It’s Friday the 13th. Watch out for ladders, black cats and mirrors. Here’s Melvin & the Blue Notes (featuring, of course, Teddy Pendergrass) performing “Bad Luck” in 1975.

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.