Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Good Practice This Past Tuesday

We had a good practice this past Tuesday. We even ran a little longer than our customary cut-off time of 8 just so we could put a little more work into a song that we hadn't quite gotten the handle on yet. Turns out it is going to most likely be one of the better things we do. I guess it's time to start thinking about a couple shows this summer! I made a couple of CDs of the fourteen songs we've got under our belts so that George and Garfield could practice on their own along with the performances on the CD. We have one more song we've already decided to add to our repertoire. 

Speaking of which, I know this is a useless request since very seldom does anyone actually take the time to respond to any question I pose, but who knows...maybe this time will be different. What Book of Kills songs or non-BOK songs would you like us to tackle? Just jotting down two-three and sending them to bookofkills@aol.com would surely be helpful.

Thanks for listening to my new stuff. I really really appreciate the fact that right now people seem to be streaming the music I've made over the last three or four years more than the older material. Obviously, folks are still streaming the old stuff pretty consistently but it's nice to know you really like the songs I've written and recorded in this decade.

In 1949, RCA introduced the 45 rpm single. Younger folks might not understand just how important 45s were, but let's just say they were pretty damned special in the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s.

Chuck Berry released "Johnny B. Goode" on this day in 1958. 'Nuff said.