Archive for December, 2011

Mummies Walk And Talk At Lewis Ginter

Posted in Music with tags , on December 30, 2011 by kozmicdogz

The Ululating Mummies at Lewis Ginter – New Years Eve – 2:30-4:30.

And later for the adults:

With special guests:  Paul Watson and Constance Sisk!

Cheetah, The Chimp RIP

Posted in Film with tags , , on December 28, 2011 by kozmicdogz

Cheetah the star of many Tarzan movies along with Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan has gone to the great big banana boat in the sky.

Cheetah was 80 years old and passed away in Florida after retiring from films years ago.

Cheetah the chimp was very influential to me and my brother in those early Tarzan films based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


Uh-oh…this could just be another in a long line of internet hoaxes.

When will it ever end?

Laura Nyro

Posted in Music with tags , on December 26, 2011 by kozmicdogz

I was in love with Laura Nyro‘s voice  and her songs as a young man.  I was fortunate to see her in person in D.C. many years ago with my brother and was in awe.

I watched a movie recently, “A Home at the End of the World” that featured songs by Nyro and googled her to find that she will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this coming April.

If you are not aware of her work, do yourself a favor and look Laura Nyro up. Her official site is

Richmond Theatre Fire 200th Anniversary

Posted in Richmond with tags , , on December 26, 2011 by kozmicdogz

Jeremy Slayton has an good article in the Richmond Times Dispatch today about the great theatre fire of 1811. The theatre fire took place 200 years ago on December 26, 1811 at the corner of 12th and E. Broad Streets.  Slayton interviews local historians about the fire, aftermath, and how the event effected Richmond.

Many of the 72 victims are buried in the crypt beneath Monumental Church which was built at the site of the tragedy.

The photo of Monumental Church is from the Historic Richmond Foundation website.

Merry Christmas all you Cool Cats!

Posted in Photography with tags on December 26, 2011 by kozmicdogz

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Merry Christmas!

Posted in Photography with tags on December 25, 2011 by kozmicdogz

A time for family and friends and a time to reflect on those here and others who are not.

Sending my best to all and hope you have a special day with those you love.

Photo of Howard Finster ornament by Kozmicdogz – 2011 – all rights reserved. 

Winter Solstice

Posted in Photography with tags , , , on December 22, 2011 by kozmicdogz

Usually the first day of winter is December 21st. This year it is today, the 22nd. I anxiously await the first day of winter every year because from here on out, the shortest day of the year, the sun sets just a little later each day and spring cannot be far behind.

The photo above was taken during this same week in 2010. For more information on the Solstice go to the Old Farmer’s Almanac or celebrate the solstice later today on Belle Island.

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