CD Reviews: Whisky of the Damned’s “Monsters Are Real” and Jimmer’s “The Would Be Plans”

MONSTERS OVER PLANS Whiskey of the Damned: Monsters Are Real (Avid Agency) and Jimmer: The Would Be Plans (The Chief Injustice) By Brian Arsenault About the time I wanted to abuse that humorless bastard Nietsche by saying the god of my generation — Rock Music — is dead, damned if new life isn’t breathed into… Read More CD Reviews: Whisky of the Damned’s “Monsters Are Real” and Jimmer’s “The Would Be Plans”

Brian Arsenault’s Short Takes: CDs and DVDs from Peggy Duquesnel, Roy Orbison, Julie Cain and Favorites from 2013

For Last Minute Shoppers Only (We Need All the Help We Can Get) By Brian Arsenault  Peggy Duquesnel All I Ask For Christmas (CD Baby) There’s a real neat Christmas music album that for whatever reason I didn’t get around to reviewing. Peggy Duquesnel’s All I Ask For Christmas is the complete package. You get… Read More Brian Arsenault’s Short Takes: CDs and DVDs from Peggy Duquesnel, Roy Orbison, Julie Cain and Favorites from 2013

Short Takes: New CDs featuring Randy Sharp, Sharon Rays, Jack Routh and Maia Sharp

By Brian Arsenault Randy Sharp, Sharon Rays, Jack Routh and Maia Sharp  Dreams of the San Joaquin (Blix St. Records) It seems to me that Dreams of the San Joaquin should be the birth of a band.  They are that good together, whatever their sterling individual credits and talents. And San Joaquin wouldn’t be a bad… Read More Short Takes: New CDs featuring Randy Sharp, Sharon Rays, Jack Routh and Maia Sharp

CD Reviews: The Temptations and the Supremes

The Temptations 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961-1971 (3 CDs) (Motown) Diana Ross and the Supremes 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961 – 1969 (3 CDs) (Motown) by Brian Arsenault If you are old enough to remember, you know how good this music is.  The close harmonies, the lyrics of love and betrayal, the emergence… Read More CD Reviews: The Temptations and the Supremes