Yeah I know I’m actually up to 1984 in Stevie’s catalog. I’m not really stuck in the 70’s. This song just happened to be on my mind today. I often wax nostalgic here but really from the standpoint of trying to point into proper context what it was like to grow up with this kind of music on the radio as the norm. What I often wonder about now is are we creating not just music but history? Yes this music has the undeniable sound of 80’s digital synthesis but also has a wonderful melody, beautiful harmonies and a pulse that drives. There’s a story here. I like stories, everyone likes stories, there are stories that have been with us thousands of years. What stories will they tell from 2014?

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.