After a brief look at the debt limit bill John Boehner is putting together to “save” America from a government shutdown, I feel it’s a day for Music of the Absurd. So here’s Captain Beefheart performing “Upon the My Oh My” in 1974.

Ed Kilgore

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.