The Foo Fighters may be on hiatus, but I have officially returned from mine.
Hello blogisphere. I missed you.
It’s been a long three months, filled with concerts, festivals, beaching, “life organization”, and a splash of day job consumption. But I’m here now. And we have LOTS to catch up on. It blows my mind that despite my absence, my readership has continued to stay strong. I have received countless emails, messages, and face-to-face questions about my continuation of this blog that I hold so near and dear to my heart. Well do not fret, because Bask in the Music isn’t going anywhere.
It’s actually a little embarrassing that I never made this connection before. Maybe I just assumed that the Red Hot Chili Peppers, in all their glory, could also see the future. I wouldn’t put it past them, honestly. But today I was listening to some old school (I mean OLD school) RHCP songs, and I came across the Frusciante/Flea collab jam, “Pretty Little Ditty” from 1990. They were kids. I was 3. That’s crazy town! (Pun intended.) When it suddenly dawned on me that a riff about halfway through sounded so hauntingly familiar to me. Well duh, Baskin..
Check out the two videos below:
(Note the 0:37 mark of the video above)
Now I’m not going to hate on Crazy Town. (Trust me, one hit wonders have it hard enough.) And, to be frank, I always liked their song “Butterfly”. But now it makes even more sense as to why I liked it so much.
I hate to bore you, but there actually wasn’t any drama revolving their sampling of “Pretty Little Ditty”. It was totally legal, and in fact, they even toured with the Chili Peppers after the release of their album The Gift of Game in 2001. I guess it just proves, even further, how respected my boys are. And that Flea looks great in a pleated skirt.