Monday, 16 January 2017

A Semantic Choice.

ulli's appt/Cologne/December 2016

The occasional museum of unexpected content.

I beg your pardon?

The occasional museum of unexpected content.

Ah. And?

I’m thinking of starting one.

Can you?

Why not?

Well, you just said;  “I’m thinking of starting one.” Semantically speaking that DOES suggest that there is already at least ONE other somewhere, and there may be copyright issues.

In that case - I can! My semantics were careless…. Ooohh… hang on…. I may call it The Careless Museum of Unexpected Donation.

Content, donation – you need to decide and semantically speaking, ‘careless’, may not be the right word – it could suggest that you don’t care.


I suspect - if you are thinking of becoming a founder - that you DO care?

Dam right sunshine. So what about the Random Museum of Unexpected Content?

It’s really difficult to name a museum I think.

You’re right.

Especially when it doesn’t exist.

Oh it exists- almost - It just hasn’t been curated.

Curated or created?


How about the Un-curated Museum of unexpected Donation.

Too many ‘urn’s.

Get the Thesauraus.

“The fortuitous concourse of atoms”.

Nice, but a bit long.



Misplaced, I quite like that. The Misplaced Museum of Unexpected Donation.

Doesn’t that, semantically, suggest that it’s in the wrong place, or lost?

In a way that irregular doesn’t?


The Irregular Museum of Unexpected Donation?

Is it permanent?

Yes and no.


I’ve got it!! The Occasional Museum of Unexpected Donations.  It’ll be here tomorrow.


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Significant Pressure.

late june 2016/garden


I’d say!

It’s October! Or janausary, sorry – January, I’m writing in the back of a car. Depending if you are reading this now – as we write – or then – as it’s posted. Which will be now.

So, tell me why is it October, and why are you writing in the back of  a car?

Well it’s October because it’s about to be November and I’m on my way to London which is in both November and the future.

Who’s driving?

My son and my daughter.


No, ok… my daughter just did a two hour stint and now my son is doing his, which should get us to the boat.

Is that a significant detail?

It would be good, by the way, if EVERY post this (next) year had a signicant detail.

That’s a lot of pressure you’ve just applied.

A significant pressure!

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Candles, Cakes and Wishes.

london town/way back

How old is she?


Did you get her a present?

A bike.

Was there a cake?

You bet.



A wish?

Big one.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

The Catalogued Eclair.

London Town/Pre-2015

I like the way you did that.

Did what?

Finished that piece.

Which piece?

The one about Gwelvin.

Gwelvin Stokes?

Do you know any other Gwelvins?

Fair point. What did you like about it?

The way you let bubble.

Couple of days, I was having trouble with the end.

After the ├ęclair?


Are you happy with it now?

I am, I had to sleep on it, run on it and put the right music on.

Gregory Porter. Do you think it influenced it?

Subconsciously yes.

Troubled love?

Something like that.

When will we see it?

Well, I submitted it to the Archives for cataloguing.

Next year then?

Not before.

Let’s do it.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

A Bunch of old Rust.


Hey, I’ve had a look back over the last few posts…

Why on earth? No one else has.

It’s my job.


I accepted the terms even before you never offered them. By the way…


Do you remember the yard outside Parafugel.

I do.

It just came to mind.

I was thinking of it too.

That doesn’t surprise me… there was a pile of old radiators, covered in rust.

A significant detail.

Exactly!! That’s what I found looking back over the posts of the last week.

Rusty radiators?

No, silly.

Significant details?

Some – enough – to count as an innovation.

The (Y)EAR of Significant Detail.

Let’s do it!

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