My first of 2013 is a haiku, written out of a Twitter conversation with school librarian Nicky Adkins and, would you believe, BBC Radio 3. I don't know who does Radio 3's tweeting.
You can look on Twitter for the entire conversation. I had recalled that BBC R3 had become my home station even amid my teenage explorations of Radio Tirana and such. Radio 3 replied with thanks and a recording of
Radio Tirana's sign-on, at http://bit.ly/UzY1xB , as I remember it from forty years ago. This has just drawn
from me the following lines:
rise from 70s shortwave
like Titanic rails
and I have duly tweeted them.
Those of you who don't remember my 1970s addiction to foreign radio listening might be interested to read this article I wrote about it long afterwards.