Archive for September, 2016

Lunch

Posted in Film, Richmond, Writers & Writing on September 21, 2016 by kozmicdogz

Yesterday I had lunch in a building that I had not been inside of in 30 years.

I used to dream of going inside this building again and tell the young people working there, that I had worked there once. In my dream they were excited. In real life not so much.

The ceiling was the same.
The stairway painted but underneath the same.
The bathrooms were in the same place with an additional one  added and now open spaces with tables that were once closed off spaces with doors.

Large windows where we watched the world go by were still there, but the world outside had changed even though the sidewalk was the same.

The marquee had a new sign screwed on top of it. I image a few letters may still be hanging on to the old one underneath.

Now you enter through the exit doors and the candy counter is gone.
The blue and red carpet is also gone exposing the original concrete floor while the roof still leaks.

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The Man Who Fell To Earth [videorecording]

Posted in Film, Music with tags , , , on September 12, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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Working in a library we have these catalog cards that once were used to find books, videos, or just about anything in a library. Mostly they are no longer used. They were arranged in wooden drawers by subject, title, and author.

Most of us in the library who have been there for a while still have a few, some of us have hundreds of these cards in their desk drawers or on a shelf in their office using the blank back sides of the cards for making notes, holding places in books, or labeling library carts.  I had pulled the top card of my deck hidden away behind some books to make myself a reminder and looked at the title of the item that was cataloged. It was the cataloging card for the 1980 video cassette release of  the 1976 movie “The Man Who Fell to Earth” directed by Nicholas Roeg and starring David Bowie.  It was cataloged by lw on July 27, 1982. It is still in the collection.

Bowie died January 10, 2016, this year at 69 years of age. He inspired generations with his music and his art and this movie was one of the many projects he is associated with and a part of his life’s work.

I did not use the card for my note. I put it in a safe place with all the other cards of special interest I find, at least interesting to me.

Interestingly at the top of the card is a name, Houtsnede Maatchappij. A name I had not remember seeing before. A google search revealed that one, it may be spelled wrong on the card, it should be Houtsnede Maatschappij and two it is probably a production company or copyright holder that is also associated with “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Won Ton Ton: The dog Who Saved Hollywood,” and “Killer Force” all which came out in 1975-76. Who was Houtsnede Maatschappij? A mystery that needs further investigation. Stop back later.

2 CENTS will be charged

Posted in Art, Richmond with tags , , on September 3, 2016 by kozmicdogz

Overdue

 

You can no longer keep this book for seven days, but the fine is still 2 CENTS a day.

Hermine

Posted in Environment, Richmond, Science on September 2, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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Have been waiting for September to arrive as it has been a long hot summer. Not the hottest, but a most uncomfortable summer this year.

Now September is here, the month of hurricanes. Isabel and Irene come to mind and the Tropical Storm Gaston. And there were others that have wrecked havoc on our city and our lives.

Now we have Hermine pictured above with the projected path as of Friday morning. Just a glance for us, but it could change. I hope it doesn’t.

Ready for the cool autumn breezes and cleansing rain of leaves.

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