Video-a-Go-Go: The local video roundup

We start this week’s Video-a-Go-Go with a profile of a local business that’s all about illusion. No, not pulling rabbits out of hats or pulling coins from behind the ears of children — this is about making something look heavy and solid for people who need things to be light and flexible.

This week, someone uploaded a skateboarding film five years in the making. Either that, or it’s a skateboarding film that’s been sitting around on some guy’s computer for half a decade. In either case, it’s a glorious document of the Asheville skatepark, and of a “birthday skateboarding Party turns into drunk idiots doing ridiculous acts of stupidity.”

If you’ve never attended one of the HardLox Jewish Food and Heritage Festivals, this video should bring you up to speed on the basics. I defy anyone to not get just a touch of hunger looking at all this awesome Jewish food.

I’m not even going to pretend I know what’s going on here. But everyone appears to be having a good time, so let’s just shrug our collective shoulders and say “These kids today” in a bewildered voice. Also, some of the language is probably not work safe

Eliza Lynn went from semi-obscure folk performer to near-star of the Asheville acoustic-music scene thanks to a nod from taste-making world-music label Putumayo on their Americana compilation. Now dividing her time between Asheville and Nashville, Lynn has practically become one of the local music scene’s ambassadors. Here’s a performance of her song “Slow Down” at Blue Ridge Community College.

Each week, dozens upon dozens of interesting local videos are uploaded to YouTube. It’s a lot to keep up with. Did we miss a particularly interesting, recently uploaded local video? Share it by leaving the videos URL (but not the embed code) in the comment fields below. Also, please mark it Not Work Safe if there’s any controversial content to the video.

— Steve Shanafelt



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