For today’s music, I thought it would be fun to ask who you’d like to play at your own, personal, anachronistc (the musicians in their prime, even if they’re actually in assisted living or no long alive) New Year’s Eve Party. There are obviously semi-infinite possibilities, but I’m going with Television. Here’s “Marquee Moon.” Who would you hire for the gig?
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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