He seems to me to be wholly mad and wholly sane simultaneously — ideal territory for a poet to occupy. Who is Justin? Just a name plucked out of the air for its sound, its comparative rarity in a world awash with Jims and Georges and Pauls? Just a thought but it strikes me as not insignificant that an Irish poet from the latter half of the twentieth century would use a name which happens to be the little know second name of the greatest Irish poet of that era: Seamus Justin Heaney!
Vintage radios such as those made by the Telefunken Company in Berlin were gorgeously tactile objects. Radios, humming with valve power and gleaming with polished wood, bakelite and glass, softly lit, took pride of place in our homes in the days before Televisions took up their imperial dominance in our living rooms. No point and shoot remotes then! Radios were switched on and off and tuned to stations using knobs that clunked satisfyingly into position and dials that you set spinning to call up and capture sounds from distant lands beamed in from the ionosphere.
The very air crackled with possibility as you waited for the signal to settle as you settled down to laugh along your favourite comedians, sing along with your favourite singers, gasp at the heroics of your favourite detective or be amazed by a discovery as the spinning dial led you into imaginative territory you had never dreamed existed. Radios conjured up dreams, created communities of interest and painted pictures that seared into our memories.
Radio, despite all the technological developments of the last few decades remains the dreamers ideal companion. Tune in! One of the great pleasures of vintage radio was discovering what programmes were made by exotically named radio stations broadcasting from places which often had to be looked up on an atlas to see where they were! Not knowing what you might find and be introduced to was exciting and expanded our cultural horizons.
As you scanned the stations on the radio dial even reciting their names became a form of litany — clearly recognised above by Paul Durcan who has a genius for incantatory recitation. Radio Luxembourg had a very powerful signal on metres Medium Wave which washed tidally over the British Isles bringing many young people their first regular exposure to those new fangled musics their parents just knew were no good for them.
Luxembourg, in contrast to the BBC, was a commercial station which meant it was happy to devote whole programmes to showcasing the new releases from record labels such as Capitol and Phillips. Athlone is a historic Irish town on the shores of the River Shannon. From the s to the s the principal transmitter for Irish radio was located in Athlone and the Irish national radio station came to be known on radio dials all over the world as Athlone.
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But who is Justin referred to in this song? There was an error. Yes that's my question too, who is Justin. Maybe he's just the 'gentle' spirit of the age that they miss in today's more competitive world. Flag roosteroso on July 26, I think it's Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues. Tuesday Afternoon, Nights in White Satin. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Van Morrison. Archived from the original on 22 July Retrieved Blowin' Your Mind!Enlightenment (Vinyl): Morrison, Van: clubexandalynewlapeconmembspanat.coinfo: Music. Skip to main clubexandalynewlapeconmembspanat.coinfo Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & .