Wade on Birmingham

pain points

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The pill makes it all
go away, the suffering,
aches and family.

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to sleep, perchance to rest

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The clock, a silent
sentinel, marks the hours
till dawn’s weary light.

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surviving the late 2010s

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Comfort food, comfort
television, therapy
dog, fuzzy bathrobe.

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The Birmingham channel: The meter’s running

Monday, April 3, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Nashville country singer Nikki Lane performs “Look Away” in February at Saturn in Avondale. From Sigmundfloyder.

A look at the Art, Beats and Lyrics party at the Birmingham Museum of Art downtown. From Jabari G.

New Jersey indie rock band the Front Bottoms performs “Twin Size Mattress” in November at the Alabama Theatre downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Thirdai Senpai.

A 400m race at the CrossPlex in Five Points South. From Shakamoses.

Rick Jackson of the Birmingham Water Works on reading the meter. From the 1987 Supply Co.

Drone footage of Vulcan. From Alabama Drone Services LLC.

Singing “He Kept Me” at Zion Temple Church in North Pratt (our other vertical video of the week). From Antionette Norman.

Birmingham mixed martial artist Walt Harris works out with coach Jon Dye at Champions Freestyle MMA in Vestavia Hills. From Champions Mixed Martial Arts.

Teaser for student film on Birmingham’s Islamic community. From UAB Media Studies.

Price Hightower of Vestavia Hills’ Magnum Properties on rental houses. From Tower Homes.

Talking with Birmingham author Fannie Flagg. From Southern Living.

Employees discuss working at Hueytown’s Brown Heating and Cooling. From Brown Heating and Cooling.

Brian Trippe on where to drive for dollars in the local residential real estate market. From Alabama Real Estate Investor Association.

Birmingham’s Aleado Sierreño performs at a baptism (our other other vertical video of the week). From Valeriano Cortes.

Playing “Press Your Luck” at January’s Kami-Con at the BJCC East Exhibition Hall downtown. From Greggo’s Game Shows.

At the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus in January at Legacy Arena downtown (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Trevon Bailey.

Drummer Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots performs “Ride” in February at Legacy Arena. From Cally Rose.

A 200m race at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Gary Henderson.

Houston’s Cameron Cornelius competes in shot put in February’s American Indoor Conference Championship at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Brack Cornelius.

“The footage was captured in Birmingham by a man who was out walking his dog with his fiancée when he began filming a passing train and then turned to what he thought was a commercial airliner.” From the Hidden Underbelly 2.0.

Birmingham hip-hop artist Kuntraversy gives a preview of the lead single from “The Leak Tape II.” From Kuntraversy.

Tennessee Christian rock singer Colton Dixon performs “All That Matters” in March at Legacy Arena downtown (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Jerry Watkins.

Sinaloan quartet Calibre 50 performs “Juro Por Dios” in March at Rancho El Centenario in Mt. Olive. From Adriana Suarez.

George Scherer and the Headlights performs at Marty’s PM in Five Points South. From Bernie Urban.

Birmingham-Southern baritone Nick de Castro performs “Lord God of Abraham” from Mendelssohn’s “Elijah.” From Nickd457.

Birmingham Bulls on the ice. From Ben Faulds.

Texas-El Paso’s Tyler Ragin competes in the long jump in February’s Conference USA championship at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Ashton Ragin.

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the online world of hucksterism

Monday, April 3, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Read the wonderful
free financial, medical
and legal advice.

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#sundayread for April 2, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017 by Wade Kwon

library stacks

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negging the magic city

Sunday, April 2, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Pretty cool statue,
what’s with the ass worship and
the misshapen leg?

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may third fool’s day

Saturday, April 1, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Real pranksters wouldn’t
pick the most obvious day
to unleash mayhem.

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distress signal

Friday, March 31, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A candle, barely
aflame with a wisp of smoke
and unsteady wick.

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everything’s coming up russian

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by Wade Kwon

You’ll be rich. You’ll be
strong. Gonna have Putin rule
for so long. Da! Da!

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the rationale

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The plan is to do
whatever I feel at the
ongoing moment.

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the perfect bracket

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Strength of schedule plus
hot streaks, seeding, some luck and
a touch of madness.

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The Birmingham channel: The CrossPlex games

Monday, March 27, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Tampa Christian post-hardcore band Underoath performs at the 2002 Furnace Fest at Sloss Furnaces. From Maxcap60.

New Orleans singer-songwriter Anders Osborne performs “Fools Gold” earlier this month at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Lawngoose GTP.

Dr. Melanie Petro demonstrates the Thermi Smooth treatment on herself (our vertical video of the week). From Petro Facial Plastic Surgery and MedSpa.

The St. Cloud State University wrestlers compete in the 2017 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship earlier this month at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From SCSU1869.

And the Western State Colorado University wrestlers. From Western State Mountaineers.

All smiles in Birmingham. From Joe Tillman.

Alternative rocker Ben Folds performs “Phone in a Pool” earlier this month at the Lyric Theatre. From Bmcfarland1723.

Mountain Brook team Linda Dobbins Dance performs “Les Poissons” at February’s Kids Artistic Revue competition at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From KARtv.

Mountain Brook celebrates winning the 2017 AHSAA 7A high school basketball championship earlier this month at Legacy Arena downtown. From Covering All River Region Sports Alabama State.

Mae Jemison defeats Sylacauga to advance to the 5A title game. From al.com.

Louisiana folk musicians Clay Parker and Jodi James perform “Yazoo City” in December at Moonlight on the Mountain in Hoover. From Ronnie Knight.

Drone footage of Sloss Furnaces. From Tim McGhee.

Grand Valley State University competes in track and field and swimming at the NCAA Division II National Championships Festival earlier this month at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From WGVU35.

Chadron State College’s Stachia Reuwsaat receives her trophy from coach Brad Gamble for long jump. From Chadron Eagles.

Scenes from Church of the Highlands’ One college ministry at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Erik Halley.

Birmingham’s Fresh the DJ with 2 Crucial (our other vertical video of the week). From Fresh the DJ.

Hanging out at the 2013 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Porsche Ignited.

Portland rock band the Dandy Warhols perform in October at Saturn in Avondale. From Large Marge.

Promo for Trussville’s Puttin’ on the Ritz DJ Service. From Russ Randolph.

Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots performs “Holding on to You” in February at Legacy Arena (our other other vertical video of the week). From Kandykissangel.

Amanda Black performs in February at the Quest in Lakeview (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Melibu83.

Fusion NextGen idea contest picks finalists from Birmingham City Schools students and teachers in February. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Indian dance to celebrate Holi earlier this month at the Birmingham Museum of Art downtown. From USA Birmingham.

Birmingham’s Howard Young talks about his life for the Kingsport (Tenn.) Centennial Project. From Hillhouse.

Promo for Bessemer’s Premiere Chevrolet. From Premiere Chevrolet.

Scott conducts a roof inspection. From Authentic Restoration.

LSU vs. Alabama, 1986 at Legion Field: “A clip of my late husband and me when we were dating in the crowd at the game.” From Connie C.

Dorsey Wood of the Birmingham group the Daylighters performs at the July 4th Walker Marina Family Festival. From Aniram Entertainment Retro.

Birmingham cowgirl Ryan Johnson wins the International Professional Rodeo Association barrel racing championship in February in Columbiana. From David Merriman.

The February program “Stand as One: Empowering Marginalized Voices in Birmingham” at UAB featured a panel discussing challenges to make Birmingham an inclusive community. From the College of Arts and Sciences at UAB.

Speaking on outreach at October’s Evolve Alabama autism conference at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. From DieselDucy.

Promo for Birmingham Dance Theatre in Vestavia Hills. From See It Productions.

Talking with Melissa Cox, owner of the Bar Method fitness center in Vestavia Hills. From Rainie Robinson, MS, RD, CDE.

Freestyling with Big Naj. From Christopher McCarroll.

Birmingham comedian Matt Davis deals with a heckler at the Stardome Comedy Club in Hoover. From M Cookii3.

Birmingham band JoyBoy performs in December at a Springfield, Ill., club. From Macomb Events.

Chattanooga-based TV show “Southern Accents” visits the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in 2013. From Alex Haley Tribute Site.

Le’Darius Hilliard, president of Jefferson County Young Democrats, discusses the fight over raising the minimum wage in Birmingham. From TYT Politics.

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spring has arrived

Monday, March 27, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Across the city
came the good news in barks and
chirps and shouts and sighs.

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#sundayread for March 26, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017 by Wade Kwon

speed reader

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