Daylight Video

Pedal steel guitar ambassador and motion picture/TV techie Sneaky Pete Kleinow was born on this day in 1934. Here’s one of his iconic performances with the Flying Burrito Brothers, and one of my top ten favorite songs of all time, “Sin City.” It could well have been the national anthem.

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.