Monday, 27 January 2014

Take A Leif - new song from the Socks

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre sing a cautionary song to Justin Bieber, all about one of his predecessors Leif Garrett who, I've only just noticed, shares an easily confusable arrangement of the letters i and e in his name, a gag we totally forgot to put into the song.

In fact we wrote and recorded this video last week and I failed to post  it up here on the blog. It already feels out of date just a few days later, so I can only apologise to posterity who must be wondering what a Justin Bieber was (or alternatively why people are singing such nasty things about President Bieber all those years ago).

A quick topical song is one of those things that so easy to write and which, if I had a regular gig on a weekly topical comedy show, would be a great skill to utilise. But topicality really is the route to obscurity, as these songs I've spotted from a year ago testify. Does anyone know why I would have bothered writing (and the Socks recording) songs about footballer Eden Hazard, and the closing of Blockbuster? Seemed a good idea at the time.

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre are on tour... NOW!

Jan 25 2014 - Rondo, Bath
Feb 12 - Comedy Den Cardiff
Feb 14 - Leicester Comedy Festival
Feb 22 - Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Mar 15 - Largs Barrfields Pavilion
Mar 20, 21 - Dram, Glasgow
Mar 22 - Spread Eagle, Croydon
Mar 29 - Kings Lynn Arts Centre
Apr 3 - Adam Smith Theatre Kirkcaldy
Apr 12 - Stroud Subscription Rooms
May 9 - Exeter Barnfield
May 14 - Camden Head, London
May 17 - Brighton Komedia
May 23 - Keighley Exchange
May 31 - Aylesbury Limelight
June 7 - Butlins, Bognor
June 11 - Camden Head, London
June 19 - Phoenix Arts, Bordon Hants
June 20 - Derby Live
June 21 - Halifax Square Chapel
June 22 - Derby (family show)
More dates to be announced
August - Edinburgh Fringe 2014  

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