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slowTV-Why rush? January 22nd, 2009

The Television of Everyday Life
Everything is Connected Corrected

What’s the Rush: A manifesto on Television as a research method

1. “slowTV” Is more like it is now than it ever was before
2. “slowTV” is rarely televised.
3. “slowTV” is live.
4. “slowTV” can change what has not yet happened.
5. “slowTV” changes as things happen.
6. “slowTV” happens as things change.
7. “slowTV” is John Lydon (formally Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols), realising that he is the reincarnation of John of Leyden (the radical Dutch Anabaptist heretic), who in 1534 was proclaimed king of the German town of Münster, the new Jerusalem, and therefore the whole world.*
8. “slowTV” is a long-time member of the slowTV group, realising at the tender age of ten that nothing is black and white, due to what he is told by one of his best friends, John the school bus driver. The revelation was that John would be voting for Margaret Thatcher’s Tories. “Fucking hell”, thought the young boy, “and I thought you were such a nice bloke”.
9. “slowTV” are pragmatists fascinated by idealists fascinated with themselves.
10. “slowTV” is Duba Sambolec as Laura Palmer.
11. “slowTV” is still aloud to smoke inside.
12. “slowTV” is Captain of the spaceship ‘SS Proposed Hermitage Guggenheim Museum’ which will allegedly soon be docking in Vilnius, Lithuania.
13. “slowTV” met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter’d visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock’d them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
14. “slowTV” is a pare of half coconut shells used to synthesize the sound of horses hooves.
15. “slowTV” is Norway as Angel Matos, the Cuban taekwondo athlete who along with his coach was banned for life from his sport for life for kicking the Swedish referee following his bronze medal match disqualification during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
16. “slowTV” is Artūras Zuokas, former mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania, as Marlow, the narrator of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
17. “slowTV” is David Lamignan Larsen as the great great grandson of Wilhelm Reich.
18. “slowTV” is HD ready.
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* For further information on this subject, the text which we have manipulated and paraphrased, read: Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century By Greil Marcus, Faber and Faber Limited, 2001

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