Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Second Song/Fifth Single

I began work in earnest on the second song of the fifth BOK Singles Club CD yesterday. I've got a pretty solid idea of what I'm going to do. I really really hope I can finish it up by next Wednesday. After that, it's a roll of the dice as to whether or not I'll have time to write and record a third song.

On this day in rock and roll, The Doors played their final live show ever with Jim Morrison as lead singer in 1970 in New Orleans. 

On this day in 2001, one of my rock and roll heroes, Arthur Lee was released from prison after serving an absurd six year sentence for illegally possessing a firearm and firing it in the air during a dispute with a neighbor. Happily, when he finally left confinement, he managed to put together his greatest band since the original Love, went out on a long, critically acclaimed tour, and made it possible for me to see them at the Birchmere Theater in Washington, D.C. (with the Stockholm Strings) with my buddy Gary Bugg. It was one of the 5-6 greatest shows I've ever seen and I've seen a lot of shows.

"He may not be as prolific a commentator as Bob Dylan, but I think Arthur's his equal." -- Chris Hall (Producer of the film "Love Story")