Wade on Birmingham https://wadeonbirmingham.com News, features and essays about Birmingham and Alabama Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:00:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2407551 the cookie fairy https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/21/the-cookie-fairy-haiku/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/21/the-cookie-fairy-haiku/#respond Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:00:55 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51603 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 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/20/the-birmingham-channel-this-is-just-a-tribute-video/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/20/the-birmingham-channel-this-is-just-a-tribute-video/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:15:59 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51430 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 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/20/soggy-state-of-affairs-haiku/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/20/soggy-state-of-affairs-haiku/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:00:55 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51602 The scorched earth has drowned
in weeks of rainfall. The skies
will show no mercy.

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papy r us https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/19/papy-r-us-haiku/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/19/papy-r-us-haiku/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:00:55 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51600 It’s a paperless
world till you write a check, send
a letter, swat flies.

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shortcuts to culinary mastery https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/18/shortcuts-to-culinary-mastery-haiku/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/18/shortcuts-to-culinary-mastery-haiku/#respond Mon, 18 Feb 2019 06:00:55 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51534 Is it cooking to
assemble a meal kit? Or
to microwave stuff?

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#sundayread for February 17, 2019 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/17/sundayread-for-february-17-2019/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/17/sundayread-for-february-17-2019/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 06:05:34 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51579 furthr books

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a most comfortable rut https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/17/a-most-comfortable-rut-haiku/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/17/a-most-comfortable-rut-haiku/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 06:00:55 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51535 The status quo so
ordinary it defies
extremes and insights.

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with liberty and gaping wounds for all https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/16/with-liberty-and-gaping-wounds-for-all-haiku/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/16/with-liberty-and-gaping-wounds-for-all-haiku/#respond Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:00:55 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51533 I pledge allegiance
to the gun, to the lobby
for which it adores …

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gratitude day 0 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/15/gratitude-day-0-haiku/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/15/gratitude-day-0-haiku/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:00:55 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51532 Let me recall the
ways my life is very good
when times are rotten.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/14/happy-valentines-day-2019-video/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/14/happy-valentines-day-2019-video/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:05:46 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51558

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

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affection disorder https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/14/affection-disorder-haiku/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/14/affection-disorder-haiku/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:00:55 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51531 Love (remarkable
and unremarkable) fills
the world with splendor.

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The Birmingham channel: A yen to explore https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/13/the-birmingham-channel-a-yen-to-explore-video/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/13/the-birmingham-channel-a-yen-to-explore-video/#comments Thu, 14 Feb 2019 03:40:59 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51315 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 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/13/confession-is-good-for-the-soul-haiku/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/13/confession-is-good-for-the-soul-haiku/#comments Wed, 13 Feb 2019 06:00:55 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51529 Let us lay bare our
foibles and weaknesses to
grow stronger for it.

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the re-evolution of language https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/12/the-re-evolution-of-language-haiku/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/12/the-re-evolution-of-language-haiku/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 06:00:55 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51524 More tech, more letters
and emoji for more weird
acronyms, hashtags.

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contentment on demand https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/11/contentment-on-demand-haiku/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/11/contentment-on-demand-haiku/#respond Mon, 11 Feb 2019 06:00:55 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51493 No button on the
remote can scare up what we
demand in our souls.

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#sundayread for February 10, 2019 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/10/sundayread-for-february-10-2019/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/10/sundayread-for-february-10-2019/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 06:05:34 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51500 woman at cafe with newspaper

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books not yet on tape https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/10/books-not-yet-on-tape-haiku/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/10/books-not-yet-on-tape-haiku/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 06:00:55 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51492 The narrator sits
in the booth surrounded by
ghosts of characters.

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inside the industry https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/09/inside-the-industry-haiku/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/09/inside-the-industry-haiku/#respond Sat, 09 Feb 2019 06:00:55 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51482 Surly manager
barks at servers, customers
to spread her bad cheer.

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The Birmingham channel: The football capital https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/08/the-birmingham-channel-the-football-capital-video/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/08/the-birmingham-channel-the-football-capital-video/#comments Fri, 08 Feb 2019 16:40:59 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51245 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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affirmative reaction https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/08/affirmative-reaction-haiku/ https://wadeonbirmingham.com/2019/02/08/affirmative-reaction-haiku/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2019 06:00:55 +0000 https://wadeonbirmingham.com/?p=51459 A yearbook full of
bimbos wearing blackface who
grow up to be pols.

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