Wade on Birmingham

squiggles and sticks

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Each punctuation
mark has a name. Who knows what
they are period.

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The Birmingham channel: All dressed up

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

On Southern Research’s work in “green chemistry.” From Alabama NewsCenter.

All dressed up for Boo at the Zoo earlier this month at the Birmingham Zoo. From Tŏng Yé.

Looking at the skyline from Red Mountain. From Harvie Woolley.

Commercial for Grille 29 restaurant at Brookwood Village in Homewood. From Means Advertising.

Stuck in nighttime traffic on I-65 near the Pelham/Helena exit (our vertical video of the week). From Alex Eaton.

A look at Vulcan and the skyline. From Buffett2010.

Matthew Whitaker of GKHouses property management in Homewood on customer reviews. From GKHouses.

And looking at industries that drive house rentals. From GKHouses.

Austin guitarist Eric Johnson performs earlier this month at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Actress Gabrielle.

UAB at Air Force in a battle of mascots in “NCAA Football 13.” From Intrust Games.

And UAB at University of Akron. From Intrust Games.

Birmingham musicians perform at 100 Drummers Drumming earlier this month in Selma. From Jerry Hines.

Promo for Birmingham Parent magazine’s video content. From Video Visions Media Marketing.

Gadsden hip-hop artist Yelawolf performs in 2017 at Avondale Brewing Company (our other vertical video of the week). From UnderGroundBooking UGB.

Examining squirrel damage to the second story exterior. From Rid-A-Critter, Inc.

Feature on Birmingham artist Maria Kalaff. From Forever Films Alabama.

Host Sarah Silverman visits activist group Woke Vote in Birmingham, talking with founder DeJuana Thompson and other members. The segment is part of Hulu’s series “I Love You, America.” From I Love You, America.

Promo for D.R. Horton home builder’s Rocktoberfest earlier this month in Hoover. From DR Horton’s Rocktoberfest 2018.

Birmingham bluegrass band Over the Hillbillies performs at Birmingham-Southern College. From Open Art Studio of Cynthia Parsons.

Interview with Noah Kirkland, chef garde manger/line cook at Highlands Bar and Grill in Five Points South. From APT IQ Learning Network.

Drone footage includes downtown at night. From Conoce Films.

A look at the Porsche Driving Experience at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Margo Siewert.

Exploring the Roebuck Shopping Center. From Chris Travels.

Testimonial from UAB student Farrah-Amoy Fullerton for online science tutorial Osmosis. From Osmosis.

Miami’s Moto Studio motorcycle builder earlier this month at the Barber Vintage Festival. From Black Mambo.

Jacksonville country singer Riley Green performs “Bury Me in Dixie” in August at Legacy Arena downtown. From Timothy Larsen.

Drone footage of a quarry. From Justin Real.

Trains downtown. From Great American Railfan.

Looking at Raymond Kaskey’s sculpture “Three Ministers Kneeling” in Kelly Ingram Park downtown. From Buffett2010.

Birmingham rapper G.Q performs earlier this month at the Nick on Southside. From G.Q Official Booking.

Patrick McDonald of WVTM-13 on his background as a Marine and working with the TV station. From Hearst Television Careers.

Fun at the Teshua Farms pumpkin patch in Westover. From Megan Pettus Videography.

Commercial for Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland at Birmingham Greyhound Racing in Liberty Highlands. From Shadrack Productions.

The making of “Everywhere All the Time,” performed by New York’s Seán Curran Company and Chicago’s Third Coast Percussion. Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music commissioned the piece. From BAM.

A virtual train chugging through Birmingham in the video game “Trainz.” From Deep South Railfan.

Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates meets fans on the red carpet before performing earlier this month at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From Kevin Gates Uploads.

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Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Video: A “Jimmy Kimmel Live” holiday tradition, the 7th annual
I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy
YouTube challenge

Happy Halloween! Protect your candy at all costs …

cuter looters

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Wade Kwon

At the door are quite
a few short weirdos looking
for candy to snatch.

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disguise discovery

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by Wade Kwon

This mask we wear comes
off but once a year to show
the world our true selves.

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at the corner of fourth and 18th

Monday, October 29, 2018 by Wade Kwon

No better way to
meet people than at the scene
of a big car crash.

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#sundayread for October 28, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018 by Wade Kwon

monk reading in Ethiopia

Photo: Rod Waddington (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for October 28, 2018:

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  • The Birmingham channel: Living history

More #sundayread:

the loner at the patio bar

Sunday, October 28, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The long drawn face tied
to slumping shoulders. How life
has beaten him down.

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a dog when someone rings the doorbell

Saturday, October 27, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Alert! Alert! A
stranger is coming in. Let
me sniff him and pounce.

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pumpkin spice infestation

Friday, October 26, 2018 by Wade Kwon

It seeps into your
pores, turning you into a
bright wack-o’-lantern.

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4k 2bad

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Formats are higher
in resolution but boast
exact same plot holes.

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a call to disarm

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Why fight when we can?
Why fight when we can talk? Why
fight when we can love?

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the deep satisfaction of a cake maker

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Turning out layer
after layer of golden
baking perfection.

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The Birmingham channel: Living history

Monday, October 22, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Another promo for Homewood gym Nexus Fitness. From Nexus Fitness.

A snowy streetscape. From Vicki Violet.

Rochester Community TV’s abbreviated version of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963” by Christopher Paul Curtis, a submission for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival contest. From Rochester Community TV.

Summary of Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin’s strategic plan for the upcoming year. From Mayor Randall Woodfin.

Original foot soldiers from the 1963 Children’s Crusade and children take part in a May re-enactment of the downtown civil rights march. From Kayla Gladney.

Driving through Mountain Brook. From Walt Moore.

Q&A with Kitana McGuire, human resources recruiter with Birmingham consulting firm 45 Inc. From 45 Inc. Birmingham.

Drone footage of an apartment complex in Ensley Highlands. From Blue Marlin Equity Group.

Sisters in Christ of Tuscaloosa perform in September in Birmingham (our vertical video of the week). From Ttown Bass.

Walking through the Garden Center at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Vertical Mars 1.

And walking through the gardens. From Vertical Mars 1.

Alan Spears of the National Parks Conservation Association on protecting public lands and historic sites such as the 16th Street Baptist Church. From On Common Ground.

Boys soccer: FC Dallas 02 vs. NO Spartans 02 in September at the Birmingham Bash tournament. From Keith O’Leary.

New York singer David Byrne performs “Blind” earlier this month at BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From Robby Stewart.

Dashcam footage of driving east on I-22 to downtown. From Hanny Daddy.

Jam session with Helena singer-songwriter Shelia King and Birmingham keyboardist Steve Long. From Shelia King.

Dashcam footage of Los Angeles to Birmingham. From Neal.

An episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters” in Birmingham that aired earlier this month featuring couple Patrick and Rachel and real estate agent Sloane Rhoden. From Home Design.

Memphis YouTuber Dewayne Bash hits Birmingham. From Famous Animal TV.

Tallahassee rock band Mayday Parade performs earlier this month at Iron City on Southside (our other vertical video of the week). From Brittany Whisman.

“Snakes in the Hood,” a dramatic feature shot and set in Birmingham. From Da MovieKidd.

Looking through the UAB roster on “NCAA Football 13.” From Intrust Games.

A trip to Birmingham for a movie at AMC Classic Lorna Ridge 10 in Hoover and shopping at Hometown Supermarket in Green Springs, Homewood. From Cody Gremlin.

Q&A with Birmingham artist John Lytle Wilson, who created “Return to Unicorn Island,” a paint-by-numbers audience-participation work at the Birmingham Museum of Art downtown. From Birmingham Museum of Art.

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out of zany, one

Monday, October 22, 2018 by Wade Kwon

As long as we keep
the old, the infirm, the odd
out of sight, we’ll cope.

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