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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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#sundayread for February 10, 2019

Sunday, February 10th, 2019
woman at cafe with newspaper

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books not yet on tape

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

The narrator sits
in the booth surrounded by
ghosts of characters.

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inside the industry

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Surly manager
barks at servers, customers
to spread her bad cheer.

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The Birmingham channel: The football capital

Friday, February 8th, 2019

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Utah’s Martin Sisters perform the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance in Navajo in November at the National Veterans Day World Peace Luncheon at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Martin Sisterz.

Vlog at the library. Some 70-plus entries from this vlogger in Birmingham in the past month. From Theiux05.

Playing with babies and having fun on a family visit to town. From the Married Ways.

Promo for McCoy Adult Day Care in College Hills. From Sarah Mezzy.

Inside an abandoned iron mine. From Its Keeton.

Highlights from Birmingham Prep’s 2018 championship football season. From Birmingham Prep.

Partying at El Sol on Valley Avenue. From Kenny tha Kamera Man.

Singer Mwalimu Elijah performs. From Kikuyu Diaspora Television USA.

Haircuts for the homeless. From Free Spirit Visions.

In this episode of “Drunk Birmingham Music History,” Mike Gault and Matt Patton of Alabama rock band Model Citizen talk about a show at the Upside-Down Plaza (our other vertical video of the week). From Jenny Gault.

In this episode of “Drunk Birmingham Music History,” Tommy Palladino talks about Atlanta heavy metal band Mastadon (our other other vertical video of the week). From Jenny Gault.

Talking with Carrie Huner, a doctor at St. Vincent’s Primary Care in Vestavia Hills. From Ascension.

Chicago singer-songwriter Noah Gabriel performs his song “Birmingham.” From Noah Gabriel.

Wrestler Daniel Bryan declares his hate for Birmingham at a WWE event in Legacy Arena downtown. From Denis Lukovic.

Talking with players at the “Star Wars: Destiny” regional tournament in January at Card Addicts in Hoover. From Jackalmen Games.

And game coverage. From Outer Rim Smugglers.

Mixed martial arts: Memphis’ Abdul Qawi al Afriki vs. Noah Machan in January at Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale. From Strikehard.

North Carolina State vs. Rutgers in the 2008 PapaJohns.com Bowl at Legion Field in Graymont. From OHF Big 10.

Promo for August’s Student and Youth Travel Association conference at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex downtown. From SYTA: Student and Youth Travel Association.

Northeastern University community members read an excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” From Northeastern.

Bonnie Orth of Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church in New York discusses “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” From Mayfield Presbyterian.

University of Southern California associate professor Dana Johnson reads “Letter from Birmingham Jail” in January at Writers Resist Los Angeles. From Keith Martin.

Bouncing at the trampoline park. From Bentley Flory.

Light snow at night (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Mista Rich.

Stephanie Whitaker of Engaged Wedding Library in Homewood discusses wedding ceremony options downtown. From Engaged Girls.

Nashville country singer Morgan Wallen performs in January at Iron City on Southside. From Holly Hargett.

AC unit at work. From Frank Morrison.

Cordero, a k a Darius James of Birmingham, performs “Love Someone.” From Darius James.

Zuri celebrates her birthday at Spare Time Entertainment in Trussville (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Madd1966dh.

And presents! (Our other other other other other vertical video of the week.) From Madd1966dh.

Climbing the Clark Direct boulder problem at the Moss Rock Preserve Boulder Field in Hoover. From the Great Hambino.

January graduation ceremony for the first class from the Alabama Integrative Ministry School, held at St John’s Episcopal Church for the Deaf in Cahaba Heights, Vestavia Hills. From Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.

Elyton Hotel room tour. From Land Speculation.

Birmingham police procession on Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard downtown in January for Sgt. Wytasha Carter, killed in the line of duty (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Sheila Rudolph.

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith speaks at Carter’s funeral in January at Legacy Arena downtown. From WVTM-13 News.

Talking about new AAF pro football team Birmingham Iron. From Turf Toe Sports Show.

At the Birmingham Iron training camp in January in San Antonio. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Promo for opening kickoff of the Birmingham Iron, facing the Memphis Express Sunday at Legion Field. From Birmingham CVB.

Nashville comedian Kay Jay Johnson performs in January at Bennie Mac’s on 1st in Woodlawn (our other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From 615 Kay Jay.

Dashcam footage of I-22 from I-65 to Cordova. From Josephbaskinsr1.

Arena football: Birmingham Steeldogs at Tulsa Talons in a 2002 playoff game. From Diggles 4 Life.

Nashville band Ken Ross Jordan and the Jordanaires performs in 1997 at Boutwell Auditorium downtown. From Ken Ross Jordan.

The student cast of “Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963” rehearses “Great Day” at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery. From Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Testimonial by Michael Vines for Atlanta’s Partner-Driven Real Estate Investing (our other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Peter Vekselman.

Birmingham City Schools launches Iron Kids fitness initiative in January at Wilkerson Middle School in East Thomas. From Alabama NewsCenter.

An apparent shootout (our other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Youngin Boyz YouTube.

Walking through Lego playground BrickFair in January at the BJCC East Exhibition Hall downtown. From Greg’s Legos.

Commercial for Precision Collision body shop on Center Point Parkway. From Nuthouse Media.

Meanwhile at the bar … (our other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Aniyah Mitchell.

“Birmingham” by New York Americana band the Good Morning Nags performs its song “Birmingham” at Atlantic Sound Studios in Brooklyn. From the Good Morning Nags

Celebrity fitness trainer Kenya Crooks talks with Birmingham client Nora about her weight loss (our other other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Kenya Crooks

Highlight reel for Oak Mountain sophomore pitcher Stephen Moraski at December’s Perfect Game National Underclass Main Showcase in Ft. Myers, Fla. From Skill Show Videos.

Walking through the Uptown courtyard (our other other other other other other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Chapin GT 502.

Drone footage of the demolition of the ramp from Red Mountain Expressway to I-20/59 downtown. From Kevin Henderson.

Another angle. From AL.com.

Commercial for Birmingham Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo. From Jason Jones.

Los Angeles actor/singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney sits for a Q&A session in January at Iron City on Southside (our final vertical video of the week). From Patience H.

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The Birmingham channel

a

affirmative reaction

Friday, February 8th, 2019

A yearbook full of
bimbos wearing blackface who
grow up to be pols.

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inner growth

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

It is not enough
to claim our past misdeeds but
to learn from them, too.

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to sleep, and sleep some more

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

The snooze button is
a mere suggestion. Fatigue
is the only clock.

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the not me theory of achievement

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

To motivate folks,
“Well, someone’s gotta do it.”
History is made.

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pro-creation

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Stop buying and start
making. Imagination
fuels the best presents.

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#sundayread for February 3, 2019

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
paper stack

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yada yada yada

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Ten years of tweeting
gets you a dumb hashtag and
some aching fingers.

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common bore

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

They teach to the test,
the test that measures how well
students fill bubbles.

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ghost of writings past

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Struck hard by a muse,
the words flowed with grace and ease
till they came up dry.

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the broken parts of the library

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

The heat and AC,
the escalators, leaky
ceilings, sewage flow.

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