Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

John Bonham and etc.

John Bonham was born on this day in 1948. He, of course, died in 1980. Think of how much great music he could've been a part of if he'd lived.

Heard the new song Paul Simon has made available ahead of the release of his first new album in five years? It's called "Wristband". It's really good. I'm quite impressed with how vital and creative Simon has remained, even now at the age of 74.

I hope to get some vital and creative work of my own done tomorrow on the tracks for the tenth single in the Single of the Month series. The last few weeks have been so busy with so many different things going on. But I hope to have three or four hours to devote to the songs tomorrow. (The songs I haven't actually written yet. I do have a pretty good idea what I'm going to do, though.)

"Much of songwriting is simply a mystery. I really can’t explain it. I don’t really know why an idea comes to me. But all of a sudden, an idea comes and from experience I can intuit what something means when an interesting line pops up. Or I can intuit what an interesting choice might be. And I can try a couple of different choices, and see which one feels right, and then continue the song to see where it goes." -- Paul Simon