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    http://www.cmt.com/shows/steve-austi...b-a0019825927f

    My daughter Cathy, or Cat as she is called by the rest of the world will be on national television on Oct 3rd 10 pm est.

    If you click on her picture there is more info about her....Kind of cool for a dad anyway.
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    Being a little dense it struck me today that maybe alternate realities aren't necessarily ignorance, but possibly escape from inconvenient truths. Could explain the following insight by Orwell. My mind wanders when I'm drawing.

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    I climbed the hillside behind the new job I started a week ago and found not much on the hillside. The soil is decomposed granite with gopher-holes, some leftover wild grass turned yellow (looking fairly sparse), walnut (native) and a road that runs along one of the many crests (they are broken and twisted) of the mountains with homes. I recognized the location( at that point); I had driven it more than once many years earlier, a 'secret back-door' to get from Beverly Hills/sunset strip to Laurel Canyon.

    There are some unique homes (no tract-)up there with views of the mountains and the city. Catalina is at times visible. One house had an upper section cantilevered some 25' ( estimate) on steel 'I'- beams with some raw 20' 2x6 lumber 'scabbed' as 'posts' under the corners giving it the appearance of extremely shoddy support. Perhaps they had planned on bootlegging some sort of structure underneath, but the wood looked weathered, and was definitely not engineered.

    I took the road back down (into the canyon) and passed by an Air Force base, which totally does not fit in a residential canyon neighborhood, but there it is. Wiki informed me that it was a Cold War facility that started as a radar defense..erh... something-or-other (too deep in a fold of the hills for an actual radar) back when Stalin was still after us. There are the remains of several 'silo' ( missle-) locations around this town that I know of.

    Later, they ( the Air Force) added a film production studio where 35 and 16 mm films were produced- all having to do with the Air Force and/ or, atom bombs ( photos of) and I'm not sure exactly what else. Hollywood people were involved at times, including Bob Hope, William Holden, James Stuart ( and some other names that most of the current population will have now, never have heard of...). The place is a couple of acres with a high fence, concertina wire, cameras, electric gates, and signage saying something about after having gained entrance to '...not get out of your vehicle before the guard dogs are put away'.

    Apparently, one Jared Leto bought it and it is either a 50,000 square foot private home, or a drug rehab for the wealthy, or both. Who knows? Celebrities change houses as often as spouses (snicker).

    The place is on Wonderland ( if you don't believe me) ( and not to be confused with P. Pans or M. Jackson's former estate a couple of hours away) which is also known for a horrible crime scene/movie of the same name ( Wonderland, the movie). That place is also on the same block. Still there.
    So that was part of my day.
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    Today I persuaded hubby to take me to a trendy beach restaurant for lunch. I say trendy, but not in the way you'd expect. Restaurant Cabanas is located right on the beach and access is via an uneven dirt track which meanders through beautiful countryside with views down to the ocean. As well as the restaurant, there is also a chillout area with bean bags, hammocks and couches. AND, they have comfortable loungers with umbrellas for hire on the beach. Access via a dirt track may be the clue in that the beach is totally secluded, unspoilt and still at one with nature. I don't like commercialised beaches where concrete highrise grows out of the sand.

    We've lived here 12 years and never knew this palce existed until we read an article in an Algarve magazine.
    After a delicious lunch (fish and chips) washed down with a bottle of crips white wine we hired a sunbed for a few hours to chillax.

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    Look at that sky. You're really lucky, Pip.

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    Yes, it was a perfect day as there was only a slight breeze with temps around 28C. As for the sky - I've just realized I have a nice imprint of my thumb in the top LH corner! I don't know how the colour blue can be associated with feeling depressed or sad when you see a sky like that. It's like a field of bluebells or cornflowers.
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    My angel and I are still coming down from our trip up to the West End of London on Thursday evening to see the musical 42nd Street. It's showing at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, which has the largest stage in the West End and it needs it for this show. I wondered how they would cope with the classic Busby Berkeley treatment of the song Keep Young and Beautiful, which in the 1933 film involved overhead camera shots. The answer was an enormous angled mirror suspended over the girls lying around the perimeter of the revolving stage. As a live performance it is absolutely brilliant throughout, a remarkable stage adaption of what was originally itself an incredibly ambitious film made to raise spirits in the depth of the depression years.
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    Became curious and wanted to hear the song you mentioned, then searched it up on youtube – and … may be you’ll like to hear them too

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    And as a curiosum a 1992 version with Annie Lennox

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