For some lively wakeup music, here’s Southern Culture on the Skids performing “Banana Pudding” at the Roots N Blues N Barbecue Festival in Columbia, MO in 2009.

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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.