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The Infinite, Circular Debate (Well, sometimes it feels that way…)[Editorial]

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Let’s imagine for a moment that the middle of the circle you see represents the socio-cultural construct known as “Blackness”. Also, imagine if you will that the outline of the shape represents the on-going never ending debate about what is and what isn’t “Black” or “Black Enough”. If you give your attention to the middle of the circle yet again you’ll notice that there’s a lot of space contained therein. A lot of space. (more…)

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.

Twitteranti – @Phontigallo

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Yes I am back again for another installment of the Twitteranti Series but today I thought I would provide some space for a special guest: Phonte Coleman and his thoughts on whether or not he would sign to a major label deal having been there and done that and did the dance with Atlantic as part of Little Brother. As the late Allen Funt might say: “Hilarity ensues.” Lots of great info contained in here from an artist who is never afraid to say what’s on his mind and without any further adieu this week’s Twitteranti!

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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.

Mary Mary-“Tweet ‘N Meet” Christmas Contest

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010 (Los Angeles) – Award-winning and beloved gospel duo Mary Mary will deliver a special holiday performance alongside BeBe & CeCe Winans on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the show will air on NBC starting at 11:35/10:35c. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday and their special appearance, Mary Mary have also launched their “Tweet N’ Meet” Christmas Contest engaging fans to tune into The Tonight Show for a chance to receive an autographed Mary Mary Christmas CD and a personal telephone call from the ladies on Christmas day.

Fans can participate at: http://bit.ly/hOC8FX

For more information visit:

www.mary-mary.com

www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show

Follow Mary Mary at:

www.twitter.com/therealmarymary

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Hi Hater! Guilty as Charged…

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

I think this is going to be one of those semi-confessional posts… every now and then I have to do one of those. This was truly inspired by the BBC documentary that we posted the other day about Michael’s influence. But really this post is not about Michael per se, but more about how we view music, success, what’s disposable and the never ending debate about whether or not you can be critical without being labeled a “hater”. (more…)

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.

The (Potential) Power of Ping

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

A great article posted by a great friend to GFM! Here is the direct link to the original blog post.

Posted by Kaniele on Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Why would you sign up for Ping?? That’s the question that lots of Apple and iTunes users have been asking in addition to artists. Ping is Apple’s version of Facebook/Twitter that allows people to network on their iTunes platform. The idea seems lofty; people are heavily using the other sites currently. To add another network would be to build up your followers all over again. Apple however has the benefit of being the proprietor of the largest record store on the planet. That power can be a blessing and a curse. (more…)

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Part of the GFM staff, interested in joining? contact [at] grownfolksmusic [dot] com

Bill Cosby gets it and Prince, well…

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Webcam chat at UstreamMashable just completed with Bill Cosby. (more…)

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.

The Grow The Hell Up Manifesto(Artist Edition)Commentary

Saturday, May 15th, 2010


Over a month ago we began our “Grow the Hell Up!” campaign. Now it’s time for part two of our three part series.

How the series works is first a manifesto of sorts is posted for each focus area, followed by a commentary on each point of the manifesto with not only rhetoric but some workable solutions. We would love for this process to be as interactive as possible so after the initial posting of each manifesto we would love to hear your feedback and incorporate your ideas into the commentary portion of the series.

Remember this is all in love! (more…)

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.

The Grow the Hell Up Manifesto(Artist Edition)

Saturday, May 1st, 2010


Over a month ago we began our “Grow the Hell Up!” campaign. Now it’s time for part two of our three part series.

How the series works is first a manifesto of sorts is posted for each focus area, followed by a commentary on each point of the manifesto with not only rhetoric but some workable solutions. We would love for this process to be as interactive as possible so after the initial posting of each manifesto we would love to hear your feedback and incorporate your ideas into the commentary portion of the series.

Remember this is all in love! (more…)

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.