I had an idea for a blog post about what IOS and Robin Thicke have in common. The idea being that there is something about him and something about us that is surprising. And then Blurred Lines was released and he was EVERYWHERE. Seriously? Idea now dead to me.
Time has passed though so I’m going to give resurrecting it a whirl.
Robin Thicke’s music falls into the Hip-Hop and R&B genres. In interviews he has shared that he’s influenced by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Al Green and by the artists he grew up listening to like Run DMC, N.W.A., Biggie, and Jay-Z. You hear this in his music. That’s not at all surprising and for many I’m sure not even mildly interesting. Here’s what is surprising, to me at least. Robin Thicke, that cool, soulful guy is Alan Thicke’s son.
"Who’s Alan Thicke?”, you say. Alan Thicke played the Ward Cleaver-esque dad on Growing Pains but that’s not all he’s known for. Alan Thicke also made musical contributions, like his son, but his included composing the theme songs for Diff’rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, and The Wheel of Fortune. This is not to imply that those ditties were not cool and soulful. Never.
So what else is surprising? Despite the regional footprint suggested by our physical buildings, IOS actually has a much, much bigger footprint.
We started as a Midwestern company serving clients in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky but our expertise in cradle to grave content management, business process automation, and innovative solutions to unique problems finds us now with clients in 44 states and in Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland, England, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and Australia.
Get to know us and you won’t find our large footprint all that surprising.