Old School Fridays – 4

I grew up on MTV back in the 80s when all they aired were videos and long before they changed their formatting to include these reality TV programs. Thank God!! I got my taste of rock. So for the next few O.S.F.s, I will be rediscovering my rock & roll roots.

Although I think MTV was “unbalanced” because of its failure to air black musicians’ videos, it did expose a generation of black teens, like myself, to music other than R&B and the emerging Rap genre.

MTV was accused of being racist, which they countered by suggesting that few black artists recorded the kind of music that MTV featured (certainly a circular argument – their playlist resulted from demographic studies of a predominantly white audience). A particularly blatant example of racial exclusion was MTV’s rejection of 5 Rick James videos even though Street Songs had sold over 4 million copies. At the time, they were playing Prince’s “Little Red Corvette.”



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Be sure to visit all O.S.F. participants…cause the party ain’t ova! )

1. Quick
2. Regina
3. Cassandra
4. Chocl8t (hey, that’s me!)
6. AJ
7. Rosemarie
8. Marcus LANGFORD
9. Lisa C
10. Kreative Talk
11. LaShonda
12. invisiblewoman
13. sHaE-sHaE
14. Mrs. Grapevine

7 thoughts on “Old School Fridays – 4

  1. So the babies on the sidebar are so cute. I got a little side tracked.

    I think Marcus will be happy, I know he loves some Journey. I on the other hand never really got into Journey, at this time I was too busy listening to the Culture Club and the Eurythmics.

    I also preferred the harder side of Rock, I listened to a lot of Guns-N-Roses, Areosmith, and Bon Jovi. You play Janie Got A Gun or Dead or Alive, I’ll get crunk.

    I do like the Police, and you know the classic is “Every Breath You Take.”

  2. Choc, I can listen to the music. They say they are no longer available. I do like Old Skool Friday, here and on the exiles blog. It’s fun. Have a great weekend.

  3. Hey Choc,
    I agree with Ms.G, I was never really a fan of Journey but I do like the Police’s “Every Breath You Take”. Soooo you wanna go outside the box huh?! I think Lisa C did Bee Gees last week.

  4. Choc…Journey!? Faithfully is one of my very favorite karaoke songs…I used to bring the house down with this one!

    ::tooting my own horn::

    Uh, oh…I need to add some songs to my list…I may need to extend into Saturdays! tee hee hee…

  5. MrsG – the babies are my nephews! I can just eat ’em up!! Psst…you should like my picks for next week! 🙂

    Regina – this really isn’t so out of my box. LOL I actually like aome rock! MrsG mentioned Guns N Roses and Aerosmith…LOVE EM!! 🙂

    Go on witcho bad self Ma Marvalous!!! 🙂

  6. My senior prom voted for a Journey song. Dang, that’s old school!

    Sting is still goin’ strong!

    You have now got me thinking about my next week’s choice. Thanks!

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