Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Taking a Few Days Off

I've been pretty distracted by various things tugging at my attention and though I've slipped in an hour or two here and there working on the remixes of the eight tracks that will comprise FILLING IN HOLES (THE SINGLES REMIXES, VOLUME ONE), I simply haven't been able to get a handle on getting the sound just right. So I think it'll be prudent to perhaps step away from the music for a few days while I'm off doing other stuff (that wouldn't allow me to devote any time to music anyway) and then come back to the project with fresh ears so I can nail each track. Truthfully, when you're immersed in mixing down a song you can't try to do it for a half an hour, then leave it and then come back a few hours later and think that you can pick up right where you left off. You have to give a mix your undivided attention.

Anyway, I'm not going to rush the songs to completion. I really, really like these eight tracks together and though they won't ever be perfect, they'll still be eight little gems I want to make sure are polished as well as I can do. And i  stumbled across a couple of alternate takes I might possibly include. When I'm able to work on it without rushing, that's when I will complete it. Guess it goes without saying, that there won't be any uploads of "new" material (only new to most people...Single of the Month subscribers heard all this stuff more than a year ago) for at least another week or more.

Certainly worthy of a mention...on this day in 1969, Led Zeppelin released their second record, LED ZEPPELIN II. Golly Ned, music sure was good back then, at least if you liked your rock'n'roll red, hot and creative as all get out.

"My nerves before a gig got worse. I terrible bad nerves all the time. Once we started, I was fine." -- John Bonham