Musical Musings… Red Hot Chilly Michigan

I’m ashamed to admit that I have a copy of Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Stadium Arcadium and… I’ve never listened to it.  So imagine my surprise when I discovered that they had a song called Especially in Michigan:

Apparently, lead singer Anthony Kiedis is from Grand Rapids, hence the tune’s existence.  Albeit the ditty could have existed without him coming from here.  (Filmmaker Paul Schrader is also from Grand Rapids, and he set half of Hardcore there.  But that’s neither here nor there.  Well, I guess it is here… moving on…)

What I’m equally surprised by is that nothing locally ever uses it for promotion.  I suppose it doesn’t contain the most uplifting lyrics in the world, with gems like this:

Lions and Tigers come running just to steal your luck…

I guess the moral of the story is I’d rather listen to anything other than more Rebecca Black

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