Okay, let’s get back to some regularly scheduled music, including the B-52s commemoration I intended on Kate Pierson’s 67th birthday. Here’s my personal favorite B-52s song, released in 1990 but chock full of Athens reminiscences from their lean years: “Deadbeat Club.”

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Ed Kilgore

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.