Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Practice Begins Soon

Texted George III yesterday. As I mentioned previously, he and Garfield Banks are going to work together a few times over the next couple weeks and then the week after Thanksgiving the three of us are going to get together and jam on four songs that Garfield feels comfortable doing from a CD of twenty or so songs that I picked out for us to work on. We'll be putting together a bank of twenty or more songs stretching all across the BOK/Karl Rove/Plague Dogs/Fear+Whiskey years from 1989 through 2016, from "I Hang Heavy" through to "Filling in Holes". Sounds like fun to me! Hope we can pull something decent off. I am coming into this understanding that it's going to take a lot of work. But I like band practices. In fact, I think I like band practices more than actually playing shows. I remember once reading an interview by Trey Anastasio of Phish where he commented that the best music they ever made was always in the practice room.

"I've always loved the experience of working together with other people towards an artistic goal." -- Trey Anastasio

"Every day that you don't practice is one day further from being good." -- Ben Hogan

"The music crucial ingredient by far for success in music is what happens in the practice room." -- William Westney