Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Do I Want to be Jefferson Airplane?

Listened to Jefferson Airplane's absolutely killer live album 2009's THE WOODSTOCK EXPERIENCE late last night. I've always adored that band, as I'm sure many of you know, but as "Plastic Fantastic Lover" was playing I suddenly wondered: Have I always wanted to be the 1969 Jefferson Airplane, the Woodstock version? I've often strived, usually unsuccessfully, to have a woman in the band, mainly because I love the vocal counterpoint a woman can provide and because I really like to have a feminine perspective as a counterpoint to the testosterone-driven stylings typical of Book of Kills music. I love improvisation (though I'm a mediocre player who probably should stay as far away from jamming as possible.) I have that little political streak that always ran through Grace Slick and Paul Kantner. And I share a love of raucous hard rock, folk-rock, pop, garage, and psychedelic music. 

Yes, I forgot about the latest upload for CDBaby. Now I'm not certain exactly when I'll get 'round to whatever set of songs I decide to work on.

We had one of our best practices tonight. We're still a long long way from being gig-worthy but we're getting there. I think we have twelve songs down so far. I'd like to get another three in the bag.