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hints of gunpowder and awe

Saturday, July 2, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Double-wide trailer,
a firecracker heaven
along the highway.

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warm up the grill

Friday, July 1, 2016 by Wade Kwon

The burgers go here,
the steaks there, with room for hot
dogs, pork and chicken.

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and also the humidity

Thursday, June 30, 2016 by Wade Kwon

There’s hot, and then there’s
Alabama hot. Let’s fly
to the sun and chill.

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on hold for 20 minutes

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Compromise is the
bargain we make with ourselves
while raging inside.

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instead of mockery, try

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Applause for those who
make the effort, who try new
things, who grow and grow.

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The Birmingham channel: Songs of the South

Monday, June 27, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Van Halen performs in 1992 at the BJCC Arena. From WillSalas CymbalMaker.

Montage of animals at the Birmingham Zoo. From Adrien Tillman.

Riding the interstate through Birmingham at night on a Suzuki. From Demetrius Matthews.

A look at 8 Ball and MJG, SOS Band and Silk performing at Funk Fest in May at Legion Field. From iPUSH magazine.

Music video for “Trenches” by Neno Hoodz and Ceo Chino Marley. From Ceo Chino Marley.

Motorcycles at a memorial (our vertical video of the week). From Amy Taff.

Hip-hop artist JawGa Boi performs at Seven Lounge in Fairfield (our other vertical video of the week). From Redd Foxx.

Highlights from April’s Sports and Entertainment Industry Symposium at the Hilton Perimeter Park. From Tahiera Monique Brown.

A school presentation on the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. From 4/5 League of Superheroes.

Touring a scenic downtown alley. From Discord Williams.

Orange County hip-hop violinist Josh Vietti performs “Magic City” at Jazz in the Park at Huffman High. From Josh Vietti.

Jeremy Talbot demonstrates cable skiing on the course at Flip Side Watersports in Oak Mountain State Park. From Scott Elliot.

In the wake of hoarders (our other other vertical video of the week). From Bahiyaa Nur.

Birmingham-based Allman Brothers tribute band Eat a Peach performs “Don’t Keep Me Wondering.” From Chuck B.

Time-lapse footage of moving day from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills to Greensboro Elementary School and the Boys and Girls Club. From Sawyerville Camp.

Warmup before Georgia Revolution at Birmingham Hammers match in May in Liberty Park, Vestavia Hills. From Ace Shooters.

Journey performs “Separate Worlds” earlier this month at the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. From suzyk59.

Birmingham blues singer Sam Frazier Jr. performs “Baby, Scratch My Back” in May at Henderson’s in Midfield. From Steve DeMedicis.

George Wehby shows options for using the De La Riva Guard in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. From Lion Heart Martial Arts Academy.

Michael Fessey of “Paranormal America” discusses Sloss Furnaces. From whatshallwedonext.

Drone footage of a residential wedding site. From Rush Videos.

Australian Christian pop duo For King and Country performs “Run Wild” in March at Legacy Arena downtown. From Bobbieann Cooke.

Daniel and Sharla Horton of Huntsville visit the Skyhi Treehouse in Red Mountain Park. From Little Bit’s Travels.

Sumiton Christian’s Tanner Talley (No. 21) runs a play earlier this month at a Mercer University football camp in Colorado. From Martin Taylor.

Bama Camera follows cars from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and Mountain Brook Police. From Bama Camera.

The fun of driving through the January 2014 ice storm. From Денис Рыбачук.

Australian singer Troye Sivan performs “Youth” in March at Tin Roof in Lakeview (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Abby Miller.

More than 8 hours of footage from May’s Birmingham Brawl 8 gaming tournament at Oakmont United Methodist Church in Homewood. From Birmingham Smash.

Music video for “Be Bout It” from Birmingham rapper CDub. From BossUpEnt.

Testimonials for Tuesday Block Parties in Roebuck at the Basement, founded by Matt Pitt. From the Block Birmingham.

A trip to Ruffner Mountain. From Wayne Ruple.

A look at March’s Coast 2 Coast artist showcase at Zydeco on Southside. From killatvbow visual.

The 2016 Negro League Reunion in late May. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Archive footage from the 1970s includes Civil War re-enactors, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Vulcan and Cathedral Caverns State Park outside Scottsboro. From Huntley Film Archives.

Exploring an iron ore mine in Red Mountain. From MrTropics64.

Promo for Glacier Cryotherapy in Vestavia Hills. From David Koonce.

Driving through downtown. From Edwin Francisco.

Florida vacation vlog includes a stop at the Embassy Suites in Hoover. From KMA Preston.

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hungry for perspectives

Monday, June 27, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Right or wrong, old or
young, traditional or mod,
let’s take it all in.

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#sundayread for June 26, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016 by Wade Kwon

My picks for #sundayread for June 26, 2016:

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so are the days of our lives

Sunday, June 26, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Solar, lunar, fis-
cal, broadcast, Julian, He-
brew, Gregorian …

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there goes the continent

Saturday, June 25, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A revolt among
the masses reminds all who
rules Britannia.

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terms and conditions

Friday, June 24, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Spelling it out makes
little difference if you
are averse to words.

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to reach the unreachable fan

Thursday, June 23, 2016 by Wade Kwon

To tweet the impos-
sible update. To troll the
untrollable troll.

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the carefree days of summer

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Arts camp plus gluten-
free snacks with cram sessions and
optional screen time.

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the ballad of mike hubbard

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by Wade Kwon

The most powerful
hillbilly in hillbilly
land pled for big bucks.

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The Birmingham channel: Always another angle

Monday, June 20, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

A day in Birmingham, including Avondale Brewing, the new Red Cat location and Morris Avenue. From Kristine.

Pete Constantine of the Birmingham Bulls fights David Oliver of the Charlotte Checkers in a 2000 away game. From chewyluke1.

A trip to the Birmingham Zoo in 2010. From Drakerman2000.

“A quick flight to Birmingham for dinner. Passed balloons along the way.” From sharpenedge.

Filming the Irondale Police. “This footage was submitted by an anonymous correspondent that has worked closely with Bama Camera for the past month.” From Bama Camera.

Brookwood staff members discuss best teaming practices (our vertical video of the week). From Brookwood Diagnostic Center.

Promo for June’s “Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values” at New Pilgrim Baptist Church in South Titusville. From Eric Preston.

Talking with Gabrielle Dunlap, the A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Saxophonist Cameron Ross performs in May at Perfect Note in Hoover. From Cameron Ross.

Time-lapse footage of a Birmingham sunset. From Andria.

Music video for “Esmerelda” by Birmingham rock band Dead Balloons. From Step Pepper Records.

It’s going down outside Skky Nightclub in Five Points South (our other vertical video of the week). From Alexander Caffey.

University of Portland Civil Rights Immersion visits Birmingham, talking with Jesse Wilson, who witnessed the explosion in 1963 at the 16th Street Baptist Church. From Moreau Center.

The Birmingham Boys Choir performs “Great Day” at its spring concert in May at Samford University. From Birmingham Boys Choir.

Birmingham Black Lives Matter co-founder Avee-Ashanti Shabazz shouts at FBI Director James Comey during Comey’s talk in May at the 16th Street Baptist Church. From Atlanta Black Star.

Birmingham police officer Jordan Burke posted the video of him and other officers responding to complaints of children playing soccer, joining in their game. From ViralVideos 2016.

Talking with Jason Hooper, pastor of King’s Way Church in Irondale. From King’s Way Church.

In November 2014, right about the time Joy Myers was in an induced coma at an area hospital, the University of Alabama at Birmingham was on the verge of a clinical trial announcement that would bring Myers and UAB’s Comprehensive Diabetes Center together just a few weeks later. From UAB News.

Getting ready to graduate from kindergarten in May at Glen Iris Elementary. From Ascender Man.

Birmingham Baron Nicky Delmonico hits his second home run against the Montgomery Biscuits in May. From Minor League Baseball.

Promo for the second annual Birmingham Grace Conference on July 29-31 at Life of Faith Church in Irondale. From Life Springs Church.

A look at the B-29 Superfortress at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Kevin Henderson.

Profile of Birmingham native and musician Brad Armstrong, living in the Hudson Valley in New York. From Anne Kristoff.

Trailer for Birmingham documentary “Not My Son,” reviewed in 2010. From Ginger Jolly.

School report on the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. From Joshua Juarez.

Teaser for “Another Day in Birmingham, Alabama.” From Alfred Lowe.

Promo for Hueytown singer-songwriter Erath Old performing at the Roebuck Walgreens for Red Nose Day 2016. From Erath Old.

On the mat at Spartan Fitness in Homewood. From Ascender Man.

A February trip to the Birmingham Zoo. From The Electronic Cliftons.

The Birmingham Grotto explores Blue Spring Cave near Sparta, Tenn. From Dangerjudy.

Promo for Polson and Polson in Homewood. From William C. Head.

A trip to the Alabama Farmers’ Market and Evelyn’s in the Acipco-Finley neighborhood. From My Unprocessed Life.

An evening at the Barons game. From Backpacking with the Bonds.

R&B band Guy performs at Funk Fest in May at Legion Field (our other other vertical video of the week). From Naturalle Tanyah.

A look at the Design Essentials Mane Event Education Tour in May at the Birmingham Marriott. From baileyiam.

Dancing to “Danger Zone” at the Thunderstruck dance competition in March at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Fullam Enterprises.

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