The automatic reaction my body undergoes whenever I hear Blink-182
or any other worthless trendy band du jour
on the radio
. To see this reflex in action:
- Turn on your favorite local "alternative rock" station. Make sure a musician is in the vicinity.
- Wait about 30 seconds
If you heard two or three power chords
and some irritating vocals
for 2 seconds before the musician
launched himself across the room to change the radio station, you've just witnessed
the blink reflex
If the musician's fist has accidentally slammed through the stereo, make him/her buy you a new one.
The blink reflex is what keeps those of us who try to write and play somewhat meaningful music from going crazy due to the sheer idiocy present in the music industry today. It's a good thing.
Do not try to suppress the blink reflex. If you change the station back, you will be spat upon by any musicians in the room.