Forum recap

Although the forums have only been online for a little over a week, plenty of interesting discussions have already started. Here are a few of the highlights:

Local News
Medford fallout and Van Duncan What will be the impact of the Bobby Medford case on current Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan, and what does it mean for the future of the Sheriff’s department? Forum poster Ralph Roberts also delves a little into the department’s history of questionable actions dating back to Lawrence Brown in the 1960s.

Movies, TV and Video
Let’s Talk URTV Asheville’s home-brewed cable network has a variety of interesting projects, from Mount Dungeon and Sound Off Buncombe to The PSA Guy and Rapid Ralph Runs the Roads. Get insider views from Ralph Roberts and “glolady.”

Upcoming shows With so much music happening in town, we all need a place to vent our fandom. This is the place to talk about the performances you can’t wait to go to.

General Discussion
Help thread Forum user Zen started this thread shortly after the forums launch, and it has has proven to be a popular starting point for new users. Have a question about the forums? This thread allows you to ask the guy who built it.

What now-defunct downtown store/venue/cafe do you miss most? Feel a little nostalgic for Be Here Now, Beanstreets or Stone Soup? Wallow on memories of an Asheville that once was, right here.

Can person, or dog person? It’s the epic argument for animal lovers, complete with poll for a fast and easy reader weigh-in.

Of course, our forums are only as good as the people who post on it. Help us get interesting local discussions started by posting your own topics and chiming in on existing ones here.


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11 thoughts on “Forum recap

  1. “Timpeck: Aren’t you regularly on URTV? Or was that a joke?”

    It was a joke.

    My days at IMTV ended the day Executive
    Director Pat Garlinghouse compelled Jen Mass to quit; with the blessings of Board Chair Mark Wilson. Jen Mass built URTV with her own blood, sweat and overtime. First is was Kurt Mann, then Paul Snow, then Jen Mass, and now Peter Brezny:

    Funny how **** happens.

  2. zen

    heh heh, Can person? I suppose it’s a freudian slip like Jason B’s “dong” instead of “dog.”

  3. dalton stansbury

    do you think banjo somehow automatically equals bluegrass? What are you talking about?
    We’re playing the Root Bar tonight, why don’t you come on by and get your head on straight!



  4. Dalton: Yes, with the possible exception of certain African roots music and a bunch of Bela Fleck songs no one under 35 has ever heard, “banjo = bluegrass.” It’s the most basic of musical equations. Kind of like how “Baby + Yeah = A Rock song.” Or how “Kenny Loggins – accidental iTunes download = pure sadness.”

    But why are you commenting on it here? Start a thread on the forums about this. That’s what they are there for.

  5. brebro

    Sam the Snowman had a banjo. Does “Silver and Gold” sound like bluegrass to you???

    (Ignore the fact that a banjo does not actually seem to appear in the song – and that the snowman sounds like Burl Ives)

  6. Brebro: Following my line of thinking, Kermit the Frog is a bluegrass master. On “The Rainbow Connection,” specifically.

    This also makes Steve Martin’s early stand-up comedy routines pretty much the birth of newgrass. Anyone care to place a bet on whether or not that statement has John Hartford is spinning in his grave?

  7. R Bernier

    Urtv has grew alot in the last two years – its been for for my first year of being on “live” tv each week.

    Though, some shows might not be up everyone’s alley however, if one thinks they can add to URTV then I say join up & produce.

    When you sit on the sidelines, all you can do is cheer or boooooo – I say step up & get into the game.

    If you want free speach, then here it is however you must use the URTV play book which has rules. This does not sit well with some ex-players – their lost.

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