Wade on Birmingham

to-don’t list, heavily revised

Friday, May 4, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Something something swear
off booze. Forget birthdays. Drive
really carefully.

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The Birmingham channel: Mostly valuable players

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Promo video for the Birmingham 2021 World Games, shown at July’s closing ceremony in Wrocław, Poland. From the World Games TV.

A night at Club Volcano in Ensley. From Louney G.

Exploring downtown. From Brian Burridge.

Brody Flack of the Birmingham Giants at bat. From Gottaluv48.

Real estate agent Jason Secor on myths about the market. From Jason Secor.

Rehabbing a house in the Wine Ridge subdivision of Hoover. From Denmark Properties LLC.

Blair Miller of 24 Communications downtown discusses landing pages. From 24 Communications.

Time-lapse footage of a match at April’s Icy Hot USTA Southern tournament at Highland Park Tennis Center. From Chika Williams.

Basketball: Blue Devils (Birmingham) vs. ECL (Atlanta) in March at the NGS Kelly Memorial Classic tournament in Atlanta. From Charles Williams. From Byron Henry.

Highlights from the 2017 Birmingham Bowl. From Birmingham Bowl.

Explainer on changes to Malfunction Junction. From al.com.

Aerial footage of the I-65/I-20/59 interchange. From Live Storms Media.

Mountain Brook country singer Sara Evans performs “Suds in the Bucket” in April at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Team Timmons.

Driving I-20/59 at night through downtown. From Of the Dawn Patriot.

Promo for Birmingham Academy of Martial Arts in Trussville. From Birmingham Academy of Martial Arts.

Highlights from Elite Stars in April at the Southern Spring Invitational tournament inside the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex downtown. From Elite Hoops Daily.

A look at Violins of Hope in Birmingham. From Alabama NewsCenter.

“Mighty Times: The Children’s March,” a 2004 documentary about the Birmingham Children’s Crusade in 1963. From Jaime Dudash.

Softball: Ohio Hawks vs. Birmingham Thunderbolts in November in Chattanooga. From Hannah Hoverman.

Fairhope sophomore and Birmingham Bolts catcher Justice Palmer taking batting practice. From Joey Palmer.

Promo for T. Mills Realty Group in Inverness. From Stanley Parrish.

Makeup tutorial to become Electra, by Birmingham YouTuber Becca BYBeautiful From Becca BYBeautiful.

Visiting family in Birmingham. From Jordan the Alpha.

Birmingham Bulls in action at the Pelham Ice Arena (our vertical video of the week). From Matthew Merrifield.

Taking part in April’s Walk to End Lupus Now fund-raiser in Veterans Park in Hoover (our other vertical video of the week). From Tierra Shelton.

Drone footage of downtown, Southside, Vulcan and Sloss Furnaces. From Dunlap Productions.

The Muna Love Affair wedding show in April at Roots and Revelry downtown. From IA Film Group.

Sierreño singer-songwriter Christian Valle performs in April at El Potrero Night Club in Huffman (our other other vertical video of the week). From Christian Valle Oficial.

Wrestling match. From 2717watt.

More wrestling. From 2717watt.

Vlog from Fultondale on starting out in trucker training. From Fire Bug Doug.

Birmingham rappers Woody and Johnyboy. From Ray Themover.

Interviewing Birmingham artist Douglas Pierre Baulos. From Wiregrass Museum of Art.

Birmingham’s Jump Off Dance Crew performs. From Kobe Bryant.

Talking with minister and TEDxBirmingham speaker Van Moody. From Regions Bank.

A report on evangelization in the Latino community. From LLDM News Noticias de la Iglesia la Luz del Mundo.

Interviewing Birmingham artist Merrilee Challiss. From Wiregrass Museum of Art.

Dashcam footage of driving U.S. 280 and Rocky Ridge Road (our final vertical video of the week). From Joziel el de la Pauta Latin Music.

Graduating from Samford and visiting New Orleans in December. From Bila Nguyen Ngov.

Helmetcam footage of riding to and walking through Rickwood Field in Rising – West Princeton. From Hammereye 85.

A mural by Birmingham artist Marcus Fetch on the Waites apartment building on Southside celebrating the World Games in Birmingham in 2021. From the World Games TV.

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a spoiler-free experience

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Don’t read reviews that
reveal Rosebud is a sled
or Gwyneth’s boxed head.

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holy wit

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by Wade Kwon

If only the staid
preachers were as funny as
the church signs outside.

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kneeling friend

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Arise, Sir Keeps Her
Under the Umbrella and
Kills All the Roaches.

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every waiting room ever

Monday, April 30, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A musty stack of
magazines no one reads yet
thoroughly perused.

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#sundayread for April 29, 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Juan José Millás

Photo: Fran del Olmo (CC)

Spanish writer Juan José Millás

My picks for #sundayread for April 29, 2018:

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toothpicks and shot cups

Sunday, April 29, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Free samples are my
jam. Load me up with bite-size
morsels without end.

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grok talk

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The best words come from
languages of the fertile
imagination.

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bashing dragons

Friday, April 27, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The wee knight took up
arms against fire-breathing
foes in the forest.

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The Birmingham channel: Freight-hopper’s fancy

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Nashville rock musician Mat Kearney shares highlights from Iron City on Southside, plus Atlanta and Nashville. From Mat Kearney.

Birmingham artist Arielbriana and Kenya Nikohl discuss the Mix Birmingham, a network for creative people. From the Mix Birmingham.

Basketball: Port City Stars (Mobile) vs. Alabama Fusion earlier this month at the Southern Spring Invitational tournament inside the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex downtown. From Charles Williams.

Country singer-songwriter Mallory Hope performs in February at Legacy Arena downtown. From DTenacity

Time-lapse footage of installation of a new WVTM-13 sign. From WVTM-13 News.

Workers install walls around the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in August in Linn Park downtown. From Click on Detroit | Local 4 | WDIV.

Exploring Red Mountain Park. From XO Fitness.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. Birmingham Barons in a simulated Regions Field in “MLB the Show 18.” From Relaxing When We Shouldn’t Be …

The Exchange Club holds a kickoff event for April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month at Birmingham City Hall. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Arturo LaCruz and Sol Musica Band performs in April at Rojo on Southside. From Actress Gabrielle.

“Build it up, tear it down” (our vertical video of the week). From Reshia Minggia.

Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin skydives with Navy Leap Frogs earlier this month above Railroad Park. From al.com.

Part five of Birmingham’s Kyle Sullivan and his monthlong trip to Antarctica in 2017. From Neoteotihuacan.

Promo for Forward Ever Day fund-raising event for Birmingham-Southern College earlier this month. From Birmingham-Southern College.

A message to Dad before graduating from Miles College. From Stanley Parrish.

Birmingham’s Taylor Hicks performs Bob Seger classics earlier this month at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Andrea SegerHicks.

Music at Innisfree Pub in Lakeview. From Actress Gabrielle.

Knoxville’s Revolution Dance performs “Ain’t No Sunshine” at March’s VIP Dance competition at the Alabama Theatre downtown, winning Best Senior Duo/Trio. From VIP Dance.

Prattville’s Centre for Performing Arts performs “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” winning Best Teen Duo/Trio. From VIP Dance.

Hannah Nelson of Birmingham Dance Theatre in Hoover performs “Unholy War,” winning Best Senior Solo. From VIP Dance.

Hopping a train in March from New Orleans to Irondale. From John E. Ringo.

Recruitment video for American Cast Iron Pipe Company in Acipco-Finley. From American News.

Birmingham’s Michael Battito and Derek Nolin perform “California Dreamin’ ” at the Oasis in Lakeview. From Actress Gabrielle.

Marimba Sonora Maya performs. From Marimba Sonora Maya.

Apple CEO and Mobile native Tim Cook talks with UAB’s Anthony Hood earlier this month at the Dream Keeper Symposium at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in South Titusville. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Checking out Railroad Park and Sloss Furnaces. From Jeffery Foster.

Promo for Saturday’s Quarry Crusher Run in Tarrant. From Vulcan Materials Company.

Promo for the Here2Beer 5K races through August, starting at Good People Brewing Company downtown and finishing at Avondale Brewing Company. From Set Up Events.

Selling bow ties on eBay (our other vertical video of the week). From Madd1966dh.

Footage of and from the AT&T City Center office tower downtown. From Capitol Photography Partners LLC.

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honeymoon distractions

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Thank you notes to be
written, gifts to be exchanged
and a cake to freeze.

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fixer upper downer

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Under the carpet
is worn wood, and below that,
a layer of bugs.

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of the moment

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The past is a safe
space, except when filled with dark
trauma and regret.

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a motion picture is worth a thousand words

Monday, April 23, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Why watch the movie
when the Wikipedia
recap is better?

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