Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Big September & SPLENDID News

This September proved to be bookofkills.com's best visited month yet. The site enjoyed over 18,100 hits, more than 3,100 unique visitors, and 16,240 downloaded files. Thanks to you if you've turned others on to Book of Kills. Thanks again if you've made it a regular habit of listening online to the music or reading the blog or perhaps touching yourself in secret places as you peruse the pix on the photo page! You're swell. And I know you're gonna get even sweller! Maybe in more ways than one.

SPLENDID TRIGGER has already been put up for download on CDBaby (and probably iTunes and Apple Music, since they work really fast, unlike most of the other online sites)! It's only $10 for 30 songs. Let me repeat that: $10 for THIRTY songs. Yes, I know. I almost fainted too! You can go here if you wanna check the album out on CDBaby. And if you'd like to take just a moment or two to review an album or several albums on Amazon or iTunes or CDBaby or whatever your favorite online store is, that would be pretty super cool. Especially if you have good things to say.

Big day in rock and roll history...Bob Dylan introduced his new touring band on this day in 1965 at Carnegie Hall. Of course, his new band was The Band...Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, and the impeccable Levon Helm. Truly one of the greatest and most influential bands in the history of rock. Also on this day...Jimi Hendrix played his first ever gig in Great Britain in 1966 when he jammed onstage with Cream. As you're probably aware, Hendrix couldn't get the time of day in America, but he was embraced immediately by folks in England. On this day in 1970, Hendrix was buried in Seattle.

Other stuff happened too.

"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than a whole one." -- E.B. White

"Every true genius is bound to be naive." -- J.C.F. von Schiller

"Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered, either by themselves or by others." -- Mark Twain

"Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead." -- Robert S. Lynd

"The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius." -- Rebecca Pepper Sinkler