Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

The Rabbit Comes and the Rabbit Goes

On this day in 2001, Book of Kills played a show at Harrisonburg, Virginia's Little Grill. It is the only show I can remember being a part of that I don't have a set list for!

Can't say I agree with Neil on this quotation about writing songs, but I think it's worth reading...

"I don't try to think of them. I wait till they come. A metaphor may be that if you're trying to catch a rabbit, you don't wait right by the hole. And then the rabbit comes out of the hole, and he looks around. You start talking to the rabbit, but you're not looking at it. Ultimately the rabbit is friendly and the song is born. The idea is, he's free to come, free to go. Who would want to intimidate or disrespect the source of the rabbit? And in that way if the song happens, it happens. If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen. It doesn't matter. 
If it doesn't come to me, I don't want to have anything to do with it. I don't want to see it. I don't want to look for it. I really hate things that people work on. There's nothing about music that should be 'working on it.' There's no good reason to be something you're not, or trying to be somebody that you think is good." -- Neil Young