The sublime Sandy Denny, who died at 31, would have been 68 today. There are not a lot of accessible video recordings of her, but here’s a good one, with Fotheringay (the band she formed after leaving Fairport Convention), performing “Gypsy Davy” (a Woodie Guthrie version of the traditional Scots ballad often called “Black Jack Davy”) in 1970.
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.
Robert Couse-Baker/FlickrRed State Voters Approve Democratic Policies While Rejecting Their CandidatesOn ballot initiatives, there was a blue wave in red states.
Time Evanston/flickrFirst Issue for Democrats Next Year: Election and Ethics ReformThis is the kind of legislation that will garner overwhelming public support.