Category Archives: music

A short piece about Chuck…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: distyle, prolegomena, muniment, zoarium, whally, and pundonor. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s podcast first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheared over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown UK: Today’s confused film star is Ken Bingsley. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Lurve, lurve, a serious bowl of moon.’ ‘By my side, by my side, a summer mush-day cleverly girl.’ ‘Jeepers – a wooden song!…’ ‘Look on at my highlight … Continue reading

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Mum, what are those funny voices?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s polar bear is the one going round town shopping for sun hats, sun cream, and sunglasses. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummy…’ ‘Yes dear?’ ‘Why are the people on the radio singing their songs in those funny voices? ‘Funny … Continue reading

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Lolling, twanging blues riffs…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: sackbut, araba, veridical, peruke, featous, and oppugn. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie’s online session first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. As the … Continue reading

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Yes, I think it might be another lino print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Redert Robford. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm… is this another lino print in the offing?… What does ‘in the offing’ mean? Have I used this idiom correctly? And what is the, or an, ‘offing’ … Continue reading

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Song lyrics misheard over the pre-lockdown cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather unpleasant word is rhapsody. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Mummer mummer doe, whoo blue, Themroc.’ ‘I bleeth you, oh my differing soul!’ ‘My dry sky high now!…’ ‘So, I pah pah, I’m hopping my tubes!…’ ‘Dough home neat, … Continue reading

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Oh no, it’s coming crashing through!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lovely stringed musical instrument is the Pipa: Click here to hear. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, I like to leave a few days between my showing you the preparatory drawing for a lino print and the finished thing … Continue reading

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Some cobbled together short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: boxy, Bajocian, varsal, quotidian, lageniform, pterygoid, and woolly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you might know dear reader, I used to do these ‘short but pithy’ compilations quite regularly, but with the great lockdown … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub – pre-lockdown…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: armpit moistness, a bright burning thing in the sky, birds being annoying, eggs frying on car roofs, dogs snoozing under dank bushes, and vertical still bedsheets steaming on clotheslines… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’m all … Continue reading

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Just a few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s aspidistra is the one that does plenty of deep thinking. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> These ‘short items’ pieces have thinned out quite a lot over the last few months of self-isolation, but I have managed to collect just … 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 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark, which I finished re-reading a month or two ago: She (Margot) shrugged her shoulders, picked up the book, and turned her back to him. … Continue reading

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Ludwig and lino…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: Ford fawn, Bentley brown, Toyota turquoise, Maserati mauve, Peugeot pink, Cadillac cream, Volvo violet, and Renault rust. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I am writing this (well actually I was writing this yesterday afternoon, with … Continue reading

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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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What’s this? Avenger-Trek?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to take a slim rat-tail file and enlarge the pre-drilled holes around the edge of the rim until they will accept the clear plastic tubing without chafing. Run a thin bead of silicone … Continue reading

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A few short, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1933 novel Laughter in the Dark which I have just finished re-reading; bloody hell, those Russian writers love their miserable endings, don’t they? As she (Margot) was leaving for home … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the café hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to sit by an upstairs window of your house and when people walk past, tap on the glass to attract their attention, and then hold up large photographs of your bare elbows. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> … Continue reading

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Doom in the pedestrianised area…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s giraffe is the one waiting for Amazon to deliver his new lockdown mask, so he can go off to the post office to buy stamps. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you may have gathered from my earlier posts, … Continue reading

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Chatting about René Magritte…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novelty pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the howl of a wolf on the night of the full moon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘You like that artist, Magritte, don’t you?’ ‘Oh yes, I do, very much.’ ‘Well, … Continue reading

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Some song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub (from pre-isolation days)…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s very nice fish names are: the Arrowtooth Eel, the Green Spotted Puffer, the Lenok, the Nurseryfish, and the Graveldiver. If you had a cute puppy that you wanted to name after a fish, which one … 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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