Video A-Go-Go: Xtreme Tradition and more

What’s more fun than just plain old traditional dance? Taking tradition to the extreme! Or “Xtreme Tradition,” in the case of this clogging video from the Fiddlin’ Pig. And it’s not hyperbole by any means, as these folks bring some high-energy moves.

Question: If music is truly the universal human language, than where exactly do music videos by middle-school-age native English speakers rapping about their clothes in broken Spanish fall? Answer: They fall into YouTube, of course.

If you like stand-up comedy, odds are that you already know about the weekly Tomato Tuesdays at the New French Bar. Here’s part of a recent set about the struggles of the single life by Jonathan Jordan.

Speaking of local comedy, here’s a fun, none-too-serious mockumentary from this summer’s 48 Hour Film Project. It’s all about big dreams, weird names and religious activities for the not-exactly pious. It’s called “Chariots of Choir.”

There’s nothing wrong with taking things seriously, of course. After all, what is art if not a hobby taken seriously? Just take a look at what can happen when someone invests a little time in something as simple as hula hooping.

We close with a song by Asheville’s Now You See Them at Bele Chere. It’s called “The Postcard Song.”

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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