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John Frusciante Quotes
John Frusciante Quotes
And for me the only way to live life is to grab the bull by the horns and call up recording studios and set dates to go in recording studios. To try and accomplish something.
And if a few other people come along who discover my music because they in some natural way come across my music, cool.
I'm going in that direction rather than the 80's synth-pop direction where it's more obvious you're hearing a synthesizer.
I'm going through a phase where I'm really accomplishing a lot of things and in that is everything I've learned.
I'm not interested in forcing my music on people, and that's what the whole music industry nowadays is based on is forcing stations to play it, forcing people to listen to it.
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.
In the Chili Peppers I'm a part of that world in a pretty big world and that's just the way it is.
It means basically I'm using the synthesizer more to change the sounds of other things rather than to use it as the source of the sound.
My music, my whole approach to the synthesizer has completely changed now.
Right now my taste is going more for things that are organic where the people are using all the sonic possibilities in interesting ways.
So when I feel the spirit upon me it's something I don't take it for granted, and I don't think I'm solely responsible for these things.
Something like trying to protect yourself all the time, things like trying to outwit fate. Those things can be the worst thing you can do for yourself.
The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know.
Yeah, I really like being alive. But I definitely don't have any intentions as an artist.
You just never know when somebody's gonna die. It could happen at any moment so you've got to really treat everybody that way. Just really let everybody know how you feel about them.
And this whole period of time of gradually working at being a better guitar player and songwriter have gradually led me to the point where I feel I'm doing a clearer representation of the thing that I've been feeling inside me since I was four years old.
Anybody who's a guitar player that's spent that time with another guitar player, there's nothing better than that.
As far as my solo record, I don't want a gold record or anything, I'm happy to be small and to have the people appreciate the music who really like me for being me.
But for me if I'm gonna read about something I'd rather read a pamphlet or the instructions to a synthesizer than a book on Buddhism.
But I have been avoiding talking about what I'm doing now because it's frustrating for people to hear about things that aren't available yet.
But I think I know just as many creative people who've never taken drugs in their life as I do who have taken a lot of drugs.
Everything's very perfectly balanced; for all the horrible things in the world there's lots of good things.
For me it's important to be in balance. To not let fear get in the way of things, to not worry so much about protecting yourself all the time.
For me my friendship with Omar Rodriguez from Mars Volta that friendship really means a lot to me because he's another creative person who works as hard as I do.
I don't want to be on the radio. I don't want to be on Mtv.
I feel like I'd like to continue putting out records and start putting them out more rapidly than I have until now and for me if I can keep selling the records to the fans that already like me that's fine.
I find that the best way to do things is to constantly move forward and to never doubt anything and keep moving forward, if you make a mistake say you made a mistake.
I just feel like the songs that come out are the songs that come.
I think the feelings in my music were suggested to me before I even had the ability to play music.
I think you get people taking things to excess in all fields, doctors, lawyers - -it happens to all kinds of people.
I try to put the same spirit into that that I put into any other music endeavor I'm involved in.
I would say a lot of the emotion in what I do is a sort of a thankfulness for those energies being around, because there's been points in my life when they weren't around, and it's a real sort of miserable existence.
I write songs because I have to write them, and if I didn't I'd be doing some other kind of music that didn't require a song.
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