Video a-Go-Go

When it comes to recently uploaded local videos, you might think that this week’s dominant theme would be the Christmas holiday. Not so. Sure, there wasn’t exactly a shortage of videos involving kids opening presents and the like, but by and large locals are still worked up about that recent snowfall. Really worked up. They’re so excited they’re even canoeing in the stuff.

It may have been well over a week since the big snowstorm hit Asheville, but in pop culture terms that means it’s already due for a nostalgic comeback. And what better way could there be of reliving the event than with a snazzy time-lapse video? Not sufficiently interesting you say? How about a time-lapse video showing putting all of chilly white stuff to an even cooler use? Like, as a way to chill a nice beverage?

OK, one last snow video and we should probably move on. Here’s an aerial tour of the snow-covered Asheville area, including a nice flyover of the Biltmore Estate, during a short flight from Asheville Regional Airport to Jackson County Airport aboard Skyhawk 7891-G.

Let’s recall a time before the madness of the holidays and before this year’s epic snowfall, shall we? Back in November, the River Arts District held a Studio Stroll, allowing all sorts of people to browse the galleries and workspaces of various local artists. If you missed it, YouTube user pattiykat has you covered with this DIY digital tour.

Every week, I try to close out the video roundup on a song. This week, you might think I’d go for the obvious — the massive amount of video from the recent Warren Haynes Christmas Jam — but instead we have a video of hard-to-categorize local-musical collective Arundas performing at BoBo Gallery. It’s more of an extended, jammy, drum circle-y, world-music infused neo-trance thing than a song exactly, but it’s definitely worth a look.

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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