Miles Building, Elwood Miles, hot summer days, sketchy Lex Ave (Welcome to Wally World), Grey Eagle in Black Mountain, Leni Sitnick, Julian Price, Be Here Now, Gatsby’s, Danielle Truscott, Marsha Barber, phones with cords, fax paper rolls, boot leather and notebooks, Carey Watson, Wanda Edney, paper ballots for Best of WNC, Patty’s little girls roaming the halls, the office keg during Bele Chere, the Xpress Stage, throwing beads, hot wax guns, camera-ready boards, Rob Hammonds, The Mountaineer printer in Waynesville, Goolsby, Feirstein, the first LEAF, the last Black Mountain Fest, Tressa’s, Vincent’s Ear, The Merle, Blue Rags, Barley’s… Foodies? Hipsters? Beer City? Nah, just Asheville.
James Fisher worked in the Mountain Xpress advertising & marketing department from 1995 to 2011. He is currently a manager at the Asheville Citizen-Times Media Group, specializing in Food & Entertainment.