One or two short, but pithy items…

But first…
Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s radish is the spiteful one…

Excuses for being late. No. 414.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I was trying to set the EQ on my music to ‘pop’.

A single overheard remark:
‘He put it in his mouth – so I did get some DNA…’

BBC World Service radio:
Journalist Nuala McGovern on their afternoon rolling news programme, which for some unfathomable reason is called, OS:
‘The Democratic Republic of Conga…’
Oh, that sounds a very jolly place, doesn’t it?

Yesterday, I was thinking about songwriting, and how some really great songs have been written using just only three or four strummed chords. Lots of people strum away these days using those same simple chords, but the music seems to be dreary and limp, self-indulgent and boring. I got to thinking about Lou Reed, whose chords were always simple and surprisingly repetitive, but the finished songs are so inexplicably powerful and dynamic.
How about Beginning to See the Light?

An observation:
His mouth had the look of something which had never even considered attempting the shape of a smile…

‘How did you get on with him then?’
‘He said I was ‘mellow dramatic’ – that is a compliment, isn’t it?’
‘Yes, I think so…’

Spam spam spam spam spam…
Yes, here’s a nice piece, still steaming from this morning’s comments box – it seems to be from someone with the unlikely name of Primeair-inst:
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Well, thank you Primeair-inst, you certainly put the mumbo into my jumbo here – I find you irresistible funny time! And you are outstanding fantastic too! Do get in touch again soon, I crave your gerunds in the big-time scheme!…

Yes, I’m thinking of changing my name to Ray Don d’Castle.

A single overheard remark:
‘It’s diculous Kevin! Bloody diculous!…


About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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2 Responses to One or two short, but pithy items…

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    Chuckles with coffee, a good way to stat the day…and thanks for the Lou Reed link!

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