Articles by: Jason Sandford

Looking for news

Looking for news

Anybody know what these fools were doing in Ashvegas Saturday? Both were parked around Pritchard Park. It’s too bad I didn’t have any Ashvegas bumperstickers on me, or these would have been tagged.

by August 14, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
The new face of Ashvegas

The new face of Ashvegas

This is the new face of Ashvegas. Get used to it, because we’re only going to see more of these “urban lofts” and high-end condos go up around town. This one is dubbed Lexington Station on South Lexington, going up behind (or next to, depending upon your point of view) the gallery on the corner. By the way, remember when[Read More…]

by August 14, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
Salsa’s Saturday night

Salsa’s Saturday night

Before, or after, work?

by August 14, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Summer scene

Summer scene

Where might this be, you ask? Cherry Street, Black Mountain, I answer.

by August 14, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Frackin’ rockin’

Babe-a-star Gallactica frackin’ rocked Friday night. Full of some tense moments and great acting, this episode stands as the perfect example of why I love the Battlestar. One story line followed the return of Adama to the helm of the ship, back from the brink of death after cylon Boomer shot him. Edward James, as Adama, has become a master[Read More…]

by August 13, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
WLOS: Some rocks and roses

WLOS: Some rocks and roses

Roses to Charu Charu scored a hit with her 11 p.m. report on the grumbling roar of motorcycles ruining the neighborhood quietude just off Tunnel Road next to Hooters restaurant there. Cherub Charu tells us that every Thursday is “bike night” at Hooters, a restaurant location that has been a sore spot with the surrounding neighborhood since it was built.[Read More…]

by August 12, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Gas prices suck

Gas prices suck

The price of gas at the station down the street shot up again today, from $2.34 a gallon for regular to $2.44 a gallon. What’s it in your neighborhood? This comes after the price went up from $2.22 to $2.34 Tuesday or Wednesday. The shit is starting to piss me off. But I know the first thing that’s going to[Read More…]

by August 12, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
The ‘tears of Saint Lawrence’

The ‘tears of Saint Lawrence’

I love “Stardate.” It’s one of the best things about listening to public radio. Hearing the soft, soothing voices speak of the ancient movement of celestial bodies makes my heart sing. Thursday’s show was particularly poignant, seeing as how there’s a bit of a local connection. The show detailed the Perseid meteor shower, which can be seen in the night[Read More…]

by August 12, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
Farrah, forever

Farrah, forever

“It may be the most famous pinup poster of all time. Farrah Fawcett’s smile is a row of impossibly white teeth so perfectly aligned they look machine-made, her hair a windblown blond tangle that swallows her slender hand. “Then there is her nipple: a salacious nub straining against the nylon of her red one-piece. Its appearance marked the advent of[Read More…]

by August 10, 2005 2 comments Asheville News

‘Delusions of this degenerate hillbilly’

This post caught our eye, so we’re playing it here in hopes of keeping the conversation going about quality reporting. We appreciate what the writer, Waynesvegas, is saying. It helps us understand. And we do hope that things improve. As we’ve said before, Russ Bowen is usually straight-up Russ, delivering quality news reports. That’s why Monday’s surprised us. Anyway, here’s[Read More…]

by August 10, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
Get to know your Ashvegas City Council candidates: Dwight Butner

Get to know your Ashvegas City Council candidates: Dwight Butner

Now that election season is off and running, let’s try to get to know our candidates. Here is Dwight Butner, owner of Vincenzo’s restaurant in downtown Asheville. Here’s a snippet from a questionnaire he filled out for the chamber of commerce. We’re going to try and bring you as much info as we can from various sources – it’s interesting[Read More…]

by August 10, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Bulldog’s back

Bulldog’s back

Bulldog, glad you’re back! We missed ya. We thought for sure you’d be all over our Bele Chere posts. Bulldog barks, and occasionally bites: On the weather Why do the Wlosers spend so much time showing us what the weather did that day? I don’t know about you, but I was there. Monday’s report focused on Monday’s weather. Bulletin: It[Read More…]

by August 9, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
‘Jessica Simpson’s ass worth $30 million’

‘Jessica Simpson’s ass worth $30 million’

Ok, I admit it. I totally stole that headline from the defamer. Just like I plucked the stuffonmycat.com idea from their site.But they’re so right! Why else would anyone pay full price to see Dukes of Hazzard on its first weekend? And it sure is fun to put stuff on your cat.

by August 9, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Cat lovers, beware

Cat lovers, beware

Folks, this is one high-larious website you really must check out for yourself: stuffonmycat.com.

by August 9, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Larry, this is too much information

Larry, this is too much information

Larry Blunt, our new primary anchor at WLOS, will be here in Ashvegas before we know it. So what do we know about the guy? Well, his bio offers some insight. Let’s take a closer look-see: Position: Reporter (Larry, you’re supposed to say doggie style) Favorite Story: Always the last story I’ve done (cop out) Memorable Interview: County official who[Read More…]

by August 9, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
WLOS Monday 0808 dailies

WLOS Monday 0808 dailies

Scottie2Hottie looked a little down in the dumps today. … Wonder why? Jennings, gone but not mourned “People all around the world are mourning the death of Peter Jennings tonight…” blathered Scottie2Hottie on the 11 pmmer tonight, but apparently not in Ashvegas. At 6 and 11, our local ABC affiliate duly noted the passing of ABC’s main man, then kicked[Read More…]

by August 9, 2005 4 comments Asheville News

Some of what you’ve been saying…

Screwy Hoolie, on my Jazz Composers Forum post: Ash, My bro-in-law, Sam Macy, was one of the founding partners of the JCF, and they’re doing some of the best composing and performing in the southeast. Always affordable and always amazing. Screwy, my bro-in-arms, like I said – I had no idea. You need to be pimping them a lot more,[Read More…]

by August 9, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Yes, you do

Yes, you do

A message from the bonfires.

by August 8, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
All that jazz

All that jazz

I never knew there was such a thing as the Jazz Composers Forum in Ashvegas until I saw a little blurb on the local teevee news. Check them out here.

by August 8, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Gooooooood morning, Larry

Gooooooood morning, Larry

Ashvegas, say goodmorning to Larry Blunt, your new WLOS anchor. He’ll be starting in September. See earlier posts about him (or click on the link at the bottom of this post.)

by August 8, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
The Peter Jennings era

The Peter Jennings era

NewsBlues says ABC has alerted some affiliates to be prepared for Peter Jennings’ death. We knew it must have been bad for Jennings since he stopped appearing on the nightly news and we haven’t heard a single peep about him or his condition. He was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year, as we know. The end must be near.

by August 8, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Kolchak, back from the dead

Kolchak, back from the dead

They’re remaking Kolchak. I’m not sure what I think about that. I do know that I loved the Night Stalker/Kolchak TV series – it scared the crap out of me as a kid, but in a fun way. It was campy and weird and pulpish and I loved it. The show was credited by Chris Carter, creater of the X-Files,[Read More…]

by August 8, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

‘All we are is all alone’

Brenda to Maggie (said with spitting contempt): What is that, some sort of Quaker thing? You fuck somebody’s husband to death and then bring them a quiche to make up for it?

by August 8, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Beware of these books

Beware of these books

A Flickr project, Eric’s “Unfortunate Children’s Books.” Go here.

by August 8, 2005 1 comment Asheville News