Wade on Birmingham

the monster at the end of this preview

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Wade Kwon

All movie trailers
end the same way: with shameless
pleas to buy tickets.

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a time of renewal

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Withered vines and dead
leaves cleared for a row of new
seeds and some sunshine.

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keys to resiliency

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Be realistic.
Believe life is meaningful.
Wing it when needed.

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The Birmingham channel: Grand slam summer

Monday, June 12, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Fast-food employee Michelle Jones discusses the fight over raising the minimum wage in Birmingham. From TYT Politics.

Birds singing at the Birmingham Zoo (our vertical video of the week). From Rachel Fleming.

Making a miniature Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Mitchell Schaaf.

Birmingham country singer Sara Evans performs in December at the Alabama Theatre downtown (our other vertical video of the week). From Emilly King.

UAB’s David Allison discusses “Introduction to Predictive Modeling — from Linear Regression Models to Mechanistic Mathematical Modeling” at the American Society for Nutrition’s Scientific Sessions at Experimental Biology 2017 in April in Chicago. From ILSI Global.

Parker High students perform “The Word Was God” in February at Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Smithfield. From Be Encouraged.

Driving up from New Orleans to visit downtown Birmingham, including the Civil Rights District, touring on Zyp bikes and dining at Bottega on Southside. From the Life of Jord.

Music video for “Dead and Gone” by Atlanta’s Jaye Lingo and Birmingham’s B-Hold da General. From B-Hold da General.

Monterrey, Mexico, band Grupo Mandingo performs in February at El Sol Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other vertical video of the week). From Misael Mendez19.

Drury University competes in swimming and diving at the NCAA Division II National Championships Festival in March at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Drury Athletics.

What’s next for Bayer Properties after opening the renovated Pizitz building downtown? From Alabama NewsCenter.

Phoenix rock band Blessthefall performs “Dead Air” in March at Zydeco on Southside. From TheHolden710.

Birmingham’s St. Paul and the Broken Bones performs “Burning Rome” in December at the Alabama Theatre downtown.. From Ken Morris.

Birmingham’s Keon Barnum hits a grand slam against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in April at Regions Field downtown. From Minor League Baseball.

Birmingham second baseman Eddy Alvarez begins an April game with a leadoff double against the Montgomery Biscuits at Riverwalk Stadium. From Minor League Baseball.

Dr. Paul Koch of Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Highland Park discusses sedation dentistry. From DentalCMO.

Highlights from the 2017 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour in May at Oak Mountain State Park. From SurferToday.com.

Birmingham rapper B-Hold da General performs in April at Moonlight on the Mountain in Hoover. From B-Hold da General.

J. Warner Wallace, California police detective and author, offers an invitation to April’s reThink Apologetic Student Conference at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Hoover. From STRvideos.

Birmingham reggae band Safety Meeting performs “Stir It Up” in April at Ford’s Sports Bar in Bessemer (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Philabama.

Takeoff from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Larry Stephens.

Drone footage of George Ward Park in Glen Iris and surrounding areas. From Kenneth Robbins.

Jan Berry, a speaker and a consultant in Birmingham, talks about her kidney and pancreas transplants. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Buenos Aires belly dancer Oscar Flores performs in 2016 at the Dance for Hope fund-raiser at the Carver Theatre downtown. From Oscar Flores.

People share their dreams in Avondale at the Oola tour stop in May. From Oola.

A quick climb at Birmingham Boulders in the Oxmoor neighborhood. From Michael Rosato.

Kayaking on Five Mile Creek in the rain. From SnW Films.

Drone footage of a Birmingham house, plus interior tour. From Aerial Methods.

Birmingham comedian Michael Ruffino performs impressions of Morgan Freeman, Werner Herzog and more. From Captain Bubbles.

The Neckasaurus (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Mark Buckner.

Awards for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the class of 2017. From Icon Crystals.

Dallas-Ft. Worth country musician Wayne “The Train” Hancock performs “That’s What Daddy Wants” in May at Zydeco on Southside. From Benny Sprokits.

Birmingham Prelude Strings performs “La Paloma (the White Dove)” in May at the Alys Stephens Center. From Finley Evans.

Birmingham’s Wesley Higgins talks about his Alabama Power building at the 2016 BrickFair Lego Expo at the BJCC Exhibition Halls. From Hang Thu.

Visiting Hoke Animal Clinic in Irondale and Rickwood Caverns in Warrior. From Travelling Tourists.

Trains near downtown. From Sean Madison.

Let’s Play session from São Paulo YouTube gamer Fernando Horta on “GTR 2 – FIA GT Racing Game,” racing on a simulated Barber Motorsports Park track. From Fernando Horta.

Birmingham Airport Authority CEO Al Denson receives the American Association of Airport Executives’ Distinguished Service Award in May at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Stanley Parrish.

Performing at Mama and Son’s Hideaway in Grasselli Heights (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Shontena Sugar.

Kickoff for the Birmingham Hammers at Chattanooga FC in May. From Bill Vol.

Sweet 16 Game at the 2014 AAU National Championships between the Howard Pulley Panthers of Minneapolis versus the Alabama Challenge of Birmingham, played in Louisville. From the Basketball Channel.

Birmingham jazz group Ray Reach Trio performs in February at Moonlight on the Mountain in Hoover. From Jerry W. Henry.

North Carolina alt-rock band Big Something performs “Baba O’Riley” in February at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Live and Listen.

Dancing for the #RegulatingChallenge (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Charles Samuel.

Testimonial from Danny Markstein of Markstein Consulting on Royal Cup Coffee. From Mikerosay Video Production.

U.S. 31 overpass in the Fairmont neighborhood. From R Or.

Nashville’s Hermitage Dance Academy performs to “Don’t Stop Believing” at April’s Applause Talent competition at the Alabama Theatre downtown, winning Top Ovation Line – Teen. From Applause Talent Videos.

Pensacola’s Emerald Coast Dance Conservatory performs to “Cups” at the Applause Talent competition, winning Top Encore Small Group Teen. From Applause Talent Videos.

Behind the scenes of the Applause Talent competition. From Tyler Hartman.

Testimonial by Marie Bateh of Hoover on Rett Syndrome research at the UAB Civitan International Research Center. From Civitan International.

A look at OvenBird restaurant in Pepper Place. From the Holtlt.

Glennitta Battle: “Are the Nephilim Among Us?” (our other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Prophetic Edge Television Network.

Watching the IndyCar practice and IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in April at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Music City Cars.

Promo for Birmingham’s DJ Dirty Vegas. From DJ Dirty Vegas TV.

Leaving Birmingham on a bus. From Walking Tourist.

Dave Walker III of Birmingham on the 2016 presidential election. From LEO Productions.

Los Angeles folk-rock band Insects vs. Robots performs “Fukushima” in May at Iron City on Southside. From Zane Frank.

Nashville hip-hop group Jelly Roll performs in May at Zydeco on Southside (our other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Undergroundbooking Jimbo.

Trains near downtown at night. From Sean Madison.

Looking out from the top of Vulcan. From Danny Dorroh.

Birmingham YouTuber meetup at Excelsior in Hoover. From Birmingham YouTubers.

Charles Leavell, Birmingham native, keyboardist and tree farmer, gives the commencement address in May at Bowdoin College in Maine. From Bowdoin College.

Riding the rails at the Birmingham Zoo (our other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Danny Phillips.

The Blind Boys of Alabama perform “White Christmas” in December at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Actress Gabrielle.

Walking along the Treetop Nature Trail at Oak Mountain State Park, plus a birthday cake. From the Todds.

British singer-songwriter Callaghan performs in 2013 at the Red Cat Coffee House at Pepper Place for a 2014 episode of “Afterhours: Live from the Red Cat.” From Johnathan Morris.

Drone footage of Railroad Park downtown. From Pointed One Death.

December road trip from Tampa to Pensacola to the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field. From Elysa Rutherford.

Memphis rappers Young Dolph and Jay Fizzle perform in March at the Merienda Lounge on Southside. From Dolo Simba.

Mike Kemp, president and CEO of Birmingham’s Kemp Management Solutions, on the Blueprint Podcast with David Lamb. From Ted Putman.

Launch party via Google Hangout for Project 1000 Birmingham, part of Total Life Changes multi-level marketing. From Pam McCray.

East Lake house tour (our other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Nehemiah Ben Israel.

Recapping a field trip downtown. From Coolfoxy2883 Fox.

Galleria Tower in Hoover: “The root of ISIS, Nazism, racism, sexism, oppression, abortion apologetics, communism. It is the capital of evil.” From Autists TV.

Tossing mortarboards at the Hoover High class of 2017 graduation ceremony in May at Bartow Arena. From Jon Anderson.

Birmingham rapper SouthWest Holt performs. From Dolo Simba.

Promo for the John Maxwell Speakers Club by Rick Morris of R2 Consulting in Hoover. From R2 Consulting.

April storms cause accidents along I-20/59 east from downtown. From Live Storms Media.

Members of Starkville’s Academy of Competitive and Performing Arts perform “It’s Elvis” at Showstoppers dance competition in March at Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Ainsley Dobbs.

Special Olympics torch run through downtown in May, with additional runs throughout Alabama. From al.com.

A look at Redmont Distilling Company in Lakeview. From This Is Alabama.

Spanish promo for small worship groups at the Church at Brook Hills on U.S. 280. From Brook Hills Hispana.

Pascha (Easter) service at St. Symeon Orthodox Church in the Highland Park neighborhood (our other other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From David Surrett.

Interviews about Virginia College in Homewood. From Red Hour.

Little Rock youth pastor Amos Gray on the 2017 Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation in July at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Vimeo LCMS.

Drone footage of Ensley Eats in May. From An Entertainer Named BStuc.

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The Birmingham channel

cardiac conditioning

Monday, June 12, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Love, however brief,
strengthens a heart against the
loss that often comes.

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#sundayread for June 11, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017 by Wade Kwon

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as goes flint

Sunday, June 11, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Water comes in both
leaded, unleaded. Make sure
yours is the right one.

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restless heart syndrome

Saturday, June 10, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Insecurity,
a faithful companion to
keep me uneasy.

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james and the giant (im)peach

Friday, June 9, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The corridors of
power echo with the words
of the lone top cop.

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the patriarch, the baby and the father

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The specter of death
came calling and never left
our once happy home.

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alternative fiction

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The edges of the
reality distortion
field grow unbounded.

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we take it for granted

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The long forgetting
of little niceties done
without need of praise.

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The Birmingham channel: Geese love ganders

Monday, June 5, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Alabama Flames vs. Huntsville’s Rocket City Pride at the Future150 tournament in May at Homewood High School. From Rocket City Pride.

On the CB with 225 Birmingham. From 920 Mission Control.

“This Is Alabama” on Birmingham businesses. From Justin Yurkanin.

Jacob Kirschenbaum of Southeastern Technology Consultants in Homewood recaps Velocity Accelerator’s Demo Day in April. From Process Marketing.

Drone footage of Railroad Park and Regions Field downtown. From Jonathan Williams.

Fort Lauderdale rock band Nonpoint performs “In the Air Tonight” in April at Zydeco on Southside. From We R Gonna Be Up All Night.

Diversity on the Carver soccer teams. From al.com.

Nashville country band Old Dominion performs for a soundcheck for a May show at Avondale Brewing Company. From Brandi H.

Talking with Temple Emanu-El’s Jessica Roskin and Veronica Orozco Barrios, from the 2013 documentary “Road to Eden.” From Doug Passon Law | D Major Films.

Barons pitcher Michael Kopech earns his 10th strikeout against the Generals’ Rudy Flores in April at Jackson. From Minor League Baseball.

East Rome (Ga.) High School’s band marching in the 1970s into a Birmingham stadium. From Obop2.

“Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly” 2013 story on the 50th anniversary of the Children’s March in Birmingham. From Kim Lawton.

The Tax March in April at Linn Park. From This N That in AL.

The 2001 Magic City Classic at Legion Field. From Alex Hines.

James B. Robinson, M. Heath Hale and Siraj Abdullah, team doctors from Alabama, Auburn and UAB respectively, discuss concussion research. From UAB News.

Pickup “rolls coal” on minivan on I-459. From Bad Drivers of Smyrna, GA.

Drone footage of a house in the Preserve in Hoover. From Aerial Methods.

Venture for America holds a job fair in April at Innovation Depot downtown. Birmingham was one of three host cities. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Commercial for Fiat of Birmingham in Irondale. From Kernel.

On the podium for winning a gymnastics meet (our vertical video of the week). From Eric Enderle.

Hiking in Oak Mountain State Park. From UAB News.

Climbing at Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover. From George Evans.

Making Ricotta Pancakes with Brown Butter-Maple Syrup, by Post Office Pies chef John Hall. From Southern Living.

Looking back at 8 years at Rock City Church in Forestdale. From Rock City TV.

Two trios from Dancing Dolls of Birmingham perform. From Dance 4 Your Life.

More Dancing Dolls. From Dancing Dolls.

A look at the Pizitz apartments downtown. From Urban Spaces.

Kristin Noles and her mother Madeline Harris discuss Noles’ breast cancer diagnosis. Noles is a nurse manager at UAB Hospital and School of Nursing; Harris is director of the Women’s Breast Health Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. From Patient Power.

Looking at the parts at Nextran Truck Center in Fultondale. From Toolorgateam.

Scenes from the D Royal Queendom 3-Year Business Celebration and Fashion Show in March at the Bessemer Civic Center. From Supreme BG.

Back yard tree frog in a jar (our other vertical video of the week). From Jay Burnham.

“El Vive (He Lives),” an Easter production in Spanish at Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Smithfield. From Yadira y Daniel Marchena.

Promo for Samford University. From Samford Admission.

Commercial for Premiere Chevrolet in Bessemer. From Premiere Chevrolet.

Commercials from another 1991 airing of “Dark Shadows” on WVTM-13. From Maljardin.

Let’s Play session from Edgewater YouTube gamer KanameX12 on “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.” From Beat That Guy KanameX12.

Birmingham mayor William Bell as DJ at Seasick Records in Crestwood North. From Pre Herald.

Commercial real estate firm Collateral Properties in Irondale shows off its holdings in the metro area. From Collateral Properties.

Columbus, Ohio, rock band Starset performs “Die For You” and “Monster” in May at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From DTenacity.

Montgomery rap group Dirty Boyz performs at Mike’s Crossroads in Smithfield. From LQ Entertainment.

A look inside Chase Bays on Southside. From Stance Theory.

Atlanta band The Ladies Of performs in May at Black Market Bar and Grill in Five Points South (our other other vertical video of the week). From Jay Burnham.

Birmingham Americana-jam band New Merkle Revue with Taylor Hicks performs at the Oasis in Lakeview. From New Merkle Revue.

Labor Unit performs “I Wanna Rock” in May at Black Market Bar and Grill in Five Points South. From Christopher Hill.

Atlanta’s Diamond Allstar Beauties and Beau performs in Birmingham. From the Nyesha01.

The Birmingham Barons on the road vs. the Chattanooga Lookouts in May. From Bbtreeful.

Reggae on tap. From B Moe.

Third-grade students at Avondale Elementary perform “At Avondale We Soar.” From Laura Tucker Gallitz.

Riding the elevator at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown at night. From Elevatorgeek1234.

Michelle Williams of Good People Brewing Company on “Beer Thirty in the Mellow Garage.” From Hiram Mellow Mushroom.

Drone footage of Southside, Red Mountain and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson. From Stanley Parrish Jr.

Exploring Sloss Furnaces. From Why Do the Nations Rage?

Dallas-based Mexican band La Alianza Norteña performs “Como Tonto” at El Sol Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Adriana Suarez.

Visiting the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute downtown and talking with Parker High history teacher Barry McNealy. From Vicki Winters.

Talking with Hoover High principal Don Hulin at graduation ceremonies in May at UAB’s Bartow Arena. From Jon Anderson.

Friends in town. From Joseph Tillman.

Installing insulation via hose (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Rid-a-Critter Inc.

A field trip to Kelly Ingram Park downtown. From Taylor Bryant.

UAB student Rachel Lott takes part in the series, “Stand as One Alabama.” From UAB Media Studies.

Ann Stewart of Decatur’s St. John’s Episcopal Church talks about “A Digital Toolbox for Churches: Website Design and Use” at the One Conference in May at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills. From Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.

Elizabeth Hinson of Tuscaloosa’s Christ Episcopal Church talks about “Facebook and Instagram: What should you be posting? And when? And how often?” at the One Conference. From Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.

Visiting “Discover the Dinosaurs: Unleashed” in April at the BJCC Exhibition Halls. From Christy Black.

Highlight reel for Alabama Prep cornerback Ephraim Richard. From Street Light Recruiting.

Mexican comedy duo Imparables performs in April at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From Vladimir Fuerte.

Japanese rock duo Vamps performs “Calling” in May at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Eliot Yanes.

“Phantom Caller” by Atlanta singer and Dadeville native Nikki Speake, recorded at Communicating Vessels in Woodlawn. From Nikki Speake.

Drone footage of Ruffner Mountain. From Aaron’s Aerials.

Music video for “Fall in Love” by Birmingham R&B singer Kyoka. From BombProd205.

“UFO leaving a broken chemtrail over Birmingham.” From Allen Evans.

Toulouse geese at Heartsong Hollow Farm in Trussville. From Brett Schweiger.

Birmingham musicians Daniel Farris and Jim Fahy perform “Oblique Relay” at Communicating Vessels in Woodlawn as part of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Sound Edge Festival in February. From Spectra Sonic Sound Sessions.

UAB’s entry in progress for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 competition. Drone footage reveals completed framing within the solar-powered house. From UAB Solar Decathlon Surviv(AL).

Walking downtown. From Thomas Clay.

Huntsville’s WAFF-48 report on 1,200 confiscated semi-automatic rifles and the lawsuit filed by Trussville’s Gun South store. From Analog Indulgence.

A 1970 Chevrolet Impala. From Streetwhipz Kj.

Birmingham blues singer Sam Frazier Jr. performs as part of A Tribute to “Birmingham” George Conner in April at Henderson’s Lounge in Midfield. From Gottfried Kibelka.

Baton Rouge folk duo Clay Parker and Jodi James perform “Yazoo City” in December at Moonlight on the Mountain in Hoover. From Clay Parker and Jodi James.

Ralph Lindstrom in April at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Majik City Myke B.

Nashville rapper Pretty Keylo performs in May at Zydeco on Southside (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Pretty KeyLo.

Flying in January from Jacksonville to Birmingham in a Cessna 310. From Billinga.

Driving in April around town. From Real Karma.

Birmingham band Ritual Eyes performs “The Fool” at the Magic City Art Connection in April in Linn Park. From Eli Pruett.

A look at the Faith Chapel Care Center which opened in April. From Faith Chapel.

Almost 80 singers try out in March for National Anthem slots at Birmingham Barons games. From Alabama NewsCenter.

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the path once taken

Monday, June 5, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Ugly gardens, mean
mutts, a falling piano
and a touch of puke.

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#sundayread for June 4, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Chappell Hill Circulating Library

Photo: Brandon (CC)

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