Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

BOK Practiced!

We finally all got back together again and practiced! That is, Casey, Jane, George, Pablo and me. I had great fun, as always. I thought we were surprisingly together, considering we hadn't seen each other in a month and a half. I'm a little disappointed that we couldn't have added a couple more songs to our repertoire, including one of Jane's new compositions, but maybe in the future. I assume we're going to continue to play sporadically in the future, so perhaps I'll try to get us a couple of gigs in Harrisonburg. I've written and talked about this innumerable times, but it bears repeating yet again: I'm not sure what exactly it is, but somehow when Jane, Casey and I play together some sort of weird energy emerges that I haven't really experienced in any other band, as good as some of those bands have been. Add George, with whom I've got a unique sort of creative synergy, and that raises the bar even higher. Then throw in perhaps the most free-swinging, creative drummer I've ever played with (and I've played with some truly creative drummers and one in the person of Dusty Bugg who was simply a superb professional) and you've got quite an unusual group whose potential hasn't even come close yet to being tapped.