Brian's Music Review- By Chris
Brian’s Music Review- By Chris
My grandson, Brian, has completed a CD of a collection of 10 songs. All, except one, are his own!
I was pleased to learn that my son, Chris (who has long had a discerning approach to music listening) is as impressed with this CD as I am! He wrote this ‘review’ of Brian’s music and sent it along with a copy of the CD to his girlfriend who lives in Maine. Chris says this music is like a ‘Greatest Hits’ album of someone who has been in the business for a while!
Now I can relax in the knowledge that my opinion was not swayed by being Brian’s grandmother! : )
Here is what Chris wrote about these 4 songs!!
a nice little morality tale; of course both the hooker and the customer are putting their souls in danger by their behaviors. Brian doesn't realize this but stylistically this song could have been written and arranged by Lloyd Cole.
A really subtley arranged number. I detect a slight flavor of Loudon Wainwright. (who Brian has been listening to lately) Lyrically, it's a bit unique, as the girl is not being really flattered here.
Jordan's Stormy Banks-
My understanding is that this is an old church standard which Brian has, obviously, dramatically rearranged. Pretty Bluesy!
This is an emotional masterpiece. It's about a melancholy marriage. There's something about the delivery here that brings to mind Jackson Browne at his best. The resolution at the end - turn to Christ - is heart wrenching!
***Note: 'Try' is my favorite of all the songs!***
Brian has 4 of his songs on a website.
(these 4 songs (Reviewed here) can be heard on Brian's site- see my side bar)
Hope you'll take the time to check it out!