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...

Shall we pop into the garden now?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: boxy, armipotent, wranglesome, sequacious, mancipatory, ratheripe, and bedevilled. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a picture I took back in September this year. Is there enough green in it for you dear reader? Well, we … Continue reading

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Mayonnaise on the long table…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film star is Jommy Lee Tones. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> When I wandered into the cafĂ© late yesterday afternoon (I go there late at this time of the year in the hope of avoiding all those miserable, … Continue reading

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Oh, let’s get that lino print out of the way…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully chosen colours are: ragged red, bruised blue, yawning yellow, tired turquoise, growling green, foolish fawn, aching azure, and that funny green-grey that you mixed up to paint the walls of the hall, staircase, and … Continue reading

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Indifferent fish and smeared guns, avoid excitement…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Hedy Lamarr in a Hollywood bar – you can see she’s becoming angry trying to get me to understand frequency hopping. (HL) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Do you like films or plays?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s unusually long quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I recently finished re-reading – oh, and jolly good it was too! Now the room was empty. Objects lay, stood, sat, hung … Continue reading

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That lino print, and how it’s coming along…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word, barnacle. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Doh! This morning I have had a migraine jumping up at me and demanding my attention, so I shall make this a short … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4785…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dictionary words are: triaconter, yerk, loriot, coistril, contrafagotto, ignaro, and bobbery. 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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