Daylight Video

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

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.