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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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the biggest dragonfly ever

Monday, November 6th, 2017

A lone drone swoops through
the park weaving through tall trees
and dodging frisbees.

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sunset in the afternoon

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Night begins as soon
as lunch is done, and the drive
home slinks through pitch black.

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#sundayread for November 5, 2017

Sunday, November 5th, 2017
Little Library

Photo: Kaarina Dillabough (CC)

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the fortune teller’s creed

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Uncertainty breeds
anxiety. Better to
know bad news up front.

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the unfairer sex

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Men, with their grabby
hands and lewd remarks and cruel
attitude. Xwhy?

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that’s the way love goes

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The confusion that
comes with budding amour grows
my anxiety.

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the color of hate

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Terrorists come in
all shades: white, white, white, white, white,
white, white, white and white.

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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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