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UNC = Rock School

Rolling Stone Magazine (not to be confused with the band which will be playing at Duke soon or the various blues songs or Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone) has released their list of Schools That Rock. Chapel Hill/Raleigh/Durham are listed as Number 2 just behind Seattle.

WXYC is the only radio station mentioned in the Radio Section. Duke’s free iPods (with Duke tuition ;->) start off the article. Cat’s Cradle and School-Kids get special mentions. Nothing in Raleigh or at NCSU gets any ink at all.

Someone should tell the folks at Rolling Stone that town and metro areas are not schools; the article and list are more about places that have music and have schools — not so much about the schools themselves.

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  1. True True. Schools are not really directly responsible for the towns they inhabit high quality rockn’ culture. It seems the real reason Rolling Stone has these rankings is to help students who are applying for College decide where to waste their parents money in the fall.

    But the argument of how responsible the University is for the Town’s success or the Town is responsible for the University’s success is such a chicken and the egg argument. Fact is we have quite a unique symbiotic relationship between town and gown in Chapel Hill. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Chaotic at times but beautiful like no other in the US I’ve experienced.

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