Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Fourth One Just About Done!

It's amazing how fast the time goes by when I am writing and recording a new song. I started work on number four today around 7:30 this morning. After what seemed like about twenty minutes, I took a break and wandered downstairs to throw some clothes in the washing machine. I figured it might be creeping up on 8:30 at the latest, and I was shocked to see it was a quarter of ten. Now, you're probably not feeling all that bad for me--I get that--since you were most likely working your ass off at your job at 9:45 this morning with no end to the day in sight and my little where did the time go problem just doesn't register too highly on your sympathy meter, but still...I'm just sayin'...where did the freaking time go? Anyhow...I just about finished song number four. It took me the better part of four or five hours to get 90% through it, and the damned thing had one measly chord! But, that means I've more than turned the corner. With three tracks left, I'm on the home stretch, baby! I've got auction things that I need to do tomorrow, but I'm thinking I might just see if I can get another song in the can tomorrow. 

Buddy Holly was born on this day in 1936. Jeez...he'd be 80 now if he'd lived.

Chrissie Hynde was born on this day in 1951.

It should be noted that lots of stuff happened on this day in rock and roll history. Let me be brief...

Led Zeppelin played their first show ever on this day in 1968 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Keith Moon died on this day in 1978. Alcoholism was more or less the culprit.

On this day in 1996, the vastly underrated Warren Zevon died. Cancer. I saw Warren back in the '90s with some Scottish (Irish?) band backing him. He was transcendent. 

"Look, as long as we can make records and sell enough so we can do some shows, that's all I want. You know what? I just want to play guitar and be in a band. Same as I always did." -- Chrissie Hynde