Ah, capricious memory! Woke up this morning with a voice in my head whispering “Terry Reid!” I hadn’t thought of this underrated and all but forgotten rocker in many years, but here he is performing “Live Life” in 1973. It’s a great song to get the vital juices going of a winter morning.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.