Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

A Poet Is a Nightingale

The Book of Kills Singles Club is open! If you've already subscribed, thank you. Your compact disc is already on its way or you've already received it! If you haven't subscribed...remember, you get an ELEVEN track CD of all new BOK music this month (August), plus 5 or 11 (depending upon the duration of your subscription) more CD singles!

I spent a good part of the time I had free today mixing and mastering five songs of the (now) SIX track second disc in the Book of Kills Singles Club series. So far the single will feature two unused recordings from the HUMAN AGAIN sessions, an all-new piece recorded just for the single, an acoustic demo from the DIFFERENT sessions, and two previously unreleased live performances from 2009...a practice run-through of "Who Dares Defy the Hand of God to War?" and "Never Be Like You", from an Outback Lodge show in Charlottesville, Virginia. Should be a super-cool single if you're into Book of Kills!

Kind of a big day in rock and roll history:

On this day in 1960, Pete Best auditioned to join the Silver Beatles and was shortly afterward asked to drum for the band on a stint in Hamburg. Just prior to leaving for Germany, the band changed their name to just "The Beatles".

On this day two years later, A Hard Day's Night opened in theaters all across the U.S. Surprisingly, the film got stellar reviews from American critics.

On this day in 1968, John Bonham, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones jammed together for the first time. At the time, they considered themselves the latest version of The Yardbirds. It would be another month before they changed their name to "Led Zeppelin".

And...oh yeah...Buck Owens was born on this day in 1929. That was big.

"A poet is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds." -- Percy Bysshe Shelley