Banned Minnesota Musicians Might Include…
There’s a recent trend when it comes to radio stations and big sports games. I think it first started last fall when the Giants were playing the Royals in the World Series and a San Francisco radio station decided it would not play Lorde’s hit song “Royals” at all during the week of the Series.
Now that trend has continued. A Milwaukee radio station has decided to ban all songs from Seattle-based bands this week just ahead of the Packers vs Seahawks NFC Championship game. That means no Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Heart, Soundgarden, etc.
This got me to thinking. If the day ever comes when a Minnesota team is playing for a championship, perhaps a radio station from the competing city would ban all Minnesota music.
In researching it, that would mean banning a lot of Minnesota artists including: Prince, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis, Replacements, Husker Du, Soul Asylum, Semisonic, Owl City, Information Society, Mint Condition, Lipps Inc and even Bobby Vee and the Andrew Sisters.
Before we worry about any of this, we need to actually have a team get to a championship game first and it's been a while since that's happened. I believe our state motto is..."wait 'til next year".