Tuesday, June 13, 2006

That's a Wilco Sock Monkey

Jeff Tweedy, Gillian Welch, Tift Merrit ... just a few of the Americana, experimental, and alt-country musicians pictured smiling with a sock monkey. This online gallery is on a diorama-inspired Sock Monkey Web site, where the grainy grey tube-socked stuffed animals come to life, spin records, go to school, and even pose for portraits.

Take a look for yourself before bringing the kids on the lap for a look. Otherwise, enjoy it for yourself as a new way to look at one of the land's oldest, beloved stuffed friends. Then make some sock monkey puppets of your own.

Make your own sock monkeys and order the special red-heeled socks.
Sock monkey's made from stripey socks.
A list of more sock monkey links than you can imagine.

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