Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Sgt. Pepper, Twin Peaks and Book of Kills (Not in the same breath)

Bob Dylan was born on this day in 1941. 76. Jeez.

The remixed SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND and all of the extras that will be included with the various editions of the re-release drops this Thursday (May 26). Again, I guess I'll be buying the Super Deluxe version. You can read a nice article about the perfect timing of the album's 1967 release here.

I've watched the first three of the four hours of TWIN PEAKS released so far by Showtime. While I could never say it's everything I expected it to be and probably more (how could you "expect" TWIN PEAKS to be anything?), it's pretty close to being (thus far) as good as I hoped it would be. Thank goodness, it's certainly clear that it's not going to be a shit show...far from it. I wish Angelo Badalamenti's score was being used, but I can't really complain about the background drones that have accompanied the show. I think David Lynch is a scientist of the mind. I believe he paints the stark strangenesses of existence right there on your TV screen. Most people don't want to look at those images. They're too real in their unreality.

Practice tomorrow. I might film some of it. By "film" I mean I might set up a little camera in a corner of the room and let it run until the battery dies.

"You're going to die. You're going to be dead. It could be 20 years, it could be tomorrow, anytime. So am I. I mean, we're just going to be gone. The world's going to go on without us. All right now. You do your job in the face of that, and how seriously you take yourself you decide for yourself." - Bob Dylan