This is Bruce Stewart's
newest artistic work, a digital painting completed this very
year (2009). In Bruce's own words he writes: "Late
evening - summer of '61. I, as a boy of (almost)
fifteen, in hospital for a small procedure, but bed-bound
for almost two weeks. Nothing to do but count the
holes in the acoustic ceiling tiles, over and over -- and
listen to CFUN, when Roy the Boy was 'Crying', and Paul Anka
was 'Kissing on the Phone' . . . . All I could think of was
the hot days and how they were passing me by, outside my
window. And that imaginary summer view inside another
window: the 'Control Room' and the board, where mischief was
afoot, with Big Daddy at the controls, the Good
Guys providing backup, awaiting their turn at the mike,
taking requests, spinning the disks and weaving the magic! .
. . a fantasy image of what the listener (me) imagined just
what the DJ board at CFUN might look like amid the chaos of
a Summer Soundathon week -- if radio had pictures!
Only in the mind's eye of a listener, out there,
everywhere around a place called Funland!"