Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Shut That Door!

Woody Guthrie, Philip Pullman and Larry Grayson may seem like strange bedfellows, but all three had/have a common obsession.

Guthrie recorded several songs about DUST. Indeed, he became known as the "Dust Bowl Troubadour".

DUST is a major theme in Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials. Indeed, his novel entitled The Book Of Dust is due to be published in 2009.

Grayson's stage act included running his finger along the top of the back of a chair, searching for DUST, then exclaiming, "Oooh! Look at the muck in 'ere!"



  1. And, of course, Marjorie Dawes. Anyone?

  2. Surely more obviously, Guthrie was obsessed with Dusty Springfield before the Simpsons moved there, Pullman Trains were used for City Shopping Trips, Shopping was an album by the Pet Shop Boys who were fans of both Dusty and Larry Grayson.

  3. DUST
    My daughter (16) says it means
    "did u see that"

  4. she would like to enter
    Bobbi Blowgently and the Bigellows
    in the previous post and I am too embarrassed to check whether she means it to be as rude as it sounds.

  5. Yes, Boz. That was my first thought...

    Dust. Anybody? No? High in fat, low in fat? Dust. Anybody? No? Dust. Anybody? No? Dust. Anybody? No? Dust. Anybody? No? Dust. Anybody? No? Dust. It's actually very low in fat. You can have as much dust as you like.

  6. This machine kills open doors.

  7. Have you ever seen an overweight dust mite?

  8. I now have a Spam-style earworm: dust-dust-dust-dust ....

  9. Boz - I wish someone would shut that Dawes.

    Murph - I can't argue with that logic.

    Ziggi - I don't see the dust. It magically disappears. I don't think Bobbi Blowgently is rude. But Larry Parnes might have done.

    MJ - I'm glad that humour travels well. Canucks are welcome to it.

    Billy - Wasn't Larry Grayson in the anti-Nazi league?

    Rimshot - No.

    Llewtrah - Little Britain, now Monty Python. I need a lie down.

  10. Did you work this theory out all by yourself Geoff or was it in a philosophical tome?

    Surely Quentin Crisp was the champion of dust.

  11. It's all my own work!

    Quentin's room would give my mum nightmares.