Posted 24 March 2017 - 12:58 PM
Dealing with Frusciante fans fucked him (Ernesto) up for life. I had conversations with him back in the days and we had a mutual friend outside the internet.
From what I understand, he's not that well off financially and health-wise. He just put a lot of his time and money into taping and acquiring those rare goodies over the years.
If you hope to get anything from him again in the future, you better understand why he stopped putting things up in the first place. It was the feeling of entitlement to his work by the online community with the somewhat communist millenial "everything belongs to everybody" mindset that pissed him of. And I totally get that. You buy the camera equipment, go to those shows, edit the material and some 14 year old kid from europe whose only contribution to the community was the 300th FRUSCIANTE IS GOD youtube channel consisting of stolen videos reuploaded in inferior quality is coming at you for being "elitist" and demanding that you release that shit for his pleasure.
So, after a few of those incidents (which brought us some nice footage), he just told everybody to fuck themselves and stopped putting anything up.
I would HIGHLY recommend not to bother him again with this "you are a bad person if you don't give ME what I WANT" bullshit, unless you want him to never share anything again.