Lately there’s been some chit-chat on some of the higher ed blogs I frequent about old school vs. new school styles of marketing. I’m thinking about weighing in with a post of my own soon, but the staff of this blog, despite its name, has been thinking more about music than marketing lately. (By the way, if you’re wondering what happened to the playlist for this blog’s best music of 2008 feature, I’m sorry to break it to you but it’s gone, daddy, gone. I keep music online for a limited time only, so as to not clog up the Intertubes.) And maybe it’s all the crappity news coming out about the economy, but we’re finding ourselves hearkening back to a simpler time, when rock was rock and mass media ruled the airwaves.
So we’re thinkin’ old school, but not in a marketing sense. Although the record industry marketers of the old days did know how to get into our heads. Otherwise, why would I bother listening to this stuff over and over again? Yes, it’s good music, but how would I have discovered it if not for the marketers, God bless ’em.
Anyway, enjoy these five old-school tunes and think back to a simpler time.