When I first wrote the song “Hairietta the Goldfish” and finished it with the line “And, thus begins the tale of Hairietta and me,” I had no clue as to whether I would ever actually continue the story.
Well, in the midst of finishing the Animals activity coloring book, I started fiddling around with my guitar yesterday and found an intriguing chord structure and picking pattern. It was very reminiscent of “Hairietta”. So, I naturally began writing some lyrics about some adventures that Hairietta and I could have.
I don’t want to give too much away, but the theme of the next album is going to be Space. I’m pretty excited about starting up a new set of songs, though I have no idea as to how long it will take me to complete it. It’ll probably be a good bit quicker than Animals, which was written sporadically over the course of about 5 years, I think.
At any rate, I’m going to try my hardest to have the lesson plans for the activity book finished in about 2 weeks. I’ll probably fiddle around with other tunes throughout that time, laying down some ideas for the new album when I need a break from the book.
Hooray for creativity!