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Galactica, get better

Galactica, get better

We agree with TVgasm, when they say … “Galactica could get a whole lot better, and we saw an example in this latest episode.” Check it out. Let’s hope they start with Friday night’s episode, or else we’re gonna have to stop pimpin’ the battlestar.

by August 5, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
God Bless Ashvegas

God Bless Ashvegas

by August 5, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Get your Ya Yas

Get your Ya Yas

She should have been America’s next top model. We’re still bitter.

by August 5, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Who wants to be mayor of Ashvegas?

Who wants to be mayor of Ashvegas?

It’s come down to this – a day and a half for those who would be mayor of Ashvegas to come out of hiding and declare their intentions. The local election filing season has been extremely quiet, which has a lot of observers of local politics scratching their heads. Only Mayor Charlie Worley and fellow Ashvegas council member Terry Bellamy,[Read More…]

by August 4, 2005 3 comments Asheville News
Big beer news

Big beer news

There were a couple of interesting tidbits today in beer news for the state and here in Ashvegas. First, as you’ve probably already heard, the state Senate passed a bill raising the limit on the alcohol content of beer. That’s a big deal to a beer-loving town like Ashvegas, which has a number of excellent local brewers. Expect to see[Read More…]

by August 4, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Scotty and Candice: together forever?

Scotty and Candice: together forever?

OK, what do you think – Scotty2Hottie and Candice together forever? The two have only been married a few months, but there they were on the news together, and one of the stories on the newscast this afternoon was about a couple celebrating some incredible wedding anniversary. So Scottie says to Candice, “What do you think? Seventy-five years for us?”[Read More…]

by August 4, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
14 inches of fame

14 inches of fame

This story is actually kind of scary. You’ve heard it – the one about Mike Tyson starring in an Xer with Jenna Jameson. Here’s the story. It’s clean. But apparently big Mike’s packin’ more than a stiff right hand. Just the idea of this movie literally freaks me out. Both sound desperate. And Tyson’s a ticking time bomb.

by August 4, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Random Bele Chere hair

Random Bele Chere hair

When did white people start getting dreds? And is this just an Ashvegas phenomenon? We know it’s not new – our local trustafarians have had this hair for awhile. But just wondering – why?

by August 3, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Back on the marijuana beat

Back on the marijuana beat

Man shot WITH HIS OWN GUN Cherub Charu was back on the marijuana beat Tuesday, reporting an odd story about a couple of guys who shot an attacker WITH HIS OWN GUN, as the local teevee news blared. This story led the 6, and it sounded like a hero story. The “home invasion,” as the TV news termed it, started[Read More…]

by August 3, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas still humming from Bele Chere music-thon

Ashvegas still humming from Bele Chere music-thon

It seems Ashvegas is still humming about this year’s Bele Chere music lineup, especially Saturday night. Blues Traveler played the ticketed event. There was Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk on a stage, Sam Bush on another stage, Drive-By Truckers on another. Ben Harper played the Orange Peel, and a couple of people I talked to said the vibe was unbelievably great.[Read More…]

by August 2, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
Julie Wunder news

Julie Wunder news

Julie Wunder made the Andrews Journal newspaper a couple of weeks ago when she visited there with her husband-to-be. They ran a big picture and everything. I’m trying to get a copy – if you’ve got one, please send it my way. It’s more proof that our local TV folks are indeed celebrities. (Like we needed more proof.) But what[Read More…]

by August 2, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
Who at Bele Chere needed a shower?

Who at Bele Chere needed a shower?

Raise your hand. C’mon, be honest…

by August 2, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
A few words on Russ

A few words on Russ

Did you guys see Russ Monday, I think it was at 5, maybe 5:30. He was doing a stand-up in a tobacco field, all serious, about how blue mold is attacking farmers’ leaf crop. Russ is standing there, where the plants tower above him, going on and on about blue mold. Funny stuff, that. Didn’t anyone tell him he looked[Read More…]

by August 2, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Getting back to normal

Getting back to normal

Don’t despair, my pretties, we here at Ashvegas are slowly getting back to normal after a blowout weekend of Bele Chere. What’s coming up? Well, we’re working on putting up some photo galleries of the festival before it gets too cold. We may also have a few random Bele Chere posts if the feeling strikes. You can also look forward[Read More…]

by August 2, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Goodbye, Bele Chere

Goodbye, Bele Chere

We loved you the only way we knew how.

by August 1, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
The real Urban Trail

The real Urban Trail

Maybe we should call it the Urban wasteland Trail during Bele Chere. We can set up our own trail markers, like the Puke Spot and the spot next to the Vance Monument where evyerone gets on a cell phone, says “Where you at?” then starts waving frantically at nothing until their friend walks up behind them and says, “Here I[Read More…]

by August 1, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Where the streets have no name

Where the streets have no name

I think most of the fun of being a Bele Chere volunteer must come from getting the chance to zoom around city streets in those golf carts.

by August 1, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Stephanie’s Id

Stephanie’s Id

This band calls it’s music “mood rock.” I’m not sure I know what that means, but I like it. Stephanie has the music in her. You see it. You can’t take your eyes off he when she’s performing. I’m not sure what Stephanie’s id is, but I like it. They’ll be playing again soon at Stella Blue in town. You[Read More…]

by August 1, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Celebrity sighting

Celebrity sighting

A little buzz around Bele Chere Sunday was that actress and Ashvegas resident Andie MacDowell was spotted shopping Bele Chere. I didn’t snap her, but we can pretend. Kinda like she’s pretending in this photo that she’s a much bigger movie star than she really is – but we still love you, Andie, despite it all.

by August 1, 2005 3 comments Asheville News
Worley’s gig

Worley’s gig

Our mayor at work Sunday. Charlie’s a long-time festival volunteer who just loves getting his feet on the street.

by August 1, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Groovy Grass Roots

Groovy Grass Roots

This is Rob Grill of the Grass Roots, the big headliner Sunday that filled the streets with all the folk-rock love of the mid-’60s and early 1970s you could want. It was a perfect pick for a big Sunday show. This act flew under the radar for me, so I was happy to feel the love when I went. I[Read More…]

by August 1, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Under the umbrella

Under the umbrella

Remember the pixie dust lady from Saturday? She and her hula hoop were back on Sunday. We love her spirit.

by August 1, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Not everyone can be popular

Not everyone can be popular

All the greats started out this way at some point. So guys, don’t fret. Just keep working hard. But I have to say, you’ve got a ways to go. This was mid-afternoon Sunday at the Biltmore stage, which should have been rocking.

by August 1, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
‘Exalt’

‘Exalt’

Sunday at Bele Chere offers a much slower pace. Things don’t really get cranked until about 2 p.m., a time when people are really feeding their faces. It’s almost obscene out there on Pack Square with all the folks wolfing down crap. But I digress. Sunday is also about more mellow music, including a little gospel and other church music.[Read More…]

by August 1, 2005 0 comments Asheville News