Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson for April 12, 2012

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    margueritem  over 11 years ago

    Dill has a point there…

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    Peabody-Martini  over 11 years ago

    A friend of mine had a recording of a vacuum cleaner, blender, pencil sharpener and box fan quartet

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    Sisyphos  over 11 years ago

    Petey’s oboe-sounds in panel 1 seem smoother: I think he’s beginning to master his piece! So, Alice’s introduction of vacuum cleaner accompaniment was rather rude. I’m glad Madeline defused that situation (even if Alice is momentarily resentful; Dill will help her forget).

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    markbrowningmilner  over 11 years ago

    i’ve been a working musician for over 45 years, and in my considered opinion most vacuum cleaners are way more musical than most of the oboists i’ve known…

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    Peabody-Martini  over 11 years ago

    Petey should be happy that Alice has never heard “Anvil Chorus”.

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    cdward  over 11 years ago

    I can’t wait till Alice gets a little older and takes up the tuba.

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    neatslob Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Right now Alice could fit IN a tuba…

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    hildigunnurr Premium Member over 11 years ago

    I’m sure PDQ Bach wrote something for vacuum cleaner and oboe!

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    melvinizer  over 11 years ago

    Alice is adorably ugly. xD

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    OldestandWisest  over 11 years ago

    Well, it’s established now that Pete is playing inside, because Alice was told to go OUTSIDE. But we still don’t know what that strange surface he is standing on.

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    Comic Minister Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Nice try.

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    Linda Solomon  over 11 years ago

    I think his dealer must be better than ours….lol…just kidding…

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    chromosome Premium Member over 11 years ago

    As I write this, I’m listening to: It is a recording of The University Orchestra at the University of Texas at Austin, playing Malcolm Arnold’s “A Grand Grand Overture” — which is mocking traditional Overture form. It was written for the 1956 Hoffnung Music Festival, and has the unusual designation of solo “instruments”: 3 Vacuum Cleaners, 1 Floor Polisher and 4 Rifles. It’s actually quite enjoyable music!

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