"What I do on my solo stuff is just the most natural version of who I am, and I’m trying to represent the feelings that I’m feeling as purely as possible"
This song was recorded for my friend Wayne Forman, the coolest, kindest friend anybody could ever have. When I used to play in arenas I would often mentally aim my playing at him. Wayne loved long guitar solos, and he was my favorite person in the audience to play for. As everyone who knew him is well aware, he was also the best chef ever. When I saw him two days ago, he was laying in front of a CD player, so when I came home I decided I’d make something for him. I recorded this solo for him to hear, but I finished it a day too late, so now it is a tribute to his memory. It is what he would have wanted me to play for him, and it is my offering to his family and friends all over the world, as well as anybody else. Wayno lives in our hearts forever, the greatest guy anybody could ever know. I’m so lucky to have been graced by his friendship. All the love in the world to him.
- John Frusciante
Thank you so much!!
"Why is there no one in my life ?"
— John Frusciante
"They just have a certain way of thinking of things that I think a lot of musicians, whether consciously or unconsciously, have put ideas from other realms into music and they make the world seem bigger to we as listeners. I think spirits do have a lot of the answers that people seek but I don’t think that people really want to know the things that they are seeking, because those things wouldn’t help them to enjoy life any more, they’d just ruin their lives. I’m definitely not trying to give those answers to the world because even were I to have them, I don’t think that they would do the world any good. But I do try to put ideas [into my music] that human beings have just glanced over because they are so concerned with things like protecting themselves and making money and having jobs and being right and being accepted and all of this kind of nonsense, that somebody like me who hasn’t really concerned themselves with those things has as a result come across lots of ideas in my life that I feel like could be of use to people who have a similar way of living as I do. I think that’s why there was a time when spirits were talking through me and communicating with me—it was to get some of these ideas out to people."
— John Frusciante, in response to the question, “Do the spirits you’ve communicated with have the answers, and are you trying to give them to the rest of the world?” (via glycerineclown