I was thinking about the new album and trying to give it some form of direction or theme. So late one night, it occurred to me as I thought of the name for the band “Starfish Stories” – why not write the next set of songs to fit into a story. I can imagine its going to be sort of an extension of that boy who threw the starfish back into the ocean. What did he do after that. I would like to imagine that he went on an adventure and of course that the world he was in was a bit different. Something like the little prince but of course different, with a distinct story line and with musicals to fit the moods.
Here’s what I jotted down in an email to Ivan one day.
“I was thinking that perhaps…. perhaps we could thread the songs of the next album into a story. A story about a boy on a journey, meeting friends, facing some difficulties, coming up with philosophies along the way.
It would be an avenue for you to feature artwork (old or new) and for us to imagine.
just a thot that needed to be jotted down.”
So this album will be like a storyline with music and hopefully Ivan’s nice artwork. Basket, that guy’s talented man.