Video A-Go-Go: Five Questions

Remember all the hullabaloo over “aggressive panhandling” a few year ago? If this video is any indication, there’s another growing problem which will inevitably come to the attention of Asheville City Council: Aggressive bellydancing. (From the ARTmob Summer Soiree.)

Could you be one of those folks who just can’t decide what you think of something—even something plainly awe-inspiring—until you have you hear what the rest of the class is thinking? Are you therefore undecided about your feelings regarding the Blue Ridge Parkway from Mount Pisgah to Asheville? This is your lucky week! Here’s a mixture of nature video and running commentary, just for you.

Did you miss out on the epic local arts, crafts, food and music event known as the Big Crafty? Still kicking yourself for not even getting a quick look last weekend? Or were you there, but find yourself wanting to relive the day? You can thank AskAsheville for making both possible.

Are you down with old-school Asheville rock music? No, I’m not talking about the scattershot, hipster-friendly scene of the last five years, or the first round of national attention from around 2002. I’m not even talking about the still-remembered Decline of WNC era of the mid-1990s. I’m talking nearly 20 years ago—in 1991—when a high school band called Fenris Wolf was on the rise and playing a gig at long-closed venue Sonny Sparacino’s.

Can you recognize an Asheville music scene icon? Here’s a song from one of our fair city’s off-again-on-again local notables, Morgan Christopher Geer (and current band Drunken Prayer), playing a recent performance at the Big Crafty pre-party. The song is called “The Demon.”

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