Chris Tsefalas

Chris Tsefalas

Chris Tsefalas

I’m All Right?

In Music We Trust

Chris Tsefalas’s debut, I’m All Right?, almost never came to be. Tsefalas recorded the album in 2003, but the record was held for almost two years after five non-cancerous tumors were found on his back in 2004. After extensive surgery and ample time to recover, I’m All Right? was finally released in May of 2005. This concoction of jangle-pop in a circus-like atmosphere is a great pop record for any collection.

“I’m All Right It’s Ok” is an insanely catchy pop tune, with Tsefalas singing the chorus/title with relief in his voice. This album makes me wonder if Tsefalas would have had a good future as the next Miss Cleo. The sideshow rhythms incorporated in several of his songs, including “It’s So Clear,” “Making a Mess,” and “James,” seem to foretell the circus-like atmosphere his life would have for the next couple of years.

But despite all of the hardships that Tsefalas has endured, he has recovered completely. Which is wonderful, not only for him and his family, but for the music world. I’m All Right? is a perfect pop record, full of catchy tunes that are sugary sweet but also have the depth to keep listeners coming back for repeated listens. Here’s hoping Tsefalas doesn’t have to endure so much between now and his next album.

In Music We Trust: www.inmusicwetrust.com

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Summerland
    Summerland

    In rural England, a cranky woman bonds with and evacuee boy and uncovers a strange connection to her past.

  • Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations
    Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations

    These geniuses of early comedy finally get the presentation they are due in this Blu-ray edition.

  • Four-Letter Words
    Four-Letter Words

    No need to worry about offending delicate sensibilities with this playlist. We’re not talking about profanity, so just take the title at face value.

  • A Genesis In My Bed
    A Genesis In My Bed

    Former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett shares his life story in his story in an engaging and honest memoir. Reading his story feels like hanging out with a friend who’s interested in sharing how he felt living these experiences.

  • The Jayhawks
    The Jayhawks

    XOXO (Sham/Thirty Tigers). Review by Jeremy Glazier.

  • 18 to Party
    18 to Party

    When you’re in 8th grade, sneaking into a bar is way cooler than it is when you’re 40.

  • Adam
    Adam

    A pregnant woman finds a home in Casablanca.

  • 2020 on Fire
    2020 on Fire

    Sound Salvation takes on current events with a playlist addressing the current fight for racial and social justice in America and the battles playing out in the streets in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

  • Pokey Lafarge
    Pokey Lafarge

    Rock Bottom Rhapsody (New West Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.

  • Landfall
    Landfall

    Cecilia Aldarondo takes a look at Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

From the Archives