This, right here? This is some spin:
For the actual performance, Josh, Chad, and I were playing along with the pre recorded track so there was no need to plug in our guitars, so we did not. Could we have plugged them in and avoided bumming people out who have expressed disappointment that the instrumental track was pre recorded? Of course easily we could have and this would be a non-issue. We thought it better to not pretend. It seemed like the realest thing to do in the circumstance.
Uh…huh. Flea went on to say that “The Red Hot Chili Peppers stance on any sort of miming has been that we will absolutely not do it,” but playing the Superb Owl was just such “a wild trippy thing to do” that they couldn’t pass it up.
This guy could do the Sunday shows.
NB: This is, of course, another example of life imitating The Simpsons.