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Published on Oct 5, 2015
Taken from Drew Worthley's sophomore album CRUCIBLE. A meditation on memory, nostalgia and time through the lens of Ceefax.
The following footage is used under Creative Commons Licence 3.0 with gratitude; Chris Gibson: Volumetric Rendering - Skeleton, Studio Shelter: Ah, Robert Loebel: S SSYP, Seiperdue.org: Stop motion SAISEI, STORY OF A BAG (2012 - 4'), Tom FraXer: Stop Motion/Under Camera Animation Showreel 2013, Lukas Struber: Brick Impaler, Johan Alenius: The Point, Shawy Animation: TV!
340 is coming up slow now the numbers are scrolling and tumbling round in their black surround as I wonder how many wickets are down
Late back home, awake in the steel glow my mum sits in the small hours with remote control and an emery board reading 124 before the lights go out
I’m on hold, where am I to go? I’m on hold but still I try to Press red for love Yellow for courage Blue for my sadness
401 is promising sunshine But these cathode rays won’t brighten my mind So I’ll step outside, set the pixels aside Leave Bamber behind
Now the test-card’s torn, my signal’s on the wane Transmission shutdown means I’ll never go back again That entropic heart is but a fragment of my past Now Manhattan dreams are broadcast live Manhattan dreams light up my sky