Political Animal


January 03, 2013 8:25 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

Woke up today with this song in my head, probably reflecting a lifelong fantasy: here’s The Beatles performing “Paperback Writer” in Japan.

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.


  • jnbraider on January 03, 2013 9:37 AM:

    McCartney's mic management is strangely key to this performance. Even in 1966, they were a hard-working band. Excellent choice, Ed! Meanwhile, don't be shy with more Procol, while you're at it. There's more to their work than "Whiter Shade of Pale" and "Conquistator." "In Held Twas I" anyone? "Salty Dog"? "Broken Barricades"?

  • T2 on January 03, 2013 9:40 AM:

    Joe LIEberman is no longer a Senator , and neither is Jim DeMint. A great day for all Americans!

  • dave on January 03, 2013 11:02 AM:

    your fantasy to write a paperback or to be a beatle?

  • TomParmenter on January 03, 2013 3:02 PM:

    For the few, the proud, the ignored, "Technical Writer"