Some people who listen to John's solo work probably knew him first when he was RHCP's guitarist. Well, I knew him as a solo artist first, and then I found out about his work on RHCP. Yes, I'm serious here. But, quite obviously, I didn't found John "alone". It was when I started listening to a young singer from my country, who, unfortunately, has commited suicide almost ten years ago. This guy's called Yoñlu, and was my first big influence on music.
While I was listening to his work, I found his cover of "Ricky". I thought it was very cool, and was curious about who the hell was John Frusciante. For what I knew, Yoñlu was a big fan of him, and John was his biggest influence. When I first searched "John Frusciante" on Youtube, I found... "My smile is a rifle". Not quite the best song to start listening to his work, some may say, but I thought it was really awesome. Over the weeks, I found songs from The Brown Bunny Soundtrack, more from the "Niandra LaDes" era, and got a lot of these on my cellphone.
2012 was the year I discovered John Frusciante, and I may say: it was only of the things that made 2012 a good year for me. If there is one really soft memory of mine, is of my nights after school, waiting the bus to go home, while I heard John singing "Forever Away" only for me.