Peter Garrett, lead singer of Midnight Oil and a former Labor Party Cabinet Minister in Australia, turns 62 today. Here are the Oils performing the first and best song of theirs I ever heard, “Short Memory,” in Sydney Harbour in 1985.
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.
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