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Busk Break: Echo Bohymn

Although he’s just passing through town, Savannah, GA,-based busker Echo Bohymn was more than happy to play a pick-up set of novelty jazz tunes on a bright and sunny Friday afternoon. Odds are that he’s already moved on from Asheville—he claims he was just passing through—and he proudly claims to have no website or online presence. Luckily, Xpress caught part of his set for all those who didn’t happen to be within earshot of his busking spot in Pritchard Park. In this clip, he’s playing his take on the classic Spencer Williams-composed jazz standard “Everybody Loves My Baby.”

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Into the Forums

On boarders’ ever-active minds this past week in the Xpress Forums: job opportunities (at Xpress and elsewhere); health care reform; demographics of the Tea Party movement; history of U.S. immigation; the merits or not of Lou Majors’ video art; and firing unhappy workers. Here are the links to those threads — plus a special video teaser of Xpress Forum boarders duking it out.

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Video a-go-go

This week, many Asheville videos were about its courtship of Google’s high-speed Internet project, but they’ve gotten plenty of coverage already. So here’s a look at some of the best of the rest, Windhorse Zen Community’s bee hives, Earthshine Mountain Lodge’s box turtle, who loves Asheville Yoga the most, strangeness from Asheville High’s digital media class, and more …

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Video a-go-go

Exporting Asheville culture to Mandarin-viewers; Asheville Steel pitches their line of Paragon knives; how cabinet handles are made by blacksmiths in Zirconia;  the kids of Asheville School go ghost hunting; and a tight focus on Brushfire Stankgrass’ bass player Bryan White, in this week’s round-up of locally made and focused videos.

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Video a-go-go

Did you miss the straight-razor convention in Asheville? A little uncertain about urban obstacle-course running in Asheville or our influence on East Bay’s punk-rock scene? Or why the Carolina Stompers showed up at the last Toughman contest? Find answers to life’s persistent questions, and more, in this week’s installment.