Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

No More Than This...

In 2015 alone, musicians Lemmy, Scott Weiland, Allen Toussaint, BB King, Ben E King, Cilla Black, Lynn Anderson, Mike Porcaro, Chris Squire, Billy Joe Royal, James Horner, Wendell Holmes, Jim Ed Brown, Ornette Coleman, Jack Ely, Percy Sledge, Andy Fraser, Lesley Gore, Kim Fowley, Christopher Lee (yes, Christopher Lee), and many others, passed away. This year already we've lost some of the greatest of all time, including David Bowie, Merle Haggard, Prince, Paul Kantner, and Phife Dawg, along with Maurice White and Glenn Frey, among others. I have a feeling we're going to lose one or two other giants this year. 

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him...a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.” -- Pearl S. Buck