Thursday, February 6, 2014


Flea is the bassist and cofounder of the popular rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Chili Peppers' popularity has spanned thirty years, and they have won six Grammy awards. Their many hits include "Give It Away," "Scar Tissue," and "Snow (Hey, Oh.)" RHCP recently played an amazing set with Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl which led to a controversy about their guitars being unplugged during the performance. Read Flea's very eloquently written message about that here.

What is Flea reading?

A few days ago Flea tweeted, "finished 'eleven rings' by @PhilJackson11 and it got me inspired and full hope!"

Blurb from
Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship—six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. We all know the legendary stars on those teams, or think we do. What Eleven Rings shows us, however, is that when it comes to the most important lessons, we don’t know very much at all. This book is full of revelations: about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about the wellsprings of motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and others.

Excellent recommendation -sounds like an inspiring read!

You can follow Flea on Twitter and like him on Facebook.

Enjoy a rockin' song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers!


DEZMOND said...

I wonder if he reads naked? Given the fact how much he lurvs showing bum and his love handle on concerts :)

Kelly Polark said...

Dezz- Ha! Or maybe he reads with just a sock on!

DiscConnected said...

The game was so bad, I started multitasking in the second quarter and was not paying too much attention to the halftime show (except for that Seinfeld short).

But I agree with his blog comments-they made a decision to perform but not to hide the fact that part of the performance was pre-recorded.

It's not like this is new-I remember an old "Mike Douglas" show when I was a kid where they shot it in Florida, outsoors, and the wind blew over the drummers high hat but yet magically the song was perfect.

While sports championships get a little too much weight in our society, I enjoy reading about people who are driven to accomplish things, so I'll bet that book is a good read.

And the mental image of Flea reading in a sock was TOTALLY unnecessary!


Rena Jones said...

If you follow his IG and Twitter, he sometimes posts about other books. I think he has a picture book up on one of his sites. Not that I follow him around ...

;) ;)

You know, Kelly, he has a little girl named Sunny. She would love your book, if you haven't already sent one to her. She's so sweet.