Daylight Video

The great session musician Nicky Hopkins was born on this day in 1944. Here’s a fine piece of morning music he performed with Quicksilver Messenger Service in 1970: “Spindrifter.”

Ed Kilgore

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.