Koko, a gorilla best known for being semi-fluent in sign language, and for her love of cats and Robin Williams, recently met the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Flea. The two seemed to get along just fine, and she even tried to play one of Flea’s basses. Not to be rude, but after listening to two short snippets of her plucking away, it’s clear Koko can’t play bass for shit.
Koko & Flea are practicing. Your excuse is invalid.
— Bass Guru (@BassGuruApp) August 20, 2016
Flea seemed charmed by her efforts, though. “This is the greatest thing that could ever happen,” he said. “This is the day I’ll never forget in my life.”
Of all the wild things a 53-year-old rock star has seen, we doubt a gorilla playing a bass cracks the Top 50. But it’s still a nice thing to say.