Political Animal


January 11, 2013 8:44 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

So how many of you associate Friday mornings with accumulated sleep deprivation? Here’s the late great Warren Zevon’s bitter and defiant tribute to white nights: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” performed in 1980 at the Palladium in New York. R.I.P., Warren.

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.


  • Sir Bedevere on January 11, 2013 11:41 AM:

    The appellation "The late, great Warren Zevon" is not only accurate, but should be the standard, if not the compulsory epithet.