Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

2 Albums Down & 39 To Go

I've finished with two albums for the digital archive. I'm not sure why I'm even doing this since 75% of the music I've made is available already through streaming, but maybe there'll be 2-3 folks who want to have a handy all-in-one flash drive with the art, the inserts and the music in .wav files. And, as I said before, there'll also be a bonus file of previously unreleased material. I'd like to use printed drives but right now the cost is rather exorbitant as far as the companies I've looked into thus far. Many of them don't even offer 64 gig flash drives in the first place. If anyone knows of a place that does decent work for a reasonable price, let me know!

I was startled to find just how bad the 2008 masters of 12 SONGS were. There were digital artifacts all over them. I tried to clean them up as best I could and I have to say they're far better sounding than they used to be. Still, I recorded those songs on a 4 track Portastudio and then mastered them onto a cassette tape, so how great can they sound. It's hard for me to listen to that album with the Roland TR-606 drum machine sounding like the glorified toy it was, but I made do with what I had at the time.

George III and Garfield and I jammed Wednesday night. We hadn't done anything together in six months so I was pretty surprised at how well we played the old stuff. I'd like to add some newer material if we're gonna keep doing this, but we'll see. I can't practice with them next week.

One of the most talented and, it must be noted, beautiful women to ever grace a rock and roll band, Nancy Wilson was born on this day in 1954. 

“Even though there are really no original themes or stories to tell, it's more about the way you tell the story.” -- Nancy Wilson