Tag: boot wearing
What would I rather be doing right now? Preparing for my road trip to New Orleans to play at the Southern Gothic Festival!
What did I have to do instead? Attempt to fix my well-worn boots. You see, I have the dubious distinction of being someone whose boots are as, if not more, famous than their wearer (who would be me). This can be a good thing for people recognizing me, but doesn’t say much for my talents as a musician. My boots have become part of my image and I can’t really go give a performance without them; it would be like showing up to work in your slippers. The only problem is, is that they are quite worn and one has a huge gash running right beside the zipper (see picture).
By new ones you say? Hold on, let me get my trust fund accountant on the phone…or…not…
Get them repaired you say? The cost to repair them is more than the value of the boots, which means I’d be better off buying a new pair, which has already been ruled out because of lack of funds resulting from my musical endeavors.
So, I am left with but one option… BOOT SURGERY! Which I elected to do, thus making it elective surgery. It didn’t come out too badly. I don’t expect it to hold up for more than a few wearings, but I just need to get them through this weekend and then figure out what to do about the future of my boot wearing. (I looked and looked, but couldn’t found a noun for either “shoe wearing” or “boot wearing”.)