Video a-go-go: The local video roundup

Sick to death of big trees? Hate how they always seem to be looking down at you? Wouldn’t you like something … I don’t know … a little more portable? Well, thanks to Bonsai expert Arthur Joura, you might just be able to grow an entire forest that can fit inside the average minivan. Here’s his extremely informative presentation at the North Carolina Arboretum.

Sometimes, you can make even the simplest things into interesting online content. Babies crying, dogs barking in their sleep … you know the kind of videos I’m talking about. Well, what could be more simple than people lifting heavy stuff? Sure, we all know there’s an art to the deadlift, but you don’t need to know the nuances in watching this slightly burry video. You just need to know that a bunch of guys (and one woman) got together in Asheville last week with the sole purpose of lifting a quarter of a ton a few feet off the ground. And they called it Asheville Pullfest.

Now that the holidays are over, some of you might be missing all the good-natured gluttony of the season. And why wouldn’t miss those few magical weeks when you’re actually encouraged to eat all kinds of rich, high-fat foods? To gulp eggnog to your heart’s content? And while you could pig out right now, odds are that you’ll have a hard time getting your family and friends back together to do it up proper until November. Unless, that is, you can suspect your disbelief and pretend that you’ve been invited to the Jacquot Family Thanksgiving.

Of course, what’s a meal without a nice beverage to enjoy it with? The Georgia-based VideoBeerReviews hasn’t covered the Asheville beer scene since early fall, but reviewer Mark has some very complementary things to say about the Highland Black Mocha Stout.

And we close this week’s roundup with local band Underhill Rose (that is, Eleanor Underhill and Molly Rose Reed) performing the short, sweet tune “Riversong” at Little Tree Rehearsal Studios in Atlanta.

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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