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The Birmingham channel: Geese love ganders

Monday, June 5, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Alabama Flames vs. Huntsville’s Rocket City Pride at the Future150 tournament in May at Homewood High School. From Rocket City Pride.

On the CB with 225 Birmingham. From 920 Mission Control.

“This Is Alabama” on Birmingham businesses. From Justin Yurkanin.

Jacob Kirschenbaum of Southeastern Technology Consultants in Homewood recaps Velocity Accelerator’s Demo Day in April. From Process Marketing.

Drone footage of Railroad Park and Regions Field downtown. From Jonathan Williams.

Fort Lauderdale rock band Nonpoint performs “In the Air Tonight” in April at Zydeco on Southside. From We R Gonna Be Up All Night.

Diversity on the Carver soccer teams. From al.com.

Nashville country band Old Dominion performs for a soundcheck for a May show at Avondale Brewing Company. From Brandi H.

Talking with Temple Emanu-El’s Jessica Roskin and Veronica Orozco Barrios, from the 2013 documentary “Road to Eden.” From Doug Passon Law | D Major Films.

Barons pitcher Michael Kopech earns his 10th strikeout against the Generals’ Rudy Flores in April at Jackson. From Minor League Baseball.

East Rome (Ga.) High School’s band marching in the 1970s into a Birmingham stadium. From Obop2.

“Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly” 2013 story on the 50th anniversary of the Children’s March in Birmingham. From Kim Lawton.

The Tax March in April at Linn Park. From This N That in AL.

The 2001 Magic City Classic at Legion Field. From Alex Hines.

James B. Robinson, M. Heath Hale and Siraj Abdullah, team doctors from Alabama, Auburn and UAB respectively, discuss concussion research. From UAB News.

Pickup “rolls coal” on minivan on I-459. From Bad Drivers of Smyrna, GA.

Drone footage of a house in the Preserve in Hoover. From Aerial Methods.

Venture for America holds a job fair in April at Innovation Depot downtown. Birmingham was one of three host cities. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Commercial for Fiat of Birmingham in Irondale. From Kernel.

On the podium for winning a gymnastics meet (our vertical video of the week). From Eric Enderle.

Hiking in Oak Mountain State Park. From UAB News.

Climbing at Moss Rock Preserve in Hoover. From George Evans.

Making Ricotta Pancakes with Brown Butter-Maple Syrup, by Post Office Pies chef John Hall. From Southern Living.

Looking back at 8 years at Rock City Church in Forestdale. From Rock City TV.

Two trios from Dancing Dolls of Birmingham perform. From Dance 4 Your Life.

More Dancing Dolls. From Dancing Dolls.

A look at the Pizitz apartments downtown. From Urban Spaces.

Kristin Noles and her mother Madeline Harris discuss Noles’ breast cancer diagnosis. Noles is a nurse manager at UAB Hospital and School of Nursing; Harris is director of the Women’s Breast Health Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. From Patient Power.

Looking at the parts at Nextran Truck Center in Fultondale. From Toolorgateam.

Scenes from the D Royal Queendom 3-Year Business Celebration and Fashion Show in March at the Bessemer Civic Center. From Supreme BG.

Back yard tree frog in a jar (our other vertical video of the week). From Jay Burnham.

“El Vive (He Lives),” an Easter production in Spanish at Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Smithfield. From Yadira y Daniel Marchena.

Promo for Samford University. From Samford Admission.

Commercial for Premiere Chevrolet in Bessemer. From Premiere Chevrolet.

Commercials from another 1991 airing of “Dark Shadows” on WVTM-13. From Maljardin.

Let’s Play session from Edgewater YouTube gamer KanameX12 on “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.” From Beat That Guy KanameX12.

Birmingham mayor William Bell as DJ at Seasick Records in Crestwood North. From Pre Herald.

Commercial real estate firm Collateral Properties in Irondale shows off its holdings in the metro area. From Collateral Properties.

Columbus, Ohio, rock band Starset performs “Die For You” and “Monster” in May at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From DTenacity.

Montgomery rap group Dirty Boyz performs at Mike’s Crossroads in Smithfield. From LQ Entertainment.

A look inside Chase Bays on Southside. From Stance Theory.

Atlanta band The Ladies Of performs in May at Black Market Bar and Grill in Five Points South (our other other vertical video of the week). From Jay Burnham.

Birmingham Americana-jam band New Merkle Revue with Taylor Hicks performs at the Oasis in Lakeview. From New Merkle Revue.

Labor Unit performs “I Wanna Rock” in May at Black Market Bar and Grill in Five Points South. From Christopher Hill.

Atlanta’s Diamond Allstar Beauties and Beau performs in Birmingham. From the Nyesha01.

The Birmingham Barons on the road vs. the Chattanooga Lookouts in May. From Bbtreeful.

Reggae on tap. From B Moe.

Third-grade students at Avondale Elementary perform “At Avondale We Soar.” From Laura Tucker Gallitz.

Riding the elevator at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown at night. From Elevatorgeek1234.

Michelle Williams of Good People Brewing Company on “Beer Thirty in the Mellow Garage.” From Hiram Mellow Mushroom.

Drone footage of Southside, Red Mountain and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson. From Stanley Parrish Jr.

Exploring Sloss Furnaces. From Why Do the Nations Rage?

Dallas-based Mexican band La Alianza Norteña performs “Como Tonto” at El Sol Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Adriana Suarez.

Visiting the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute downtown and talking with Parker High history teacher Barry McNealy. From Vicki Winters.

Talking with Hoover High principal Don Hulin at graduation ceremonies in May at UAB’s Bartow Arena. From Jon Anderson.

Friends in town. From Joseph Tillman.

Installing insulation via hose (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Rid-a-Critter Inc.

A field trip to Kelly Ingram Park downtown. From Taylor Bryant.

UAB student Rachel Lott takes part in the series, “Stand as One Alabama.” From UAB Media Studies.

Ann Stewart of Decatur’s St. John’s Episcopal Church talks about “A Digital Toolbox for Churches: Website Design and Use” at the One Conference in May at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills. From Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.

Elizabeth Hinson of Tuscaloosa’s Christ Episcopal Church talks about “Facebook and Instagram: What should you be posting? And when? And how often?” at the One Conference. From Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.

Visiting “Discover the Dinosaurs: Unleashed” in April at the BJCC Exhibition Halls. From Christy Black.

Highlight reel for Alabama Prep cornerback Ephraim Richard. From Street Light Recruiting.

Mexican comedy duo Imparables performs in April at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From Vladimir Fuerte.

Japanese rock duo Vamps performs “Calling” in May at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Eliot Yanes.

“Phantom Caller” by Atlanta singer and Dadeville native Nikki Speake, recorded at Communicating Vessels in Woodlawn. From Nikki Speake.

Drone footage of Ruffner Mountain. From Aaron’s Aerials.

Music video for “Fall in Love” by Birmingham R&B singer Kyoka. From BombProd205.

“UFO leaving a broken chemtrail over Birmingham.” From Allen Evans.

Toulouse geese at Heartsong Hollow Farm in Trussville. From Brett Schweiger.

Birmingham musicians Daniel Farris and Jim Fahy perform “Oblique Relay” at Communicating Vessels in Woodlawn as part of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Sound Edge Festival in February. From Spectra Sonic Sound Sessions.

UAB’s entry in progress for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 competition. Drone footage reveals completed framing within the solar-powered house. From UAB Solar Decathlon Surviv(AL).

Walking downtown. From Thomas Clay.

Huntsville’s WAFF-48 report on 1,200 confiscated semi-automatic rifles and the lawsuit filed by Trussville’s Gun South store. From Analog Indulgence.

A 1970 Chevrolet Impala. From Streetwhipz Kj.

Birmingham blues singer Sam Frazier Jr. performs as part of A Tribute to “Birmingham” George Conner in April at Henderson’s Lounge in Midfield. From Gottfried Kibelka.

Baton Rouge folk duo Clay Parker and Jodi James perform “Yazoo City” in December at Moonlight on the Mountain in Hoover. From Clay Parker and Jodi James.

Ralph Lindstrom in April at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Majik City Myke B.

Nashville rapper Pretty Keylo performs in May at Zydeco on Southside (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Pretty KeyLo.

Flying in January from Jacksonville to Birmingham in a Cessna 310. From Billinga.

Driving in April around town. From Real Karma.

Birmingham band Ritual Eyes performs “The Fool” at the Magic City Art Connection in April in Linn Park. From Eli Pruett.

A look at the Faith Chapel Care Center which opened in April. From Faith Chapel.

Almost 80 singers try out in March for National Anthem slots at Birmingham Barons games. From Alabama NewsCenter.

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the path once taken

Monday, June 5, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Ugly gardens, mean
mutts, a falling piano
and a touch of puke.

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#sundayread for June 4, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Chappell Hill Circulating Library

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logged out

Sunday, June 4, 2017 by Wade Kwon

They dismantled the
giant oak, its wooden bones
left out on the curb.

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a sorta fairytale 2.0

Saturday, June 3, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Once upon a time.
Boy swipes girl. Boy loses girl.
Boy friends girl. The end.

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a mom’s poetry journal

Friday, June 2, 2017 by Wade Kwon

First words, first steps, first
day of school. Write it all down,
even when it hurts.

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frustration without representation

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by Wade Kwon

No one else was in
the room where it happened, the
room where it happened.

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stirrings

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A gentle breeze lifts
my aching heart to new heights.
Love is in the air.

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eternal summer

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Rising seas, flooded
coasts, ancient viruses, wide-
spread decimation.

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The Birmingham channel: The buzz above

Monday, May 29, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Basketball at Parker High School in Smithfield. From Kerrie Brandon Miles.

Discussing why Liberty Park houses sell. From Kerry Grinkmeyer Real Estate Agent.

Drone footage of Wildwood Centre in Homewood. From Bryan Belk.

Bid Day for Zeta Tau Alpha in September at Birmingham-Southern College. From BSC ZTA.

Birmingham blues-folk artist Early James performs at Champy’s Chicken in Alabaster. From Charlie Roche Sr.

Ryan Smith, salesman at Town and Country Ford in Bessemer, on “Dominate Your Day.” From Mark Jennison.

Airbrushing a mural at Jackson-Olin High School in Ensley. From Erica Bryant.

A trip to the Birmingham Zoo, McWane Science Center and Yo Mama’s. From Liz Nguyen.

Alabama country group Sweet Tea Trio performs “Forever Ain’t Long Enough” in February at Legacy Arena downtown. From Josh Corne.

Ruff Ryders Birmingham at the Montgomery Motor Speedway (our vertical video of the week). From Chris McCandles.

The documentary “1963: The Year That Changed Everything,” on the civil rights movement in Birmingham. From John Jenkins.

Southwest plane landing at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From the Airplane Channel.

Norfolk, Va., garage rock duo Dex and Crash perform “Crazy Woman” and “Is That You in the Blue?” earlier this month at Zydeco on Southside. From Analog on Third.

Commercial for Teacher’s Pet Parent Teacher Store in Greystone. From Video Visions.

The Velocity Accelerator program’s Demo Day graduation earlier this month at Covalence downtown. From Covalence.

Brian Wilson performs “Love and Mercy” earlier this month at the BJCC Concert Hall (our other vertical video of the week). From Grayson Garrett.

Drone footage of Railroad Park downtown. From Ken Heron.

Virtual reality footage of Birmingham blues group the Drennen Brothers performing in January at the National MS Society’s annual fund-raiser BourbonHam at Old Car Heaven on Southside. From Mink VR Tech.

The Mad Hatter Dance Company performs in April at the Magic City Art Connection in Linn Park downtown. From Amber Faye.

February sunset in Bluff Park. From Jerry W. Henry.

Dr. Sarah Sawyer discusses skin tightening procedures at Dermatology and Laser of Alabama in Mountain Brook. From Dr. Sarah Sawyer.

Dr. Curtis Rozzelle on options for Chiari malformation patients at Children’s of Alabama. From CSF: Chiari and Syringomyelia Foundation.

Two-steppin’ at a Candelaria party. From Mercedes Mateo.

Birmingham catcher Alfredo Gonzalez homers off of Jackson’s Alex Young in April at the Ballpark at Jackson (Tenn.). From Minor League Baseball.

Barons’ first baseman Keon Barnum hits his sixth homer of the season earlier this month against Montgomery at Riverwalk Stadium. From Minor League Baseball.

Skateboarding at Railroad Park downtown. From Ruie Brooks.

Paul Woodard, an elder at Woodland Park Church of Christ, speaks at the 4th annual Marriage Seminar at Gadsden’s Henry Street Church of Christ. From Jesus Is Lord.

Highlights from the 1998 Iron Bowl, the last one played at Legion Field. From Bama Rewind.

The young adult choir performs “Don’t Cry” at Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Smithfield. From Be Encouraged.

A Western Dressage test at the Birmingham Dressage and Combined Training Association show in March at Inanda Stables in Shoal Creek. From Peggy Verdonck-Riley.

Riding the elevator at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Elevatorman247 Productions.

Singer-rapper Akon performs at the 2010 Schaeffer Crawfish Boil near the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex downtown. From Terri Davis.

Huny Marie on the runway. From Fred.

Hoover folk-pop singer-songwriter Michael Warren performs “Addicted” at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Joey Goodsell.

Birmingham Boys Choir performs “What a Morning!” at the 4th Annual Collaborative Arts Series in January at Southside Baptist Church in Five Points South. From Birmingham Boys Choir.

Titusville celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day. From Common Thread.

A look at the Center Point Comprehensive Plan. From See It Productions.

Promo for Vestavia Hills’ Ascend Web Strategy. From Ascend Web Strategy.

San Francisco-based nonprofit organization Sidewalk Talk visits Railroad Park in April to listen to passersby. From al.com.

UAB’s DeeDee Barnes Bruns on encouraging high schoolers. From KnowledgeWorks.

A virtual landing in Birmingham on “Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.” From Benzhangar.

Highlight reel for Huffman junior defensive tackle Allen Love. From Under the Lights.

The Economist examines Birmingham children’s roles in the civil rights movement. From the Economist.

Mike and Chelsea Sullivan of Birmingham talk about adopting Evelina with the help of adoption agency Sacred Selections. From Craig Dehut.

Let the celebration of awkward dancing and clapping begin (our other other vertical video of the week). From Kritta10.

Russell Alexander II and Seth Burgess in a scene from Theatre UAB’s “Othello” (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Russell Alexander II.

Talking with salesperson Mark Elliott at Royal Automotive in Vestavia Hills. From Royal Automotive.

February snow flurries in Vestavia Hills (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Npbgirl.

Teams from Oak Mountain Middle School and Fulbright Junior High School of Bentonville, Ark., compete in a robotics qualifiers match at Vex Worlds in April in Louisville. From Cut to the Bot Videos.

Birmingham artist Itse paints a mural at Boost Mobile in Wahouma. From Boost Mobile.

Filmmaker Spike Lee and journalist Howell Raines examine the documentary, “4 Little Girls” about the 1963 bombing of a Baptist church in Alabama and the re-opening of the case, with Charlie Rose in 1997. From John Baxter.

The Mime Team performs to “God is Able” at East Birmingham Church of God in Christ in Woodlawn. From Deborah Lyons.

Behind the scenes of Nashville rapper Heat Boy Kie-Lo’s March performance at Platinum of Birmingham downtown. From Heat Boy Kielo.

Pelham native Brent Hinds of Mastadon proposes to Raísa Moreno during a show in April at Iron City on Southside. From Vaughn Blaylock.

Helmet cam footage from Over the Edge, a fund-raiser for the Tanner Foundation for Neurological Diseases. Community leader Tim Alexander rappels earlier this month down the side of One Federal Place downtown. From Jason Simpson.

Nick de Castro’s senior recital earlier this month at Birmingham-Southern College. From Nickd457.

Landing in Birmingham, with visible airstream behind the wing. From Philip Kramer.

Dining at Roly Poly downtown. From Lorenzo March.

Trumpeter Lin Roundtree performs earlier this month at Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in Hoover as part of the Jazz in the Park concert series. From Ron P.

UAB student Charles Coleman takes part in the series, “Stand as One Alabama.” From UAB Media Studies.

Birmingham band Ray Reach and Company with Pericles Emmanuel perform “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” at Kirkwood by the River assisted living facility. From Pericles Emmanuel.

President Clinton campaigns in 1996 at Birmingham-Southern College. From Clinton Library 42.

Making an ADDY award. From AAF Birmingham.

Hanging out at April’s Indy Car race at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Bama Mopar.

Montgomery rapper Saks Fif performs at Magnolia House on Southside. From Ingenuity Music Group.

Time-lapse footage of driving north from downtown on I-65. From Bill Watters.

Time-lapse footage of Bytes and Bites 2017 Technology Solution Summit in April at TekLinks in Homewood. From TekLinks.

Music video for “Flexin” by Birmingham native and rapper Sol Lacore. From Sol Lacore.

A fight (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Devon Johnson.

Nashville rock artist Webb Wilder performs “Tough It Out” at WorkPlay in Avondale. From Joey Goodsell.

Driving to Grandview Medical Center. From Real Karma.

Bee hive in the ceiling. From Rid-a-Critter Inc.

Promo for Ensley Entertainment District. From Eventful Media Group.

Phoenix Youth Symphony performs “Birmingham 1963” in April. From Tsai-Ping Chung.

Time-lapse video of walking around the UAB campus and Southside. From Theimscifi75.

Alice Cooper performs Cold Ethyl earlier this month at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Treser62.

Fred Obare performs “Glory” in April at Laborers in Christ Ministry in Homewood. From Fred Obare 1.

Birmingham band Nowhere Squares performs earlier this month at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Jay Dexter.

Iron Tribe holds fund-raiser Workout for Water earlier this month at Avondale Brewing Company, raising $450,000. From Neverthirst.

Promo video for Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School in Ensley. From Holy Family Cristo Rey.

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Happy Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Video: Preserving veterans’ stories

Happy Memorial Day!

In this video, Tom Gibbs of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans discusses the importance of capturing the oral history of World War II veterans, dying at a rate of approximately 492 a day.

canning fodder

Monday, May 29, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The fight for freedom
never ends. Must we always
send them in harm’s way?

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#sundayread for May 28, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017 by Wade Kwon

reading window

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kiss track

Sunday, May 28, 2017 by Wade Kwon

When artists feud, let
them make up with lip-locks set
to a funky beat.

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a trip to the beach

Saturday, May 27, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Find the perfect spot
for catching rays, reading trash,
making sand castles.

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