Video a-go-go

Think it’s a little too late to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day? Nonsense! When you look at all the effort that went into this short video by ExploreAsheville to have some fun with the holiday (not to mention a good excuse to make a parody of The Office), you might just feel the urge to put on something green and talk directly into a camera about how terrible your boss and coworkers are. And it also manages to work in some promotional info about Asheville in the process.


Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s bagpipe player Connell Sanderson performing a little ditty at the St. Patty’s celebration at Jack Of The Wood.


Last week, we presented one of the many local videos Asheville residents have produced in an attempt to make a compelling case for the city to be considered for Google’s Fiber for Communities project. Now, it seems that even the local music scene is climbing aboard the bandwagon. Here’s a video by local gypsy-fueled eclectica band Sirius.B doing their best to woo the Big G.


Are you desperate to get your geek on in 2010, but think you might not be able to hold out until Atlanta’s DragonCon in September? Wish there were a comic book convention a little closer to home? Perhaps you should put Fanaticon on your calendar. It’s Asheville’s newest comic book, collectibles and pop culture convention, taking place on Saturday, May 15. And if you’re not sure if it’s really something you’d be interested in, I have a simple test. Watch the following video. If you like it, you’ll probably like Fanaticon.


And we close this week with a bit of improvised jazz from a concert in January held at Asheville’s Jubilee! Community. Although it’s common knowledge for longtime local residents, some folks who are unfamiliar with Jubilee! might be surprised to know that Rev. Howard Hanger was primarily known as a jazz musician before becoming a minister. Here, Hangar performs with Daniel Barber and Earl Hefle.


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.



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