Wade on Birmingham http://wadeonbirmingham.com News, features and essays about Birmingham and Alabama Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:05:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2407551 The Birmingham channel: Hello, summer! http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/20/the-birmingham-channel-hello-summer-video/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/20/the-birmingham-channel-hello-summer-video/#respond Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:00:59 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49194 A look at Birmingham in videos …

Softball: Birmingham Thunderbolts 06 vs. Georgia Impact 2023 – Lunsford. From Georgia Impact Lunsford 2023.

Working on a house on Alpha Street South in North Titusville. From Randy Martin.

Dashcam footage of Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard South. From Chris Miller.

Celebrating music director Ken Berg’s 40 years with the Birmingham Boys Choir. From Birmingham Boys Choir.

Highlight reel for Mountain Brook rising junior third baseman Clark Griffin at May’s Sunshine Southeast Showcase in Cartersville, Ga. From Skill Show Videos.

Melanie Maddox of BBVA Compass speaks at May’s Disrupt HR Birmingham event at Innovation Depot downtown. From Disrupt HR.

Florida guitarist Pavlo Simtikidis performs “Tsiftetelli” earlier this month at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Official Pavlo Admirers- OPA!

Woodlawn senior slot receiver Keyshun Parks in action (our vertical video of the week). From Keyshun Parks.

Actor/singer Logan Henderson performs in May at Tin Roof in Lakeview. From Feesa.

Lightning (our other vertical video of the week). From James Kyser.

Holding an event at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Leopold Marketing.

Help wanted ad for a client services manager in Birmingham. From A.R. Spears.

Detroit gospel group Kymon Smith and Godsons and Daughters performs in Birmingham (our other other vertical video of the week). From Kymon Smith.

R&B singer Coldrank performs “Chocolate Drop” earlier this month at Boutwell Auditorium downtown. From Supreme Team Investment Group.

Drone footage of Alabama landmarks: Saturn 1B rocket in Elkmont by I-65, the Statue of Liberty in Vestavia Hills by I-459 and the Big Peach water tower in Clanton by I-65. From Brents Pepper.

Birmingham indie soul band the Brook and the Bluff performs on local Web series “Welcome to Monotonia.” From Welcome to Monotonia.

Drone footage of the Cahaba River. From Fear-Some.

Testimonials by members for Homewood gym Squad Fitness. From Squad Fitness.

Soccer: Birmingham Hammers vs. Mississippi Brilla FC in May in Jackson. From Mississippi Brilla.

Welcoming Birmingham to the new Alliance of American Football. From the Colt 45 show.

Students from Mann Dance Studio in Prattville perform “Fun” at March’s Thunderstruck dance competition at the Alabama Theatre downtown, winning Team Large Group. From Thunderstruck Dance.

Chef and TV host Andrew Zimmern on Frank Stitt and Birmingham’s food scene. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Shooting a wedding and checking out Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover. From Joel Henson.

A look at the nonprofit organization, Birmingham Sister Cities Commission. From Masadabbc.

Walking through Joe Minter’s African Village in America, a sculpture garden south of Elmwood Cemetery in Woodland Park. From Buffett2010.

Clang! Clang! Clang! Clang! (Our other other other vertical video of the week.) From Cwhorld Productions.

Rodney Watson on snooty Birmingham people (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From District Three.

The Eagles performs “In the City” in April at Legacy Arena downtown (our final vertical video of the week). From Roger McMunn.

Promo for the White Foam Party on July 6 at Magnolia House in Five Points South. From Freeman Walker Jr.

Birmingham consulting firm 45 Inc. staff members discuss leadership. From 45 Inc. Birmingham.

Family reunion in Birmingham with a trip to VisionLand in Bessemer. From Wayne Inniss.

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stepping forward http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/20/stepping-forward-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/20/stepping-forward-haiku/#respond Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49290 Precision rhythm,
sick moves, a squad of highly
talented young men.

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almost liquid http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/19/almost-liquid-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/19/almost-liquid-haiku/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49288 “Boba tea is gross,”
he said, adding peanuts to
his bottle of Coke.

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good enough for the japanese http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/18/good-enough-for-the-japanese-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/18/good-enough-for-the-japanese-haiku/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49232 America puts her
children in timeout, known as
concentration camps.

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#sundayread for June 17, 2018 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/17/sundayread-for-june-17-2018/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/17/sundayread-for-june-17-2018/#respond Sun, 17 Jun 2018 05:05:34 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49264 Harewood House, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

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ones and zeros and wonders http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/17/ones-and-zeros-and-wonders-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/17/ones-and-zeros-and-wonders-haiku/#respond Sun, 17 Jun 2018 05:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49231 Can they automate
the brain, its myriad ways
of complex thinking?

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the excuse machine http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/16/the-excuse-machine-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/16/the-excuse-machine-haiku/#comments Sat, 16 Jun 2018 05:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49230 Nobody is more
efficient at deflection
than the manager.

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rituals http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/15/rituals-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/15/rituals-haiku/#respond Sat, 16 Jun 2018 04:55:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49229 Put on some coffee.
Flip idly through a smartphone.
Awaken within.

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The Birmingham channel: Don’t hate, graduate http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/14/the-birmingham-channel-dont-hate-graduate-video/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/14/the-birmingham-channel-dont-hate-graduate-video/#comments Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:55:59 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49055 A look at Birmingham in videos …

Trains in Irondale. From Carson Bean.

Danish punk rock band Iceage performs in May at Saturn in Avondale. From Ivan Denisovich.

Visiting Lightrails downtown. Published on May 19, 2018

Cincinnati motivational speaker Karim R. Ellis at May’s International Public Management Association for Human Resources regional conference at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. With testimonial from Michelle Barnes of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. From Karim R. Ellis.

Boone, N.C., roots band Lazybirds performs “Just Your Fool” in May at Domestique Coffee on Southside. From Actress Gabrielle.

A new fish for the tank. From Sheri and Will.

Members of Corazón de Alabama perform in May at Overtime Bar and Grill in Oxmoor. From Amanda de la Cataleya.

Touring the Birmingham Botanical Gardens greenhouse. From Prajun at Hunt.

Basketball: Birmingham Blue Devils vs. Team SLEEPY in May in Atlanta. From Baller TV.

Commercial for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. From Chris Liakos.

Feature on nonprofit organization STAIR of Birmingham, or Start the Adventure in Reading. From Alabama NewsCenter.

New Orleans’ Rebirth Brass Band performs in May at Saturn in Avondale. From Actress Gabrielle.

Mobile rapper Bkoshr, a k a Brandon Tunstall, at Miles College in Fairfield. From JD Productions.

Backstage dog. From DTenacity

Giving vegan burgers to the homeless downtown. From Carey Fountain.

Sidewalk dance party! From Angela Matthews.

Taking ATVs and motorcycles out for a ride in Belview Heights. From Shifty450.

Riding the trails at Oak Mountain State Park. From Black Bear Mafia MTB.

Q&A session at Sidewalk Film Festival. From Outlaw Films.

Birmingham jam band New Merkle Revue performs “Althea” in May at the Oasis in Lakeview. From Actress Gabrielle.

New Orleans Americana band Big Al and the Heavyweights performs in May at Phelan Park on Southside. From Actress Gabrielle.

Fatou Ouattara on her son Abdul Diane’s graduation from Hoover High School in May at Bartow Arena. From Starnes Publishing.

Graduates Gary Larson and Jennifer Andrew before the graduation ceremony. From Starnes Publishing.

Tossing their caps. From Starnes Publishing.

Alabama Winds performs “In My Father’s Eyes” in May at Mountain Brook High School. Composer Julie Giroux dedicated the work to the four girls murdered in the 1963 bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. From Patrick Fitzgerald.

Rhode Island accordionist Cory Pesaturo performs in May at Birmingham-Southern College (our vertical video of the week). From Aaron Tanner.

A look at TrimTab Brewing Company in Lakeview. From Local Reporter.

Conducting a raid while playing “Pokémon Go” (our other vertical video of the week). From Cody Sanders.

Huntsville rapper Kid Bless, a k a Jameke Byrd, performs at the Eastside Lounge in North Avondale. From JEDI Music.

Trains in Birmingham. From Sou610.

Andres Todd graduates from Wenonah High School (originally featured in July). From Fred Davenport.

Baseball: Birmingham Barons outfielder Trey Michalczewski hits a triple against the Generals in May at the Ballpark at Jackson. From Minor League Baseball.

Dashcam footage, including a trip to Elmwood Cemetery in Arlington – West End. From Scott King.

Hanging out at Do Dah Day in May on Southside. From Bill and Kelley Adventures.

Rock band A Perfect Circle performs “TalkTalk” and “Hourglass” in May at Legacy Arena downtown. From Wing Ding.

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make culture great again http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/14/make-culture-great-again-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/14/make-culture-great-again-haiku/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:55:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49228 Take your poisonous
nostalgia, weave it into
new clumps of old thoughts.

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aiming for a june weeding http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/13/aiming-for-a-june-weeding-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/13/aiming-for-a-june-weeding-haiku/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 05:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49227 The ceremony
takes place outdoors in a tall
thicket of back yard.

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kids’ weekday summer morning matinee http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/12/kids-weekday-summer-morning-matinee-haiku/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/12/kids-weekday-summer-morning-matinee-haiku/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:55:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49225 A tornado of
popcorn and giggles destroys
the run-down lobby.

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the soft touch http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/11/the-soft-touch-haiku/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49136 Browbeating the point
pushes away. Asking and
demonstrating works.

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#sundayread for June 10, 2018 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/10/sundayread-for-june-10-2018/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/10/sundayread-for-june-10-2018/#respond Sun, 10 Jun 2018 05:05:34 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49212 Books

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dud weight http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/10/dud-weight-haiku/ Sun, 10 Jun 2018 05:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49135 The lump in the next
cubicle spends time on the
clock wasting good air.

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the office potluck http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/09/the-office-potluck-haiku/ Sat, 09 Jun 2018 16:20:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49134 Chips, tortilla chips,
dip, potato salad and
12 kinds of desserts.

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rip tony http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/08/rip-tony-haiku/ Fri, 08 Jun 2018 15:45:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49133 Chef turned author and
ambassador, seeking great
eats and real people.

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The Birmingham channel: The eyes of mystery http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/07/the-birmingham-channel-the-eyes-of-mystery-video/ http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/07/the-birmingham-channel-the-eyes-of-mystery-video/#comments Fri, 08 Jun 2018 01:55:59 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=48976 A look at Birmingham in videos …

Los Angeles heavy metal band Bad Wolves perform “Zombie” in May at Legacy Arena downtown. From DTenacity.

Michael R. Jordan, pastor of New Era Baptist Church in Arlington – West End, talks with people on the street. From King Noble Higherself.

More from Pastor Jordan. From Timmy Thomas Jr.

Jacksonville rock band Shinedown performs “Sound of Madness” in May at Legacy Arena downtown. From DTenacity.

Monster trucks in a simulated Monster Jam in Legacy Arena. From MJRocks2219.

Promo for Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham. From Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham.

NBC Nightly News report on a high incidence of eye cancer among Auburn grads, filmed in Birmingham. From Ben Traylor.

Talking with local entrepreneurs about Birmingham. From Revolution LLC.

McLeod Software competes in the Birmingham Corporate Challenge in April at Railroad Park downtown. From McLeod in Motion.

Ashley Welch, a student from Jackie O’Neal School of Dance in Vestavia Hills, performs “Freedom” at April’s Platinum National Dance Competition at the Alabama Theatre downtown, winning Top Elite Act. From Platinum Dance.

Birmingham tribute band Eat a Peach performs in January in Montgomery. From Will Cash.

Columbus, Ohio, rock band Starset performs in May in Birmingham. From DTenacity.

Las Vegas heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch performs “Gone Away” in May at Legacy Arena downtown. From DTenacity.

Meeting Five Finger Death Punch did not go so well … From Cody Gremlin.

Little Savannah’s Clif Holt makes Summer Succotash Pico de Gallo in May at the Market at Pepper Place in Lakeview. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Birmingham alternative band the Murder of Jane Crow performs in 2016. From Scarecrow Jenkins.

Birmingham police officers in Linn Park downtown. From Kat Kan.

A look at events by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to gather public input. From Community Foundation.

PBS NewsHour report on Chicago students who came to Birmingham to learn firsthand about civil rights history. From Education Week.

Rice junior shortstop Ford Proctor against the UAB Blazers in May at Reckling Park in Houston. From 2080 Baseball.

Birmingham Latin band Sol Música performs in May at Rojo on Southside. From Kurt McKinney Music.

Tampa rap group Seckond Chaynce performs at the Nick on Southside. From UnderGround Booking UGB.

San Francisco rock band Primus performs in May at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From J.J. Hoover.

Atlanta heavy metal band Mastodon performs “Sultan’s Curse” in May at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From Rick A.

Softball: Birmingham Thunderbolts 06 vs. SEC Softball NC in May in Rock Hill, S.C. From Dwayne Hubbard.

Thunderbolts vs. Atlanta Vipers 06 – Callaway in May in Rock Hill, S.C. From Dwayne Hubbard.

Thunderbolts vs. Knockouts 05 of Darlington, S.C., in May in Rock Hill, S.C. From Dwayne Hubbard.

Chicago funk band the Main Squeeze performs in April at Saturn in Avondale. From Benjamin Aslin.

Flying in from Baltimore for a business trip, with stops at Topgolf and Dreamland BBQ. From Marco MM7.

Hyundai forklift for sale in Irondale. From Springer Equipment.

And a Toyota forklift. From Springer Equipment

Students from Amy’s School of Dance in Meridian perform “Time Warp” at April’s Platinum National Dance Competition at the Alabama Theatre downtown, winning Top Recreational Act and Platinum Power. From Platinum Dance.

“La Vaughn Livingston – the Representative of the Birmingham Art/Music Underground.” From Virgil Livingston.

Birmingham jam band Diner performs in May at the Oasis in Lakeview. From Actress Gabrielle.

Dashcam footage of driving I-459 and U.S. 280. From Abnormal Alabama.

Dothan group Minister Randy Miller and New Praise performs in Birmingham. From Randy Miller.

Birmingham band Nowhere Squares performs at Avondale venue Saturn for an episode of Alabama Public Television’s “Subcarrier.” From Subcarrier.

Future 150 scouting camp featuring Atlanta’s Premier Xpress 13u in May. From Premier Athletic Training.

Birmingham author Robert McCammon reads from his novel “Mister Slaughter” at the 2009 Alabama Bound book festival at the central branch of Birmingham Public Library. From Robert McCammon.

Digging into some Golden Flake chips (our vertical video of the week). From Nadia Jena.

Commercial for Praise Fest Weekend in May in Pelham. From Kikuyu Diaspora Television USA.

A field trip to Birmingham. From Kylaunilove1 Vlogs.

Trains in Irondale. From Carson Bean.

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formula for a best-seller http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/07/formula-for-a-best-seller-haiku/ Thu, 07 Jun 2018 05:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49132 String words together
in powerful sentences.
Repeat till novel.

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fairy tales for the unimaginative http://wadeonbirmingham.com/2018/06/06/fairy-tales-for-the-unimaginative-haiku/ Wed, 06 Jun 2018 05:00:55 +0000 http://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=49131 A servant cleans the
house with stupendous effort.
A dog talks in barks.

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