What makes John so great is he added dimensions to every single part of the band. Josh is a great guitar player, but John did things to make each of his bandmates better, (including Josh!) any project John works on, he works to pull out the greatness in the artist he is working with. You can feel that in the music. He will forever be the most amazing musician of our time. If you don’t feel that, I feel bad for you.
“Never liked the Giants but I’d love to see New York bomb on the Patriots”
Being the New Yorker that I am, I gotta take a moment to celebrate our Super Bowl win last night! Also, I discovered this powerful spoken word piece by Macklemore very recently and had to share it.
Patriots Who Cheat
THIS IS INCREDIBLE
i need to repost this on the frublog. people need to see it. omg.
If there is a God, he listens to John Frusciante.
Frusciante-fan logic: John likes Joy Division and Jimi Hendrix, therefore I must like Joy Division and Jimi Hendrix
What a brilliant man. I adore him - Alex
John Frusciante on music
“Music isn’t the Olympics. It’s not about showing other people what you can do with a piece of wood in your hands that has strings on, it’s about making sounds that are good.”
“In music you have people exposing this very vulnerable part of themselves, and you also have the lifestyle is so fast that oftentimes people search for whatever the easiest way to feel relaxed in the midst of all of it, or the easiest way to have energy.”
“Music is not something that you are in control of. It comes from somewhere else. If you’re that middleman between the cosmos and the real world on Earth that the music comes through, you are very lucky. When you record music, it’s not your job to try to control anything. It’s more about being in the right place and flowing with the energies that are in the air around you and with the people that you are making the music with. The second that someone thinks music comes from themselves, and that they are the ones responsible for it, is when they go off track. The most important thing you could realize is that you are the least important part of the whole process. Music is going to be made whether any one artist is here or not. If John Lennon or Jimi Hendrix had disappeared, music still would have gone on, changed, grown, and been the beautiful thing that it is. You take away the music, all you have are the individuals, and they don’t mean anything. The individual is nothing, it’s the music that’s in the air all the time that’s important, and you have to be humble in the face of that.”
“Music is my friend, no matter where I go.”
“You can say things with music that there’s no way to say with words. The meaning is much more than anyone can say with words. The reason for that is that music plays directly to our subconscious. We feel what we feel when we listen to music because it’s playing with our subconscious.”
“At the end of the day when I sit down after doing everything that I need to do for the day, and I sit there in front of my speakers and I listen to some beautiful music, it puts everything in place, and I feel like the whole world is perfect. That is not stupid. That is the most important part of my day. It doesn’t matter what I’ve accomplished that day, or shit, how much money I’ve made that day, or anything like that doesn’t mean anything. What matters is at the end of the day where I can sit there, put on a Velvet Underground record, and the world is perfect, nothing is wrong with it. Everything is exactly the way it is supposed to be. That’s how I feel when I hear music, and that’s how it’s been my whole life.”
“We are all very lucky to live in a world where there is this much music.”
Clearly influenced by John. Late night writing is the best.
Battle hymns of a dying breed. The few who step out and lead. Invisible movements rise up out of rhyme. Lovers of the world against the demons of time
this describes true music well. Not just his, but people who really, really, just need to make music. you can feel it. Im listening to Warpaint right now. elephants is glorious. (for anyone who refuses to listen to something other than john or rhcp, josh DOES drum on it…) haha
John is God, Josh is Jesus.
Ramona Was A Waitress - from Paul Dempsey’s Everything Is True (2009)
This has little to do with John’s music but I am posting it here because there is a line in this song that reminds me so much of a line in John’s song One More of Me.
Paul’s line “the waking life stitched together in your head / well, what if it’s only worth / the bundle of nerves it’s written on?” always reminds me of John’s line “what’s gone will never come back / but it exists when you think of it / and what is anything anyway / but a series of things running through your brain.”
Although I take the themes of the songs to be quite different (immortality in Paul’s vs rebirth in John’s, I think), these two lines seem to connect for me. They both seem to speak about truth really only existing in the mind of an individual. I find it fascinating that I make this connection between two artists who, I believe, hold completely different philosophies elsewhere.
I wonder if anyone else sees the connection, or if it’s just me.