Daylight Video

Jance Garfat, bass player for Dr. Hook, was born on this day in 1944. Here’s their anachronistic but evocative hit about having to pour change into a pay phone to talk your baby’s parents into letting you talk to your baby: “Sylvia’s Mother.”

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.