Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Slow Slow Slow

The progress on the song suite that I alluded to in a couple of earlier posts has been really really slow. Today I spend several hours with my younger grandson and just didn't have any sustained amount of time to focus in on recording, though I did do some keyboard work on it for about a half an hour in between the grandson and some painting I had to get done outside on the house. This leads me to think that either this thing isn't going to come together or that I should simply go off and write something else and perhaps come back to it at another time. Sometimes you get so bolloxed up on a song that you can't find a way out of it and you have to leave it alone for a while so the song can figure itself out on its own. Then, when you come back to it, it's a little more obvious about where you should go with it. So I'm thinking now that perhaps I need to just do something else. Don't know what tomorrow will bring since new workmen are coming to do some roof repairs. Thursday's an auction preview and Friday's an auction. Also, the Bridgewater Lawn Party starts tomorrow and...well, you just have to be here to understand what that's all about.

Couple of big dates to note in rock and roll: Elvis Presley signed his first record contract on this day in 1954 with Sun Records. He was just nineteen. As I understand it, he went on to make quite a name for himself in music.

Also on this day in 1962, The Rolling Stones made their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club in London. Dick Taylor was on bass. He'd later go on to help from the Pretty Things. Mick Avory was on drums. He, of course, would soon join the Kinks.

"As for fame and fortune, no one imagined it was going to develop into the world famous band it later became. Actually, my first impression was that they were gay, so I didn't have a high expectation pulling birds." -- Mick Avory