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Sonequa Martin-Green, looking like a young Angela Bassett, showing some acting chops and having a good ass agent has parlayed into roles on two of the most high profile shows on television, The Walking Dead and Once Upon A Time.  

On The Walking Dead, she is Sasha, the sister to Tyreese and, seeing that her character wasn’t  in the original comic that the show is based upon and she really doesn’t have much to do except stand around and look exhausted  I have a feeling she’s not long for that world

She is much better on Once Upon A Time in the role of Tamara, a mysterious (bad) woman on the hunt for magic in the world and hitting the jackpot in a major way.  

Sonequa Martin-Green’s IMDB bio


See that growing all over the fucking place like crazy?  It’s called Kudzu and if you’re watching The Walking Dead, you’re not seeing much of it and well, you should be seeing it, a whole lot of it.

Remember that great History Channel show, Life After People?  They would tell you every week how vegetation wouldn’t fuck around with a mourning people period, fuck a wake, before it reclaimed the Earth.  

This is how Wrigley Field, five years with no one to check the vines in the outfield, would look

That’s just one punk assed vine in a baseball park in a city with harsh winters, Just imagine what a vine that can go buckwild within months, in a mild climate, without people to check it, could do

The ATL, where The Walking Dead is set, is qround zero for kudzu and three years into the zombie apocalypse, kudzu should be making Atlanta its bitch. 

Kudzu should be right up there with the zombies as a major threat.  Think about it, if kudzu has covered all the roads, you’re in trouble trying to get somewhere. And how about those slow moving, chopped in half zombies you always see on the show?  


Kudzu could grow over them and cover them up and then your happy ass is just walking along when CHOMP, game over, son.

Just saying!  

Kudzu is like the honey badger, it don’t give a fuck, it just does what it motherfuckin’ wants. 

Kudzu-The Vine


While everybody and their grandmoms going ape shyt over The History Channel’s very cheap publicity stunt of making The Devil look like President Obama 

Tea Party Devil

(and giving millions of idiot Tea Party people false validation in the process)

How about Episode 2 and Samson and Delilah  y’all?  Samson looking a lot like the late, not so great NBA player Robert “Tractor” Traylor in a Rasta dreadlock wig being turned out by that white she-devil Delilah and running game on him by cutting his dreads and sapping his strength (Hmm, actually she did that before by breaking him off some and putting him to sleep, well, more like a coma, before she cut that hair)

Where was Take 6 warning harmonies back in the day and, more importantly, will they be on The History Channel’s The Bible soundtrack?

Also, if you had any doubts that The History Channel wasn’t sending out messages with the Obama/Devil thing before, the Samson/White Delilah segment should clear that all right up for ya.


Soul is the music people understand. Sure it’s basic and it’s simple. 
But it’s something else ‘cause, ‘cause, ‘cause it’s honest, that’s it. It’s honest. 
There’s no fuckin’ bullshit. 
It sticks its neck out and says it straight from the heart. 
Sure there’s a lot of different music you can get off on but soul is more than that. 
It takes you somewhere else. It grabs you by the balls and lifts you above the shite.

Before Adele, Duffy, Amy Winehouse and all those other new British Soul acts, there were The Commitments.

I loved The Commitments, the movie, the soundtrack and the band.  Brings back good memories of my part-time gig at The Wherehouse (Where?  The Wherehouse), the old record and video store chain, mostly on the West Coast, I think.  We would play all kinds of music and it was always a party whenever an Commitments song came on.  Blue eyed soul at it’s finest, indeed.


Okay, technically, they were movie band, never performed on the road or did anything outside of the movie, but, like I said, it was a good movie and they were a good damn band.  

It’s been 20 years since the movie’s release and they’re getting the band back together!

Now, for the first time ever, the original cast of The Commitments will re-unite for a limited run of concerts in March 2011, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ireland’s favourite film. This will be the very first time that the band will perform a full concert together!

That’s great news!  Bad news is, the concerts are over in Europe and one member of the band won’t be reuniting.  

The whole gang, with the exception of Maria Doyle Kennedy who played backing singer Natalie in the film, are on board. Yep, someone’s even convinced Glen Hansard to take time out from his hectic schedule with The Frames and the Swell Season to revisit the character of Outspan. Perhaps he’s just really in the mood for 20th anniversaries at the moment. Even Robbit Arkins will be joining the group, despite the fact that his character, Jimmy Rabbitte, was never a performing member of The Commitments, but rather their manager in the film. So in total that’s a 10piece band; Andrew Strong, Robert Arkins, Angeline Ball, Bronagh Gallagher, Michael Aherne, Glen Hansard, Felim Gormley, Dave Finnegan, Ken McCluskey and Dick Massey.

The Commitments included classic soul hits such as ‘Try A Little Tenderness’ and ‘Mustang Sally’. The concerts are billed as “full blown soul extravaganzas with songs from the movie and many added extras” so no doubt the band will reprise all their old favourites when they play the following dates in March 2011.

The Royal Theatre, Castlebar – March 14th
The INEC in Killarney – March 15th
The Odyssey, Belfast – March 17th 
The O2, Dublin – March 19th

Sigh.  Maybe they will get such a great response that they will bring their show around this way.

Check them out, performing one of my favorites, Treat Her Right.

Do yourself a favor, if you’ve never seen the movie or heard the soundtrack, do so posthaste.  If you have seen the movie and/or heard the soundtrack, go back and relive some good times, eh?