but they are also just four guys.
So even if you are used to it ...it's still scary shit I gather.
Blood Sugar Sex Magic just had its 30th birthday and somehow this album feels a lot like coming full circle, right?
I am perfectly sure its gonna be baffling bliss...a bath of utter wholeness ...paradisaical splendor, the new leather jacket you know you will be wearing till the day you die.
In unbridled anticipation.
"To readjust you've got to trust
That all the fuss is just a minor thing, yo
He knows everything"
- Minor thing, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Artwork: "The Trust Test" by Duy Huynh