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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902): “Hist!” cried Holmes, and I heard the sharp click of a cocking pistol. “Look out! It’s coming!” There was a thin, crisp, … Continue reading

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Brownlow puts his foot in it…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: bulging brown, swollen sienna, vile violet, ribald red, yawping yellow, and that funny shade of fawn that the rug went after it had been left in out the sun all day. … Continue reading

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Mail art postcard. No. 4540…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one that has just sat on the host’s Stradivarius which had been carelessly left resting on the piano stool – it did make a very interesting sound as it … Continue reading

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Hey, look at me swim!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one arguing with his tailor about the hang of the sleeves on the new jacket he’s having made. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey, let’s have a look at yet another page from that great book … 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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Some overheard, and definitely misheard, snatches of cafe conversation.

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s wrinkled old black and white snapshot is the one of me having a flaming row with President Richard Nixon in the oval office back in 1970 – gosh, just look at his eyes bulge with … 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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