When I was a kid, Dad would drive me to school every morning. We listened to the local Baltimore alternative rock radio station, 99.1 WHFS. It kept up with all the sweet 90's rock all through my childhood. For the most part, Dad liked it, and I have a history of following my dad's taste in music. Nothing wrong with that because Mom listens to crap.
But as with all radio stations, they get fixated on songs. Top 40 hit stations overplay modern pop songs, which is why most of them have a shelf life of 2-3 years max, 6 months usual. Classic rock stations ruin older hits, which is why everyone still loves and hates "stairway to heaven". Modern rock radio really wasn't any better, but due to the surplus of quality 90's rock it wasn't so bad. Until this terrible album/song came along.
I never really cared for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I will never like them now, because when this album came out, it's all I heard. NON-STOP. I remember one day, Dad backed out of the driveway, turned on the radio, and this song was playing. It got played again when we arrived at school, 20 minutes later. Every 20 minutes or so, for MONTHS, they'd play this song. because of this, Screw Californication and Screw the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
This, along with the god-damned "Hotel California" by the Eagles (Which Dad overplayed himself on his tape deck) may have contributed to why I don't like California and moved to Oregon instead.
A few notes on the picture itself: It's obviously a homage to the classic album cover of London Calling by The Clash. A band I care very little about, not being into punk. I just really love that cover, and the feeling seemed appropriate.
(fun fact: 99.1 WHFS, Baltimore's #1 Rock Station, the radio station of my youth, got abruptly turned into latin music in the mid 2000's)