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Pretty Green. There was a small funfair in my hometown, last week. I took this picture with an iPhone while waiting for smoutenbollen a.k.a. oliebollen. An oliebol is a traditional Dutch food. In the Flanders part of Belgium and Brussels they are called smoutenbollen. In English they are more commonly known as Dutch Doughnuts or Dutchies, (from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
Mr. Bowie didn’t liked the smoutenbollen. They were delicious, though…

I’ve got a pocket full of pretty green
I’m gonna put it in the fruit machine
I’m gonna put it in the juke box
It’s gonna play all the records in the hit parade

“Pretty Green” – The Jam

28 responses

  1. Favourite band of my youth. Never made it big in Australia though. Weller so clever… retired the Jam at the age of 20 something… next Style Council. Not bad. regards Peet

    • Hi Peet. I saw the Jam live in Brussels, at the Ancienne Belgique, way back in 1982. We also saw the Style Council live in Brussels, March 1984. Great shows, good music, wonderful man.

  2. When I was growing up we always celebrated New Years Eve in Sydney with our Dutch friends and it was customary to cook and consume olie bollen en appel flappen. Our cats at the time were never interested either. regards Peet

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