'This record has many moods, but the main theme running through it seems to be that of parts not quite lining up. It's the condition of 'almost there' as opposed to 'made it there', says Dallas-based singer/songwriter Brian Coleman of his latest CD, 'Picture Show'. This follow-up to 2010's 'Recover' begins with the acoustic opening strains of 'Charm', and quickly moves into the rocking main section, in which the song's subject laments his failing ability to get by on nothing but his charm. 'Minute 14' (as in....your 15 minutes are almost up) takes a stab at the American Idol generation, while 'Living Fast Asleep', a harmonic and dramatic rocker, addresses moving through life in a perpetual state of unawareness. The record slows down to a rootsy walking rhythm section for 'Half a World', which addresses the condition of generational military service and it's effects on families. 'Dubitare' (latin for 'doubt') ramps the music back up, and 'Bitter Pill' offers 3 stories of people kept apart by their various circumstances. 'The Negotiation' is Coleman's shout-out to his wife, Mimmie, followed by the romantic and melancholy 'Rushing Water'. 'Your Picture Show', the title track, deals with the artist's need to take risks with their art, while 'Forgotten how to Fly' uses 'Peter Pan' as a metaphor for succumbing to the daily grind of life. 'Sherry Error-Free' utilizes African rhythm for yet another tale of love almost gained, but ultimately lost, leading into the 'epic' installment, 'You Were There', what Coleman describes as a 'Gospel of the Llano'. The album is drawn to a close with two examinations in self-reflection, 'Mudslide' and 'Redoubt'. Throughout this work, the listener is treated to these themes in the form of dramatic arrangements and tight harmonies that were evident on Coleman's first CD, 'Recover', with a touch of humor and reflective thought for good measure.