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AM in the A.M. – Todd Rundgren – “I Saw The Light”

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Haven’t done a post for this series in a minute, but I couldn’t think of a better song or artist to kick things back off. I’ve been in a very interesting space over the last few weeks in that I have been spending a great deal of time absorbing what I deem to be very well constructed songs. I love music production and will always invest the time in analyzing what’s going on production wise, but the DNA, lifeblood and foundation of music is the song. Too many people out here “producing” and not enough folks crafting great songs. Just like houses that you buy today: all the same, cheaply built en masse sans the pride of individual craftsmanship.

Todd Rundgren skillfully crafted this homage to singer-songrwriters Laura Nyro and Carole King and there are so many great lessons to be taken from here, and beyond that it’s simply just fantastic music from top to bottom.

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

“Cover Me” Sundays – “Hello It’s Me”

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

In this edition of “Cover Me” we take a look at “Hello It’s Me” a great tune from Todd Rundgren in three different incarnations: Todd, The Isley Brothers and Groove Theory. Enjoy!

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About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.