Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

...And Today!

I wonder sometimes if anyone gets the allusions, puns, and so on that I make with the...oh, never mind.

Anyhow, I had a good part of the morning yesterday and today to work on music and finished a new song based on something I started back in 2015. I have no idea where the inspiration for the original song came from; in fact, I don't even remember recording it (or at least the little of it that I did record). But I started over and came up with a fun little pop thing with some cool feedback that fit in to the structure of the song only by what I could call serendipity. It's called "Django T. Banghardt" and I'd say, if you need a reference point, that it's a bit of Syd Barrett crossed with the Velvet Underground with some choice noiz thrown in to spice things up.

I'll be pretty busy the rest of today through Sunday and it looks like there won't be any time for me to record, so I'm guessing late next week I'll be finishing up the final single (in whatever shape it takes) and mailing it out. I am pretty certain there will be a compilation CD that will feature some of the best songs I've recorded over the past 12-13 months including the previously alluded to new cuts as well as some remixes. I'm tired of talking about it and I'm sure you're tired of reading about it. Then again, this is a site about the music of Book of Kills, so maybe you're not tired of reading about it.

Elvis Costello was born on this day in 1954.

"People become so deeply attached to the sound of one period [of your music] that they blow a fuse when you move on. I've heard many people complain bitterly about recordings [of mine] that they haven't even heard." -- Elvis Costello