Author Archives: Dave Whatt

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...

Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: wappenshaw, zebu, noisette, excide, knout, avouterer, and insufflate. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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Doom’s nose on TV…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like one of Shakespeare’s sonnets.  Not very good for soft-leaded pencils, but it feels very comforting in the hand. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thursday was a grey wet day here in … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4577…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Cuck Chonnors and Cean Sonnery. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, yes, another of my mail art postcards, a simple collage on bright card using clippings from that dreary UK TV listings magazine What’s On … Continue reading

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Oh, what’s that noise?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one finally discovered on the glass shelf in Donald Trump’s bathroom. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Reading my stuff on these pages, you might have noticed that I might be a little bit, shall we … Continue reading

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Just a few short items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: verb violet, adverb azure, preposition pink, gerund green, pronoun purple, adjective aquamarine, and the funny mauve colour of the splashes under the fruit tree where the birds like to sit. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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For entertainment purposes only…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: turbid, wrizled, renascent, curule, leiotrichous, proemial, and shabby. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, so many TV channels and nothing to watch! Who would have thought it would be like this? But let’s put our … Continue reading

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A pair of suitable electric contacts…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s novel china teapot is the one shaped like a gust of wind blowing some autumn leaves around a lawn. It does keep the tea nice and warm, but it is not, as one might suspect, … Continue reading

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