Wade on Birmingham

summer sprinkle

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A few drops from an
indifferent sky upon
a brownish landscape.

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that which binds us

Friday, June 22, 2018 by Wade Kwon

We are more than our
ideologies, more than
our limited views.

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just another day in america

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Children locked up as
political prisoners
in chain link cages.

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The Birmingham channel: Hello, summer!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Softball: Birmingham Thunderbolts 06 vs. Georgia Impact 2023 – Lunsford. From Georgia Impact Lunsford 2023.

Working on a house on Alpha Street South in North Titusville. From Randy Martin.

Dashcam footage of Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard South. From Chris Miller.

Celebrating music director Ken Berg’s 40 years with the Birmingham Boys Choir. From Birmingham Boys Choir.

Highlight reel for Mountain Brook rising junior third baseman Clark Griffin at May’s Sunshine Southeast Showcase in Cartersville, Ga. From Skill Show Videos.

Melanie Maddox of BBVA Compass speaks at May’s Disrupt HR Birmingham event at Innovation Depot downtown. From Disrupt HR.

Florida guitarist Pavlo Simtikidis performs “Tsiftetelli” earlier this month at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Official Pavlo Admirers- OPA!

Woodlawn senior slot receiver Keyshun Parks in action (our vertical video of the week). From Keyshun Parks.

Actor/singer Logan Henderson performs in May at Tin Roof in Lakeview. From Feesa.

Lightning (our other vertical video of the week). From James Kyser.

Help wanted ad for a client services manager in Birmingham. From A.R. Spears.

Detroit gospel group Kymon Smith and Godsons and Daughters performs in Birmingham (our other other vertical video of the week). From Kymon Smith.

R&B singer Coldrank performs “Chocolate Drop” earlier this month at Boutwell Auditorium downtown. From Supreme Team Investment Group.

Drone footage of Alabama landmarks: Saturn 1B rocket in Elkmont by I-65, the Statue of Liberty in Vestavia Hills by I-459 and the Big Peach water tower in Clanton by I-65. From Brents Pepper.

Birmingham indie soul band the Brook and the Bluff performs on local Web series “Welcome to Monotonia.” From Welcome to Monotonia.

Drone footage of the Cahaba River. From Fear-Some.

Testimonials by members for Homewood gym Squad Fitness. From Squad Fitness.

Soccer: Birmingham Hammers vs. Mississippi Brilla FC in May in Jackson. From Mississippi Brilla.

Welcoming Birmingham to the new Alliance of American Football. From the Colt 45 show.

Students from Mann Dance Studio in Prattville perform “Fun” at March’s Thunderstruck dance competition at the Alabama Theatre downtown, winning Team Large Group. From Thunderstruck Dance.

Chef and TV host Andrew Zimmern on Frank Stitt and Birmingham’s food scene. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Shooting a wedding and checking out Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover. From Joel Henson.

A look at the nonprofit organization, Birmingham Sister Cities Commission. From Masadabbc.

Walking through Joe Minter’s African Village in America, a sculpture garden south of Elmwood Cemetery in Woodland Park. From Buffett2010.

Clang! Clang! Clang! Clang! (Our other other other vertical video of the week.) From Cwhorld Productions.

Rodney Watson on snooty Birmingham people (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From District Three.

The Eagles performs “In the City” in April at Legacy Arena downtown (our final vertical video of the week). From Roger McMunn.

Promo for the White Foam Party on July 6 at Magnolia House in Five Points South. From Freeman Walker Jr.

Birmingham consulting firm 45 Inc. staff members discuss leadership. From 45 Inc. Birmingham.

Family reunion in Birmingham with a trip to VisionLand in Bessemer. From Wayne Inniss.

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stepping forward

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Precision rhythm,
sick moves, a squad of highly
talented young men.

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almost liquid

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Wade Kwon

“Boba tea is gross,”
he said, adding peanuts to
his bottle of Coke.

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good enough for the japanese

Monday, June 18, 2018 by Wade Kwon

America puts her
children in timeout, known as
concentration camps.

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#sundayread for June 17, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Wade Kwon

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ones and zeros and wonders

Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Can they automate
the brain, its myriad ways
of complex thinking?

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the excuse machine

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Nobody is more
efficient at deflection
than the manager.

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rituals

Friday, June 15, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Put on some coffee.
Flip idly through a smartphone.
Awaken within.

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The Birmingham channel: Don’t hate, graduate

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Trains in Irondale. From Carson Bean.

Danish punk rock band Iceage performs in May at Saturn in Avondale. From Ivan Denisovich.

Visiting Lightrails downtown. Published on May 19, 2018

Cincinnati motivational speaker Karim R. Ellis at May’s International Public Management Association for Human Resources regional conference at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. With testimonial from Michelle Barnes of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. From Karim R. Ellis.

Boone, N.C., roots band Lazybirds performs “Just Your Fool” in May at Domestique Coffee on Southside. From Actress Gabrielle.

A new fish for the tank. From Sheri and Will.

Members of Corazón de Alabama perform in May at Overtime Bar and Grill in Oxmoor. From Amanda de la Cataleya.

Touring the Birmingham Botanical Gardens greenhouse. From Prajun at Hunt.

Basketball: Birmingham Blue Devils vs. Team SLEEPY in May in Atlanta. From Baller TV.

Commercial for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. From Chris Liakos.

Feature on nonprofit organization STAIR of Birmingham, or Start the Adventure in Reading. From Alabama NewsCenter.

New Orleans’ Rebirth Brass Band performs in May at Saturn in Avondale. From Actress Gabrielle.

Mobile rapper Bkoshr, a k a Brandon Tunstall, at Miles College in Fairfield. From JD Productions.

Backstage dog. From DTenacity

Giving vegan burgers to the homeless downtown. From Carey Fountain.

Sidewalk dance party! From Angela Matthews.

Taking ATVs and motorcycles out for a ride in Belview Heights. From Shifty450.

Riding the trails at Oak Mountain State Park. From Black Bear Mafia MTB.

Q&A session at Sidewalk Film Festival. From Outlaw Films.

Birmingham jam band New Merkle Revue performs “Althea” in May at the Oasis in Lakeview. From Actress Gabrielle.

New Orleans Americana band Big Al and the Heavyweights performs in May at Phelan Park on Southside. From Actress Gabrielle.

Fatou Ouattara on her son Abdul Diane’s graduation from Hoover High School in May at Bartow Arena. From Starnes Publishing.

Graduates Gary Larson and Jennifer Andrew before the graduation ceremony. From Starnes Publishing.

Tossing their caps. From Starnes Publishing.

Alabama Winds performs “In My Father’s Eyes” in May at Mountain Brook High School. Composer Julie Giroux dedicated the work to the four girls murdered in the 1963 bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. From Patrick Fitzgerald.

Rhode Island accordionist Cory Pesaturo performs in May at Birmingham-Southern College (our vertical video of the week). From Aaron Tanner.

A look at TrimTab Brewing Company in Lakeview. From Local Reporter.

Conducting a raid while playing “Pokémon Go” (our other vertical video of the week). From Cody Sanders.

Huntsville rapper Kid Bless, a k a Jameke Byrd, performs at the Eastside Lounge in North Avondale. From JEDI Music.

Trains in Birmingham. From Sou610.

Andres Todd graduates from Wenonah High School (originally featured in July). From Fred Davenport.

Baseball: Birmingham Barons outfielder Trey Michalczewski hits a triple against the Generals in May at the Ballpark at Jackson. From Minor League Baseball.

Dashcam footage, including a trip to Elmwood Cemetery in Arlington – West End. From Scott King.

Hanging out at Do Dah Day in May on Southside. From Bill and Kelley Adventures.

Rock band A Perfect Circle performs “TalkTalk” and “Hourglass” in May at Legacy Arena downtown. From Wing Ding.

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make culture great again

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Take your poisonous
nostalgia, weave it into
new clumps of old thoughts.

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aiming for a june weeding

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The ceremony
takes place outdoors in a tall
thicket of back yard.

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kids’ weekday summer morning matinee

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A tornado of
popcorn and giggles destroys
the run-down lobby.

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