The Late Late Show with James Corden looks like he's having a blast interviewing Chilli Peppers James invites Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to carpool around Los Angeles, which leads to a wrestling match and the debut of "Heemi Lheemey."

What can we learn from great performers and bands? Those who create amazing amounts of music like this, obviously have to find ways to evolve how they work together. Consider how long some of the personal relationships have been, when you you it's school friends are at the heart of this band. The groups dynamics, the creativity, the pressures, stresses, the highs and low's. Extraordinary to imagine and in this unique interview you get a few real gem's which are shared spontaneously and remarkable and yet also coaxed from the experiences of the group.

Masterful on many levels but a brilliant moment comes at 6min 40sec when James Corden makes a statement to Flea about how he comes across when playing bass, "I don't know where you end the the bass begins". Flea goes on to explain his inspiration from reading about Bob Marley.

The only thing that matters is the motivation, the intensity and commitment in that moment.
— Flea

This is so relevant for performers in many fields from sport to business to art to science. 

Personally in Rowing I always found a great need to become one with my partner in the boat, and to be at one with the boat. I love to quote above and believe the extensions of ourselves, the instruments we use, the tools we master are become just part of us as performers in our fields of expertise.

Really enjoyed this video, the style and approach James Corden takes and the simple flow of conversation, jokes, sing-alongs, and expressions. I laugh a lot and to have those few gem's threaded in made it meaningful.


Drew Ginn