Archive for April, 2011

David Stover – The Bee King

Posted in Environment, Photography with tags , , on April 29, 2011 by kozmicdogz

Hayley DeRouche interviews our favorite musical preacher David Stover and others about bees and beekeeping at RVANEWS:

Stover replied that he was “reading the morning paper and in the home and garden section, there was information about a bee workshop, and I told my wife ‘I think I’d like to do that’. Then I never acted on that. Exactly a year later, there was another ad for another bee workshop, and when I mentioned it to my wife, she laughed and said, ‘Oh yeah right, you’re going to do that!’ so I signed up…and the rest is history!”

Here for a portrait by Willie Anne Wright of Stover taking a photo of bees!

Hazel Dickens – RIP

Posted in Film, Music with tags , on April 27, 2011 by kozmicdogz

Hazel Dickens, singer, songwriter from West Virginia passed away on April 22nd, 2011. Dickens was known for songs about mining and the hardships of growing up poor in West Virginia. You can hear Dickens on the sound tracks of Barbara Kopple’s “Harlan County, U.S.A.” and John Sayles’ “Matewan.”

Hazel Dickens would have been 86 years old on June 1st.

Thanks to Rebby Sharp for the info.

Poly Styrene – RIP

Posted in Music with tags , on April 27, 2011 by kozmicdogz

Poly Styrene of  X-Ray Spex fame passed away yesterday in her home country of England. Poly died of cancer way too young. She will be remembered.

Also yesterday Phoebe Snow passed on….

A sad day in the music world.

Celebrate Earth Day in RVA – April 23rd!

Posted in Art, Environment, Music, Richmond with tags on April 19, 2011 by kozmicdogz

UFOs and local music what could be better!

April 23rd from noon to 7pm!

At the south end of the Manchester Bridge, rain or shine.

Map & Directions.

More information at

Music in the air!

Posted in Music, Richmond with tags , on April 18, 2011 by kozmicdogz

It is Spring and we are getting into the groove! Digging in the yard and digging the milder temperatures.
We missed the RVAJazzfest this past Saturday, Piedmont Souprize this past Friday, but coming this week Rattlemouth X3 all for free:

Tuesday 4/19
The Camel
1621 W Broad
w/UTV Chamber
8:30 pm FREE

Friday 4/22
Crossroads Coffeeshop
3600 Forest Hill
8 pm FREE

Saturday 4/23
Earth Day Richmond
320 Hull St (Manchester District), Richmond, VA
1 pm FREE

Check out the for an entire list of music events around RVA.


Posted in Environment with tags on April 14, 2011 by kozmicdogz


Sometimes work seems to take over life. Don’t get me wrong, I am glad I have a job, but I could sure use some time off.

Loversville on Sunday! It’s just a short trip!

Posted in Film, Music with tags , , , on April 7, 2011 by kozmicdogz

As if there is not enough to do this weekend with the James River Film Festival, the University of Richmond’s Global Sounds Festival, there is a trip to Loversville planned for Sunday evening.

Loversville ~ Sunday, April 10th 8:00pm ~ No cover.
High Fidelity Country Music at the Commercial Taphouse, 111 North Robinson Street.

And if you are itching to get out tonight and don’t want to see the JRFF film you can always go to Bogarts for Chez Roue or on Saturday Rattlemouth at Emilio’s.

Too much to do to stay home!

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