A Love Letter to Josh Klinghoffer

The first time I listened to Red Hot Chili Peppers was somewhere in 2019. It was a song from their last album with Josh called "The Getaway". I was hanging out in the office with my CEO, discussing the idea of beauty and showing each other stuff we find beautiful. He showed me "Dark Necessities". He wasn't a huge RHCP (or rock music in general) fan, but he found the song beautiful because it was made by people who knew what they were doing and were good at it. After a couple of weeks, I remembered and listened to this song. That day had a massive influence on my future music taste. I loved RHCP! I couldn't listen to anything but their songs and jams for a couple of months; I enjoyed their music each time. Several years later, I still love the band and its music. I'm forever grateful to everyone who contributed to RHCP. After enjoying their music, I started digging deeper into their history as a band. And... I found out that Josh is no longer in the band. He was "kicked off" about the time I started listening to RHCP. 

It was sad to find out that Josh was replaced by John (who replaced John earlier). Even though I'm a big John Frusciante fan, and he's still my favorite musician, I wish he and Josh to start hanging out again because one of the most beautiful pieces of music I have ever listened to is them jamming together:

It sucked that two of my favorite musicians who were friends and were making music together no longer even talked to each other. However, this meant that Josh needed to work on something new. In 2019, he released an album called "To Be One With You" from his new solo project "Pluralone". It was pretty good but not something I kept returning to many times. After that, he released an album called "I Don't Feel Well" and... It's just perfect. I didn't manage to dive into it before, but a couple of days ago, I decided that it was time for me to listen to some of Josh's music finally. The album was great. I sent a message to about 10 people from my contacts containing a single YouTube link to "The Night Won't Scare Me":

It's perhaps my favorite song from the album. However, I love the whole album, and every single song has my like on Spotify:

When listening to this album, I felt almost the same way I did when listening to American Football's "American Football" for the first time. And I love that album! They aren't my favorite midwest-emo band, but that's for another blog post. 

Anyway, one of the people I sent the song to was my friend Yevgeny, a Dot Hacker fan. Josh sings and plays guitar and keyboards there. I didn't dig that deep into "Dot Hacker", but I already listened to one of their albums, "Inhibition", which is an awesome album! Besides the genius music, Josh seems like a very good guy if you listen to some podcasts/interviews with him. 

In conclusion, I love Josh and think he's a genius. His music is very peaceful. The Getaway is an amazing album. Pluralone is great. I'll listen to more of his stuff in the future and maybe write another blog post about him. 

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Peace <3