Wade on Birmingham http://wadeonbirmingham.com News, features and essays about Birmingham and Alabama Thu, 01 Mar 2018 03:47:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2407551 The Birmingham channel: Tour de loo http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/28/the-birmingham-channel-tour-de-loo-video/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/28/the-birmingham-channel-tour-de-loo-video/#respond Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:30:59 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48179 A look at Birmingham in videos …

Documentary short “Gip: Son of the South” (2014) on Gip’s Place backyard juke joint in Bessemer. From Josh Bullock.

Decorating class at Whisk Cookie Company in Homewood. From Happenin’s in the ‘Ham.

Bathroom at the Birmingham Scout Shop in Liberty Park, Vestavia Hills. From Will the Toilet Man.

Men’s bathroom at Vulcan Park. From Will the Toilet Man.

Men’s bathroom at Grille 29 restaurant at Brookwood Village in Homewood. From Will the Toilet Man.

Team Stickyman from Polyvance competes in the 24 Hours of LeMons race earlier this month at the Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Keith Lammon.

A visit to the Japanese Gardens at the Birmingham Botanical Garden. From Cody Gremlin.

Marimba Flor del Paraiso performs for the Fiesta of Santa Eulalia earlier this month at the A.G. Gaston Building downtown. From Nico Leon.

Skateboarding around town from 2005 to 2010. From Wolf Turner.

After Jayme Locke’s TEDXBirmingham presentation in March, Birmingham native Tyler Williamson donated a kidney to Hoover’s Jay Ernst, joining the UAB Kidney Chain. From UAB News.

Highlight reel for Bessemer Academy senior point guard Roman Fletcher. From Street Light Recruiting.

Hockey: Peoria Rivermen at Birmingham Bulls earlier this month in Pelham. From Journal Star.

Family outing to the McWane Science Center downtown. From Being Mommy with Style.

Driving through January snow on West Valley Avenue in Homewood. From Jose Garcia Sis.

Asking Vestavia Hills first and second graders to answer “What does love mean to you?” From Starnes Publishing.

Dance-off! At El Sol on Valley Avenue. From Super Rige.

Massachusetts metalcore band Killswitch Engage performs earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Seventhone73.

Highlights from the 2017 Alabama Pinball State Championship in January at Southern Coin-Op and Amusement in Pelham. From Magic City Pinball.

Documentary “Walking in Black History” follows Erie, Pa., group through Birmingham, Tuskegee, Selma, Montgomery and other civil rights landmarks. From Tom Weber Films LLC.

Austin rock band A Good Rogering performs “The Snail” in September at the Nick on Southside. From A Good Rogering.

Checking in from Kami-Con, the annual anime conference in January at the BJCC East Exhibition Hall downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Puzzle Unique Lewis/Pearson.

Birmingham rapper Timebomb Empire (our other vertical video of the week). From Timebomb Empire.

Dining out at Beijing Express in Hoover. From Cody Gremlin.

Knoxville country-pop singer Kelsea Ballerini performs “I Hate Love Songs” earlier this month at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From David R.

Promo for Innovative Financial Solutions in Trussville. From Vulcan Media.

Promo for the Stars Over Alabama Showcase for softball players in July in Calera and Alabaster. From National Scouting Report.

Promo for Birmingham Fashion Week’s $150,000 crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe. From Heidi Elnora.

Hayes K-8 students ask Sen. Doug Jones to visit. From STAIR of Birmingham.

“Waitress,” a narrative short filmed at Cajun Seafood House in Vestavia Hills. From Jay Galloway.

Duct cleaning (our other other vertical video of the week). From 3D Air Services LLC.

A self-guided tour of Sloss Furnaces. From Kcterry.

Highlights of Birmingham from 1988. From Life in Bama.

Becoming dental assistants. From Birmingham Dental Assistant School.

Cars cars cars at the World of Wheels earlier this month at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. From Vladimir Fuerte.

More from the World of Wheels. From Black Boy Dawson 01.

Even more from the World of Wheels. From Brian Hall.

Meeting WWE wrestler Charlotte Flair at the World of Wheels. From Jared Wallis.

Drone footage of the Rotary Trail in the Magic City sign downtown. From Jerad Watson.

Trailer for “The Undefeated Presents Dear Black Athlete” on ESPN, filmed earlier this month at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in South Titusville. From ESPN Front Row.

Birmingham rock band Little Memphis and Friends performs “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” From Actress Gabrielle.

Music-lighting demo. From Chris Sarris.

Highlight reel for Birmingham Thunderbolts ’03 shortstop Lauren Bevis From Real Estate Videos.

M.C. Laubscher of Cashflow Ninja in Pennsylvania talks with Maureen McCann of Spartan Invest in Five Points South. From Cashflow Ninja Podcast.

Pre-show jitters? (Our other other other vertical video of the week.) From Large Marge.

Report from Corporate America Credit Union in Irondale. From Vulcan Media.

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the price of johnny’s soul http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/28/the-price-of-johnnys-soul-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/28/the-price-of-johnnys-soul-haiku/#respond Wed, 28 Feb 2018 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48301 What is the devil
doing with a gaudy gold
fiddle anyway?

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intelligence quotient http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/27/intelligence-quotient-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/27/intelligence-quotient-haiku/#respond Tue, 27 Feb 2018 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48299 We know more than we
let on, and sometimes a whole
lot less than we should.

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when one becomes two http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/26/when-one-becomes-two-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/26/when-one-becomes-two-haiku/#respond Mon, 26 Feb 2018 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48265 She would face the day
with a bit more grit and a
heap of wistfulness.

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#sundayread for February 25, 2018 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/25/sundayread-for-february-25-2018/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/25/sundayread-for-february-25-2018/#respond Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:05:34 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48273 cobweb bookshelf

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the five rings http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/25/the-five-rings-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/25/the-five-rings-haiku/#respond Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48264 Let the continents
of people rejoice in games
and good sportsmanship.

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the plain bus stop http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/24/the-plain-bus-stop-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/24/the-plain-bus-stop-haiku/#respond Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48263 No shelter, no bench,
just a patch of dirt next to
a sun-bleached marker.

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cautiously optimistic http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/23/cautiously-optimistic-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/23/cautiously-optimistic-haiku/#respond Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48238 Keeping the champagne
in storage while watching each
small step for progress.

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the devilish landlord http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/22/the-devilish-landlord-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/22/the-devilish-landlord-haiku/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:05:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48246 Beat the tenants. Break
the leases. Ignore the gripes.
Holler for the checks.

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The Birmingham channel: Untold riches http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/21/the-birmingham-channel-untold-riches-video/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/21/the-birmingham-channel-untold-riches-video/#comments Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:15:59 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48128 A look at Birmingham in videos …

Something in the air downtown … (Our vertical video of the week.) From Large Marge.

Mexican singer Régulo Caro performs at El Sol on Valley Avenue. From Guadalupe Ruiz.

Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School, a summer reading program at the Worship Center Christian Church in Irondale. From Van Moody.

Nashville roots artist Mudbone performs in June at Iron City on Southside. From Mudbone Music.

Riding up to Tip Top Grill in Bluff Park in Hoover. From Hammereye 85.

Checking out Kami-Con, the annual anime conference in January at the BJCC East Exhibition Hall downtown. From Cody Gremlin.

Sporting black wings at Kami-Con. From Cody Gremlin.

The Joker and Harley Quinn. From Cody Gremlin.

A walk-through of Kami-Con. From Dr. Kelsey Graham.

Asheville’s Cilla Vee and ‘U’u perform “Fe” at January’s Asian Heritage Festival at the Birmingham Museum of Art downtown. From Cilla Vee Life Arts.

A Missouri man shares insights from a Birmingham business conference. From Millennial Motivation Entrepreneur.

Dave Ramsey talks with millionaire caller Hank from Birmingham. From the Dave Ramsey Show.

Sirote and Permutt’s U.S. Tax Reform Seminar in January at the Club. From Sirote and Permutt PC.

Dancing in Lightrails downtown. From Cody Gremlin.

And behind the scenes. From Cody Gremlin.

Oakland heavy metal band Machine Head performs “The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears” in February at Saturn in Avondale. From What Remains 1.

Reviewing the haul from BrickFair in Birmingham earlier this month. From Ty Lego Guy.

Vlogging from a motorcycle while riding around town. From Hammereye 85.

Checking out Spike’s Leather Club in Lakeview with co-owner Rod Caldwell. From Cody Gremlin.

San Diego blues band Radio Moscow performs earlier this month at the Nick on Southside. From Solar Wind.

Crack is wack (our other vertical video of the week). From Martin King Chidebelu.

Vlogging at Railroad Park and along downtown streets. From Meagan Belflower.

And a vlog at John’s City Diner downtown. From Meagan Belflower.

Promo for Paul’s Mobile Car Wash. From Curlyboypj Gang.

Time-lapse footage of January’s lunar eclipse. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Listening in on the tower at Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport for 8 hours. From Tower Comm.

A 30-second commercial for Changing Spaces Moving. From Joe Planson.

Couch rapping (our other other vertical video of the week). From Elija-Jaun Farley.

Showing off a custom pickup. From Mustafaa Abdullah.

Pop singer Ariana Grande performs “Be My Baby” in 2015 at Legacy Arena downtown (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Daniih Mesa.

A painting demo. From Rose Thome Casterline.

Spartanburg, S.C., volleyball team Upward Stars 15-1 Anna plays in January’s AAU Super Regional Icebreaker tournament at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex downtown. From Abigail Breeden.

Atlanta electronic music artists Deku and Saude perform in January at Saturn in Avondale. From Step Pepper.

“The Steel City,” a documentary on Birmingham’s steel industry by Birmingham-Southern student Harris Josey. From Harris Josey.

Members of Blueprint Church in Atlanta discuss Martin Luther King Jr. and his “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” From Daniel McCullough.

Judging at January’s Birmingham Feline Fanciers CFA Cat Show at the Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Carnivore Carry Out.

Central Alabama Youth Federation Choir performs at More than Conquerors Winter Federation earlier this month at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in South Titusville. From Sam R.

Patrick Bougi performs “Amazing” at More than Conquerors Winter Federation. From Sam R.

Patrick and Eric Bougi perform at More than Conquerors Winter Federation. From Ron P.

Karen Gibson performs “That Name” at More than Conquerors Winter Federation. From Sam R.

Welcome video for the More than Conquerors Winter Federation. From Sam R.

Dynamic Praise from Huntsville’s Oakwood University performs “Amazing” at More than Conquerors Winter Federation. From Sam R.

Demo reel showing a January weather segment from WIAT-42 meteorologist Ashley Gann. From Ashley Gann.

Promo for cryptocurrency discussion featuring Jason Nunnelley and Joshua Smith earlier this month at Innovation Depot downtown. From Jason Nunnelley.

Trains in 2000 on 32nd Street South. From Larry Mims.

Scott Underwood of Reverse Mortgage Alabama in Shelby County promotes reverse mortgages (our final vertical video of the week). From Scott Underwood.

Dennis and Kimberly Goza of Activated Story Theatre dance through the South, including Vulcan Park and Sloss Furnaces (at 1:31). From Activated Story Theatre.

Promo by T.J. Gamble of Opelika for a Birmingham Magento Meetup earlier this month at UAB. From eCommerce-Aholic.

Highlights from January’s Rising Star Road Show concert at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Come Together Create.

Commercial for Birmingham Orthodontics. From Apex Current.

Mexican duranguense band El Trono de México performs “Te Recordar” in January at El Sol on Valley Avenue. From Borjas Gonzalez.

Training for Alabama National Guard recruits. From Defense Flash News.

Poets at an Aligarh Association at Birmingham meeting at UAB. From Hana Khan.

Surprise 35th birthday party for Jon Bryant in November at the Marble Ring in Avondale. From Jeremy the Director.

Tuning in to WSYP (95.1 FM). From Afri Synergy News.

Highlight reel for Ramsay senior running back Kobe Belcher. From Street Light Recruiting.

Highlight reel for Ramsay senior wide receiver Terrell Gardner. From Street Light Recruiting.

Highlight reel for Ramsay senior quarterback Isaiah Bradford. From Street Light Recruiting.

Highlight reel for John Carroll senior defensive end Dilan Sherrod. From Street Light Recruiting.

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the comeback http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/21/the-comeback-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/21/the-comeback-haiku/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48247 Her knees rebuilt. Her
arm fractured. Ready to ski
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the all-spin zone http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/20/the-all-spin-zone-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/20/the-all-spin-zone-haiku/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48236 The humble snowboard
sends riders high into the
sky with bold panache.

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the invisible receptionist http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/19/the-invisible-receptionist-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/19/the-invisible-receptionist-haiku/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:10:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48212 Only a ghost haunts
the abandoned desk at the
front of the office.

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#sundayread for February 18, 2018 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/18/sundayread-for-february-18-2018/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/18/sundayread-for-february-18-2018/#respond Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:05:34 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48160 heart bookmark

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the call of duty for a 10-year-old http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/18/the-call-of-duty-for-a-10-year-old-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/18/the-call-of-duty-for-a-10-year-old-haiku/#respond Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48211 Who made that lone child
the human shield for his class
-mates? He volunteered.

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the hunt for ice cream http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/17/the-hunt-for-ice-cream-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/17/the-hunt-for-ice-cream-haiku/#respond Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:30:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48207 The fluffiness. The
sharp delight of an untried
flavor. Frosty joy.

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till the muffler gives out http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/16/till-the-muffler-gives-out-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/16/till-the-muffler-gives-out-haiku/#respond Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:30:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48203 Sputters and lurches
make for a troubled ride on
a car’s last journey.

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field guide to homo sapiens http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/15/field-guide-to-homo-sapiens-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/15/field-guide-to-homo-sapiens-haiku/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48191 Do not interact.
Merely observe. Gaze deeply
into human hearts.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/14/happy-valentines-day-2018-video/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/14/happy-valentines-day-2018-video/#comments Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:05:46 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48193

Video: McShan Florist in Dallas in a Valentine’s week frenzy.

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! Would your luve like a red, red rose?

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so many flavors of love http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/14/so-many-flavors-of-love-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/02/14/so-many-flavors-of-love-haiku/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48175 Passionate. Endless.
Platonic. Codependent.
Mutual. Selfless.

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