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Spatter Painting No. 39…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: festering, matutinal, psammophilous, spondylous, wambly, and gargantuan. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Come on, let’s have a splash of colour this Northern Hemisphere frosty January morning! Here’s one of my bright spatter paintings for us … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: bunkum beige, ratatouille red, yawl yellow, operatic orange, blister black, and topographical turquoise. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Open up your melody to me!’ ‘Such a beautiful wade, du du du du du…’ ‘When you find out … Continue reading

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Well, that’s about it for the UK City of Culture then…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s old-style expletive is Blast! It is probably naval in origin, Blast my timbers!, Blast my eyes!, etc. It sounds very tame these days, but it was once so frowned upon as to have euphemisms replace … Continue reading

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David is popping up in Dulltown…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Ultima Thule of 1940: One must picture this hotel, tucked up in the feathered armpit of a hill overgrown with mimosa, and the little lane, not fully built … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s short story Spring in Fialta (First version in Russian 1931): I had come on the Capparabella express, which, with that reckless gusto peculiar to trains in mountainous country, had done … Continue reading

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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: creeping crimson, rumpled ruby, voluble violet, guttural green, acrobatic azure, and bobbin brown. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 355. I’m sorry I’m late, but I slipped on some discarded mushy peas. A … Continue reading

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That’s ridiculous Dave – no, I can’t believe that!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the eerie moan of a foghorn on an invisible distant headland at midnight… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I often sit and play quiet blues on electric guitar whilst watching TV … Continue reading

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