Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Things Change

One day I think the live folder will cap at 18-20 tracks; the next it looks like it might be closer to 25-26! Who knows from day to day what I'll find?

Wednesday I was able to devote four or five hours to the Archive Project. Fun! I found six useable tracks including a very good sounding version of "To Dream a New Dream" from the 2009 Outback show in Charlottesville and a short, but smoking version of "Pineapple Dog" from a practice session in 2013 both tracks of which I mixed and mastered. Thursday I spent two or three hours listening to old Karl Rove and Book of Kills tapes, but there wasn't much there that hasn't already been used or is a good enough performance to merit release. Too bad. It looks as though the Plague Dogs tapes are a total wash. They're just too poor-sounding. That's a shame 'cause I really wanted to put a good version of "Mexican Buzzsaw" in the collection.

On this day in 1967, The Beatles released SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND to the world (at least in Great Britain). Fun Fact: This was the first Beatles album that featured the exact same track listing for both the U.S. and U.K. releases.

"I never studied anything, really. I didn't study the drums. I joined bands and made all the mistakes onstage." -- Ringo Starr