These are the only records I’ve bought since my last post in this category:

  • Skoal Kodiak – Three People Are Keep Having Grape Emergencys (I bought it from them after their show at the entry in… February?  March?)
  • Solid Gold – Get Over It 7″.  A limited edition single with handpainted covers and a bonus “mix tape” (CD)
  • John Frusciante – The Empyrean.  Fuck yeah!  See below.  I’ve been falling asleep listening to this a lot lately.  It’s been inspiring.  Read John’s description of it (below.)

It is a concept record which 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 Buckleys, ‘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