For no particular reason, here’s Hot Tuna performing “I Know You Rider” at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch in 2011. Good song by which to gradually awaken.

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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.