Some travelin’ music from an artist very close to home

The performer above, Sonia Leigh, is a local product who has the talent to hit it big, even if her persona and approach don’t exactly lend themselves to the superficial demands of commercial music today. Her newly released album is titled “December 1978,” which also happens to be the month of her birth, which also makes me feel reaaaallllly old. But her music makes up for that.

And just for the hell of it, and because it was filmed in Little Five Points, and because it shows some street characters I recognize, I’ll include a second Sonia Leigh video free of charge. Enjoy the music, folks, and enjoy the brisk fall weather.

– Jay Bookman

386 comments Add your comment

Brosephus™

November 6th, 2011
12:44 pm

GLL

I don’t think Saban had much of an option. Neither offense seemed capable of moving the ball for extended periods of time. I don’t think Bama would have been able to move the ball that much in the final minute of the game. I would have made the choice to go to OT as well. Starting on the 25 within striking distance was better than starting on the 25 with 75 yards to go. The kickers just couldn’t deal with the pressure.

getalife

I didn’t think it would go to OT, but I didn’t think the winner would have more than a 3 point lead. That was a defensive showcase last night. Both teams stood up on D.

getalife

November 6th, 2011
1:01 pm

Bro,

I predicted LSU by 3.

Brosephus™

November 6th, 2011
1:34 pm

getalife

That’s what fans do as I was doing the same in Bama’s favor.

Matti WDE!

November 6th, 2011
1:42 pm

Great game, y’all! Enjoyed it very much, although (as an alum of a different SEC West school), I was not technically rooting for either team. It went pretty much as I expected, except for the kicking game. I feel sorry for that poor kid and the abuse he’s taking from his own people right now! I have to say I though that interception call was BS. Looked to me like the Bama guy was down before the LSU guy stripped the ball. They showed the replay nine different times, and that’s how I saw it, anyway.

Mick

November 6th, 2011
2:00 pm

brosephus

The play of the game was that steal by LSU defensive back, took it right out of his hands, I know the felling…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsskd9LCp_Y

bman

November 6th, 2011
2:01 pm

Great game! btw…shouldn’t Bama still be ranked #2? I mean…if LSU is #1 and they beat Bama by a field goal in OT, how can Bama not be #2? The game would have to be closer?

Brosephus™

November 6th, 2011
2:31 pm

Matti

It all comes down to who ends up with it. That play was no different than stripping the ball from a running back.

Mick

That kid needs to work out with Trent. You can’t be a good receiver if you don’t have the strength to hold on to the ball.

bman

They’ll drop down to somewhere between 5-8. The only way they could possibly hold on to #2 would be if LSU were the only undefeated team left.

JamVet

November 6th, 2011
2:33 pm

bman and Bro, just checked. The Tide dropped to #4 in the Awful Press Poll…

Mick

November 6th, 2011
2:54 pm

I guess LSU is the king bee for now –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5zWozAEuqk

Brosephus™

November 6th, 2011
3:06 pm

AmV

Not as far as I thought they would drop. That might hurt those Broncos later on. Seems like somebody’s chumming the water for some severe discord later on down the line.

In other news:

Uh ohhhhhh!!!!!! Seems like someone else is lining up to take their beatings…

Happy Sunday, Missouri: The Tigers may have just lost to Baylor to fall below .500 for the season, but as of this morning, they’re officially in the fold as the 14th member of the Southeastern Conference. SEC presidents and chancellors have unanimously approved the addition for all sports, effective July 1, 2012. The bureaucratic waggle dance has reached its inevitable conclusion.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Ready-or-not-Missouri-officially-makes-14-for?urn=ncaaf-wp9349

Brosephus™

November 6th, 2011
3:16 pm

Mick

November 6th, 2011
3:17 pm

brosephus

I’m old school, no really good football team should leave the fate of the game to the field goal kicker. It’s great for the win but those prima donna’s are merely specialists while the real game is won in the trenches. Aside from the score, bama probably had the edge. Great defensive struggle…

getalife

November 6th, 2011
3:22 pm

The SEC dominates college football so Bama should be # 2.

Brosephus™

November 6th, 2011
3:48 pm

Mick

I’d agree to a point. When you have two teams like that playing, the difference is the specialist. If they can’t do their thing when counted on, sometimes that is what loses the game.

getalife

I think they’ve left that option open if LSU and Boise State are the only two undefeated teams left.

getalife

November 6th, 2011
4:13 pm

Saints are dominating.

We will dominate the Falcons next to win our division.

Who dat?

From the Swamp

November 6th, 2011
4:57 pm

Bye bye occupy Atlanta. Again. :)

Mick

November 6th, 2011
5:10 pm

Alrright miami, the fins scalp the chiefs for their first win since last november, Only caught the ending was outside pressure cleaning and now everting be looking clean mon….

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

November 6th, 2011
5:20 pm

Condi Rice says we should not take a military option off the table with Iran and Israel seems to be attempting to muster support for a strike on their nuclear facilities. Tough decisions for the administration to weigh.

Mick

November 6th, 2011
5:21 pm

Big Bad John

November 6th, 2011
5:30 pm

Bomb bomb bomb,
Bomb bomb Iran…

I should have picked Condi instead of Sarah.
I could have been bombing Iran.
I could have been chasing bin Laden.
I could have been the Leeeder of the Free Wurlllllldddddddd!

I should run again.
I can beat Mitt.
I can beat Herman and Newt.
I can beat Ron Paul,
He’s just an old coot.
I can take Bachmann,
She’s worse than Palin.
And as for Rick Perry,
That boy is ailin’.

What’s Condi’s phone number.

1811/0311

November 6th, 2011
5:37 pm

Recon:

Did you see this from yesterday:

Headline: “Where the Americans have left”

“U.S. troops have left a base near the Pakistani border, an early test of Afghan security forces.”

The Afghani’s will give this base away (whatever its name is) just like the South Vietnamese gave up “Camp Carroll” during the 1972 Easter Offensive.

getalife

November 6th, 2011
6:03 pm

Congrats Mick.

Bush had a good day finally.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

November 6th, 2011
6:11 pm

1811,

It’s all about politics. Protecting the ultimate sacrifice made on the battlefield by our young countryman isn’t taken into consideration by cheap politicians. What will we do when our all volunteer military ceases to work.

getalife

November 6th, 2011
6:13 pm

You cons would be against anything our President does so cut the crap.

He will deal with the situation like he always does.

You will be unpatriotic as usual cons.

Normal

November 6th, 2011
6:21 pm

Seem that a lot of folks here can’t remember that an undeclared war is just Americans being sacrificed for the American God of Economics and it’s chief Priest, the Industrial Military Complex. Blood money and murder, plain and simple. I will never celebrate that but I will weep for the fallen and try my best to prevent it from happening again.

1811/0311

November 6th, 2011
6:23 pm

What do you call it when a soldier betrays his country ? TREASON
And what is the penalty ? LIFE IN PRISON/DEATH

What do you call it when politicians betray soldiers ? POLITICS
And what is the penalty ? NOTHING

getalife

November 6th, 2011
6:25 pm

“Meanwhile, the Party of No lived down to its name as Senate Republicans obstructed another piece of the president’s jobs bill, blocking $60 billion targeted to patching up America’s crumbling infrastructure — earning the undying support of gaping potholes, collapsing bridges, and derailed trains all across the country.”

Yet, the cons want war with Iran.

Figures.

josef

November 6th, 2011
6:34 pm

getalife

“Yet, the cons want war with Iran.”

Hillary and Barack are cons?

Soothsayer

November 6th, 2011
6:36 pm

I want to go on record as saying I’m 100% in favor of war with Iran. I’m sick and tired of $3.29/gallon gasoline. I would much rather pay $29.99/gallon when I can get my ration tickets.

Soothsayer

November 6th, 2011
6:42 pm

Not to mention the fact that we can put a lot of these poor college students who can’t find work to work on the front lines fighting the Russians and Chinese.

Not to worry, though, if past experience is any guide, it shouldn’t last too long, really. A three or four decades at the most. Three, if we’re real lucky.

Besides, there’s just too many people here in the U.S. It’s time we thinned out this country a little.

Normal

November 6th, 2011
6:49 pm

Sooth,
Amd then we can put good Americans to work building all those monuments to the wasted dead.

Kids join the military for all the right reasons. It’sa gawddamned sin to sacrufice them for anything other than a “defend our sountry, declared war”. Otherwise, it’s just murder.

josef

November 6th, 2011
6:53 pm

Normal

Just my own view, but it’s murder no matter how you look at it, either that or suicide. We’re the species that preys on itself.

getalife

November 6th, 2011
6:55 pm

“Hillary and Barack are cons?”

Not radical cons like our friends here but govern center right.

Hillary does not think Iran will commit suicide and I agree with her.

Normal

November 6th, 2011
6:59 pm

Josef,
I agree. I’ve heard us call “Virus”, because we off kill off our host (earth) and then we die.

Soothsayer

November 6th, 2011
7:01 pm

josef

November 6th, 2011
7:02 pm

getalife

I’ll go for that…but I’m not sure Hillary is right…I DO think that the Iranian leadership would commit suicide. I also think she knows that which is why the feist is being let off the leash…

josef

November 6th, 2011
7:06 pm

SOOTH

As usual, your thinking vis a vis Israel is back asserds…Israel is acting in its own self-interest and is doing so with the backing of the Western democracies as well as no small few of the Mid Eastern regimes, all of whom are pretty much of the opinion that in this equation Iran is the “unholy…”

Soothsayer

November 6th, 2011
7:08 pm

America, UK, Europe, Israel have an insatiable desire to control the World’s resources. Everything else you hear is just so much BS.

Would we defeat Iran like Iraq? Probably. But, then again, you will have a never-ending guerilla war involving the Straight of Hormuz. The days of oil tankers passing through there unmolested will probably be over forever.

Everything I’ve read suggests that the Iranians have been forthright concerning their nuclear program. They have, on numerous occasions allowed foreign inspectors open access to their nuclear program and facilities.

Yet, the narrative about their “nuclear threat” continues. It makes one wonder what the real motivations of Israel, UK, United States and Europe concerning Iran are.

Jm

November 6th, 2011
7:11 pm

The Iranians have been evicted from woodruff park

getalife

November 6th, 2011
7:12 pm

It’s the nuclear report coming out that will say Iran is closer to building nukes if they want to.

I think Americans are not buying it and are sick of war.

Fool me once……..

Soothsayer

November 6th, 2011
7:13 pm

I just think the West may be biting off more than they can chew. Especially if the Russians or Chinese or both enter into any war. I think this rush to war may come to haunt us — in many more ways than anyone could anticipate.

josef

November 6th, 2011
7:13 pm

Sooth

“America, UK, Europe, Israel have an insatiable desire to control the World’s resources. Everything else you hear is just so much BS”

Israel is in that club? Do tell, that one little ole bitty slice of land with barely 7 million souls? Them’s some bad a33 mo fo’s eh? :-)

josef

November 6th, 2011
7:20 pm

BTW

Russia and China? They’ve got their own axes close at home to grind with Iran and its state supported export of fundamentalist Islamic terrorism…they’ll be more than happy to see Teheran brought to heel…

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

November 6th, 2011
7:22 pm

Israel must be saved. If Israel loses we lose and the world will tip into a third world war where everyone loses.

Soothsayer

November 6th, 2011
7:28 pm

A War on Iran has been on the drawing board of The Pentagon since 2004.

While Iran, is the next target together with Syria and Lebanon, this strategic military deployment also threatens North Korea, China and Russia.

Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons programme is the pretext and the justification.

The broader implications of a US-NATO Israel attack on Iran are far-reaching. The war and the economic crisis are intimately related. The war economy is financed by Wall Street, which stands as the creditor of the US administration. The US weapons producers are the recipients of the US Department of Defense multibillion dollar procurement contracts for advanced weapons systems. In turn, “the battle for oil” in the Middle East and Central Asia directly serves the interests of the Anglo-American oil giants.

The US and its allies are “beating the drums of war” at the height of a Worldwide economic depression, not to mention the most serious environmental catastrophe in World history. In a bitter twist, one of the major players (BP) on the Middle East Central Asia geopolitical chessboard, formerly known as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, is the instigator of the ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Public opinion, swayed by media hype is tacitly supportive, indifferent or ignorant as to the likely impacts of what is upheld as an ad hoc “punitive” operation directed against Iran’s nuclear facilities rather than an all out war. War preparations include the deployment of US and Israeli produced nuclear weapons. In this context, the devastating consequences of a nuclear war are either trivialised or simply not mentioned.

Mark my words, an attack on Iran will amount to “Crossing the Rubicon” and bring the U.S., U.K., Europe, and Israel into a war with either China, Russia or both.

getalife

November 6th, 2011
7:29 pm

Just to be fair, countries with nukes are warmongering against Iran.

So, Iran can’t have nukes to protect their country from these warmongering countries with nukes?

Would they attack Iran if Iran had nukes?

josef

November 6th, 2011
7:31 pm

DEL
“Israel must be saved. If Israel loses we lose and the world will tip into a third world war where everyone loses”

As you know, I don’t always agree with you on the fine points and the details, but in 25 words or less, yes.

josef

November 6th, 2011
7:33 pm

getalife

Yeah, but keep in mind who those nukes are aimed at and it’s not for national self-defense.

getalife

November 6th, 2011
7:36 pm

josef,

Nukes are deterrent to war.

We are the only country that actually used them.

Bruno

November 6th, 2011
7:50 pm

josef

November 6th, 2011
7:55 pm

getalife

@ 7:36

I’m not sure about that deterrent thingie…just look at the dismal record since 1945…when rogue states, and Iran is that, get ahold of them, the equation changes dramatically…and, agreed we (so far) are the only ones to have used them, and, point made haven’t done it since…we’ve (and that’s us and Russia) have certainly played brinkmanship…the Hillary philosophy…

Normal

November 6th, 2011
8:20 pm

Time for a musical reminder that this had been going on for a long time…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp6dsKleGpU

bman

November 6th, 2011
8:22 pm

did i miss some news on iran?

Normal

November 6th, 2011
8:25 pm

bman,
Iran just declared war on Ireland and Ice Land…wants to be the dominant “I”

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

November 6th, 2011
8:30 pm

If Israel and the U.S. along with Arab countries as well as our traditional allies took military action to destroy or more likely set the Iranian nuclear program back several years the Russians along with the Chinese would breath a collective sigh of relief. As the balance of power exists today we could destroy the Russians and Chinese in a military confrontation. They know it but they also know we’re on the decline. The window is in our favor now but a few years from now all bets are off. The Obama administration isn’t up to it and we don’t know what may or may not happen with the 012 national election. The prospects of a third world war is a very real possibility in the not to distant future.

Bruno

November 6th, 2011
8:30 pm

Normal–Not sure if it’s completely factual, but I read somewhere that both Iran and Ireland are descendants of the ancient Aryan peoples. Maybe josef can weigh in on that.

Normal

November 6th, 2011
8:32 pm

I’ve read something about that too, Bruno

Big Bad John

November 6th, 2011
8:32 pm

The Iranians have been evicted from woodruff park

We has been invaded! Nuke em! Thanks for the tip, jm. Our nation will want to meet you and thank you in person for warning us soon enough to give us time to obliterate the whole place. I heard there’s more of them in Florida so we’re going to take out the whole state just to be sure. Sit tight.

Big Bad John

November 6th, 2011
8:35 pm

Iran just declared war on Ireland and Ice Land…wants to be the dominant “I”

That’s sure going to be trouble for our potato crop because that means Idaho could be next. Who cares about Iowa though. Let them have the place. Maybe they can teach them how to vote.

josef

November 6th, 2011
8:49 pm

BrUNO

Aryan is really not a “race,” but is a term coined by linguists to refer to the languages of the Indo-European and Indo-Iranian language families. They came out of Northern India and moved essentially Westward, giving rise to various language families, among them the Celtic, Slavic, Hellenic, Romance and Germanic in Europe and various moder languages of the Indian subcontinent (Hindi, Urdu and Bengali chief among them), Persian and Kurdish. The “original” cradle of these languages and its people were called the Aryans and the proto-type language Indo-Aryan.

The na zis coopted the term and used it in a racial sense to present themselves as “the originals.”

The reason for considering the Irish and the Iranians “the” Aryans is that Celtic and Persian languages have theoretically diverged the least from the proto-Aryan…

josef

November 6th, 2011
8:52 pm

bman
Israel is ratcheting up the rhetoric, testing some new missilery and the US has delivered the new bombs capable of taking out the Iranian nuclear facilities…

bman

November 6th, 2011
9:10 pm

Josef .. .. thanks. It’s only a matter of time until Israel gets into with someone. Scary times…

bman

November 6th, 2011
9:11 pm

Saturday night 150 occupy Atlanta protestors? That’s all they could get on a clear weekend night???

Mick

November 6th, 2011
9:13 pm

It’s israels’s turf, let them handle it. Besides, iran is a toothless tiger, are you going to let them scare you? We need to repair this country not destroy others. The world cop needs to take retirement already.

getalife

November 6th, 2011
9:18 pm

Mick is right.

“Panetta Weighs Military Cuts Once Thought Out of Bounds…

…reductions in medical, retirement benefits” drudgy.

Perhaps you con vets should join the movement.

josef

November 6th, 2011
9:23 pm

Mick, bman

Israel will handle it (and take the “blame”). The US will have their back…

getalife

November 6th, 2011
9:36 pm

I think iamanutjob’s “wiping Israel off the map” was as ignorant as “there are no homosexuals in Iran”.

He says stupid things to appease their cons like our gop.

Politics.

bman

November 6th, 2011
9:44 pm

“I think iamanutjob’s “wiping Israel off the map” was as ignorant as “there are no homosexuals in Iran”.”

Just because he’s ignorant, doesn’t mean he isn’t serious.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/06/gay-men-hanged_n_951162.html

Kamchak

November 6th, 2011
9:46 pm

It’s israels’s turf, let them handle it.

A-freakin’-MEN!

Besides, iran is a toothless tiger, are you going to let them scare you?

At least half of this country will be scared.

We need to repair this country not destroy others. The world cop needs to take retirement already.

A-freakin’-MEN!

getalife

November 6th, 2011
9:50 pm

bman,

“forbidden acts against religion,”

“There is your sign.”

josef

November 6th, 2011
9:54 pm

Do we really want to return to isolationism? Doesn’t this lie at the heart of the reactionary anti-multiculturalism?

getalife

November 6th, 2011
9:58 pm

How can you return to isolationism with the globalization scam getting the wealthy wealthier?

We would have to end the globalization scam and return jobs to our country.

Sounds like a winner to me.

1811/0311

November 6th, 2011
10:03 pm

josef:

Want to get sick?

Check this nonsense researched by Judicial Watch:

Headline: “Pentagon indoctrinating U.S. soldiers with Islamic propaganda”

http://www.examiner.com/law-enforcement-in-national/pentagon-indoctrinating-u-s-soldiers-with-islamic-propaganda

I have also read that U.S. soldiers are being ordered to never urinate or sleep with their boots toward Mecca (or Atlanta).

bman

November 6th, 2011
10:23 pm

If the U.S. just stayed out of everyone’s business and let each country take care of their own issues, that would be great. I wonder how long it would be until we would be asked for help. Better yet, I wonder how long it would be until there were people in the major cities here protesting that we should help?

Ron Paul says a few things that people really like, and…it just sounds good.
Dr. Paul : not Dr. Common Sense.

Mick

November 7th, 2011
12:02 am

1811

Do you really believe that garbage? Give me a break…

Early Bird

November 7th, 2011
6:10 am

US wealth gap between young and old is widest ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wealth gap between younger and older Americans has stretched to the widest on record, worsened by a prolonged economic downturn that has wiped out job opportunities for young adults and saddled them with housing and college debt.

The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday.

http://news.yahoo.com/us-wealth-gap-between-young-old-widest-ever-050259922.html

Normal

November 7th, 2011
6:46 am

Normal

November 7th, 2011
6:47 am

Whoa! Time warp!!! :D Dig it!!!

Jm

November 7th, 2011
6:51 am

David Gregory is off his rocker and showing his stripes

Bad MTP this week. Gregory looks like a moron.

Jay

November 7th, 2011
6:52 am

“Do not attempt to adjust your Internet. WE control the vertical; WE control the time stamp.”

Jm

November 7th, 2011
6:53 am

Gregory quoted The Onion this week

MTP no longer very serious.

Jm

November 7th, 2011
6:55 am

Jay 6:52 indeed, very true :)

Wake Up Everybody

November 7th, 2011
7:01 am

Ceil429

November 7th, 2011
7:21 am

if miss leigh wanted to give away money, why not her own?

Ceil429

November 7th, 2011
7:25 am

back when the 65 y.older was 35 he had less than today’s 35 y.older.

Normal

November 7th, 2011
7:34 am

Hey JAY!

Get with the program. The time changed Sunday!!

I’ll be back.