Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Less Than A Year Ago...

It is extremely hard for me to believe that I mailed the first Singles Club discs out August 5 of last year. As I wrote previously, I figured I'd be lucky if I made it through 6 CDs before I gave up. Now here I am working on number 11. I am hoping to be able to finish a second track today...probably the most difficult one of the planned six short tracks that will (probably) comprise this month's single.

A couple of weeks ago, CDBaby let me know it was already time again to upload another BOK album for distribution to iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and all the other online music stores. I've already uploaded most of my albums, and I'm not really sure what to pick next. Probably the Fear + Whiskey Anthology that I worked on last month. It's been a while, but if my memory serves me well I remastered most of the songs, dropped a couple and added some new material and revised the liner notes to reflect the changes. A few months ago, I wrote about how that record wasn't appreciated, having been heard at best by a few dozen people. Maybe uploading it through CDBaby will give it its "proper" exposure.

The Beatles (actually The Quarreymen which featured John, Paul and George among others) recorded their first ever songs (Buddy Holly's "That'll Be the Day" and their own "In Spite of All the Danger") onto a 78 rpm disc on this day in 1958. 

The great, but vastly under appreciated, Clarence White of the Byrds was struck and killed by a drunk driver on this day in 1973. White was loading equipment into a van.

Woody Guthrie was born on this day in 1912. 

"Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow." -- Woody Guthrie