Singer, Entertainer, Producer, Sock-of-all-Trades
Credits include: Films: Sockula; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Sock; Sock Story 3; The Socks are Alright; The Socksual Network. TV: CSI-Crime Sock Investigation; SNL-Socks @ Night Live; Socks in the Family; Teenage Mutant Ninja Socks; Spongebob Squaresocks; Kung Fu Socks; Glee (chorus). Songs: Wild Sock; When a Sock Loves a Woman; S.O.C.K.; Secret Agent Sock; Sock from Ipanema; Thank God I’m a Country Sock; Sock-it-to-me-baby; Who Let the Socks Out.
Mt. Airy, North Carolina
World Travel, Hiking, Running, Having Adventures, and Being Silly
Fraternal twin of Sicko; in a relationship with Aroma
“It’s all up to you!”
Hi, my name is Socko and I am a sock! I was born at a sock factory in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. I have a fraternal twin brother named Sicko. We were partners for a long time.
We used to live with a guy named John in California. Like most socks, our job was to keep his feet warm. Things were pretty routine back then. When we weren’t working, we were in the laundry or hanging out in the sock drawer. Occasionally, we watched TV or listened to music on the radio.
Then one day, everything changed. We were in the laundry, and John used this new detergent called “Zap!” The box said that Zap “Makes colors come alive!” I’m not sure if it was the new soap, or if we’d just had enough of doing the same old things every day. But that’s the day that we finally “woke up”, and decided that we wanted to do more with our lives. We wanted to explore the world and try new things. It was time to take charge of our own lives. So we started reading travel guides and getting on the internet to research places we might like to go, and things we might like to do.
Then one day, it was time to make our move. When John wasn’t looking, we escaped from the sock drawer and made a run for it. On the way out the door, Sicko was temporarily side-tracked by Nina, the cat. But he eventually got away with a few scratches and loose threads. We were finally on our own. We didn’t know then just where we were going, but we never looked back.
Now that we were on the outside, we needed to find a place to live. So we found an empty cardboard box under some bushes, and stayed there for a while. We didn’t have any money, so we found clothes and supplies in the garbage and ate leftovers from restaurants. When we needed a bath, we went to the laundromat and snuck into other people’s laundry. Then we’d hop out after the clothes were removed from the dryer.
And you know what? We met a lot of other socks who were doing the same thing! Many of them had a similar story. They just “woke up” one day, and decided to leave home. Other socks had lost their partners and because socks usually work in pairs, their services were no longer needed and they usually got tossed in the trash. That was when they were forced to make a decision. They could decide to do nothing and be dumped at the landfill, or they could decide to take charge of their lives and do something new. So the socks who decided to get out and do something new are the ones who became our friends. This is when I met my girlfriend, Aroma, and my buddy, Disko. I’ll tell you more about them later.
Because we needed money, I decided to see if I could get a job. I applied for work at a lot of different places but was turned down. They wouldn’t hire me as a taxi driver because I didn’t have a drivers license. They wouldn’t hire me as a dog-walker because I couldn’t control the dogs very well. They wouldn’t hire me at the clothing store, because I had trouble reaching the hangers. But I finally got a job at a pizza place, where they let me take orders at the counter. The pay was low, but I was on my way!
The pizza place also had an open mike night, so one day, Sicko and I got up on stage and sang some of our favorite songs. Songs like “Secret Agent Sock,” “Sock from Ipanema,” “Wild Sock,” “Walk on the Sock Side,” and “I Got You Babe.” We were a hit! Audiences loved us! Aroma and Disko joined our act as back-up socks. We started doing other open mike nights, and also started adding some comedy routines to our act. Even though there we weren’t getting paid much, it was great experience and lots of fun! We even had some groupies!
One day, a producer caught our act and suggested that we record some of our songs and make some music videos. So we got a bunch of our friends together, and recorded our first album, “Socko Sings!” At first, nothing much happened. We sold some albums at our shows, and some people bought them as gifts for their friends. But we were still struggling artists, and just barely making enough money to make ends meet. It was at this time that Sicko selfishly decided to leave the act. All he wanted was women, money and power, and he wasn’t getting rich fast enough. So he left us and started getting involved in criminal activities. I bailed him out of jail a few times and begged him to come back home, but he just wouldn’t listen.
A few months later, our producer got some radio stations to play our songs. Suddenly, people started calling us! We started getting hired to entertain at clubs and birthday parties. And then, our music videos started playing on TV! That’s when we really started becoming famous. “Socko Sings!” sold a gazillion albums. And now, we travel the world entertaining people on every continent. We make friends wherever we go, and life just keeps getting better every day!
We now even have our own TV-Style Variety Show on the internet, called SOCKOVISION right here on Socko.com!
Well thanks for stopping by, and please come back soon to see what we’re doing next!