Cherish the one you love. Hold them. One day they might be gone and you might never be able to tell them what you really feel. If you’re reading this, get off the computer and go tell that person that you love them, make them realize how much they mean to you.
And for the love of god, be true to them because they deserve the best.
“People tell me it’s a sin
To know and feel too much within
I still believe she was my twin but I lost the ring
She was born in spring but I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate.”—Bob Dylan
Soo.. if, hypothetically of course, one were to have "suicidal" thoughts all the time & even start to develop/seriously consider a freaking plan but deny that they would ever actually do it & say they are scared by their own thoughts, what should they do/what would you say to them?.... :/
I would tell you to take a moment and consider how precious your life is! You may not realize it now, but there are at least as many people as you have toes that love you unconditionally and would do anything to help you. Life is the most beautiful gift that we are given and to end that journey early would be a waste of a mind and a soul such as yours.
I’ve had tough times and continue to have them too! When I feel like the world is pushing down too hard I use my art to express it, I write a song or play a few choruses of the blues to just get everything I have out. You’d be surprised at what you can create just by throwing everything you have in you into a piece of paper or a canvas.
The fact that you’re reaching out to me tells me that you want someone to listen, and if I could be of any help please don’t be shy and private message me here or on facebook.
"The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and be greater than our suffering."
John Frusciante has been one of my favorite guitarist since I picked up the guitar in the 9th grade. I was a huge Chili Peppers fan in middle school and high school and he was definitely one of my main influences. I’m talking about white boy funk 80’s RHCP (Freaky Styley, Uplift Mofo Party Plan).
John was born in Queens but relocated to California with his mother after his parents split. He is a self taught guitarist who was the Chili Peppers’ biggest fan before joining them, so it’s safe to say that everything he did with them was to the best of his ability. His idol was the former guitarist of RHCP, Hillel Slovac (another favorite of mine). Slovac died from a drug overdose which prompted the band to find a new guitarist. After some deliberations they accepted John into the band as well as Chad Smith to replace Jack Irons who left the band after Slovac’s death. After making a couple of great records with the band (Mother’s Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik) John couldn’t handle the band’s new found fame. Much preferring the small club scene in LA where the band had started out, he left and began to spiral into a deep drug addiction, one that he was fostering while still touring with the band. After a few years living as an addict, he cleaned up and returned to record Californication. He went on to record two more records with the band before finally leaving again.
While his work with RHCP is great, he really shines in his solo recordings. John is an incredible singer and lyricist. Since his battle with drugs he had to completely revamp his technique. In comparison to his older bravado filled style, his new material adopts a melodic sense of minimalism. His lyrics are at times uplifting and heartbreaking, telling stories of lost love and addiction, as well as triumph over his inner demons. His records span many different genres, so I’m sure you’ll find something you like from the list I’m about to throw at you.
Niandra Lades and Usually Just A T Shirt - 1994 (This is his first record, it may be a little hard to get into but it’s a gold mine.)
This is a song that I recorded with my good friend Jason Zivic in his incredibly legit home studio, with hopes of getting accepted into the studio composition program at Purchase College. It’s one of two songs that are required for the pre-screening. If I get called for the audition I’ll be bringing a third song with me.
It’s called “You Know”, and working on it has been one of the longest creative processes of my life. This song has been in the works for the past year, I’m really happy to be able to put it out there for everyone to here. I’d love to hear comments.