David Forbes also provided color commentary from a lively meeting of Asheville’s Council of Independent Business Owners this morning. The topic was graffiti. Artists who view the world, including your face, as their canvas, reportedly let their creative juices flow when they get off from their service industry jobs around 2:00 a.m. They are youth with, as City Councilman Jan Davis put it, “a lot of anarchy in them.”

[Max to all but DA Ron Moore, who calls him Brother] Swicegood said he intentionally let the meeting get out of hand “because I want everyone to understand the frustration.”