Michael "Flea" Balzary
Bullying Survivor
Male | Los Angeles, CA   United States
Picked on for being small
Bullying Type: Physical / Emotional
Posted By: Sweetness
7/19/12 10:49 AM
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Michael Peter Balzary better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian-born American musician and occasional actor. He is best known as the bassist, co-founding member, and one of the composers of the rock band and 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Red Hot Chili Peppers. Flea is also the co-founder of Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit music education organization founded in 2001. Flea also briefly appeared as the bassist for such bands as What Is This?, Fear and Jane's Addiction. More recently he has appeared as member of the rock supergroups Atoms for Peace and Rocketjuice and The Moon.

Bassist Flea and how when he was younger, he was small and got picked on a lot. During Flea's younger years he was by himself and a group of guys called him a name because he had pink hair, so he flicked them off. They proceeded to be*t him up. When Flea came home, Hillel (Chili Peppers' guitarist) was making a big pot of soup. He saw Flea's be*t up face and said, "Oh my God! What happened?" When Flea told him what happened, Hillel yelled, "Come on let's go get 'em!" But Flea just took one look at skinny Hillel, his soup, and back to Hillel, "Nah man it's alright." So the song is about two things, that story in particular, and also about the great feeling of being really small in a huge world. Flea has said he loves feeling as small as an ant when walking through a forest with huge trees.


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Posted By: SamIam | 7/23/12 1:58 PM
Red Hot Chili Pappers is one of my all time favorite bands and Flea is one of the best bass players in the world so I am happy that he got away from those stupid bullies and became famous and successful.
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Name: Michael "Flea" Balzary
Age: 59
Country: United States
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