Wade on Birmingham

not quite hitchcockian

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The audience seemed
dazed once the lights came up and
the credits rolled by.

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The Birmingham channel: The flying pup

Monday, July 31, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ submission for Birmingham Business Journal’s Birmingham’s Best Places to Work contest. From A Morales Production.

Hooping at the Summit. From Carron Hoops a Lot.

Having non-deep dish pizza at Deep Dish Pizza Company in the Brook Highland area of Hoover (our vertical video of the week). From Andrew Elliott.

Promo for last week’s Night of Worship with singer-songwriter Joshua Aaron at Beth Hallel Birmingham in Hoover. From Aly Hathcock.

Riding in a 2015 Roush Ford Mustang (our other vertical video of the week). From Jay Burnham.

A dramatic interpretation of “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” From River Deville.

Checking in with the Birmingham Outlawz. From Generation Nexxt Youth Sports Network.

Birmingham singer Chasidy Weldon performs “At Last” (our other other vertical video of the week). From Vergie Flanigan.

Promo for the Lindamood-Bell Learning Center in Homewood. From Lindamood Bell 1.

A review of Pies and Pints downtown (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Andrew Elliott.

Birmingham metalcore band Amnesty Please performs “Seven and Severed” earlier this month at Zydeco on Southside. From Aaron Jones.

Drone footage of the SEC Media Days signage on the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. From Robert Evans.

A look at Five restaurant in Lakeview. From Harbor Docks.

Driving through downtown on I-20/59. From Jaguar TV Guatemala Santa Eulalia.

Highlight reel for Atlanta high school senior Elijah Maris at the Baseball America clinic earlier this month at Birmingham-Southern College. From Elijah Maris.

“There is no HIV.” — Damian Q. Laster of Birmingham. (Our other other other other vertical video of the week.) From Damian Laster.

Journey performs “Lights” earlier this month at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Andy Norman.

Hip-hop group Run the Jewels performs “Close Your Eyes (and Count to Fuck)” earlier this month at Sloss Fest. From Rithm Blue.

Drone footage of Indian Springs School. From WayPoint Pilots.

Sound check for Birmingham’s DJ Manish. From Manish Let’s Get Em a k a DJ Manish.

Flying a puppy named Storm from Vienna to Birmingham (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From I Cuccioli di Carlotta.

A battle from the “Injustice 2” tournament at GameStop in Eastwood. From Apok – Xbox Gamer Tag the Real Apok.

Birmingham center fielder Jeff Gelalich makes a diving catch against the Mobile BayBears earlier this month at Regions Field. From Minor League Baseball.

Nick Basto hits a three-run homer against Mobile. From Minor League Baseball.

Asia performs “Heat of the Moment” earlier this month at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Jjeff500tv.

Wedding cake from Hoover’s Velvet Kake. From Velvet Kake LLC.

Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato performs earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Until I Die.

Fans wait in line for Demi Lovato. From AL.com.

ABC 33/40 report on vandalism hate crime earlier this month at Helena Muslim family’s house. From I Hooper.

The view from Leeds/Lake Purdy. From Matt Ezell.

Rap duo YGB performs at Diamonds of Birmingham Gentlmen’s Club in Bessemer (our final vertical video of the week). From Deson Colwell.

Promo for community partnership program Innovate Birmingham. From Innovate Birmingham.

Road trip from North Carolina to Flagstaff. Driving through downtown Birmingham. From Life at 7,000 Ft.

Spending the night in the car in a Birmingham-area Walmart parking lot. From Life at 7,000 Ft.

Cathy Friedman, Birmingham Holocaust Education Center board member, on August’s L’Chaim event at Alys Stephens Center. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Feature on the Birmingham Candy Company at Railroad Park. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Five Points South-based Janify Carpet Cleaning shows off a new industrial vacuum. From Janitors Closet USA.

Jonathan Barry-Blocker of Legal Services Alabama downtown explains the options available. From Mustardseed Productions.

Watching the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus in January at Legacy Arena downtown. From Samuel Whitt.

Birmingham Steelers on the field. From Shad Morgan.

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it’s been a privilege

Monday, July 31, 2017 by Wade Kwon

We do the same things
but get different outcomes. It’s
like the system’s rigged.

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#sundayread for July 30, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017 by Wade Kwon

passing time reading

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imposters

Sunday, July 30, 2017 by Wade Kwon

They share our first and
last names, but their faces and
minds are different.

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at the reunion of former classmates

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Everyone’s bigger,
balder, gauntier, louder
and mostly sadder.

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a type of food group

Friday, July 28, 2017 by Wade Kwon

His idea of
cooking was to open a
bag of chips, served fresh.

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after employee chip insertion

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Make them dance like the
puppets they are, then charge them
double for vending.

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a minor legal matter

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A Boy Scout is blah,
blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah,
blah, blah, blah and blah.

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home remedies

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Take a bee’s stinger,
mix it with ointment and brine,
inject rectally.

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The Birmingham channel: Hueytown all-stars

Monday, July 24, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos, including last week’s Sloss Fest …

Seattle electronic music duo Odesza performs at Sloss Fest. From Monica Underwood.

Nashville country musician Sturgill Simpson performs “The Promise” at Sloss Fest. From Quazzbert.

A look at Sloss Fest 2017. From Chase Swearengin.

Another look at Sloss Fest 2017. From Joseph Mikos.

Birmingham hip-hop artist Nerves Baddington performs “Lamb’s Blade” at Sloss Fest. From Melanie Tatum.

Widespread Panic performs “Honky Red” at Sloss Fest. From Jeremy Johnson.

Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst performs “Poison Oak” at Sloss Fest. From Kathy Boyce.

Los Angeles rapper Vince Staples performs “Party People” at Sloss Fest. From Eric M.

Talking with Los Angeles singer-songwriter K. Flay at Sloss Fest. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Talking with Birmingham rock band New Devils at Sloss Fest. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Promo for Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, Southside/UAB location. From AC Marketing.

Promo for T-Bone’s restaurant in Five Points South. From AC Marketing.

Preaching at the fountain (our vertical video of the week). From GMS Quick and Powerful.

Hooping with Jordan Junes and Stella the Kitty at June’s Birmingham Erotic Art Party in North Avondale. From Lil Wild Child.

Casey visits Birmingham. From Casey Neistat.

Meeting speaker Casey Neistat at Sloss Tech. From AllGODbuddy.

Huge storm earlier this month, From Jay Burnham.

Music video for “Indigo” by Birmingham singer-songwriter Matthew Mayfield, filmed in part at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in the Greystone neighborhood in Hoover. From Sean Patrick Kirby.

Promo for last week’s Sleepover dance party at Magnolia House in Five Points South. From Sleepover the Official Party.

Raleigh hip-hop artist J. Cole performs “Neighbors” in June at Avondale Brewing Company. From Hidn Trackz.

UAB professor James McClintock discusses climate change. From GASP.

Getting rid of insulation contaminated by animal waste (our other vertical video of the week). From Rid-a-Critter Inc.

Bluebird Homecare customer Sharon Lowe of Birmingham discusses her father’s situation. From Bluebird Homecare.

Commercial for AllSouth Appliance at Wildwood North in Homewood. From AllSouth Appliance.

Making a Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport at home. From Joseph Bentivenga.

Virtual minor league action, Birmingham Barons at Tennessee Smokies. From Peyton and Cal Loan.

Picking up EWTN’s shortwave radio station WEWN in Irondale from Uruguay. From CX2ABP.

Demo reel for Alabaster director of photography Jason O’Brien. From Fast Lane Productions

Birmingham News photographer Joe Songer and sports columnist Clyde Bolton on Hueytown racer Davey Allison’s 1993 fatal helicopter crash at the Talladega Supersppedway. From Robert Clay.

Evangelizing outside Mi Pueblo SuperMarket in Homewood. From LLDM NEWS Agencia de noticias.

A visit to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Travel Companion.

Los Prisioneros del Norte perform at Roman’s Night Club in Homewood. From Manuel Mendez.

Rep. Terry Sewell talks with media in June during a tour of Fairfield’s tornado damage. From Rep. Sewell.

Highlights from a June exhibition opening at North Birmingham art gallery Studio 2500. From Liz Dial.

“NFL Total Access” report on Hueytown native Jameis Winston’s second annual Dream Forever Youth Camp earlier this month at Miles College. From Marlena B.

Men’s high jump at Samford’s track during June’s National Senior Games. From High Jumpers Rule.

Birmingham’s Jake Peter hits a triple against the Jackson Generals earlier this month in Jackson. From Minor League Baseball.

Los Angeles band Grupo Maravilla de Robin Revilla performs “Tu Recuerdo.” From Grupo Maravilla de Robin Revilla.

Drone footage of Vulcan, Lyric Theatre, Alabama Theatre and the Thomas Jefferson Tower’s mooring mast. From Steve Dunlap.

Drone footage of downtown Birmingham, Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and downtown Columbus, Miss. From Smash Mouf Enterprises.

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kids’ matinee

Monday, July 24, 2017 by Wade Kwon

They marched into the
theater single file and
watched without a peep.

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#sundayread for July 23, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Pataphysical Winter Art

Photo: Fabrice Florin (CC)

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perhaps a second intermission

Sunday, July 23, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The tenor declares
mild weather in a 20-
minute aria.

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heads, we’re good

Saturday, July 22, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The choice to be nice.
The choice to be kind. The choice
to be fair. Take it.

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