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Flea’s daughter discovered actual practical use for a Grammy award

By | Published on Tuesday 5 April 2022

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Flea off of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has revealed how his daughter found an actual practical use for the first Grammy award he won. Bearing in mind this was in the 1990s, so long before people could subtly display such awards on a shelf that’s conveniently in view whenever you do a home-based Zoom call.

And what is that actual practical use? Well, it turns out, the gramophone design of the Grammy trophy makes it a perfectly good implement for doing some digging in the garden. And now we know that, I hope all of Sunday night’s winners are putting their trophies to good use in their respective back yards.

This practical advice came up during an interview with Flea on LA radio station KROQ, in which the musician recalled what happened to the Grammy he won in the early 1990s for the RHCP track ‘Give It Away’, which he received when his daughter was just five.

“I’m grateful to win a Grammy – Grammys are awesome”, he told the radio station, “but after we won our first Grammy, like three years later, my mom said, ‘Michael, where’s your Grammy?’, and I was like, ‘I don’t know, mom, I put it somewhere'”.

“Months after that”, he went on, “my gardener came out of the backyard, in the garden, and you know how the Grammy looks like an old record player with the horn on it? My daughter had unscrewed it and was using it as a shovel for the garden. It had been out there in the dirt for the whole winter”.