Political Animal


February 14, 2013 8:41 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

For Valentine’s Day, here’s Joe Jackson performing “Stranger Than Fiction” in Sydney in 1991.

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.


  • R on February 14, 2013 1:55 PM:

    I like it! I like it! Thanks, Ed. (The thing is, when your daylight video comes up, I'm supposed to be working, and clicking on "play" is somehow a much more overt commitment to procrastination than just skimming through text. Thanks for the lunch break reminder.) You still haven't outdone your Election Day choice of Leonard Cohen & "Democracy," though.

  • Paul on February 14, 2013 4:05 PM:

    Absolutely love this song, and the album it came from. Captured a lot of conflicted emotions for me back in the day, which I'm not going to say I remember "fondly," but viscerally. And you convinced me to go back and listen to the whole album, and its predecessor, "Blaze of Glory," another Joe Jackson classic.