Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

January is already gone?

This seemed like the longest freaking month of all time. It has to be one of the top ten coldest, bleakest months ever. But now it's already gone! I waited patiently for some time to record the third song and finally was able to almost complete it earlier today. My dog had cancer surgery so that, of course, took up a chunk of time today since that was more important than recording my one millionth billionth song, but I was able to sneak in some quality creative time and came close to finishing up the track, which I think I'm going to call 'Painted Bird'. Now it's on to #4. How many songs will I record in all? Who knows. I suspect it will be a matter of recording more than I need as usual. I ride the wave until it breaks. There have already been some outtakes, but not very good ones. I pretty much know where I'm going with song #4. The biggest thing (as always) will be coming up with lyrics. Since the weekend's here, writing and recording will have to wait till the start of the new week. It took a while, but I really got the spark back yesterday to the point where all I could think about was recording. That's a good place for me to be. I've had two goals thus far...keep the songs very simple and yet make the arrangements complex enough to reward repeated listens. It has been fun. I hope that now I can (knock on wood) find an extended period of time to work on the album. (Remember when I was talking about just doing EPs? Ha...guess that went by the wayside. Hey, everything goes 'round in circles. Right now pop music is all about singles, but there will come a time when folks want to listen to albums again. Count on it.) Have a good weekend! Spring is just over the horizon. Hang in there!