Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

21,000 Downloads & Counting

Checked the site stats today on CDBaby and was pretty surprised to see that I've already had 21,017 mp3s downloaded from the music page this month (already more than I've ever had) with, of course, nine days left to go. I love that so many people are enjoying the live and studio tracks! Please don't forget to turn your friends on to BOK & Fear + Whiskey! And keep streaming and downloading the Jim Shelley tunes! It really really helps to alleviate the high cost of keeping the website going.

The TWIN PEAKS reboot begins tonight. I'll be watching but I have to wonder how good this limited series can be. TWIN PEAKS blazed trails back in 1990 when it debuted. Its influence is being felt more than ever today in such shows as MR. ROBOT, FARGO and THE LEFTOVERS, but what will it half to "do" to keep its edge? Does it need to keep its edge? Will it even have an edge? I'm not a big TV watcher but geez there are some pretty good shows on right now: MR. ROBOT, FARGO, THE LEFTOVERS, LEGION, AMERICAN GODS...all of them children of David Lynch. Without TWIN PEAKS there'd have been no X-FILES. No LOST. No WALKING DEAD (which I stopped watching 2-3 years ago.)

Kevin Shields was born on this day in 1963. I'm rather surprised to learn that he's fifty-four years old, to be honest.

"A lot of people at my school could play the "Stairway to Heaven" guitar solo, but they couldn't play three chords of a Ramones song if their life depended on it because they didn't have the strength or ability to do it. But all I did was practice that, and the style that I eventually fell into is more focused than people would actually imagine."

"Musically, I just think in terms of what's next. There's a lot of things I've always dreamed of doing, and I hope I get to them before I get too deaf."

"As I get older, I realize a lot of the things I could have done, things that I didn't think were so great at the time, actually would have been enjoyable." - Kevin Shields