We’re releasing half the songs from T Cooper’s musical album, a collection of (mostly) original songs by (entirely) original artists–all inspired by specific chapters in his new book, REAL MAN ADVENTURES.
Starting yesterday, and for the six days, you can download free tracks from the likes of: Kathleen Hanna and The Julie Ruin, Scott McCloud of Girls Against Boys, Rick Moody, Thunderegg, Dynasty Handbag, Rocco Katastrophe, Soce the Elemental Wizard, and Scott Miller and the Commonwealth.
by Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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This song was written for the chapter “Why They’re Called Passports” (p. 29), which contains the transcript of a telephone conversation I had with the U.S. Department of State regarding changing the gender marker on my passport. At one point in the conversation I ask the gentleman on the other end of the line whether he had to tell the government what was in his pants in order for him to get a passport.
Andrew Singer, aka Soce the Elemental Wizard, is one crazy homo-hip-hopper, a classically-trained musician who often puts complex, beautiful violin licks into his songs (including this one which essentially reenacts my conversation in rhyme). “He Will” is a bit of a parody of “She Will” by Lil Wayne featuring Drake, with a really catchy (not to mention hysterical) chorus, and some fast bullet flow in parts. I’ve been lucky enough to have Soce perform at various book events of mine over the years, and I knew the project would not be complete without his take. If you put him with ninety-nine other folks in a room and announced that a rapper was about to get up on stage and perform, he’d probably be the 100th person you’d guess was coming up.
More info about Soce (check out some favorite singles including, “I Am So Gay,” “Sad and Lonely,” and “H but H (Hot but Heterosexual)”): www.socetew.com.
For more on REAL MAN ADVENTURES, including details on acquiring a copy of the not-for-sale, limited-edition album, click here.