Byrds co-founder and folk rock pioneer Roger McGuinn is 73 today. Here’s the original video of the band performing the 1966 McGuinn-Clark-Crosby composition “Eight Miles High” that featured McGuinn’s Coltrane-inspired improvisation on a twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar, eventually leading to the “jangle rock” style associated with the Byrds and many later acts.
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.
Lorie Shaull/FlickrDemocrats Should Leave Divisiveness to the RepublicansThey should take bold action on issues that are overwhelmingly supported by voters.
YouTube Screen CapturePoetic Justice For Native Americans in North DakotaRepublican attempts to suppress their vote backfired rather spectacularly.