Some folks would say that former Governor Blagojevich is simply a nut job who handles money worse than a 4 year old with their father’s unlicensed fire arm. And it would be hard to disagree. Even the recently released and soon to be worst President in history handled duties as Governor more appropriately. But, it can not be denied that Blagojevich’s situation makes for great indie rock song material. Power, controversy, and Oprah Winfrey are always wonderful topics. And Golden Bloom’s frontman Shawn Fogel gave ole Rod exactly what he deserves – sixty seconds of raw mentioning on “Your Minute of Fame.”
The song is almost as simple as it sounds. Just a single minute highlighting the ridiculous antics of one of the most incredulous political figures of all time. The track is a beautiful ditty asking all the right questions. Except for the TNA Wrestling offer after Blagojevich’s impeachment. If only they had an extra ten seconds. Nevertheless, Shawn Fogel has created a brilliant and well conceived folk ditty questioning the atrocities that continue to plague the government we are suppose to respect and abide by. Without being to threatening, this is a necessary interlude to the harsh times we live in.