Wayne - New Song by John Frusciante (Released April 7th, 2013)
“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.”
It’s John Frusciante’s birthday today and i could write a book about the things this man means to me and to so many people. His honesty, his vision of the world, his ability to live with his past without shame or fear, but as if it was one long and painful road that somehow shaped him to be who he is today. And to put it all so perfectly in his music. That is fucking inspiring. Thats what i love about his art. Thats why it connects to me.