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Dave, what’s that, on your guitar?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark which I re-read a month or two ago. It does contain some laughter, but also plenty of darkness: It was a bright windy day … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4814…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one that was eventually found under a plump red velvet cushion in Her Majesty the Queen’s state coach. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Quick! Put your shades on, this is a very bright postcard! … Continue reading

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Is that a satsuma Dave?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Sham Separd. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What’s it called?… You know, when as some cyclic thing finishes, it automatically starts again, and the whole thing goes on and on – and so on? A … Continue reading

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I see that you are starting another one Dave…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found on a marble bench in the ‘Whispering Gallery’ in St Paul’s Cathedral. (WG St P C) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I’m glad that I keep doing them. What else would I … Continue reading

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Two shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: ajowan, sporangiole, zufolo, portlast, flaser, and micropegmatite. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning, ready for Professor Mouldie’s avatar Maude, who will … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: pulpit pink, nave navy, cloister cream, vestry violet, organ orange, pew puce, and belfry blue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 436: I’m sorry I’m late, but I was greasing my … Continue reading

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Just a few small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s anaconda is the one trying out sofas and settees in a posh department store. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 431. I’m sorry I’m late, but I was looking for something suitable to put on … Continue reading

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The old chap in the music shop…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected colours are: vile violet, fidgety fawn, garrulous green, bellicose blue, obstinate orange, pompous pink, ludicrous lemon, and timid turquoise. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Should artists be competitive, or should they just do their thing and let … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s dance is the Frug. It is a cold gloomy day, but let’s all frug around in the garden for ten minutes anyway! (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 426. I’m sorry I’m late, but … Continue reading

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Yet more on that lino print idea…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in a bowl of minestrone soup at the Savoy Hotel on the Strand. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I suppose one might call this part three of what looks like being a … Continue reading

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Could I just interrupt you for a second?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s wedge of cheese is the one with intentional mould on it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Excuse me…’ ‘Hang on…’ ‘Excuse me!’ ‘Look, I’m nearly at the end of my song – just a couple of strummed chords left… … Continue reading

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No more sparkling in the footlights…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: soggy, withy, proemial, Hieronymic, scombroid, and grum. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It was one of those 50-50 moments… Should I? Shouldn’t I? It’s a good job that I’m not one of those indecisive people … Continue reading

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Just a few shortish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s heraldic term is, Bath, order of the: a British chivalric order. This link is definitely worth a look! (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 411. I’m sorry I’m late, but my printer said it … Continue reading

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Yes, and then I got the blues…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s giraffe is the the one trying to get down low enough to tie a shoe lace that has come undone. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I remember sitting on the grass in the sunshine in Queen’s Gardens, here in … Continue reading

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Choosing a name for the band…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: rumbling, brattling, Priapic, triarch, knurled, Peloponnesian, heteromorphic, and boggy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Hm, suppose, I was, forming a band…’ ‘Oh yes?…’ ‘Yes…’ ‘Have you been in bands before?’ ‘Me? Of course I have!’ … Continue reading

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Just one or two short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually found in a discarded matchbox on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 402. I’m sorry I’m late, but I got carried away burning my … Continue reading

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The perps always get it in the end though…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather unusual diversion from the norm concerns my use of the words Dulltown, UK at the start of this line. I used to type in Dulltown, Europe there, but when we had the referendum on … Continue reading

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Enjoying messing about on the bench…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word Plantagenet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Me, I love pratting about (PA) with things and ‘improving’ them – it’s a very satisfying thing to do. One evening about a … Continue reading

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A busker rant…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s sound is that of a Velcro fastener being ripped open in the middle of a church service. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Now, I have nothing against street musicians, buskers, as such… Yes, I have! There are generally too … Continue reading

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That red ’62 Strat…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature bloated cumuli, fastidious droplets, gusts of February chill, a dangerous downdraught, and eventually a splash of orange marmalade in the west around dusk. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Warning: If you are not a guitar nerd … Continue reading

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