Funky Monks - VPRO 2007: A Dutch Connection





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Uploaded on Oct 20, 2008

John feels bad that this guy doesn't like Funky Monks.

John's the man.

To all you keyboard cowboys out there: read the info before you comment about the title and feel free to keep your mouth closed about the *correct* title.

Because someone expressed an interest in John's Charles Mingus shirt, I dug up an old interview with John in which he highlights Mingus' gratuitous sexual exploits: http://invisible-movement.net/article...

Update (9/9/10):

When I posted this video a year or two ago, I figured that those watching this video would be pretty good fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and familiar with the various documentaries on them (or simply possess basic literacy skills and the foresight to read the video's info). And considering the prolific nature of Bram's VPRO documentaries amongst Red Hot Chili Peppers fans, I figured those watching this video would understand this clip's source without further explanation. Alas, it seems I have hoped for too much from a few of my fellow RHCP fans, though I know you Frooshies out there need no further explanation.

It seems that some (very few, actually) have difficulty grasping the source of this clip which is very obviously and prominently displayed in the title, so I shall elucidate to avoid further confusion for the less discerning.

Bram van Splunteren, a filmmaker from the Netherlands, has released a series of documentaries about the Red Hot Chili Peppers over the years. These programs have been entitled "VPRO Thema: Red Hot Chili Peppers", and released in 1988, 1990, 1994, and 2007. Naturally, as with any documentary or film, all of the footage filmed is not seen in the final, released cut. VPRO 2007: A Dutch Connection is more or less an overview of the band's entire career, and features footage that was filmed in earlier years for the other documentaries, as well as more recent footage shot during the Stadium Arcadium tour. This particular clip is from that documentary. It was shot in the Netherlands in the early 90s, but was not released until 2007. As such, the title correctly reads "VPRO 2007", reflecting the source from which it was taken.

So, the title will not be changed to placate the ignorant few. Doing so would be erroneous and incorrect for multiple reasons. Primarily, it would be misrepresenting the source from which the material came, which would be disrespectful to the author. Secondarily, altering the title and replacing it with a false one would place a hardship on fans who wished to see the whole documentary, as they would not find the documentary under an incorrect, modified title. I cannot, in good conscience, commit such offenses in order to pacify and assuage the more ignorant among us.

I apologize to all the viewers and fans who have wasted their time reading this rant I have written, though it is a necessary measure to deal with the morons who have been commenting and PMing me, telling me that the title is wrong and, as one commenter ignorantly said, "misleading".

Please, if you're confused about something, use Google for Christ's sake. Educate yourself. Don't make megalomaniacal demands of others just because you don't know what you're talking about.

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