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Archive for February, 2017

the mystery of flight

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Knowing how airplanes
work, I’d rather stay planted
on terra firma.

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The Birmingham channel: Flipping out

Monday, February 27th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Testimonial for Zeekee Interactive in Vestavia Hills from Andrea Newell of Birmingham Mortgage Group. From Zeekee.

A wrecked Mitsubishi Eclipse GT at the Weil Wrecker auction in Lakeview. From Junkyard Life.

Deon Gordon of REV Birmingham talks about the Big Pitch competition. From Alabama NewsCenter.

The staff of Kami-Con, the annual anime conference in January at the BJCC East Exhibition Hall downtown. From Kami-Con.

An Enzo Ferrari at the World of Wheels earlier this month at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. From Demon Hunter 3160.

Checking out more cars at the show. From Phoenixfyre71.

Hitting town for UAB’s graduation. From Gloria Hopee.

Washington band Los Canarios de Michoacan performs in October at Fiesta at Linn Park downtown. From Junior Cussi.

T-Dawg Da Don and Da Bull Banks about to meet with TrapFlix in Birmingham. From T-Dawg DaDon.

“Night Is Falling” by James Phillips, recorded Aug. 24, 1962, in Birmingham. From Sergey М.

A recent Saturday morning Cars and Coffee at Hoover Tactical Firearms. From Randy Knight.

A thank you for 30 million views on YouTube. From Town and Country TV.

Come for the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships (December at Veterans Park in Hoover), stay for the parkour! From Willpower PK.

Video game tournament Birmingham Brawl 12 featuring “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U” in September at Oakmont United Methodist Church in Homewood. From Birmingham Smash.

Michigan bluegrass-rock band Greensky Bluegrass performs “Cryin’ Holy Unto the Lord” in January at Iron City on Southside. From Zmanatl.

Drone footage of Vulcan, plus a special delivery from UPS. From Ken Heron.

More aerial video of Vulcan. From Map.

Watching the train from the Sloss Furnaces Visitor’s Center (our vertical video of the week). From Ryan LJ.

Promo for a Birmingham exotic dancer. From Mr. True Dynasty Exotic Entertainment.

A look at Seasick Records in Crestwood. From UAB Media Studies.

Driving in and around Birmingham. From Big Rig Travels Video Vault.

Drake and Mia review the factory tour at the Golden Flake plant in North Titusville. From RV Adventures with Kids.

In the Summit parking lot. From Oscar Briones.

Arriving downtown in the summer via Amtrak. From Jimwoodward1212.

Promo for the Junior League of Birmingham. From the Junior League of Birmingham.

Dancing Dolls of Birmingham perform at the Prestigious Pears New Year Extravaganza 2017. From Atlbattle.

Scott Dorrity visits Birmingham on his national chiropractic practice tour. From Chirolaunch.

Rock crawling in November. From Shane Howell.

UAB football holds first practice of 2016 fall camp. From ABC 33/40.

Scenes from the Opulence Fashion Show in Homewood. From Yung Playa Entertainment.

A look at the FusioNextGen scholarship competition, soliciting ideas from Birmingham City Schools high school students. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Cheerleaders competing at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. From Madelyn Brown.

Chi Omega bid day at Birmingham-Southern College. From Morgan Wyatt.

The girls 4×200 relay at January’s Last Chance Invitational at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Joe Moore.

The Seventh-Day Adventist Central Alabama Youth Federation Choir performs “How Excellent” earlier this month at Tabernacle Baptist Church in the Graymont neighborhood. From Sam R.

A trip to the vibrant Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Ethan Young.

A modeling shoot. From Iilysian Media.

UAB student Jesse Shoop leads worship music at September’s See You at the Pole prayer gathering at Simmons Middle School in Hoover. From Starnes Publishing.

Promo for June’s National Senior Games in Birmingham. From Knight Eady.

Looking for paranormal activity at Sloss Furnaces. From Spectral Wolpack Squad Paranormal.

And at Ruffner Mountain. From Spectral Wolpack Squad Paranormal.

Aerial footage of downtown Birmingham and Selma. From Modern Innovation Production.

A trip to the Birmingham Zoo. From Simple Southern Homestead.

DJ Lorin a k a Bassnectar playing “Wildstyle Method” on New Year’s Eve at Legacy Arena downtown. From DaRooster3000.

Gadsden hip-hop artist Yelawolf performs in September at Iron City on Southside (our other vertical video of the week). From Jessica Boley.

The Cahaba Heights United Methodist Church choir performs “He Is Born, the Divine Christ Child” on Christmas. From CptOppositional.

Slow-motion footage of lightning (our other other vertical video of the week). From Cameron Daniels.

Freestyling on the guitar in a hotel room (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Libby Knight.

Cruising the city (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Vision1Ent.

Beta Upsilon Chi from the University of Alabama takes a retreat in Birmingham. From Connor Travels.

Promo for the Birmingham Blaze. From T4Films.

Haley Johnson Bishop, Birmingham native and UAB doctoral student, gives a talk called “Driving Through the Lens of Autism” in June at TEDxKnoxville. From TEDx Talks.

Birmingham metal band Stoned Cobra performs “Haunter Taunter” in January at the Nick on Southside. From Mark Christy.

Halle Nolan performs in October at the Forum Theater downtown. From Jerry W. Henry.

The 2010 SWAC Football Championship at Legion Field, featuring Alabama State vs. Texas Southern. From Alex Hines.

Snow in January. From Abdul Ali.

And sleet from the same storm. From LK Media.

Testimonial by Liz Warren of the Alabama Symphony Decorators’ ShowHouse for “Rockin’ Russ” Randolph of Puttin’ on the Ritz DJ Service. From Russ Randolph.

Birmingham DJ John eliminated on the game show “Weakest Link.” From William Weyser.

Promo for the October Prophetic Workshop at Canvas Church in Hoover. From Revivalism.

Security camera footage of a visit earlier this month at a residence, possibly looking for someone. From Pasteles La MoreliAna.

Watching trains at Railroad Park downtown. From Tiffinie and Wes Rupert.

Coke representatives visit Rickwood Field and the Negro Southern League Museum. From the Coca-Cola Co.

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mistakes were made

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Sometimes, you just need
to grab an envelope and
hope it’s the right one.

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#sundayread for February 26, 2017

Sunday, February 26th, 2017
book sale finds

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best pictures

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Actress dates jazz fiend.
Boyhood, teenhood, then manhood.
Black female eggheads.

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demending the constitution

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Seven amendments
are on hold: first, fourth, fifth, sixth,
seventh, eighth and ninth.

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on high alert

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Nerves worn and yet still
working, every input a
threat. Sheer exhaustion.

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for you and you alone

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

You will persevere.
The trillions (who won’t read this)
do not stand a chance.

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what comes next

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Post-science, post-fact,
post-truth, post-irony and
post-hypocrisy.

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after the drought

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Drop by drop, the lake
refilled, bringing much needed
mud and soggy dirt.

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The Birmingham channel: Running, biking, browsing

Monday, February 20th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Back seat filming along the interstate. From Unlinked Aura131.

A visit to What’s on 2nd downtown. From Soda-Pop Chronicles.

Vintage photographs and paintings at What’s on 2nd. From Stephanie Loves Fall.

Dancing Dolls of Birmingham and the Birmingham Slayers perform in Atlanta. From Dance 4 Your Life.

Making big bubbles at the McWane Science Center downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Kimberlykaye1985 Kimberly.

Esther Ciammachilli and Caroline Spears perform “Bella Notte” at WBHM (90.3 FM) on the UAB campus. From WBHM-90.3.

A Vietnamese Catholic church celebration of the Feast of Martyrs at Our Lady of La Vang, St. John Bosco Church in Woodlawn. From Lymvideolth.

The 60m dash at December’s Indoor Alumni Age Group Invitational at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Blue StreakTC Falcons.

And the 1500m run at last week’s TFCUSA Indoor National Championship at the CrossPlex. From Union Atletismo Aficionado.

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

Time-lapse footage of a 11-hour, 190-mile bike ride from Birmingham to Chattanooga. From Brian Toone.

Max and Iggor Cavalera perform “Attitude” in September at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Official B and B Records.

Meet Dr. Timothy Lee, a cardiologist at Alabama Heart and Vascular PC, partnered with Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. From Brookwood Baptist Health.

Promo for Fortune and Beard, a downtown law firm. From Jonathan Arnold.

Looking out over Birmingham at night. From Lynn J. Walko.

Homewood’s Notinee Indian Dance performs at July’s Bangamela at Shades Valley High School in Irondale. From Pia Sen.

Traveling by rail in 2013 through Birmingham. From Danial Tijuana Gringo.

Marketing manager Lexi Kwak and restaurateur Chris Bajalieh participate in B-Metro’s One on One feature. From B-Metro Videos.

Hooping downtown. From Molly McQuitty.

Cooking with Rebecca Gordon and guest Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson on Fox 6’s “Tide and Tigers Today.” From Rebecca Gordon.

Alabama floor exercise routines from the Auburn vs. Alabama women’s gymnastics meet in January at Legacy Arena downtown. From Rick Davis.

The Goo Goo Dolls perform “Slide” in November at the BJCC Concert Hall. From Anne Saunders.

Into the woods at Oak Mountain State Park. From Go West USA.

Birmingham rock band the Burning Peppermints perform “Ned Schneeblee” in September at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Jay Dexter.

Music video for “I, Disciple” by Birmingham duo Communion Day, filmed in Brooklyn and Queens. From William Murray.

Dr. Farah Sultan on the O-shot for women (our other other vertical video of the week). From Vitalogy Wellness Center.

Alabama National Guard cadet Benjamin Barnett and his summer charity bike ride with Charlotte-based nonprofit organization the Ability Experience. From Alabama National Guard.

Commercials from a 1991 airing of “Dark Shadows” on WVTM-13. From Maljardin.

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coffee summit

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Sure, a pastry and
a pause before driving in.
But first: Let’s caffeine.

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#sundayread for February 19, 2017

Sunday, February 19th, 2017
Nixon books

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faith in everything and nothing

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

America, where
you can believe any damn
manner of nonsense.

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as the campfire crackles

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

A bevy of tales
about haunted cabins and
assorted Yeti.

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