Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Time To Upload Another Album To iTunes et al

Every three months CDBaby (my hosting company) lets me upload an old BOK album which they then distribute to iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, Slacker, and so forth. It's that time, so I'm trying to decide yet again what album I want to pick this time. I'm thinking this time it'll be 2010's THE STRANGE ONE, 1996's SPLENDID TRIGGER, or 1995's BIG BUSINESS MONKEY, VOLUME 2. I have a lotta time to record today. I doubt I'll get around to putting together an upload.

Some of my favorite quotations that I've posted over the last couple years:

"There is no right or wrong. There is only your voice, your voice screaming through an old recording console, singing from a laptop, echoing from a street corner, a cello, a turntable, a guitar. It doesn't matter. What matters most is that it's your voice. Cherish it. Respect it. Nurture it. Challenge it. Stretch it. Scream until it's gone, because everyone's blessed with at least that. And who knows how long it will last?" -- Dave Grohl

"To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see everyday, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform." -- Theodore White

"Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make something simple." -- Woody Guthrie

"Imperfection is beautiful, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than boring." -- Marilyn Monroe

"The more alone I am, the more focused I can get. I've written things with other people, some of which I like and others I think are total travesties. Collaborating is trying to make a piece of music and get someone else to come up with the ideas. What's the fun of that?" -- Alex Chilton

"When you are no longer afraid is when you can be yourself." -- Shannon Alder