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  1. I've been listening to After Below almost nonstop since yesterday. For me it sounds like the 80s, yet, overall, it's pretty modern.
  2. Wow, really? Haha, that's great!
  3. This is one of these simple questions that I find impossible to answer properly. To begin with, the song I've been listening the most lately isn't a JF song, but a collab - A System For Shutting Everything Out. From his solo work, I can't choose a song, only a album - The Empyrean. It's probably his magnum opus, and I find it hard to choose a single song.
  4. On my last post, I didn't mention any of the artists from my country. As I said on the comments, I was afraid that songs in portuguese wouldn't be well receptioned here, since english is the primary language. But since Iva and Maldoror encouraged me to do so, I'm making a second post only for the music of Brazil. (Warning: This post will be HUGE) Ed Motta I've been listening to him since I was 12. Great musician, awesome singer, even better composer. I have (almost) all his albums on CD. I wanna meet him someday, and maybe if I'm lucky, play something with him, too. He was the one who made me want a Fender Rhodes Piano so bad. Jóia de mágoa and Entre e ouça Djavan He's been around for so many years, and has released a lot of albums. He recorded a few on the USA, if I'm not mistaken, and had Stevie Wonder playing the harmonica in one of his tracks. Esquinas and Pétala Hermeto Pascoal There isn't a single musical instrument this man can't play. And there isn't a single object he can't use to make music. He has a really great musical ear, and makes great songs. There's a doc on Youtube (I can't find right now - I believe it's called "A arte da criação por Hermeto Pascoal") that shows the making of the soundtrack of a movie - he composed, arranged and recorded the whole thing in TWO DAYS. All by himself. Susto and Quebrando Tudo (live at Montreux) Cazuza He was the lead vocalist of a band (which, to be honest, I never stopped to listen) and later had his solo career. He had a nice work and wrote some pretty good songs. He died on 1990 of septic shock caused by the HIV. Before dying, he finished his last album - because of his poor health, he sang most of the songs on a wheelchair, and the last ones laying down. Codinome Beija Flor and Um Trem Para As Estrelas Raul Seixas I don't have much to say about him, other than the fact I really enjoy his music, and he was one of the musicians that "made me think". Raul died in 1989. Nuit and Planos de papel Tim Maia One of the begginers of the funk/soul music on Brazil. He had a turbulent carreer, and even more turbulent life. Made some true gems of the brazilian music. He died on 1998, one week after having complications on his last (and unfinished) show. Rodésia and Nuvens Egberto Gismonti When I took guitar classes, my teacher would praise this guy a lot - as much as he praised Hermeto Pascoal. It isn't hard to understand now. Baião Malandro Zé Ramalho Remember how I said Raul Seixas was one of the musicians that made me think? Zé Ramalho was one of the other ones. A dança das borboletas and Luciela (Bonus: a track from his first record ever - a collaboration between him and Lula Côrtes. It's one of the rarest records of the world, and it's considered by many the very first track of the brazilian psychedelia) I think I covered pretty much all the music from here I listen the most. There are some others, but I can't write too much about them. If you're interested in listening the brazilian music, then these guys are the ones I recomend for a start. And when you have time, give a try to: Badi Assad, Elis Regina, Quarteto Novo and the bossa nova people.
  5. I actually didn't mentioned any brazilian artists because I was, somehow, afraid that songs in portuguese wouldn't be very well receptioned in a primary english-speaking board. But... well, now that you mention, I may create a separate entry to some of the guys from here. Just give me some time to make a list.
  6. John is my all-time favourite, but obviously he isn't the only one I listen to. There are the ones that I listened to before him - one of these was the one who introduced John to me - and some others I started listening after him. Gonna list some of these here - with each one, I'll put a link to at least one song. I'm not listing the famous dudes: these are the somewhat obscure ones, the ones that need more people knowing about them. Yoñlu If you saw my first blog post, you know that this guy was the one who made me know John. I read about him back on 2008, but as the little ignorant (and closed-minded) 12 year old I was, I didn't cared. Time passed, 2012 came, I now was a recently turned 17 years old, and I found out about Yoñlu again. I went to search... and all I could think was "Why the hell I ignored this before? It's gold!" Yoñlu was my first influence and the one who inspired me to start recording my own music - which I always delayed because I thought you couldn't record without a studio. Sadly, Yoñlu commited sucide back on 2006, but his music remains. And I'll make sure that it'll remain forever. Here I'll put a link to his cover of Ricky, the one that made me know about John, and also to Katie Don't Be Depressed, my all-time favourite song of him Daniel Johnston I was browsing the "Outsider music" page on Wikipedia one day just for curiosity, and this guy was on the top of the list. When I read about him, I was curious - "a schizophrenic with bipolar disorder who writes music?" - and went straight to Youtube. Man, I don't regret a single bit. Daniel has a sweet voice and is a great pianist. He plays the guitar, too, and even though he isn't that great on it, he still plays with feeling. I do wanna meet this guy someday. Somethings Last A Long Time and a home video of Funeral Home Nick Drake I don't quite remember how I found out about Nick. All I know is that the first song I listened to was the title track from his final album. For me, he was the most injusticed musician of all time. Despite all the efforts, he failed to become famous while he was alive. He was shy and didn't liked to give interviews or to perform live - his shows were poorly attended and people didn't seem to really understand what he was doing. Nick recorded three albums - two with a backing band and "Pink Moon", the last one, alone. Nick died at the age of 26, on his parents home. Way To Blue and Things Behind The Sun Jandek This guy, he's a mistery. He releases his records through his own label and never made any public appearance before 2004. To these days, no one is sure of what's his real name. He's just Jandek. His first album is... painful, to say the least. The songs are atonal and he sings in a moaning-untuned voice. But after that, oh, after that it becomes great. On his extense discography, which has at least one album every year since 1981 (between the first one and the second, there's a 3 year gap), there's acoustic, piano solos, blues, garage rock, etc. Worth a listen. Niagra Blues Tiny Tim I bet you know about him without even knowing. Let me explain - you watch Spongebob? Recall the very first episode, Help Wanted? Well, Tiny is the one who sings the song you listen in this episode - Living In The Sunlight. Tiny was famous for his falsetto voice and the ukulele playing, and also for his stage act. He was famous on the late 60s and early 70s, but after that he went obscure again. On the 90s, he gained part of his popularity back, but on 1996 Tiny had two heart attacks - one in September, the other on November, both on stage - and died after the second one. Living In The Sunlight, Tiptoe Through The Tulips and I'm A Lonesome Little Raindrop
  7. Lots of people seem to have many favourite solos that John did while on RHCP (me included), but what about the ones on his solo work? Here I'll list a few of mine - but I'll provide no especific explanation whatsoever. They're my favourite because of the feelings they bring to me. 10 - The melodica on "A name" (Curtains) 9 - The guitar solo on "The Will to Death" (The Will to Death) 8 - The guitar solo on "Dissolve" (DC EP) 7 - The last drum part on "Hear Say" (PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone) 6 - The 12-string acoustic guitar solo on "The Past Recedes" (Curtains) 5 - The quick guitar solo on "Cut Out" (Shadows Collide With People) 4 - The guitar solo right before the lyrics on "A Fall Thru The Ground" (Smile From The Streets You Hold) 3 - The many guitar solos on "Forever Away" (The Brown Bunny Soundtrack) 2 - The guitar solo on "Ten to Butter Blood Vodoo" (Niandra LaDes and Usually a T-Shirt) 1 - The guitar solo on "Look On" (Inside of Emptiness)
  8. bhit1771, I think you're right. I tried playing the C#5 with the song, and it sounds more right than the F#5
  9. Iva, I'm not sure about the last chord, but I've played the song a few times and the rest sounds right to me.
  10. 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.
  11. I've got a little story to share with you here, if you don't mind me. If it doesn't fit the topic, feel free to delete. Basically, I've been down for 2 weeks or so, and when Scratch was released I couldn't hear the song properly (I only had a broken headphone at the time, and the experience wasn't all that could have been). Well, yesterday I was having a walk outside and listening to some music. Then I remembered about Scratch and was like "Oh, now that I have a working earphone, I should listen to it again and see what this song really is about". So naturally, I skipped a few songs 'till I found Scratch. I swear to you all, it changed my mood instantly. When John's vocals came in, a smile appeared on my face and didn't left for at least 2 hours. I went home smiling at everything, I felt every note of the song in my body. And when I got home and locked myself at my bedroom, I started dancing. Not like a "normal" dance or anything, I just danced for the sake of moving. And when it was over, I layed down on the floor, tired as never, laughing out loud like I haven't in ages. I can't quite explain properly everything that happened, even though I try. It's something that needs to be felt, then you can understand what it was. All I can say is that Scratch is so fucking powerful, it got me back on the track again. And I'm waiting for the release of Enclosure like a little kid waits for Santa Claus.
  12. For what I could hear, the basis of the song is C5 D5 D#5 D#5 Bb5 D#5 C5, on the chorus is C5 G5 Bb5 F5, and I think the last chord here it's a F#5, after that one goes back to the start.
  13. I play guitar (electric and acoustic), keyboards and melodica. The first RHCP song I learned was Californication, and the first by Frusciante was Untitled #11. My favorite RHCP song to play is Under the Bridge, and my favorite Frusciante song to play may be Smile from the Streets you Hold.
  14. I gotta say, this made me curious. I did a little research about this, but I didn't find anything, except some people saying that this song is, actually, "Dying song", from "The Brown Bunny". Since it wasn't a "official" information, I'm not sure if this is the truth about this song.
  15. See, I still am learning how to play without singing, and it's kinda hard for me since I just started playing the guitar last year (and to be clear, when I say "playing", I mean doing more than just strumming basic chords). But, well, every little song in this world takes time to learn, and practice leads to perfection.