Today's Coffee Break theme is inspired by Ringo Starr's announcement, made on this date in 2008, that he would no longer receive fan mail. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention some aspect of postal mail? Send us your requests.
This week, John Moe stopped by The Current's Morning Show to talk to Jill Riley and Sean McPherson about a band who have released an album of songs based on monologues from Paul Thomas Anderson films, plus a viral video of a youth sports team who cannot resist the urge to whip and nae nae.
Don Everly had to cancel a U.K. tour; Michael Jackson had his second No. 1 single; Muse took legal action against Celine Dion; Ronald Isley owed back taxes; and Ringo Starr finally called a halt to fan mail, Today in Music History.
Twin Cities rock legends Hüsker Dü have their first-ever official website. The site is just a merchandise mart—but still, notes the Star Tribune’s Chris Riemenschneider, “marks the first thaw in a glacial ice pack that formed in early 1988, when the influential Minneapolis punk trio broke up.” The band’s bassist Greg Norton tells Reimenschneider that “there’s ongoing communication…