Gonzo Birmingham 2
"Delaney on the Mind"
Tracking through the deep south with the hint of andouille sausage, pimento cheese, and local honey seeping from our pores, we are 10 miles outside of Birmingham, AL. headed to the civil rights museum for some historical perspective ...antebellum homes, stars, bars, and pick up trucks ...the Alabama hot biscuit still on our minds.
Birmingham, the nucleus for race relations on Redneck Island Season 3. Scattered, capped, gravy on the side. Tennis and more tennis with Delaney itching my mind and other parts. Black market karaoke with no one to sing. Executive orders by accused undercover racist. Our time has come and gone, the dream of unification stays real but seems distant.
"Revolution & Reconciliation"
Just under the surface of 21st century life, the City of Birmingham's past is viewed with an intense, unforgiving microscope. The prayer marchers gathered near a firehouse downtown. Four motorcycle cops waiting with flashing lights, silent, helmets with tinted visors and bodies covered uniformly, no skin showing, gloves over hands. What to eat? T-Top never tried moo-shoo pork and Yen's is across the street. Tennis at 2. Delaware plates at the Vulcan monument. The Roman god of fire with an iron hammer in hand watching, protecting the "magic city".