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  1. I tried to think of something with a deep political or philosophical bent, but love is the best inspirer of conviction.

    I completely agree.

    Found Out About You - Gin Blossoms.

    Doug Hopkins (the writer/guitarist)became depressed and drunken due to a breakup of a relationship. (GF or wife I can't remember which)he became rebellious and to drunk to perform unreliably on stage. Gin fired/replaced him and continued to tour without him. The group became a success and Doug Hopkins became more depressed partly about not being a part of the band. He commited suicide.

    I once listening to this song (and only this song) for almost an entire week after having a huge argument with a women. It was nice to know I wasn't the only one who could hurt that bad. That's the definition of conviction if you ask me.

    All last summer, in case you don't recall,

    I was yours and you were mine; forget it all.

    Is there a line that I could write

    That's sad enough to make you cry?

    And all the lines you wrote to me were lies.

    Months roll past the love that you struck dead.

    Did you love me only in my head?

    The things you said and did to me

    Seemed to come so easily.

    The love I thought I won you give for free.

    Whispers at the bus stop.

    I heard about nights out in the school yard.

    I found out about you.

    Rumours follow everywhere you go,

    Like when you left and I was last to know.

    Well, you're famous now and that's no doubt.

    In all the places you hang out

    They know your name and they know what you're about.

    Whispers at the bus stop.

    I heard about nights out in the school yard.

    I found out about you.

    Street lights blink on through the car window.

    I get the time too often on A.M. radio.

    Well, you know it's all I think about.

    I write your name, drive past your house;

    Your boyfriend's over; I watch your light go out.

    Whispers at the bus stop.

    I heard about nights out in the school yard.

    I found out about you.

  2. Friends and Fans,

    The Empyrean is my new record and will be released worldwide via Record Collection on January 20th 2009. It was recorded on and off between December 2006 and March 2008. It is a concept record that tells a single story both musically and lyrically. The story takes place within one person, and there are two characters. It contains a version of Tim Buckley's, 'Song To The Siren' and the rest of the songs are written by me. My friend Josh plays on it, as does Flea. It also features Sonus Quartet, Johnny Marr and The New Dimension Singers. I'm really happy with it and I've listened to it a lot for the psychedelic experience it provides. It should be played as loud as possible and it is suited to dark living rooms late at night.

    - John Frusciante, November 3rd, 2008

    The Empyrean The Empyrean Track listing:

    1. Before The Beginning

    2. Song To The Siren

    3. Unreachable

    4. God

    5. Dark/Light

    6. Heaven

    7. Enough Of Me

    8. Central

    9. One More Of Me

    10. After The Ending



    Before The Beginning is an amazing song without any vocals and Unreachable is one of the best tracks I've heard in a long time.

  3. Yeah, billion is more like it. Live Nation is the company doing the "360" deals with the likes of Madonna and U2.

    Early on, it looks like Live Nation is going to keep charging ridiculous fees as they try to make up for lost revenue as folks cut back on concerts (and beer at the concert). They were charging something like $14 to sell you a Dave Matthews ticket.

    I just don't understand why these promoters and venues don't get it. The more you keep trying to charge the more people are going to stop attending. It's a stupid cycle.

    My parents have told me storys on how they would go to shows at least once a week. Back then bands and promoters weren't trying to gouge you with pricines. Has anyone been to a Rolling Stones (or a group like them) concert lately? It's more like an outside mall with all of the tshirts and books and other things they try to shove down your throught. Whatever happen to it just being about the music?

    If it were me I would try charging less for tickets and things like beer. I mean give people a chance to prove that it's not that we don't want to spend our free time at concerts, it's that we just can't afford them.

  4. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? I will be the first to want to punish any man (even if I had to do it by myslef) who puts his hands on a women but he hasn't even gone to trial yet. They haven't even charged him with assault or anything close to that nature. And from what I read of the story it says he was charged with making criminal threats? Who here hasn't been in a fight with their significant other and said a few things they regreted later?

  5. I always said I was on the side that real rockers should never sell out, but now that I'm getting older and have a family, I think I might be changing my position.

    Especially the way things are going now a days when these groups can't even sell records because of all the illegal downloading. Most of their money has to come from a source other than record sales. That pretty much leaves endorsments and self promoted products (which some would also consider "selling out"), and touring.

    At some point you gotta sit back and realize that maybe these guys need a break.

  6. This is my first post so I don't want to overstep my boundries, but when I think of "best overall" artist I think of someone who has made a huge impact with their music. That being the case I'd have to say John Frusciante.

    In the past decade he has had group releases (from the Chili Peppers) like Californication (I know it was 1999 but that's close enough), By The Way, and Stadium Arcadium and solo releases like To Record Only Water for Ten Days, Shadows Collide with People, and his newest The Empyrean.

    These don't even include his collaborations with The Mars Volta.

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