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Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash - Girl From The North Country

I've been meaning to post this wonderful Bob Dylan / Johnny Cash duet of Girl From The North Country ever since I saw and loved David O Russell's Silver Linings Playbook. The most memorable sequence in the film involves this beautiful song, and I love this TV performance from 1969 (I believe). Dylan wrote the song following his trip to England in December 1962 , and there is some debate about whom the song is about. The duet with Johnny Cash (which is the version used in Silver Linings Playbook) was recorded in a February 1969 recording session when Dylan was in Nashville to record Nashville Skyline . (Source: Wikipedia )

DISCOSMIC ADVENTURE this Saturday April 27 at DADA, Shanghai

If you count yourself among one (or several) of the following, then this Saturday night's DISCOSMIC ADVENTURE at DADA in Shanghai is for you: Space Heads, Stargazers, Alien Abductees, Cosmonauts, Disconauts, Moustachioed Moog Fans, Naturists, Homos and Heteros, Disco Dancers, Italo Stallions, French Synth-Freaks, Fake Moon Landing Conspiracy Theorists and Women From Mars. Or maybe you just like to DANCE!!!!! Come listen to American Booze DJs and GET DOWN to sounds like this: If that doesn't get your silver moonsuit popping, nothing will! The Space Party blasts off at 10:00pm (22:00 hours) this Saturday, April 27, at DADA, 115 Xingfu Lu Changning, near Fahuazhen Lu - nearest Metro stop: Jiaotong University. 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路 One small step for personkind, one giant leap for dance!

Zhao Wei - So Young

Zhao Wei's directorial debut, So Young , opens in Shanghai this week. It will be interesting to see what this actress-turned-director has created for her debut movie as director:

From LA to Shanghai

A postcard of our flying visit to Los Angeles. Next up: Shanghai, to rest, feed the pets and get some work done. Photo Collage of LA Copyright  © 2013  Alexander Chow-Stuart. Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Hudson's corn snake eats a thawed frozen baby mouse.

The Wonders of the Los Angeles Zoo

Paradise especially loves zebras - and wants one of her own! The natural wonders of the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park - doubly wonderful to Paradise (four), who has dreamed of zebras, giraffes, elephants and flamingoes, but never actually seen them before. All photographs Copyright  ©  2013 Alexander Chow-Stuart. One of Hudson and Paradise's favorite animals - a giraffe. An elephant, relaxing after being in its enclosure all day. There are wonderful pathways lined with bamboo at the zoo. Flamingoes.