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Moving Music interviews musicians, and those in the music industry, about the film or album that most influenced them. Listeners peek into the intimate and emotional conversations resulting from the inspiration of these art forms. Our aim with this effort is to affect and influence the way people think and feel through artistic collaboration.

Oct 19, 2018

1985 was the summer of MTV. The “Pepsi generation” celebrated the heat with Miami Vice, Live Aid, and an unprecedented number of music video styled films. Released on July 3rd, the music of “Back to the Future” had claimed its summer soundtrack role. With a mix of wondrous technology, pop music, and our fascination with time travel, this movie cemented its spot in ‘80s lore.

Robert McFarland is a child of the ‘80s. Like most teenagers, he couldn’t wait to watch MTV. The muscle of “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the 1950’s staple “Johnny B. Goode” assisted in Robert’s musical awareness. It planted the seed that years later would become his fantasy turned reality. With a collaborative spirit Robert brought fellow artists along for his own recorded journal. Simply titled “Rock N Roll”, his double album was crafted as a shared experience. Now, Robert McFarland reveals his ongoing connection to the film that moved him, “Back to the Future”.