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  • A visit to the J Paul Getty Museum this afternoon and evening found me again at the poolside. Only this time the “Poolside” is the name of a music group who were playing outdoors in the courtyard on the museum grounds. On Saturday evenings during the summer, the Getty offered free entertainment at a cocktail hour setting where you can look out over the beautiful scenic grounds to the Pacific Ocean and the sea of lights below. This is a people watchers paradise.

    Getting back to the “Poolside”, they are an easy listen, dance and groove to group. They played a song similar to the Neil Young's version of “Harvest Moon” that was pretty hard to top. This month is the month of the blue moon, and the music was an equally rare blend. This new group that could be described as daytime disco music, creates a vibe that does not cater solely to the dance floor. They create more of a mood. What really caught my eye were the patterns being superimposed behind the band on the massive stone blocks that form the Getty’s architecture. The triangles and rectangles of this morning swim were reflecting behind the group as they played.

    The exhibit I went to see was a collection of Gustav Klimts drawings: The Magic of Line. The show is only there for another week and if you are in the area it is a must see event. Part of a series of drawings that were exhibited, were of women flowing in form as though they were swimming in water. The artists intent for his water form women drawings was to show symbolically that we are all part of a sea of circumstance, flowing with the currents of the tide.

    The sunset was magnificent, the music memorable and the exhibit inspiring. I left the Getty enjoying the ebb and flow of the days events.
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