Wade on Birmingham

the cycle of resistance

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Every day is a
new fight. Can’t back down. Every
day is a new fight.

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back to shells and disks

Monday, November 19, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The chip is maybe
secure except when thieves scan
it in your wallet.

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deep fried turkey

Sunday, November 18, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The only thing deep-
fried on Thanksgiving was the
chef’s unlucky leg.

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the universe in its infinite diversity

Saturday, November 17, 2018 by Wade Kwon

On other planets,
do they see us? Do they want
to talk? Or hide out?

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The Birmingham channel: Caught on tape

Saturday, November 17, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

From the downtown set of horror short “The Eye.” From Cody Gremlin.

Lynyrd Skynyrd performs “Sweet Home Alabama” in October at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. From HomeSouth Builders.

Downtown view from Vulcan. From Geography Uber Alles.

Back home in Birmingham. From Country Boi Erick.

Girls soccer: Baton Rouge SC 04 Black vs. Gulf Coast Texans in September at the U.S. Youth Soccer National League Mid-South Conference. From Trevis Thompson.

Worship Night in October at King’s Way Church in Irondale. From King’s Way Church.

Activist and Birmingham native Angela Davis speaks in October in Madrid. From La Casa Encendida.

Security footage of a burglary at a house in southwest Birmingham. From Ron Terry.

Seattle rock band Alice in Chains performs “Would? in October at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From Mdmar10.

Commercial for S Nails and Spa in Inverness. From S Nail and Spa.

Members of the New Orleans Pelicans send a special message to Birmingham, which will play host to an NBA G League team in 2022. From WVTM 13 News.

More on the new minor league basketball team. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Nashville folk-country singer-songwriter CeCe Hetrick performs in October at the Nick on Southside. From CeCe Hetrick.

Exotic cars in the Summit parking lot. From Green Ninja 5.

And there they go. From Green Ninja 5.

Highlight reel for Oak Mountain junior running back Jonathan Bennett. From J. Bennett.

The play “Women – Saucy and Sweet” in April at Samford University. From Isabel Azar.

The UAB homecoming parade in October on University Boulevard. From Tŏng Yé.

Lafayette, La., contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle performs “Rescue” in October at the Alabama Theatre downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Paul Thai.

Promo for the Velocity Accelerator business training program at Innovation Depot downtown. From Innovation Depot.

Parker Landwehr joins Vestavia Hills tech staffing agency ITAC Solutions as a recruiter. From ITAC Solutions.

Rapper Colbi Babi D2S performs in September at Zydeco on Southside. From Colbi Babi D2S.

Birmingham real estate agent Gene Darden gives an update on the real estate market. From Southern Realty Specialists KW the Real Estate Gene.

WSFL’s Birmingham Fire vs. USFL’s Tampa Bay Bandits in Madden 08 PC. From Mark Wilson.

Promo from Pauly Shore for his appearance earlier this month at the Stardome Comedy Club in Hoover. From Pauly Shore.

Prescott, Ariz., jam band Spafford performs “West L.A. Fadeaway” in October at Saturn in Avondale. From Isom Morgan.

Athens blues-rock band Allgood performs “Trilogy” in October at Avondale Brewing Co. From Yesterdays Today.

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Tori Kelly performs “Soul’s Anthem (It Is Well)” in October at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Haley Catherine.

Commercial for the Ford Mustang at Adamson Ford downtown. From #AlwaysAdamson.

Youth hockey: Birmingham Bulls at Nashville Flyers in October. From Nashville Flyers.

Tyler Kime of Standard Air, Plumbing and Insulation on turning on the furnace for the first time. From Means Advertising.

Quebec City indie-dance band Men I Trust performs in October at Saturn in Avondale. From Large Marge.

Newark poet Jasmine Mans performs “Birmingham” in Houston. From Write About Now.

Promoting UAB for study abroad students from Turkey. From AnkaStudy Yurtdışı Eğitim Danışmanlığı.

Looking up at Vulcan. From Geography Uber Alles.

Alabama football coach Nick Saban speaks at the Monday Morning Quarterback CLub in October at the Harbert Center downtown. From Charlie Potter.

Car fire spotted while traveling on I-65 south of Hoover (our other vertical video of the week). From Henry Gordon.

Talking with founder Keith Crowe about Hope Street Christian Ministries in Woodlawn. From Danny Kang Austin.

Birmingham’s Jonathan Davis talks about his experience at Berea College in Kentucky. From Berea Admissions.

Feature on the Essential restaurant which opened in July downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Drone footage of LabCorp downtown. From Edmonds Engineering Inc.

Vlogging from Children’s of Alabama on Southside. From Panda King4cVLOGS.

Michigan rapper NF performs in January at Iron City on Southside (our other other vertical video of the week). From Tyler Harrison.

Southern rock-jam band Gov’t Mule performs “Revolution Come, Revolution Go” in October at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Actress Gabrielle.

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my other super power

Friday, November 16, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Picking the item
at McDonald’s that they’re out
of today only.

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the text of undoing

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Wade Kwon

His motivation
revealed itself in a few
poorly chosen words.

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first heard

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Voices. All distinct.
The light above. Faint footsteps.
Blood pumps in the ears.

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the group text

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A thread of catty
remarks and blackmail pics to
keep everyone sane.

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hobo king

Monday, November 12, 2018 by Wade Kwon

He rules the rails with
dignity, compassion for
all who seek jobs, jaunts.

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Happy Veterans Day!

Sunday, November 11, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Video: “Tom’s War” from StoryCorps

A big thank you to all the men and women who have served in our armed forces!

The National Veterans Day parade starts at 1:30 p.m. Monday, with live streaming available in the video below. Organizers changed the route to avoid construction downtown.

2018 Veterans Day parade route map

Map: National Veterans Day parade route

Video: Livestream of the 2018 National Veterans Day parade

Video: “Absolutely Alabama” segment on Veterans Day

#sundayread for November 11, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018 by Wade Kwon

pile of books

Photo: Aum Oer (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for November 11, 2018:

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veterans on parade

Sunday, November 11, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Riding the floats and
waving to throngs of grateful,
proud Americans.

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broken pen pals

Saturday, November 10, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Accumulation
on one side of messages,
postcards and letters.

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The Birmingham channel: Earth probably first

Friday, November 9, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Highlights from October’s Endangered Species Tour by Birmingham nonprofit organization Freshwater Land Trust and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The day-long event featured six locations in Jefferson County where endangered species have been protected. From Freshwater Land Trust.

Glasgow synth-pop band Chvrches performs in October at Iron City on Southside. From Josh Fryer.

Close-up drone footage of the Cahaba River. From Brad Hines.

Time-lapse footage of an illustrated Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education. From Perih Punahou.

Time for class at Battleground Martial Arts in Alabaster. From Macaroni Kid South Birmingham.

A 360-degree look at St. Vincent’s Women and Children’s Center on Southside. From Ascension.

At a special event in Uptown, Birmingham begins its 1,000-day countdown to playing host to the 2021 World Games. From Alabama NewsCenter.

And more from the kickoff event. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Bessemer blogger TSL Fetti, a k a Shawn Cotton, on his July SayCheeseTV pop-up shop in Birmingham. From Taliban Films Jah.

Testimonial by scientist/UAB student Mithun Acharya for Imperial Overseas Education Consultants study abroad company in India. From Imperial Overseas Education Consultants.

Blues singer-songwriter and guitarist Samantha Fish performs in October at Saturn in Avondale. From J.J. Hoover.

Demo of a Haddorff Vertichord grand piano. From Pugcasso Painting Pugs.

Highlights from the 2018 Manhattan Dance Project workshop in October at Alabama Dance Academy in Hoover. From Manhattan Dance Project.

Tuscaloosa’s DJ Zauce in June at Zydeco on Southside. From McCain Media.

Fun at the Big Bounce America house in October in Calera. From Monica Espinoza.

The Spain Park Chamber Choir performs the National Anthem at October’s Sparks in the Park Marching Band Festival. From Spain Park Choir.

Baton Rouge rapper Boosie Badazz on whether to perform in Birmingham for $35,000 (our vertical video of the week). From Catching Up With Celebrities.

On a walk downtown. From Deric McGuffie.

Concept trailer for “Awake,” filmed in Birmingham. From Ethan Crowe.

An August news conference with the Environmental Protection Agency on removing contaminated soil in the 35th Avenue Superfund Site in North Birmingham. Speakers included Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin, EPA Region 4 director Franklin Hill, state Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison and U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell. From City of Birmingham.

Trains in Bessemer, Birmingham, Irondale, McCalla and other places in Alabama and Georgia. From Ems318.

More trains in Birmingham (our other vertical video of the week). From NS Railfan Productions/NRP.

Highlights from Jamz and Jokes with Birmingham comedian Detroit Reid and Atlanta hip-hop artist Yung Joc in October at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From WellDunn Entertainment.

Soundcheck for Orlando rock band Matchbox Twenty at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. From Smash Bridges.

Exploring the area around the Eureka No. 3 coal mine near Helena. From Its Keeton.

Alabama men’s basketball coach Avery Johnson at SEC Media Days in October at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook. From Alabama Crimson Tide on AL.com.

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