They asked how was the most important "band" of your college years?
Right away the question is sexist. Band will not include a large number of women in the list because most bands have traditionally been all male or male with a token female.
If you asked most people of any age who meant the most musically to them in their college years, Joni Mitchell would be one of the first names to come up.
But it said "band," so we can't vote Joni. She's an individual, not a band. Right?
But guys always bend the rule when they vote and NPR was happy to assist them which is how the 'band' "Neil Young" made not just the list but part of the report.
If they had used the appropriate term ("artist"), women could have competed.
Instead NPR aired another one of their sexist stories and this one left listeners with the impression that very few women were listened by college kids of any generation.
Thanks NPR, little by little, you make the world a lot worse for all of us?
And if you really want to be insulted read Robin Hilton's awful blog post that 'inspired' the segment.
2) Peter Gabriel
3) Sinead O'Connor
4) George Winston
Besides the fact that the list covers more than 4 years and it's supposed to be Hilton's college listening, there's also that he mocks Enya in the post. Thanks for setting the pattern of sexism, Robin Hilton.
Okay, this is Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Economy" from this morning:
My three reviews from the holiday are: "Kat's Korner: Susanna Hoffs and Joss Stone, who can figure it out?," "Kat's Korner: Animal Collective goes instinctual" and "Kat's Korner: All Hail The Queen of F**ked Up."
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"