Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills


Not a lot to write about. Practice tomorrow. I think. We should be rounding a thirteen or fourteen song repertoire into shape soon.

Saw old friend Travis Hunter Friday evening when I went to a book reading by Lydia Pealle who was appearing at The Little Grill along with companion Ketch Secor, leader of course of Old Crow Medicine Show, who played a few musical numbers on a vintage guitjo. It was a great evening and one in which I got to talk with Ketch for a few moments about his teenage years in Harrisonburg, Virginia, when he (according to him) he and his buddies (including Johnny St. Ours) used to listen to punk rock and Book of Kills. I never knew Ketch very well, but knew Critter (his long-time bandmate) quite well and even jammed with him on several occasions. Anyway, Travis has moved back to the Harrisonburg area. I told him we should jam some time. Only the very most ardent BOK fans will recall that not too long after the break-up of the first Book of Kills, Travis and I, along with Critter and Melissa Livaudais of New York's own Telepathe, played a four song set of Book of Kills' songs that included "When Your Dreams", "I Wish I Could Be You", "Don't Stop the Scream", and "I Hang Heavy". It was actually one of the most fun shows I ever played.