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Archive for November, 2017

let us now praise infamous men

Friday, November 17th, 2017

They built careers on
stellar reputations and
silent survivors.

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hushed skeletons

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Cruelty is silence
smothering the victims of
sexual violence.

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the march of time

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Six more weeks till a
new year. Six more hours till a
new day. Keep trying.

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tis better

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Love isn’t lost. It
hides in the crevasses of
the poor broken heart.

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The Birmingham channel: Word on the street

Monday, November 13th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Music video for “Crystalized” by Birmingham electronic duo Halter Kids. Thanks to band member McClain McKinney for the suggestion! From Halter Kids Music.

My pal Arik Sokol filmed this “man on the street” segment in Birmingham last week on the allegations against Senate candidate Roy Moore. From the Washington Post.

Lawnmower demo. From Quinton Sanders.

Road trip to Hoover and Homewood. From Ronny Boyswag.

Trains downtown. From Jackson Slater Elevator Rail Alarm Fan.

Train in North Avondale. From CSXfan4589.

More trains in North Avondale. From CSXfan4589.

Warming up at Mizu Japanese Steak House in Trussville and then performing at Side Effects in Smithfield. From J.G.

Visiting downtown Homewood, Vulcan and Five Points South. From James Harris.

Pastor Nathan Carden of the Church at Ross Bridge in Hoover shares his vision. From Nathan Carden.

Talking with Ashley Steiner of Ashley Ink and Paperie in Birmingham, winner of a Global Student Entrepreneur Award. From Robert Evans.

Vlog from participants at June’s National Speech and Debate Tournament downtown. From Nicole Andraya Costa Rica.

Nashville rapper Haystak performs in 2016 at the Nick on Southside. From Undergroundbooking Jimbo.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Marlowobp.

Yoga session at Railroad Park downtown. From Michael Northorp.

Exploring the Tutwiler Hotel downtown. From Jackson Slater Elevator Rail Alarm Fan.

Promo for Alabama Ortho Spine and Sports clinic in Trussville. From Yellow Pages.

Rock band Foo Fighters performs “Big Me” in October at Legacy Arena downtown. From Wing Ding.

Drone footage shows before and after looks for parking lot paving at Wildwood Parkway. From Wright Construction Birmingham.

Interview with Mormon missionaries after working in Birmingham. From Lifey.

Highlight reel for Bessemer Academy junior running back Justin Jones. From Street Light Recruiting.

The Rock City Performing Arts Ministry performs at Rock City Church in Forestdale. From Rock City TV.

Hattiesburg punk band Judy and the Jerks performs in October at the Spring Street Firehouse in Avondale. From Colors of Nights.

Birmingham punk band Black Hole Kids performs at Spring Street Firehouse (our vertical video of the week). From Colors of Nights.

Punk band Small Man performs at Spring Street Firehouse. From Colors of Nights.

Mississippi band Slurp performs at Spring Street Firehouse. From Colors of Nights.

Visiting the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Team Clements.

Driving I-20/59 through downtown. From Antonio Salazar.

Shooting instructor Ben Stoeger holds class in October at the Brock’s Gap Training Center in Hoover. From Jimmy Owens.

Recap of the eighth weekend of high school football in October from Thompson Reynolds Stadium at Vestavia Hills High School. From Starnes Publishing.

Preview of the ninth weekend of high school football in October. From Starnes Publishing.

Recap of the ninth weekend of high school football in October. From Starnes Publishing.

Preview of the 10th weekend of high school football in October. From Starnes Publishing.

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

The main stage at Fiesta in Linn Park downtown. From Uriel Garcia.

The Alabama State Mighty Marching Hornets performs in October at the Magic City Classic Kickoff event at Bill Harris Arena in Five Points West. From Covering All River Region Sports Alabama State.

The Alabama A&M Marching Maroon and White performs. From Covering All River Region Sports Alabama State.

Dancing for the Maroon and White. From Covering All River Region Sports Alabama State.

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after goodbye

Monday, November 13th, 2017

The beating goes on,
a solitary thump. The
heart wants what it wants.

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#sundayread for November 12, 2017

Sunday, November 12th, 2017
woman reading newspaper

Photo: X1klima (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for November 12, 2017:

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The latest #sundayread tweets:

ode to a beard

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

The scraggly friend who
cleans up after meals, gives a
tickler to faces.

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Happy Veterans Day!

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Video: Live stream of the National Veterans Day
parade in downtown Birmingham, starting
at 2 p.m.

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., with live streaming available in the video above.

New this year are fireworks atop Red Mountain starting at 5:30 p.m.

Map: National Veterans Day parade route

Video: The 2016 National Veterans Day parade

for god and country

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

They risked it all for
apple pie and the Amer-
ican way of life.

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feed the trees

Friday, November 10th, 2017

The paperwork to
reduce paperwork is held
up by no paper.

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modest riches

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Bills paid, flat fixed, new
toaster, new underwear, cash
for fast food takeout.

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when one become two

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

We lie awake, side
by side, wondering what the
other wants in time.

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when johnny comes limping home

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

A nation sends its
young to war, then leaves them to
pick up their own pieces.

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The Birmingham channel: Speak loudly and carry a big stick

Monday, November 6th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

A trip to Red Mountain Park. From Gowestusa.

More from Red Mountain Park. From Gowestusa.

Austin rock band BoDeans performs “Breakdown” in October at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From DTenacity.

Just another night in Five Points South (our vertical video of the week). From Loathedd.

Highlights from the 2017 Manhattan Dance Project workshop in October at Alabama Dance Academy in Vestavia Hills. From Manhattan Dance Project.

Samford law professor Brannon Denning participates on a panel during October’s What to Do About Gun Violence symposium at Chicago’s Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation. From 7th Circuit Bar.

London singer Rita Ora performs in October. From Feesa.

A report on October’s Fiesta in Linn Park downtown. From LLDM News Noticias de la Iglesia la Luz del Mundo.

Scenes from Birmingham rapper YBN Nahmir’s set in September at Jazzy Ladies Spot on 6th in South Titusville. From Niles Bryant.

A train passes by Railroad Park downtown (our other vertical video of the week). From Michael Northorp.

Host Natasha Alford interviews Birmingham mayor-elect Randall Woodfin. From the Grio.

Vlogging in the car about Jesus. From Kira Darling.

Visiting Sloss Furnaces, Rickwood Field, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and other spots in Huntsville and Birmingham. From Amanda/Melanie.

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

Field trip to UAB. From Lauren Motes.

June tornado visible from downtown (our other other vertical video of the week). From AccuWeather.

A look at Iglesia La Fe, the Hispanic ministry at Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church. From Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church.

Rock duo Tenacious D performs in 2002 at Sloss Furnaces. From William Walker.

Commercial for Wheelhouse Academy gym on Southside. From Wheelhouse Academy.

Gov. Ivey speaks at October’s Southern Automotive Conference at the BJCC East Exhibit Hall downtown. From Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA).

Seattle punk/metal band Zeke performs in October at the Nick on Southside. From the Nick Bham.

Beau Green, president of Right at Home Birmingham, on caring for seniors. From Right at Home.

Hip-hop dancing at the Platinum National Dance Competition in October at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Leah Howard Hartley.

Insulation installation (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Rid-a-Critter Inc.

North Carolina rock/Americana band Avett Brothers performs “Just Be Simple” in October at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Dalevy444 Dalevy444.

The Avett Brothers performs “January Wedding.” From Greg Burke.

Promo for nonprofit organization the Lovelady Center. From Serquest.com.

Trains in Irondale. From Great American Railfan.

Reviewing Farm Burger in Five Points South. From Lorenzo March.

Will Haver of Taco Mama in Mountain Brook talks about participating in the Shop, Save and Share fund-raiser for the Junior League of Birmingham. From Planet Fundraiser.

More on the Shop, Save and Share promotion. From Planet Fundraiser.

A Crimson Tide-themed airbrushed car from Birmingham artist Erica B Airbrush Designer. From Erica B Airbrush Designer.

Discussing the lessons from the Live2Lead conference in October at Regions Field. From Richard Mobley | Seven Four.

The UAB Marching Blazers perform at October’s Pride of Hayden Marching Band Festival. From Jeremy Jones.

A trip to Vulcan and the Birmingham Zoo. From the Lebbies.

Playing VR mobile game Ingress downtown (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Brandon Lee Majors.

Dogs cool off in the pool at October’s Pooch Plunge at Levite Jewish Community Center in Crestwood South. From Starnes Publishing.

Celebrating Canterbury United Methodist Church’s 150th anniversary in October. From Becca Bell.

Drone footage of Southside and UAB. From the Hen Men.

Driving through LightRails (our final vertical video of the week). From the Carlos Atilano.

A GoPedi bike in the Patton Creek parking lot. From webozzy21.

A look at the 2017 Habitat for Humanity’s Greater Birmingham Home Builders Blitz. From Alabama NewsCenter.

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