Political Animal


November 29, 2012 8:10 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

This could be the news cycle blogger’s anthem: Lowell George and Little Feat performing “Willin,” in 1977.

UPDATE: Yeah, sorry, original post was video of Little Feat performing “Dixie Chicken,” but here’s “Willin.’” Hard to go wrong with any Little Feat song.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • rea on November 29, 2012 8:27 AM:

    Appears to be Dixie Chicken rather than Willin'

  • joyzeeboy on November 29, 2012 9:43 AM:

    doesn't matter, either is "da bomb!"
    Little know fact by Mr. George got his start with Zappa!

  • cw on November 29, 2012 10:00 AM:

    Was great to hear Dixe Chicken, but as usual got detoured into Youtube. Linda Ronstadt did a great cover of Willin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRqHWDys5qE

  • ComradeAnon on November 29, 2012 11:44 AM:

    Waiting for Columbus tour. Finest live album ever. But then their studio work was just a warm up for live performances. As I have 3 recordings of it, I'm am a little biased.

  • bmcchgo on November 29, 2012 12:17 PM:

    In my lifetime, I've had 2 scratchy LP copies of the 'Waiting For Columbus' and 3 sometimes cracked copies of the CD. And I still listen to it often on my iPod. Truly the best damn live album ever!

    R.I.P. Lowell and Ritchie

  • beep62 on November 29, 2012 1:59 PM:

    Kinda makes you want to put on your sailin' shoes