Archive for February, 2013

Aggie Zed: Keeper’s Keep

Posted in Art with tags on February 20, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Aggie Zed’s show at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston. Charleston, SC.

Here is a video that accompanied the show in Charleston which ran last year from January 20 to March 10 of 2012.

The 108 page catalogue from the show is still available from the Halsey Institute.

Zed currently lives in Gordonsville, VA.

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February 13, 1918

Posted in Writers & Writing with tags , on February 13, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Ninety five years ago today, my father was born. He was born to two Italian immigrants who had left their rural life on the Adriatic Sea to come to America, to seek their fortune, and a new life.  My grand parents worked hard. My grandfather dug graves, worked on the railroad, and finally saved enough money to buy a small corner grocery store. My father, who would have been 95 years old today, grew up in small grocery stores. He was always able to get a soda or an extra ice cream. He used to stop and play ball when he was supposed to be delivering groceries and his parents would fuss at him when he got back.

At the age of 5 his parents bought him his first saxophone. By age 8 he was playing on the radio and also in the Italian church’s marching band. He didn’t stop playing music for the rest of his life.

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Environmental Film Festival

Posted in Environment with tags on February 9, 2013 by kozmicdogz

logorvaenv20121     The 3rd Annual Environmental Film Festival at the Byrd Theatre. February 9 & 10, 2013.

  On February 9th and 10th, 2013, several local organizations will partner to present the Third Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. The two-day event will showcase local and national films selected to raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet.

This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday and Sunday’s schedule.

The Stickmen

Posted in Music with tags on February 7, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Philadelphia’s force of nature, the Stickmen playing 2 tunes, Master Brew & Jampire on youtube.

They played Richmond a few times back in the old days and were incredible. Wish I still had their record.

Hello, It’s me.

Posted in Uncategorized, Writers & Writing with tags , on February 3, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Round 10 of NPR’s 3 minute fiction contest is on. Your submissions are due in by February 10th at 11:59pm.

The pieces should be no longer than 600 words, what it would take about 3 minutes to write.

This year’s selection should be in the form of a phone message that you have left for someone.

This year’s judge is the American author, Mona Simpson. (No relation to Homer). I have entered a few times over the years, and I think I just might do it again. Get writing!

For rules and more information go to the NPR’s 3 Minute Fiction page.

Happy Ground Hog’s Day!

Posted in Music with tags , on February 2, 2013 by kozmicdogz

And for your birthday treat:

From Professor Bless and the Dancing Mad Woman.

~ Thanks to the professor and his facebook post ~

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