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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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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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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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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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The little human hand print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: vile, impanate, crinoidal, antelucan, Mousterian, and bumpy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a photograph I took, er, captured, er, made, just a couple of days ago. I found myself upstairs on the bus on … Continue reading

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The ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ puzzle…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s colours are: boiling black, fizzy fawn, magnificent mauve, gob-smack green, peppermint pink and brackish blue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Part One: A couple of evenings ago I watched on TV the 1986 film Jumpin’ Jack Flash starring Whoopi … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4624…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the smell of a freshly opened packet of coffee. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ah, another of my mail art postcards! Just a simple collage on bright card using clippings from … Continue reading

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Hang on to your old FF wads!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s interesting china teapot is the one shaped like the mushroom cloud of a detonating nuclear device. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Today’s post is rather specialised, so I do understand if you don’t stay with it for the duration … Continue reading

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Some small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s ancient Egyptian deity is the god Arensnuphis, who appears as a man with the plumed crown. He is associated with Nubia and Philae. (A) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 319. I’m sorry I’m late, … Continue reading

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A long post about a tiny thing…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s expletive is ‘Bite me!’ – a Victorian lower class oath which seems to be quite popular now on U.S. TV sitcoms. A variation on the oath which has not survived so well is ‘Dog bite … Continue reading

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