Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Not Overwhelming But Damn Near

I am pretty close to finishing up the album folders for the Archive Project. I will not be releasing every single thing I've ever done over the years largely because I can't even remember all the things I've put out over the years. But there'll be hundreds of tracks and probably more than 30 albums. There will also be a bonus album of previously unreleased, or at least very rare, live performances from 1994 on and I am hoping there will be a second bonus album of previously unreleased studio material.

I have not looked for any of the one minute or less tracks that I recorded back in 1994, if indeed I did record anything. I seem to vaguely recall committing to tape some short acoustic things back then, but as I said previously, I'm not sure where they'd be.

The overwhelming part? I have just so many pictures of various band line-ups scattered through so many flash drives, hard drives, compact discs and DVDs that I fear it would take me weeks to edit, compile, label and file even a few hundred of the best ones. I'd like to finish this thing up by the end of June, if not before. How long would it take me to do the photographs properly? Jeez. I don't know.

And then there's videos? I know it'll upset some folks, but I just don't know if I'll have room or time. Quality videos take up gigantic amounts of room. Maybe another project? Maybe make Archive A be just the music and Archive B be photos and videos? I'm making this up as I go...