Liner Notes by D. W. Blake
Liner Notes is a nonlinear Symbolist bricolage novella released in conjunction with The Grinning Ghosts album "Yesterday Tomorrow". It follows the growing pains of a group of people at the cusp of adulthood as they struggle with school, time, deficits, love, friendship, metaphysical transformation, and tragedy. Though a standalone text, it also more fully develops the themes and narratives introduced in the recordings and vice versa. All three members of the Grinning Ghosts attended the same elementary school where a man that played an ewok in Return of the Jedi (1983) instructed them in music. They went on to play video games and form a band in a Del Taco parking lot after a pilgrimage to Graceland. In 2014 through 2015, they released their debut album "Yesterday Tomorrow". Now they are poised to release a prequel trilogy of EPs before their second debut album.