I am writing this post for 2 reasons. I read GIDDY UP AMERICA’S post about the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, and I was immediately catapulted back to the early 90’s when I went to one of the first Lalapoolozas and they were one of the bands playing along with Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine, Janes Addiction, Ministry to name a few. I’d gone with a bunch of other 22 year old generation x-ers during summer in Northern California.


One of my x-ers, and, actually ex, Scott B. , (last name protected for his own,) got a wild hair up his ass and had to get a tattoo to remember the awesome time he was having.

He chose the famous logo of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on his right shoulder blade. Large.

I didn’t think they would tattoo somebody under the influence.

Guess I was wrong.

The other thing is walking home from the park with Charley we happened by Rudy’s barber shop, the shop I’d gone to and asked if they would shave my head about 4 years ago. I think it was an almost midlife crisis where I wanted loud, drastic CHANGE in my life, and that was the only thing I could think of at that moment. They gently advised me that maybe I should go with a pixie cut, and come back if I still wanted a shave. Anyway, there was a guy in the shop that looked by all appearances, an old generation x-er Billy Idol style hair cut and leather jacket, with the old, original t-shirt of that iconic symbol with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS curved around it.

I really wanted to go in there and ask him if he wanted to get rid of it.

So, that was my flashback of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Thank you, Giddyupamerica!




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