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Archive for October, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Video: “This Is Halloween” from
“The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Happy Halloween! A holiday classic for your ears and eyes.

hard candy halloween

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

A ghost tried to warn
kids about the dangers of
plaque and gum disease.

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The Birmingham channel: All Hallows’ Eve Eve

Monday, October 30th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Randall Woodfin sings “Dear Old Morehouse” with other alumni after his mayoral runoff victory earlier this month (our vertical video of the week). From Willie Hudgins.

Looking out over the city. From Takei Broha.

Christi Lones, assistant history professor at York College in Nebraska, on her recent trip to Birmingham. From York College.

Let’s Play session on “Microsoft Flight Simulator X,” flying from Birmingham to Huntsville. From From Jeremy Hall.

Promo for MealFit food delivery service in Inverness. From MealFit.

Inspecting a hole in a rain gutter made by a rat (our other vertical video of the week). From Rid-a-Critter Inc.

Driving near downtown. From Hunter Lock.

Nashville Christian band Judah and the Lion performs earlier this month at Iron City on Southside (our other other vertical video of the week). From Sue Ann Hitchner.

London punk rock band the Vibrators perform earlier this month at the Nick on Southside. From J.J. Hoover.

South Carolina Christian rock band Needtobreathe performs “Something Beautiful” earlier this month at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Brian Coleman.

Highlights from the Barber Vintage Festival earlier this month. From Curtis Edwards.

Country band Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives performs “Country Music Got a Hold on Me” in May at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From George Shorter.

Scottsdale electronic musician Liquid Stranger performs earlier this month at Zydeco on Southside. From J.J. Hoover.

Promo for Williford Chiropractic and Wellness on Valley Avenue. From Yellow Pages.

Sips and Hips belly dancing class earlier this month at Mountain Brook Yoga, led by Janelle Issis, contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2012. From Janelle Issis.

Dr. Peter Van Hoy of Premier Surgery in North Shelby County injects Botox into nurse Joely Garth’s cheeks. From Premier Plastic Surgery Center.

Compilation of Birmingham models. From Finn.

Columbus, Ohio, rock band Starset performs “Down with the Fallen” and “Frequency” earlier this month at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From DTenacity.

Recap of the seventh weekend of high school football earlier this month. From Starnes Publishing.

Preview of the eighth weekend of high school football earlier this month. From Starnes Publishing.

Rapping in black and white (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Tony Montez.

Hamburg electronic music band VNV Nation performs earlier this month at Saturn in Avondale (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Sharon Rosenow.

Drone footage of Railroad Park downtown. From Stevoramo.

Chicago alt-rock band Wilco performs “The Waiting” earlier this month at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Tigsy23.

Wilco performs “Impossible Germany.” From Ashley Eubanks.

John Hall of Avondale’s Post Office Pies cooks for a private party on Southside. From Vicki Winters.

Playing with Alabama United Nerf at Avondale Park. From Southern Alabama Nerf.

A group from Vestavia Hills’ Champions Freestyle MMA visits the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. From Champions Mixed Martial Arts.

Stanislas de Longeaux, a k a “Stanimal,” on the set of “Bigger” filming downtown. From Stan Imal.

A workout before flying to Birmingham and checking in at the hotel. From Stan Imal.

Hitting Gold’s Gym in Vestavia Hills and walking around downtown. From Stan Imal.

Drone footage of new asphalt at Inverness Village strip mall. From Wright Construction Birmingham.

Posing with Birmingham mayor William Bell during a campaign meeting. From Takei Broha.

Visiting WaffleWorks at the Pizitz Food Hall downtown. From Vicki Winters.

Climbing the walls at Birmingham Boulders in the Oxmoor neighborhood. From Calisthetix.

Driving east on I-20/59 and then I-20. From Misael Mendez.

Dancing Dolls of Birmingham performs (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Dancing Dolls.

Vlogging from the back seat (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Tailer Freeman.

Trains in Irondale during September’s Whistle Stop festival. From Carson Bean.

Highlight reel for Evangel Christian senior wide receiver Coleby Henderson. From Street Light Recruiting.

Documenting interior water damage in a Fairmont house (our other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Jada Flowers.

Highlight reel for Hoover senior guard Jamari Blackmon. From Street Light Recruiting.

The men’s 400m race at February’s American Indoor Conference Championship at the CrossPlex in Five Points West (our final vertical video of the week). From Kim Bolton-Stewart.

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make america weird again

Monday, October 30th, 2017

We drink Mountain Dew
screwdrivers for breakfast and
eat breakfast at night.

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#sundayread for October 29, 2017

Sunday, October 29th, 2017
reading lion

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at the moment before death

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Life is a series
of dumb video clips that
flash before your eyes.

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custom costume

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

A sword and pointy
ears and boxing gloves and a
princess-y cone hat.

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imaginary numbers

Friday, October 27th, 2017

How do we measure
the unmeasurable? How
do we count fairies?

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boo all day every day

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Nothing is scary
enough for Halloween when
life is a horror.

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burn it all down

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Abusers always
have a way of finding blame
for all except them.

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not too many followers

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

My cult is a weird
mishmash of clean eating and
freaky solo sex.

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The Birmingham channel: Speeding through fall

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Meeting L.A. indie rock band Foster the People earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Weekend Will.

Atlanta’s Ralo, YBC Lo, Decatur Redd, 2242 Capo and My’lik perform in Birmingham. From Decatur Redd.

Time-lapse footage of Southside. From the Neil Show.

Time-lapse footage of downtown. From the Neil Show.

Checking out Fiesta in September at Linn Park downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Angel Peña.

The view from the back seat (our other vertical video of the week). From Kyle Peace.

Phoenix singer Trinidad Cardona at WBHJ 95.7 Jamz. From Run-It-Up Records.

Stobe the Hobo hitches a ride on a train (twice) from Birmingham to Dallas. From Hobestobe.

Like Paul performs at Faith Chapel Christian Center near McDonald Chapel (our other other vertical video of the week). From LP LikePaul.

Let’s Play session from 205 Gamer on “Call of Duty: Black Ops III.” From 205 Gamer.

Paula Alvarez Pino talks about her time at UAB, studying and playing on the tennis team. From VT Sports Management – Becas en USA.

Former Vice President Joe Biden stumps for Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones earlier this month at the BJCC East Ballroom downtown. From Actress Gabrielle.

At September’s e.Builders Forum for entrepreneurs at Innovation Depot downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

“NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin interviews Birmingham mayor-elect Randall Woodfin earlier this month. From Roland S. Martin.

David Doel reports on Woodfin’s election win. From the Rational National.

Campaign commercial for Birmingham mayoral candidate Randall Woodfin. From Haleigh Black.

Performing the Playing With Fire line dance at Bailey Dance Studio in Hoover. From Jo Mellown.

Highlight reel for Briarwood Christian sophomore Chance Beard. From Chance Beard.

More from Birmingham’s Kyle Sullivan monthlong trip to Antarctica. From Kyle Sullivan.

Working out on the road at Gold’s Gym in Birmingham. From Renewed Strength Fitness 4031.

Children’s of Alabama employees on living in Birmingham. From Children’s AL Careers.

YouTuber Chris Strub visits family in September in Birmingham (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Chris Strub.

Time-lapse footage of creating a mural at Avondale’s Birmingham Recycling and Recovery center. From Paul Cordes Wilm.

Dancing cumbia at El Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Wil Raya.

Testimonial from Richard Rayburn of Fravert sign company for Machine Tools South in Vestavia Hills. From Machine Tools South.

Commercial for Friday’s kickoff events in Birmingham for Alabama’s 200th birthday. From Audiostate 55.

Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato on a September episode of “Our Issues Birmingham.” From Our Issues Birmingham.

Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield gives the keynote address at the Southeast Energy Storage Symposium in September at Southern Research in Oxmoor. From Alabama Graphite Corp.

Hanging out at Mugshots Grill and Bar, Steel City Pops and other local spots. From Lily Campbell.

Touring Angelica Rohner Pediatric Dentistry next to Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. From Angelica Rohner Pediatric Dentistry.

The Spain Park marching band competes earlier this month in the Trussville Marching Invitational. From Dale Tadlock.

Recap of the sixth weekend of high school football earlier this month at John Carroll Catholic High School’s stadium. From Starnes Publishing.

Preview of the seventh weekend of high school football earlier this month at John Carroll. From Starnes Publishing.

Drone footage of the Summit. From Ken Heron.

At the Birmingham Zoo. From Susan P. Sutherland.

Scenes from Railroad Park downtown. From Gideon Endrei.

Interview with Birmingham rapper YBN Nahmir From Tru Dat TV.

The Carver High School Mighty Marching Rams performs “Back Stabbers” in the stands. From Avion Greene.

Visiting the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum in Leeds. From Traveling Golfer.

Promo for Make Ready Weekend ministry conference with Rick Burgess and Andy Blanks in March at the Church at Brook Hills on U.S. 280. From YM360.

Jennifer Skjellum on empowerment (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From GirlSpring Power.

Having fun around town, including Lightrails, Railroad Park, Five Points South and Young the Giant at the BJCC Concert Hall. From Whatley and Co.

Security camera footage of a Sept. 28 armed robbery at MetroPCS in Ensley. From AL.com.

Alabama’s DJ Manish at Sidebar in Lakeview (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Manish Lets Get Em a k a DJ Manish.

Highlights from the NXL 2v2 Alabama paintball championship at Prime Paintball in Leeds. From Sherpa Marketing Solutions.

A message from the Northside Rams. From Big Phil the Director.

Robert Sumwalt of the National Transportation Safety Board briefs the media on UPS flight 1354 crash in 2013 at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From NTSBgov.

Cincinnati rock band the Afghan Whigs performs “Debonair” in September at Saturn in Avondale (our final vertical video of the week). From Digital Killed the Radio Star Podcast.

Los Angeles singer JoJo performs “Clovers” at the Little Black Dress Party fund-raiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. From Austin Bryant.

Ross Lamon of Tuscaloosa proposes to Taylor Dixon in November during the Little Black Dress Party at Regions Field downtown. From Austin Bryant.

Bagpipes for the morning workout earlier this month at Homewood Central Park. From F3 Birmingham.

Rock band Tesla performs earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Jay Burnham.

An Indian duet. From Kris Krishnan.

Driving I-20/59 through downtown. From la Palmada Guerrero.

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a rapist in the making

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

He thought nothing of
his many suggestive texts,
his whispered come-ons.

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#sundayread for October 22, 2017

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
reading

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country music staples

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Trucks, Jesus, women,
beer, dogs, heartbreak, the outdoors,
Mama ‘n’ Daddy.

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