Wade on Birmingham

binary watchdogs

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Every device a
spy, every lens a snitch, all
in the name of peace.

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The Birmingham channel: The nose knows

Monday, March 13, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Campaign video for Conrad Anderson for the Birmingham Bar Association’s executive committee place No. 1. From Balch and Bingham.

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham changes name to United Ability. From Alabama NewsCenter.

EarthShaker tears around Legacy Arena during January’s Monster Jam. From Camden Gamez.

California rock band Beasto Blanco performs “Death Rattle” in January at the Nick on Southside. From Mark Christy.

The world’s worst book report on the University of Alabama at Birmingham. From Coolgrad.

Music video for “We Ain’t Seen S__t” by Tuscaloosa rapper Bama Loc. From Boss Level Entertainment.

The 2017 Ford GT at the World of Wheels in February at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex downtown. From Demon Hunter 3160.

Will Haynes performs in October at the Forum Theater downtown. From Jerry W. Henry.

Kailey Hobin performs at the same event. From From Jerry W. Henry.

UAB upgrades its rack servers. From Dell.

The Atlanta Elite Allstars team performs in February at the Victory Cheer Competition at Legacy Arena. From Dave Farmery.

Another team competes at the event. From Victory Athletics Spirit.

Making a swing adjustment. From the Golf Guys.

“A personal story from the days when abortion was illegal (1969). Very important for all those too young to have lived through those times.” From Angela Fremont.

The U.S. Davis Cup Team on playing in Birmingham. From Alabama NewsCenter.

More from the Davis Cup. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Driving on I-20/59 west toward downtown. From Schnatter Mexiko.

Kids sing in church. From Ana Rodriguez.

Drone footage of downtown. From Connor Hand.

Birmingham blues-folk artist Early James performs “Blow For Blow” at Ol Elegante Studio in Homewood. From Jack Serra.

Employees of South Oak Title wish everyone a Happy New Year. From South Oak Title.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017 at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., the God’s Grace Ministry praise dancers honor the four girls killed in the Birmingham church bombing in 1963. From Kansas City Star Video.

A day at the Davis Cup tennis, 2017 World Group first round. From Stuff I shout into a videocamera and that you now are listening to.

A look at Park 35 on Clairmont apartments in Forest Park. From Urban Spaces.

A treatment option for hair loss (our vertical video of the week). From Farah Sultan.

The 2017 USA Bowling South Regional tournament, last week at Vestavia Bowl. From the Sport of Bowling – USBC.

The Boo Wezzie Birthday Bash in February at Onyx Lounge in Smithfield. From Yung Playa Entertainment.

Tony Nathan, former football star at Alabama and the Miami Dolphins, speaks in February at the Negro Southern League Museum downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

The Sixth Avenue Baptist Church 2016 year in review. From Rich Pope.

The Women’s March in January in downtown Birmingham. From Susan.

English singer-songwriter Nick Lowe performs “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding” in October at the Forum Theater downtown. From the Soulboy 7.

Testimonial from Tiffany Billups of Birmingham for the 200-hour SomaVeda yoga certification program. From SomaVeda Thai Yoga.

Heath Robertson welcomes you to Edwards Lake Church of Christ in Huffman. From Edwards Lake Church of Christ.

Tuscaloosa’s Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale in a post-fight fight in February at the Westin downtown (our other vertical video of the week). From M.S.

Members of Canterbury United Methodist Church take part in an annual service day in October at Avondale Samaritan Place. From Canterbury United Methodist.

The Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association kicks off the 2017 Strength to Stand Tour in February at Valleydale Church in Hoover. From Redemption Road.

Highlights from November’s Big Pitch competition at Thomas Jefferson Tower downtown. From Marquis Barnes.

Hoover’s fi-Plan Partners holds a discussion on “Will Corporate Confidence Lead to Further Market Growth?” From fi-Plan Partners.

All seven dogs from Atlanta’s Canine Country Academy pass their respective Odor Recognition Test held at the Birmingham Obedience Training Club in Roebuck. From Canine Country Academy.

December’s Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field featuring South Carolina vs. South Florida. From Tim Bliss.

Stone Temple Pilots performs “Big Empty” at the 2011 Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil downtown. From Treser62.

Church fellowship. From Maria Velasco.

Chris Hastings, owner of the Hot and Hot Fish Club, speaks to students about taking strategic risks in their careers during the 2016 Crenshaw Leadership Academy at the University of Alabama. From the University of Alabama – CHES.

Time-lapse footage of a January sunset at Railroad Park downtown. From Bill Watters.

First Tournament of Champions youth football tournament in December at Jackson-Olin High School in Ensley. From Yung Playa Entertainment.

Richmond punk band Ann Beretta performs “Dirty Faces.” From Streagan123.

The play “Somebody Done Bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church,” performed at Canisius College in Buffalo. From the Video Institute.

Trains at Sloss Furnaces. From Great American Railfan.

British TV show “Mobil 1 the Grid” on Porsche Sport Driving School at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Mobil 1 the Grid.

The CoolSculpting procedure applied to the inner knee area (our other other vertical video of the week). From Petro Facial Plastic Surgery and MedSpa.

A look at the lofts and apartments at Thomas Jefferson Tower downtown. From Urban Spaces.

The 2016 Best of Birmingham Celebration Video. From Alabama Media Group.

Exploring the abandoned Carraway Hospital in Druid Hills. From Todd Shaw.

Highlights from the 2016 Birmingham Corporate Challenge in July at Railroad Park downtown. From St. Vincent’s Health System.

A Jamaican Mento folk group performs for Mayor Bell and the delegation from Birmingham at the Ward Theatre in Kingston, Jamaica (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization.

Crestview Mafia performs in October at the High Note on Southside. From Slick the Skeet.

A demonstration of the Omni System on a Yamaha C6X piano. From Ellis Piano and Organ.

Bachata singer Domenic Marte performs in October at Fiesta in Linn Park downtown. From Junior Cussi.

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uninquiring minds

Monday, March 13, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Check yourself. I am
not here to reinforce your
selfish narrative.

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#sundayread for March 12, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017 by Wade Kwon

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homegrown hate

Sunday, March 12, 2017 by Wade Kwon

We overlook the
face of terrorism when
it resembles ours.

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hands-free chronology

Saturday, March 11, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Amputated clocks
tell time on demand or show
their floating digits.

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sunnydale, 20 years later

Friday, March 10, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Buffy Anne Summers.
Beloved sister, friend. She
saved the world. A lot.

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the princess

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Her reign is noted
not so much for her royal
bearing but whining.

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overlooking the rhyme scheme

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by Wade Kwon

She didn’t care for
flowery verses but still
married the poet.

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buddha once said

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The surest path to
enlightenment can be found
in my new podcast.

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The Birmingham channel: Streaming and stalking

Monday, March 6, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Winter hiking at Oak Mountain State Park and exploring the abandoned American Life Building (a k a Stonewall Building) downtown. From Erik Halley.

Promo for Swoope Hair Studio in Hoover. From Brittany Swoope.

Highlights from the 2015 Birmingham Bowl. From Birmingham Bowl.

Morehouse College student Jarrell Jordan returns to Birmingham to visit Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School in South East Lake. He serves as one of 73 White House HBCU Ambassadors. (Our vertical video of the week.) From Jarrell Jordan.

Atlanta Christian rock band Casting Crowns performs “Just Be Held” in November at Boutwell Auditorium downtown. From Bobbieann Cooke.

The Christmas tree at Hoover Municipal Center. From Marcelino Cruz Jimenez.

Huntsville’s Oakwood Adventist Academy Choir performs in November at the Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church in Smithfield. From TrishsMom.

Inverness financial planning firm Legacy Advisory Group’s Jeremy Young discusses college savings plans. From Jeremy Young.

At September’s Zac Brown Band show at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Kristin Long.

Wednesday night jam session in February at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in North Pratt (our other vertical video of the week). From Kajbass.

Miami rapper Nino Brown performs in November at Diamonds of Birmingham Gentleman’s Club in Bessemer. From Nino Brown.

Promo for Sleepover electronic music concert Saturday at Marty’s PM on Southside. From Sleepover the Official Party.

Drone footage of Huntsville, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery. From Skunk Works.

Birmingham Bowl teams South Carolina and South Florida visit the Barber Motorsports Museum, Brunswick Zone Riverview Lanes, Children’s of Alabama and a pep rally at Uptown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Panel discussion at Samford’s Global Voices: Internationals Ministry Summit in February. From Beeson Divinity School, Samford University.

Profile of Lakeview company Dorm Decor. From Alabama NewsCenter.

A visit to a swap meet at Saturn, plus Artwalk with stops at Birmingham Oddities and What’s on 2nd. From Phoenixfyre71.

Columbus, Miss., artist Shondolyn Young Richardson performs “Midnight Cry.” From Be Encouraged.

Old Dominion vs. UAB in … League of Legends. From Collegiate Starleague.

Promo for a real estate course in Vestavia Hills. From Steve McTyeire.

Security camera footage of a purse thief (our other other vertical video of the week). From Dusk Net.

Time-lapse footage of snow falling in the city. From Phillip Smith.

And sleet falling during the same storm. From AL.com.

And before the storm. From Audrey Sandra.

Nashville country singer-songwriter Eric Church performs “The World Needs a Drink” in February at Legacy Arena downtown. From Taylor Hendrix.

British pop-rock band the Vamps perform “Somebody to You” and “Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)” in February at Tin Roof in Lakeview. From Bobbieann Cooke.

Vlogging on the front porch (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Kay T. Mcghee.

Music video for “I’m That Man” by Birmingham artist Phresh Game Peezy. From Phreal Innovations.

Meet Dr. Mustafa Ahmed, interventional cardiologist and medical director at the Structural Heart and Valve Center at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Arlington – West End. From Brookwood Baptist Health.

Driving in Clay. From Oscar Briones.

Driving to the Brewster Road Alliance Church in Chalkville. From Oscar Briones.

At the World of Wheels in February at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex downtown. From Ghost Boy.

Alabama metal band Hexxus performs “Andromeda” in October at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Jason Leonard.

San Francisco belly dancer Nathalie Tedrick performs in 2016 at the Dance for Hope fund-raiser at the Carver Theatre downtown. From Nathalie Tedrick.

Bon Jovi performs “Wanted Dead or Alive” in February at Legacy Arena downtown. From MLivelyGirl.

A Pokémon Go progress review (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Brandon Lee Majors.

A pair of 200m races during February’s TFCUSA National indoor Championships at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Union Atletismo Aficionado.

Landon Ash of Extreme Concepts and Courtney Grimes of Wheelhouse Salon discuss entrepreneurship in B-Metro’s One on One feature. From B-Metro Videos.

Testing the new Danley Sound Labs Jericho J1 system at Iron City on Southside. From Scott Oliver.

Tuscaloosa’s Deontay Wilder vs. Gerald Washington last week at Legacy Arena downtown. From Mixed Boxing Arts.

The UAB Concert Choir, Southside Choristers and the Orchestra of the Highlands perform “Into Your Hands I Commend My Soul” from Michael John Trotta’s “Seven Last Words,” in February at Southside Baptist Church. From Michael John Trotta.

Brandon Hammond of Atlanta’s New Horizon Track Club competes in January’s Alabama Striders Indoor Classic at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Flash Forward Photography.

Unveiling a new set of Vulcans on Parade in November at Vulcan Park (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Lovepinklucy.

Montage from the start of 2017. From Madeline Hart.

Police officer checking on motorist. From Dann Adams.

The Glitz and Glitter Dance Team performs at the Center Point Christmas parade (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Glitz Glitter.

Brothers grilling ribs. From Michael Gigantor.

Music video for “Panda Cypher.” From Ed Hyde.

Promo for Standard Iron and Metal in Collegeville. From Scott Joe B.

Visiting Red Mountain Park. From Go West USA.

Feature on Southside homeless shelter Family Promise of Birmingham. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Riding a bus through downtown and north on U.S. 78. From I Ride Public Transit.

Birmingham band Clutch performs at the Jazznet networking event in October at the Harbert Center downtown. From Timothy Huffman.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Proton International bring proton therapy for cancer treatment to Alabama. From University of Alabama at Birmingham.

A 200m dash at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Sports Academy South GA.

Detroit rapper Violent J performs in February at Zydeco on Southside (our other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Morbidbaby.

Driving through Birmingham and Selma. From Robert Williams.

A look at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Open Water Video Productions.

Drone footage of offices along U.S. 280 in North Shelby County. From Andrewsfury.

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things are looking not down

Monday, March 6, 2017 by Wade Kwon

No job, no food, no
house and no prospects. At least
we have our … dammit.

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#sundayread for March 5, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017 by Wade Kwon

mosque bookshelf

Photo: LWYang (CC)

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a book that you can put down

Sunday, March 5, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The protagonist
needs a better romance and
a nicer townhouse.

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in the bleak mild winter

Saturday, March 4, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Spring will be so hot.
And summer will be hotter.
And fall … a meltdown.

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