It’s How Me Wear Me Socks!
A year ago, before I went out on summer tour, I wrote a blog about mismatched socks called “One of the World’s Greatest Secrets Revealed.” It spun off into many discussions about socks, and came about because I have been wearing mismatched socks for years.
After spending a good amount of time in the east coast last year, particularly Newfoundland, I naturally learned a few shanty style songs. On my way back west on the train, a man asked me a question…he said, “Michael…..do you mind if I ask you a personal question?” I replied, “Go for it!” He went on to say, “I see you are wearing two different socks…Why?” I immediately retreated to my room, and composed a tune, in Newfoundlandic shanty style, called “How Me Wear My Socks!”
I kept it hidden away for a year, only to reveal on the ferry to Newfoundland this year, and I found there were quite a few people who related to the sentiment. I made a promise, to those who joined my mailing list, that I would record it when I got home and send it to them…..
Well…I bust out the recording equipment today, and put down this beauty of a tune. Those who are currently on my mailing list will receive it tomorrow. If you want to be on my mailing list and receive the sock song, email firstname.lastname@example.org, introduce yourself, and let me know that you want to receive the monthly newsletter. This is the only medium in which this song will travel to the public, so if ya want it, jump on the train!
Lastly, mix and match a pair of socks and brighten up your day :).