Wade on Birmingham

the heap down the street

Friday, January 18, 2019 by Wade Kwon

We all end up like
so much junk on the curb, sent
to oblivion.

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conversations in the air

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Wade Kwon

Ambling down the street,
chatting with distant friends through
hidden earpieces.

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to-done list

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Wade Kwon

It can be somewhat
satisfying to cross off
items from ’16.

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modern civics

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Wade Kwon

Grab all you can get.
The ends justify the means.
And also meanness.

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The Birmingham channel: Holiday magic and madness

Monday, January 14, 2019 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Dancing at a Kwanzaa gathering in December at Shebet’s Boutique downtown. From OTTV25 DA8TV.

Birmingham electronic musician Dès Vu performs in November at Seasick Records in Crestwood. From Colors of Nights.

Music video for “Fie on Me” by Birmingham rapper Hardbody Shard. From Hardbody Shard.

Drone footage of Oak Mountain State Park in winter. From Wayne Degan.

Football: 10U Georgia vs. Alabama all-stars. From Sportz Clipz TV.

Feature on new American brasserie Blueprint on 3rd in Pepper Place in Lakeview. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Driving through Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland at the Birmingham Race Course. From Tŏng Yé.

Line dancing to “Swerve.” From Joseph King.

Backseat view of downtown. From Beachchain Kids on Blockchain.

Dashcam footage of I-59 north to Trussville. From Tango Ycash.

Don Lupo, director of the Mayor’s Office of Citizens Assistance, on local TV show “Our Issues Birmingham.” From Our Issues Birmingham.

Mobile’s WKRG-5 report on a Christmas Eve shooting at a Piggly Wiggly in North Birmingham. From WKRG.

Birmingham rapper MC Boonkie performs in December at Vikings Motorcycle Club in the Central Park neighborhood. From Bankroll Boonkie.

Riding the elevator at the Hampton Inn in Irondale. From TJ Elevator Fan.

A trip to ZooLight Safari in December at the Birmingham Zoo. From Tŏng Yé.

More on Safari (our vertical video of the week). From Connor and Millie.

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society brings pets to their new homes on Christmas. From Ivan Vantsevich.

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calibration dish

Monday, January 14, 2019 by Wade Kwon

If they can’t make a
good cashew chicken, then they
won’t see me again.

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#sundayread for January 13, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019 by Wade Kwon

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the perfect crime

Sunday, January 13, 2019 by Wade Kwon

Don’t cry because it’s
over. Smile because you got
away with something.

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everyone is overqualified

Saturday, January 12, 2019 by Wade Kwon

We are good drivers,
with above-average brains
and perfect manners.

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the moral lesson

Friday, January 11, 2019 by Wade Kwon

Not one to absorb
but to put into practice
over and over.

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where ideas come from

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Wade Kwon

A hidden part of
the lizard brain that defies
logic and reason.

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comparison is the thief of joy

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Wade Kwon

Cupcakes are fancy
muffins. Hotels are taller
motels. All is lost.

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The Birmingham channel: Jockeys on strike

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Music in December at Innisfree Pub in Lakeview. From Actress Gabrielle.

A look at men’s clothing store On Time Fashions at the Eastwood Village Shopping Center. From Sam Dabit.

Showreel for 2019 for Birmingham director Jason O’Brien. From Fast Lane Productions.

Music video for “Back to Birmingham,” by Birmingham pop-punk-rock band American Dream Factory. From Kendall M.

Vestavia Hills dance band Margeaux and the Cat’s Meow performs “Summertime” in December at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Actress Gabrielle.

Atlanta singer Rosita Cooper performs. From Rosita Cooper.

Wedding photo booth fun. From Dedrick English.

Stephanie Whitaker of Engaged Wedding Library in Homewood discusses costs for day-of wedding coordinators. From Engaged Wedding Library.

Road trip to the CrossPlex in Five Points West for a track meet. From Laila S.

Birmingham musician Eric McGinty performs “Nobody Home” in December at Mojo Pub in Lakeview. From Actress Gabrielle.

Promo for Graham Group Real Estate in Hoover. From Graham Group.

Santa Claus visits Summer Classics Home in Pelham. From Summer Classics.

Russian deathcore band Slaughter to Prevail performs “Chronic Slaughter” in December at Zydeco on Southside. From Jeffrey Metzger.

Promo for Vintage Comfort Food Company truck. From Brock Rotter.

Demo reel for drone videography service Cyberhometour in Pelham. From Cyberhometour.

UAB assistant professor Brooks Wingo, right, and Alison Cogan of the Washington VA Medical Center talk about the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Early Career Networking Group. From ACRM.org.

Birmingham in-line skaters Matty Schrock and Philip Moore featured in “8 Down” by Mike Buckalew. From Mike Buckalew.

Jazz in December at B.O.S.S. Ultra Bar and Lounge on Southside. From Actress Gabrielle.

San Jose death metal band Exhumed performs “Vacant Grave” in 2001. From Lord Luminance.

Birmingham Bowl teams Memphis and Wake Forest visit patients in December at Children’s of Alabama on Southside. From Children’s of Alabama.

Memphis’ Tony Pollard Jr. runs 97 yards for a touchdown on a kickoff return. From T.E.N. Spot.

Bowl week welcome event at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Memphis practice at Hoover High. From Memphis Tiger Network.

At the end of the game with a Wake Forest fan. From Steven Hailey.

Game highlights. From Victors Valiant.

Exceptional Foundation participants and Memphis and Wake Forest players have fun at the Exceptional Experience in December at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

College football: UAB at Tennessee in 1998. From Larry Smith.

Highlight reel for defensive tackle/offensive lineman Phillip Davison Jr. From Big Phil the Director.

Dashcam footage of I-65 from Montgomery to Birmingham. From Kenny Ram.

Interview with New York composer Tom Cipullo about “Glory Denied,” Opera Birmingham’s production on Jan. 25 and 27 (our vertical video of the week). From Opera Birmingham.

Leigh King Forstman reports on the Birmingham Bar Association Women Lawyers Section for 2017. From Birmingham Bar Association.

At the beat auction. From Elmore Management.

Practice at Birmingham Dance Theatre in Hoover. From Matt Edmonds.

The Regals performs “Use Me” in December at Innisfree Irish Pub in Lakeview. From Actress Gabrielle.

Real estate agent Devon Harris with Harris Homes Realty in Alabaster visits a house in East Lake. From Devon Harris.

In this episode of “Drunk Birmingham Music History,” Barron Bethea of Birmingham punk band Skeptic? talks about seeing the Exploited at the Nick (our other vertical video of the week). From Jenny Gault.

Train. From NS Railfan Productions/NRP.

Fall 2018 showreel for ABC-33/40 reporter Stephen Quinn. From Stephen Quinn.

Horse racing sans jockeys. From Yani Eugenio Alvarez Nava.

Installing ductwork in the crawl space of a Center Point house. From 3D Air Services LLC.

Chicago deathcore band Oceano performs “The Taken” in December at Zydeco on Southside. From Jeffrey Metzger.

Promo for downtown attorney Marcus A. Jones III. From Small Business Spotlight.

Walking around the Amtrak Crescent (our other other vertical video of the week). From Osboy2.

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found in the mail

Monday, January 7, 2019 by Wade Kwon

The box of goods wound
its way across the country
by way of Japan.

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#sundayread for January 6, 2019

Sunday, January 6, 2019 by Wade Kwon

train station reader

Photo: Simon Jowett (CC)

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