Video A-Go-Go: Of Bridges, Bees and Faeries

The untimely death of Anthony Ray Gilmore has opened up a new conversation about the long-closed Hillcrest Bridge, but how many of us have actually seen the structure up close? Photographer and citizen journalist Zen Sutherland drove over to the Hillcrest Community side of the bridge to give us a first-hand look at the perfectly usable bridge at the center of this debate on fairness, race, the local drug trade and access to safe transportation options.

It’s this time of year when people start thinking about the birds and the bees. No, not dating and romance and all that stuff, silly. I mean listening to birds chirp while you’re collecting and processing locally produced honey from Pearson Community Garden in Asheville.

Some people may look at this video and see a spiderweb blowing in the breeze. Others, like “Angelic messenger, angel therapy practitioner and soul artist” Kate, on the other hand, see “faeries.” In either case, it’s a nice look at the Mountain Light Sanctuary out side of Asheville. But is it natural or supernatural? You make the call!

When someone says the words “Biltmore Estate,” odds are that a certain set of images come to mind. Fantastic architecture, an outstanding collection of top-notch antiques, stunning gardens, the winery … You get the picture. But YouTube poster ATVSportMag probably has a different set of experiences to draw from. Here’s a look at an ATV ride through the Land Rover Adventure Course on the Biltmore grounds.

What is a local band to do when their show gets double booked? Pout? Incite a riot about a bookkeeping error? Nah. How about just taking the show to a friend’s house? That’s exactly what Asheville-based alt-country band Johnson’s Crossroad did earlier this week. And thanks to the magic of the internet, we’re all invited to the impromptu house party.

Speaking of local music, let’s end this week’s roundup with a performance by Asheville-based, not-old-enough-to-drink jazz group Jazz The Ripper—along with local jazz/pop icon Chuck Lichtenberger—at the Grey Eagle. It’s a cover of the Wayne Shorter tune “Footprints.”

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 video’s 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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