Wade on Birmingham

if elation lasts more than 4 hours

Friday, March 24, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Laughing at oneself?
Pre-existing condition,
high deductible.

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the round earth society

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Despite all of the
evidence, some place their faith
in a world made flat.

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comfort food questionnaire

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Crunchy or smooth pea-
nut butter? Strawberry or
grape jelly? Toasted?

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you click, they deliver

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Army of drivers
arrives with groceries, dry
cleaning and diapers.

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The Birmingham channel: In honor of portrait mode

Monday, March 20, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

The uncle and nephew show (our vertical video of the week). From Alabama Bino.

Birthday party at AirWalk Ultimate Trampoline Arena at Lee Branch. From Casey McGowan.

Drone footage at night of the January snow/ice storm at Exit 1 on I-459. From John Brown.

January news report on building deterioration at Birmingham fire stations. From WIAT-42.

A driver for ridesharing services waiting in his car. From Delost Smith.

Highlights from Kip’s surprise 40th birthday party at RMR 4×4 in Lakeview. From Erin Elizabeth.

Sioux City Christian metalcore band For Today performs “Fearless” in September at Zydeco on Southside (our other vertical video of the week). From Lexi Danielle Franklin.

Los Angeles folk-rock band Dawes performs “When My Time Comes” in March at Iron City on Southside. From Randall Bennett.

Interview with coach Keith Hanson at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for men’s marathon in Birmingham. From Jennie McCafferty.

Kathryn Henley’s winning presentation for UAB’s Three-Minute Thesis competition in October, “That’ll Do, Pig: Using Animal Communication to Improve Pain Therapies.” From UAB Grad School.

Highlights from the Vulcan Cup competition, held in December at High Point Climbing and Fitness in Inverness. From Louder Than Eleven.

Joseph Alas tries out for the Birmingham Hammers at Auburn University at Montgomery. From Footballer’s World.

Promo for Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. From Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center – Birmingham, AL.

Detroit rapper Shaggy 2 Dope performs in February at Zydeco on Southside (our other other vertical video of the week). From Morbidbaby.

A 200m race at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Shalandice Miller.

Visiting the Southern Museum of Flight in North East Lake. From Patrick Le Roulley.

The Sigma Beta Club of Birmingham performs at the Camille Armstrong Memorial Scholarship Stepshow in February at the Alys Stephens Center (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Birmingham Sigma Beta Club.

Promo for Summer Beach Project, a church camp for college students in Panama City Beach. From Campus Outreach Birmingham.

Former Auburn football player and whistleblower Eric Ramsey speaks in 2014 in Birmingham. From Veharris1.

Grand Rapids rock band Pop Evil performs “Trenches” in January at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Derek Pierce.

“Gus,” a short documentary on Constantine “Gus” Koutroulakis, owner of Pete’s Famous Hot Dogs downtown. From the Southern Documentary Project.

After the WWE event in January at Legacy Arena downtown (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Deshawn Collins.

At the Birmingham’s Finest fund-raiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in November at B&A Warehouse downtown. From About Town.

Music video for “Come Up” by Birmingham hip-hop artist Sno A1 Yoda. From Sno A1 Yoda.

Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs in July at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Kris R.

Birmingham gamer KanameX12 plays “For Honor.” From KanameX12.

Time-lapse footage of a storm rolling into downtown (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Ryan Wall.

Takeoff from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (our other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Eagle Man.

Lip treatment (our other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Petro Facial Plastic Surgery and MedSpa.

Metal band Gwar performs in 2002 at Five Points Music Hall on Southside. From Zartan138.

In the hall for Kami-Con, the annual anime conference in January at the BJCC East Exhibition Hall downtown (our other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Eva Plank.

Trains on Thanksgiving in Fultondale. From Mbmars01.

Meet Dr. Raashid Ashraf, a cardiologist at Cardiovascular Associates at the Colonnade, partnered with Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. From Brookwood Baptist Health.

Highlight reel for Bessemer Academy junior Asad Muhammad. From Street Light Recruiting.

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability annual partners meeting in January in Homewood. From National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability.

New York rocker Andrew W.K. performs “Party Hard” in 2002 at Furnace Fest at Sloss Furnaces. From Magic Bullet Records.

Do the robot (our other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Catedraticodj.

A class on eyelash extension. From Avas Cosmetics.

Joan Jett performs “Crimson and Clover” in September at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Janie Martin.

Invitation to Fairfield’s Restoration Academy lunch earlier this month. From Restoration Academy.

Lmg Kenny Ray performs (our other other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Deezie99.

Turkeys at the Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area (our other other other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From A River in the Woods.

The choir performs “Take It to the Lord in Prayer” at Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Smithfield. From Be Encouraged.

Birmingham artist Slick the Skeet performs in January at the High Note on Southside. From Slick the Skeet.

Outside the Boo Wezzie Birthday Bash in February at Onyx Lounge in Smithfield (our other other other other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From I Am Boo Whop Mack.

Tribute band Fab Four performs earlier this month at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Don Helms.

A February episode of EWTN’s “Nuestra Fe en Vivo.” From Carlos Seoane.

African-American 8mm home movies from May 1965. From Tony M. Bingham.

Another reel of home movies from May 1965. From Tony M. Bingham.

“Dedicated to Birmingham Alabama teens” (our other other other other other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Tony Montez.

New York singer-songwriter Jon Bellion performs “All Time Low” in February at Legacy Arena downtown. From JMarie0115.

Visiting Railroad Park, Lightrails and the John’s City Diner mural. From Olivia Adkins.

Mexican band Los Vendavales performs “A Cada Rato” in January at El Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Adriana Suarez.

Looking around Railroad Park downtown. From Ruie Brooks.

Hanging around downtown. From Sgolum.

Longboarding and urban exploration. From Erik Halley.

The 2003 SWAC Championship game at Legion Field, Southern vs. Alabama State. From Alex Hines.

Between 2 and 3 a.m. on Lakeshore Drive (our other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From T. Jay Stuman.

Promo for Common Thread church in Homewood. From Emily Frazier.

Promo for Birmingham hip-hop artist Q Dot Davis and Friends in February at the Nick on Southside. From Chaz Vibez.

The 2000 Magic City Classic at Legion Field. From Alex Hines.

Alabama coach Nick Saban joins Jason Hoff, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International and Birmingham mayor William Bell, in handing out awards at February’s Mercedes Marathon at Boutwell Auditorium downtown. From Alabama Crimson Tide on AL.com.

Mexican band La Reunión Norteña performs “Te Deseo Lo Mejor” in January at El Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Adriana Suarez.

Reassembled Schmeckenbecher grandfather clock from a Birmingham thrift store. From Northstar2007.

Vault competitor at January’s Elevate the Stage gymnastics meet at Legacy Arena downtown (our other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Mollie McConnell Huntsville Gymnastics.

Talking with author George Saunders in February at the Alabama Booksmith in Homewood. From Tom Gordon.

On the scene with DJ Dirty Vegas around Birmingham. From DJ Dirty Vegas TV.

Testimonial from Birmingham attendee at the List Tour entrepreneurs’ workshop in Los Angeles. From Flourishe.

Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci. From EMitch.

A ride through Lightrails downtown (our other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Maggie McGowan.

UAB’s Dr. Harry P. Erba on acute myeloid leukemia and Vadastuximab Talirine, at December conference in San Diego. From Harborside Press.

Drone footage of Sloss Furnaces. From Jacob Cantrell.

Commercial for Zeekee Interactive in Vestavia Hills. From Zeekee.

“Since Feeling Is First,” a short film by University of Alabama students, shooting in Birmingham. From Sarah Jane Oglesby.

Music video for “Space, Man” by Birmingham garage-surf band Dirty Lungs, presented as part of South by Southwest’s 2017 lineup. From SXSW.

Mountain Brook team Linda Dobbins Dance performs “Silence” at February’s Kids Artistic Revue competition at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From KARtv.

Racing go-karts at the Autobahn Indoor Speedway in Bessemer. From Roshan Khan.

Birmingham rock band the Burning Peppermints perform in September at the Georgia Theatre in Athens. From Athens GA Live Music.

Birmingham’s Black Jacket Symphony performs “Under Pressure” earlier this month at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Treser62.

Welcoming new students to Samford University in August. From Southern Shade Photography.

Drone footage of Quinlan Castle, Highlands United Methodist Church in Five Points South and Red Mountain. From Ken Heron.

Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall perform “JuJu on that Beat” at Brown Elementary School, Phillips Academy and Ramsey High School. From 95.7 Jamz Videos.

The 2017 NCAA DII Winter Festival opening video; the event took place earlier this month at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From NCAA Division II.

Digging for bottles. From Southern Diggers.

Jay Collins performs “Bless That Wonderful Name” in February at Faith Apostolic Church in West End Manor (our other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Nek B.

The Salvation Army serves its last Thanksgiving meal after 50 years at its downtown location. The nonprofit group is moving to North Birmingham. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Driving I-65 at night (our final vertical video of the week). From Jonathan Davies.

Walking through downtown. From Robert Courson.

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blue notes

Monday, March 20, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The air is heavy
and my limbs are heavy and
I can’t get started.

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#sundayread for March 19, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by Wade Kwon

women at train station bench

My picks for #sundayread for March 19, 2017:

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wagner writ looney

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Rabbit on fat horse
outwits Viking wielding spear
and magic helmet.

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the truth about cats and dogs

Saturday, March 18, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Bulldog finds kitten,
fosters her while suspecting
human makes cookies.

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the citizen kane of animated film

Friday, March 17, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Man finds singing frog
but lacks business plan. Puts him
back in cornerstone.

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preening to death

Thursday, March 16, 2017 by Wade Kwon

He gazed at himself,
too busy for the lost art
of humility.

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snow where land

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The snow flurries seem
more magical when falling
far away from here.

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binary watchdogs

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Every device a
spy, every lens a snitch, all
in the name of peace.

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The Birmingham channel: The nose knows

Monday, March 13, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Campaign video for Conrad Anderson for the Birmingham Bar Association’s executive committee place No. 1. From Balch and Bingham.

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham changes name to United Ability. From Alabama NewsCenter.

EarthShaker tears around Legacy Arena during January’s Monster Jam. From Camden Gamez.

California rock band Beasto Blanco performs “Death Rattle” in January at the Nick on Southside. From Mark Christy.

The world’s worst book report on the University of Alabama at Birmingham. From Coolgrad.

Music video for “We Ain’t Seen S__t” by Tuscaloosa rapper Bama Loc. From Boss Level Entertainment.

The 2017 Ford GT at the World of Wheels in February at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex downtown. From Demon Hunter 3160.

Will Haynes performs in October at the Forum Theater downtown. From Jerry W. Henry.

Kailey Hobin performs at the same event. From From Jerry W. Henry.

UAB upgrades its rack servers. From Dell.

The Atlanta Elite Allstars team performs in February at the Victory Cheer Competition at Legacy Arena. From Dave Farmery.

Another team competes at the event. From Victory Athletics Spirit.

Making a swing adjustment. From the Golf Guys.

“A personal story from the days when abortion was illegal (1969). Very important for all those too young to have lived through those times.” From Angela Fremont.

The U.S. Davis Cup Team on playing in Birmingham. From Alabama NewsCenter.

More from the Davis Cup. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Driving on I-20/59 west toward downtown. From Schnatter Mexiko.

Kids sing in church. From Ana Rodriguez.

Drone footage of downtown. From Connor Hand.

Birmingham blues-folk artist Early James performs “Blow For Blow” at Ol Elegante Studio in Homewood. From Jack Serra.

Employees of South Oak Title wish everyone a Happy New Year. From South Oak Title.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017 at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., the God’s Grace Ministry praise dancers honor the four girls killed in the Birmingham church bombing in 1963. From Kansas City Star Video.

A day at the Davis Cup tennis, 2017 World Group first round. From Stuff I shout into a videocamera and that you now are listening to.

A look at Park 35 on Clairmont apartments in Forest Park. From Urban Spaces.

A treatment option for hair loss (our vertical video of the week). From Farah Sultan.

The 2017 USA Bowling South Regional tournament, last week at Vestavia Bowl. From the Sport of Bowling – USBC.

The Boo Wezzie Birthday Bash in February at Onyx Lounge in Smithfield. From Yung Playa Entertainment.

Tony Nathan, former football star at Alabama and the Miami Dolphins, speaks in February at the Negro Southern League Museum downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

The Sixth Avenue Baptist Church 2016 year in review. From Rich Pope.

The Women’s March in January in downtown Birmingham. From Susan.

English singer-songwriter Nick Lowe performs “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding” in October at the Forum Theater downtown. From the Soulboy 7.

Testimonial from Tiffany Billups of Birmingham for the 200-hour SomaVeda yoga certification program. From SomaVeda Thai Yoga.

Heath Robertson welcomes you to Edwards Lake Church of Christ in Huffman. From Edwards Lake Church of Christ.

Tuscaloosa’s Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale in a post-fight fight in February at the Westin downtown (our other vertical video of the week). From M.S.

Members of Canterbury United Methodist Church take part in an annual service day in October at Avondale Samaritan Place. From Canterbury United Methodist.

The Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association kicks off the 2017 Strength to Stand Tour in February at Valleydale Church in Hoover. From Redemption Road.

Highlights from November’s Big Pitch competition at Thomas Jefferson Tower downtown. From Marquis Barnes.

Hoover’s fi-Plan Partners holds a discussion on “Will Corporate Confidence Lead to Further Market Growth?” From fi-Plan Partners.

All seven dogs from Atlanta’s Canine Country Academy pass their respective Odor Recognition Test held at the Birmingham Obedience Training Club in Roebuck. From Canine Country Academy.

December’s Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field featuring South Carolina vs. South Florida. From Tim Bliss.

Stone Temple Pilots performs “Big Empty” at the 2011 Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil downtown. From Treser62.

Church fellowship. From Maria Velasco.

Chris Hastings, owner of the Hot and Hot Fish Club, speaks to students about taking strategic risks in their careers during the 2016 Crenshaw Leadership Academy at the University of Alabama. From the University of Alabama – CHES.

Time-lapse footage of a January sunset at Railroad Park downtown. From Bill Watters.

First Tournament of Champions youth football tournament in December at Jackson-Olin High School in Ensley. From Yung Playa Entertainment.

Richmond punk band Ann Beretta performs “Dirty Faces.” From Streagan123.

The play “Somebody Done Bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church,” performed at Canisius College in Buffalo. From the Video Institute.

Trains at Sloss Furnaces. From Great American Railfan.

British TV show “Mobil 1 the Grid” on Porsche Sport Driving School at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Mobil 1 the Grid.

The CoolSculpting procedure applied to the inner knee area (our other other vertical video of the week). From Petro Facial Plastic Surgery and MedSpa.

A look at the lofts and apartments at Thomas Jefferson Tower downtown. From Urban Spaces.

The 2016 Best of Birmingham Celebration Video. From Alabama Media Group.

Exploring the abandoned Carraway Hospital in Druid Hills. From Todd Shaw.

Highlights from the 2016 Birmingham Corporate Challenge in July at Railroad Park downtown. From St. Vincent’s Health System.

A Jamaican Mento folk group performs for Mayor Bell and the delegation from Birmingham at the Ward Theatre in Kingston, Jamaica (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization.

Crestview Mafia performs in October at the High Note on Southside. From Slick the Skeet.

A demonstration of the Omni System on a Yamaha C6X piano. From Ellis Piano and Organ.

Bachata singer Domenic Marte performs in October at Fiesta in Linn Park downtown. From Junior Cussi.

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uninquiring minds

Monday, March 13, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Check yourself. I am
not here to reinforce your
selfish narrative.

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