Archive for May, 2009

2nd James River Filmmakers Forum

Posted in Art, Film with tags on May 30, 2009 by kozmicdogz

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The Richmond Moving Image Co-op (RMIC) presents the 2nd James River Filmmakers Forum.

Sunday, May 31, 7 p.m. at the Carver Healing Arts Gallery, 1208 W. Marshall Street (behind VCU’s Siegel Center).

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Under the Railroad Tracks!

Posted in Music with tags , , on May 23, 2009 by kozmicdogz
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Buttercup is John, Octavia, David, Mike, and Cassandra!

Another beautiful spring evening in Richmond, VA.  Buttercup on a return engagement to Bottoms Up Pizza played under the stars and railroad tracks this past Thursday evening. It could have not been more perfect.

The outside patio is near enough the railroad tracks that the railroad engineers can wave to the band and the audience. Check out Buttercup again, June 18th at the same venue.

In the meantime go to O’Tooles on this coming Wednesday for the Happy Lucky Combo!

Lose a Button?

Posted in Film with tags , on May 17, 2009 by kozmicdogz

coralineLast night I saw the Henry Selick directed “Coraline” at the Byrd Theatre.

“Coraline” is based on the 2002 book by Neil Gaiman, author of comics, novels, and master of mystery and the off-kilter story.

This is Selick’s third stop-motion animated feature following Tim Burton’s 1993 “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “James and The Giant Peach” (1996).

“Coraline” (not Caroline) was the first stop-motion feature shot in 3D stereoscope but unfortunately we missed the 3D version when it was out, but there is nothing flat, wrong, or boring about this “Coraline.”

Colaline has moved to a new place and is living in a strange pink apartment building with eccentric neighbors, a bothersome neighbor boy and a feral cat. Her parents are obsorbed with their writings and are ignoring Caroline leaving her to explore her not so safe environment. Selick has brought Gaiman’s vision to life in a wonderful movie that I am sure will stand up to repeated viewings. The kids will love this one, but I am not sure about grandma.

The movie stars the voices of Dakota Fanning as Coraline, Teri Hatcher as the mother, and Keith David as the cat.

Since it was Saturday night at the Byrd, Bob Gulledge opened the show with a rousing rendition of show and patriot tunes on the Mighty Wurlitzer as the audience enthusiastically gave their approval.

Another wonderful evening at the Byrd Theatre.

Make sure you know where all of your buttons are. Just ask Coraline.

Derby On The James!

Posted in Roller Derby with tags , on May 16, 2009 by kozmicdogz

Beatiful Skateland in Southside - Richmond, VA.

Beautiful Skateland in Southside - Richmond, VA.


Poe’s Punishers (River City) Vs The Carolina Hurticanes from Myrtle Beach, SC. Sunday May 17th. Doors open at 6:30 at beautiful Skateland 5512 Hull Street Road in Southside!

This is the first home bout since March so don’t miss it as the next home bout is not until September!

Poe’s Punishers are one of the two Richmond Roller Girls teams, the other is the Uncivil Warriors.

The River City Roller Girls are proud members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

The Park is Rockin’

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on May 7, 2009 by kozmicdogz

The neighborhood blog, Hills and Heights, lists the musical acts in Forest Hill Park this summer. The first is one of our favorites, the Happy Lucky Combo this Sunday,  Mother’s Day, from 6 to 8pm. Go ahead an bring Mom!

It’s A Wonderful World!

Posted in Music with tags , , , on May 4, 2009 by kozmicdogz

05_03_2009_carroll_dowd1Roger Carroll, along with Andrew Dowd on piano, performed their special magic at Que Pasa at 25th and N Streets last Sunday on a very special night.

Carroll and Dowd will perform every Sunday in May from 6 to 9pm at Que Pasa. A very cool place.

They only have 3 CDs left! If you want one, contact Roger now.

In other music news Plan 9, along with other independent record stores around the country, have launched an independent music download site called Do Different Think Indie. Good luck to Plan 9 on this new venture!

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