July 1, 2004

Talking back to 80s music, 28

Uh, how the fuck can a reflex be lonely? And don’t give me any of that crap about “poetic license” or “symbolism” either, you pack of whiny-synthed prettyboys. I want a man‘s answer.
“The Reflex,” Duran Duran

for Stacy

Posted by Jeff G. @ 12:37am

Comments (18)

  1. Damn.  I don’t have a clue.  Maybe it’s these farookin’ panties.

  2. …and if the clover is so lucky, why does it need anyone to watch over it…?

  3. I know.  Isn’t that bizarre?

  4. Perhaps the ejaculatory reflex? That’s probably lonely; in some situations I mean. not that I’d know. forget I said anything.

  5. Perhaps it’s simply a prologue to that masterpiece Union of the Snake?

  6. It’s been months now, yet I still don’t get it.  Protein = Celluloid?  Wisdom is organic, but only when both are b&w?  The Reflex has an x but no d or p.  OK, now I get you.  Brilliant.

  7. Maybe the Reflex was the last woman on Planet Earth waiting for the Wild Boys.

  8. I studiously avoided bands like this in the 80’s; I see no compelling reason to reverse that decision now. Or ever, actually.

    And Jeff, should you care to drag these whiners out into your driveway, I’ll be right over with my shovel.

  9. Jeff: I’m glad you’re feeling better. –s

  10. I think this is what happens to grammar when you date chicks with names like “Rio”…..

    Wild Boys indeed…

  11. I tried daaaancing on a valentine once.  Wasn’t pretty, I’ll tell ya.

  12. And what kind of sick bastards would name their only child “Reflex”, I ask you.

    (thanks Jeff)

  13. I want a man’s answer.

    Hey – every little thing the Reflex does is the answer to a question mark.  So there’s your damn answer, macho-man.

  14. I don’t want to give you a sort of off the wall, coming from nowhere, kneejerk, unconnected to anything but whatever might occur next answer.

    Instead, I’m gonna go get get my hair cut by a hot babe with a sharp shear.

  15. Back in my bachelor days, I woke up most mornings with a very lonely reflex.

  16. Sadly, the reflex for Duran Duran is now

  17. Maybe the reason it is lonely is that it is a single lens reflex.

  18. Duran Duran lyrics… don’t get me started. How could anyone keep a straight face while singing those words?

    This “Talking Back…” is so APT that I won’t even mention the thing I usually mention.