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the cookie fairy

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Boxes of delight
and sugar fly to the door
steps of those who dream.

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The Birmingham channel: This is just a tribute

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Promo for album “Nothing Less” from Birmingham rapper Dog Boy Sho. From Askilled Entertainment Company.

Promo for Birmingham band Act of Congress. From Act of Congress.

January snow. From Live Storms Media.

More snow footage. From Live Storms Media.

Even more footage. From WVTM-13 News.

And closer to home (our vertical video of the week). From Mista Rich.

Looking up at night at the Heaviest Corner on Earth downtown. From s34nVideos.

California reggae bands Rebelution and Iya Terra perform in January at Iron City on Southside, plus sound check. From 311 Vision.

Promo for Eng1ine Fitness gym’s challenge. From Eng1ine Fitness.

And a testimonial. From Eng1ine Fitness

Sacramento rock band Tesla performs in 2009 at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Steve Hagar.

Talking about opening and running Shiki Thai and Sushi in Homewood. From Bli Tut Kanue.

Promo for Resurrection worship night with Hallal Music ministry on April 7 at CrossBridge Church of Christ in Brook Highland. From Hallal Music.

Jalen Battle of Atlanta’s Lambert High School competes in the high jump at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Natalie Leonard.

And Lambert’s Ayesha Kapadia in the high jump. From Natalie Leonard.

A tour of January’s Birmingham Boat Show at the BJCC East Exhibition Halls downtown. From Mid-Alabama Bassin TV.

Jeremy Baker of HO Sports at the boat show. From Russell Marine.

Checking out the Storyteller fountain in Five Points South. From s34nVideos.

Promo for the fifth annual Corporate Challenge fund-raiser in April at Railroad Park downtown. From Knight Eady.

Dashcam footage of driving downtown. From Viagens Imagens.

Dancer Heidi Nicole Stoeckley performs to “Everybody Knows” at the Freeform Showcase at the Dance Foundation in Homewood. From Heidi Nicole Stoeckley.

A performance at the 28th annual American Gospel Quartet Convention in January at Christ Temple Deliverance in Ensley (our other vertical video of the week). From Selina Sipp.

“Cute lil vid of BIRMINGHAM AL 🙂 .” From Seven Maness.

A look at the history of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church downtown. From Ben Bain.

Highlights from Hands on Birmingham’s MLK Day of Service at the Collegeville Community Center. From Kayla Gladney.

Monster truck competition in a virtual Legacy Arena. From Monsterboss3.

Members of the Wiregrass Waves compete in January’s Special Olympics 2019 Birmingham Aquatics Sectional at the CrossPlex in Five Points West (our other other vertical video of the week). From Zapdo Lion.

Grabbing lunch downtown at Granny’s Fish ‘N Grits food truck. From Anjera Mari.

UAB celebrates Christmas with an ’80s pop hit and a Mariah Carey holiday classic. From Collegiate Information and Visitor Services Association.

Air Force One and a presidential motorcade during George W. Bush’s visit in 2006. From Air Adventure.

Promo for Alabaster 1980s pop/rock tribute band the M-80s. From Mercedes Tech.

The M-80s perform “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” From Mercedes Tech.

The Blizzard of ’93. From Ken Smith.

A birthday outing at TopGolf in Uptown. From Horror Queen.

Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance, a k a Footmad, event in January at YWCA Central Alabama downtown. From Tom Gordon.

UAB design team vlog in January, with students Cody Abbott, Rod Day, Skylar Davis, Timothy Lee and Carlton Robertson. From Carlton Robertson.

Nashville Grateful Dead tribute band the Stolen Faces performs in January at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From the Stolen Faces.

Nashville country singer Luke Combs performs “Honky Tonk Highway” in January at Legacy Arena downtown. From David R.

Visiting town for the Momentum conference. From Katy Marr.

Highlights from the conference. From Eric Gusevik.

Black History Month feature on the Negro League Southern Museum airing in Raleigh-Durham. From CBS 17.

Trailer for “Iron Grit” (2019), documentary on Richard Arrington Jr.’s rise as first black mayor of Birmingham, by Birmingham director Jamel Lajuan. From Jamel Lajuan.

Birmingham rapper Flaw on Atlanta’s Ridin’ Durty Radio. From Ridin’ Durty Radio.

Boone, N.C., indie band Rainbow Kitten Surprise performs in January at Iron City on Southside. From Lexarroo.

Trailer for Robert Clem’s 2012 documentary “The Jefferson County Sound,” on the traditional gospel quartet style starting in the early 1900s. From Robert Clem.

Walking and talking through LightRails downtown. From s34nVideos.

Promo for Cultivate classes this month at Church Unlimited in Brook Highland Plaza. From Parresia.

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soggy state of affairs

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

The scorched earth has drowned
in weeks of rainfall. The skies
will show no mercy.

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papy r us

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

It’s a paperless
world till you write a check, send
a letter, swat flies.

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shortcuts to culinary mastery

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Is it cooking to
assemble a meal kit? Or
to microwave stuff?

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#sundayread for February 17, 2019

Sunday, February 17th, 2019
furthr books

Photo: Bob M. (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for February 17, 2019:

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a most comfortable rut

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

The status quo so
ordinary it defies
extremes and insights.

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with liberty and gaping wounds for all

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

I pledge allegiance
to the gun, to the lobby
for which it adores …

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gratitude day 0

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Let me recall the
ways my life is very good
when times are rotten.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Video: “I’ve Been Thinking” by Handsome Boy Modeling School,
featuring Cat Power

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!

affection disorder

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Love (remarkable
and unremarkable) fills
the world with splendor.

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The Birmingham channel: A yen to explore

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

A look at Birmingham in videos …

A January weekend in Birmingham. From Maggie Exum Vlogs.

A visitor vlogs his experience in Birmingham. From Christian Deron.

A night at Side Effects downtown. From DJ Dirty Vegas TV.

Let’s Play session from Birmingham YouTube gamer Ray J Gamer, a k a Ray Wallace, on “911 Operator” for a second round. From Ray J Gamer.

Giving shoes and socks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of “Shoes of Hope” at the Smithfield Community Center. From My View Media.

Let’s Play session on “NCAA Football 14” featuring North Texas at UAB in a simulated Legion Field. From Matt Peery.

New Jersey alt-rock singer-songwriter Pete Yorn performs “Black” in January at Saturn in Avondale. From Chris C.

Narrative short film “I Can’t Breathe” (2017), filmed in Birmingham. From Fast Lane Productions.

Green Valley Elementary teacher Al Elliott on an episode of “Teachers Teaching Teachers.” From Paul Allison.

Alabama Shakespeare Festival artistic director Rick Dildine on the group’s production of “Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963.” From Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Eufaula gospel group the Alabama Gurlz performs “I Can’t Make It” (our vertical video of the week). From A.J. Jordan.

Promo for July’s Motion 19 church student conference at Legacy Arena downtown. From Motion Students.

Nonprofit organization Birmingham Change Fund’s 2011 award of $30,000 went to McWane Science Center and W.J. Christian K-8 School. From Anthony C. Hood.

More on the Birmingham Change Fund. From AFP Alabama.

YOUniversity TV guide to the University of Alabama Birmingham. From It’s Nacho Official.

Sneaker finds at the thrift store (our other vertical video of the week). From Mr. Fatrock.

New York Irish folk band Shilelagh Law performs at defunct Five Points South bar Bailey’s Pub. From Alan Rossnagel.

Vlogging from P.F. Chang’s at the Summit. From RWise.

Highlights from the 2018 Birmingham Bowl. From Birmingham Bowl.

A January storm brings flash floods to parts of Birmingham. From Live Storms Media.

Fred Jemison of Birmingham on the Big Book. From Amber Concept – US.

Hartford religious leaders discuss a recent trip to civil rights sites in Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma. From Fox 61.

Panel at July’s Sloss Tech at Lyric Theatre downtown. Participants: Anthony Hood of UAB, Bill Smith of Shipt, Ashlee Ammons of Mixtrox, Bob Cructchfield of Innovate Birmingham and Josh Carpenter of the City of Birmingham. From Telegraph Creative.

New Jersey comedian Jim Breuer performs in January at Legacy Arena downtown (our other other vertical video of the week). From Sean McGonigle 0829.

Birmingham jam band Earthbound performs at Avondale Brewing Company. From Alan Rossnagel.

Drone footage of Railroad Park downtown. From Karry Jones.

Nashville country band the Steel Woods performs “Southern Accent” in January at Seasick Records in Crestwood. From Taylor Hendrix.

And performing “Without You” a week later at Zydeco on Southside. From Taylor Hendrix.

Commercial for Sellers Law Group. From Sellers Law Group LLC.

UAB football coach Bill Clark speaks in Houston (our final vertical video of the week). From CKW Luxe.

Promo for the Optimas machine for skin treatment at K2 Restorative Medicine in Huffman. From K2 Restorative Medicine.

Highlights from the NRG DanceProject competition in January at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. From NRG DanceProject.

More from the competition. From NRG DanceProject.

Burning rubber in Bush Hills. From Travel Man 357.

Driving from Columbus, Miss., to Birmingham. From Jazmynn Barnes.

Train crossing bell. From Dochinson.

Day trip to the Birmingham Zoo in January. From Camp Courageous.

Kimy Kennedy previews a Vestavia Hills estate sale in January. From Birmingham Estate Sales. From Birmingham Estate Sales.

And one earlier this month in Chelsea. From Birmingham Estate Sales.

Metallica performs “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Iron Man” in January at Legacy Arena downtown. From Metallica TV.

Cockpit view of landing at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Matt S.

January snow! From Birmingham Alabama Weather.

Musicians from Cathedral Church of the Advent downtown perform “Psalm 127 (The Lord Will Fight for Us).” From Cathedral Church of the Advent.

Fiesta stage at Linn Park downtown. From Luis Diaz.

Vlogging tips discovered while filming in Birmingham. From Nina’s Closet.

Hanging out (and vaping) in George Ward Park. From Jean Phi Vape.

Baritone Corey McKern, in the role of Older Thompson, sings “Pastor, Friends” at a dress rehearsal for Opera Birmingham’s “Glory Denied.” From Opera Birmingham.

And soprano Kathleen Buccleugh, in the role of Younger Alyce, sings “My Darling Jim” at dress rehearsal. From Opera Birmingham.

And soprano Caroline Worra, in the role of Older Alyce, sings “After You Hear Me Out” at dress rehearsal. From Opera Birmingham.

Glimpses of downtown. From Royal Pixels.

Another quick trip around town. From Riley Bradford.

Huntsville rapper JC the Don performs in January at Side Effects downtown. From Gualla Productions.

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confession is good for the soul

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Let us lay bare our
foibles and weaknesses to
grow stronger for it.

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the re-evolution of language

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

More tech, more letters
and emoji for more weird
acronyms, hashtags.

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contentment on demand

Monday, February 11th, 2019

No button on the
remote can scare up what we
demand in our souls.

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