Joanne Pollock - Optimist [CD]
From Weird Canada and the galvanized ganglia of Mark Anthony Brennan:
No natural light penetrated as far as the street market where I tried on device after device. The voices of angelsemanated from a probe injected into my ear. Inhaled vapours induced artificial euphoria. Plastic memories came to life. I sailed imagined oceans of dreams. “It all seems so real.” The vendor laughed in the neon daylight. “It is real,” he said. “As real as the sensations synthesized by chemical processes in your skull.”
To this day I am not sure if my recollections of that day are genuine or just something that old scoundrel implanted in my brain.