I had a strong vision of myself making electronic music in 1997 just before I rejoined my old band. I had always seen all music made with electric instruments, and all recorded music, as electronic music. But I had never imagined myself being someone who would make synth pop or hip hop or dance/club music.During the 80s I rarely was very excited about music made with synths, samples, and drum machines. When all the really great techno and jungle emerged in the 90s, I did not even know it existed. But when my 90s drug addiction period came to an end, I became obsessed with so-called electronic music. All of a sudden I loved 80s synth pop and industrial music, and thought my songwriting would sound good produced like that, but I had little money, and thought that this was very expensive music to make. I rejoined my old band, and gradually started buying synths, samplers and drum machines.
Két interjú is készült nemrég John Frusciante-val, mindkét esetben a nemrég megjelent Trickfinger lemez, és maga Trickfinger a téma. A Red Hot Chili Peppers csak érintőlegesen kerül szóba, de így is érdekes olvasmány, az egyik a Groove oldalán, a másik pedig residentadvisornál olvasható.