Thursday, 8 July 2010

Hynpnagogic Jerks: Part One In An Occasional Series

According to wikipedia, a hypnagogic jerk is "an involuntary myoclonic twitch which occurs during hypnagogia, just as the subject is falling asleep. Physically, hypnagogic jerks resemble the 'jump' made when a person is startled, often accompanied by a falling sensation". Which is odd, because I thought a hypnagogic jerk looked like this:

Yes, it's James Ferraro, purveyor of badly recorded half-arsed quasi new-age 80s-lovin' iron-pumpin' wankery masquerading as a portal to another zone*. I can't believe how many (otherwise sensible) people think this guy is some sort of psychedelic genius. He truly is the fucking lo-fi Stephen O'Malley**.

*a crap one, with VHS colours and a very, very thin atmosphere.

**Coming from me, this not a compliment in any way. O'Malley is a huge fucking talent-vacuum who talks a good game, but consistently fails to live up to his own hype, let alone the adulation showered on him by his cloth-eared devotees.

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