Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Single #6

If you're amazed that I've actually made it this far in producing SIX CD singles in the course of the last half year or so, I have to say that no one is more surprised at my dogged determination to produce new material month after month than than I am. Anyway, last Sunday after the gigantic snow storm had finally passed, I woke up feeling slightly odd...couldn't put my finger on it exactly. Was I getting sick? I hadn't been sick since late 2013 during the last throes of the little BOK reunion of 2013-2014. I ate a little (very little) breakfast and went out to shovel more snow. I found it increasingly difficult to break through the ice and realized fairly early on that yeah...I was sick. I went inside, told my wife the news and went upstairs to lay in achy agony for the next 36 hours. Even missed the NFL playoff games.

Anyhow, I finally grew well enough and found sufficient time to finish the second track of single #6. Mastered the CD. Had to do several hours of babysitting today but somehow I finished the insert and label art this afternoon and started printing and burning. Singles should be in the mail tomorrow!

On this day in 1968, Syd Barrett missed the van and Pink Floyd played their first show without him.

"I’ve got a very irregular head. And I’m not anything that you think I am anyway.”

“I like songs that are simple.”

 

“I wasn’t always this introverted.”

“Their choice of material was always very much to do with what they were thinking as architecture students. Rather unexciting people, I would’ve thought, primarily. I mean, anybody walking into an art school like that would’ve been tricked–maybe they were working their entry into an art school.”

“I’m treading the backward path. Mostly, I just waste my time.”

 -- Syd Barrett