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jason on 06/27/2011 at 10:42PM

Goodbye Rod Blagojevich: Bird Names' "Toast to the Governor's Hair"

Photo: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND Andrew Dallos for Rachel Maddow / (flickr)

Today, former IL Gov Rod Blagojevich was convicted on 17 of 20 counts of corruption. So no more reality TV, he is going to jail for up to 300 years.

"We Toast The Governor's Hair" is a song from the Bird Names' release For The Love of Rod, which was written long before any of these corruption charges hit. David Lineal devoted three days to this bizarre work of audio fan sure to check out the liner notes for a more complete explanation. I originally blogged this on WFMU's blog before the FMA launched, and figure it's worth posting again in light of recent events.

For their part, Bird Names have a fantastic new LP on Northern-Spy called Metabolism: A Salute To The Golden Energy Of The Sun. They have since migrated south from Chicago to Athens GA and are recording/touring as a two-piece.



John Badger on 06/29/11 at 02:28PM
I was really hoping Bird Names would come out with some kind of sequel to this gem. "Ride, Rod, Ride" has no equal as far as I am concerned.
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