Coffee Break

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Coffee Break: Soundtrack to the Vietnam War


Vietnam veteran

With tomorrow being Veteran's Day, Ken Burns' latest big documentary series 'The Vietnam War' making waves, and music writers Douglas Bradley and Craig Werner coming to town to speak tomorrow at Minnesota Veterans Day Program, we thought it is high time we listen to some music from the Vietnam War era for today's 9:30 Coffee Break.

Coffee Break: Rolling Stone


Today in 1967, the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was published in San Francisco. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention Rolling Stone? ("Rolling Stones" band mentions count too!)

Coffee Break: Red House Records


St. Paul folk label Red House Records has been sold to Nashville's Compass Records. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from Red House Records artists?

Coffee Break: Election Day


Abdikarim Andille

It's Election Day! Today Minnesotans will go to the polls to vote for mayors, school boards, city councils and referenda. So for the 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear inspired by elections and voting?

Coffee Break: Monday morning punk


Bruise Violet at Rock the Garden Emmet Kowler

Today in 1975, the Sex Pistols made their live debut at St. Martin's School Of Art in London, with a performance that lasted 10 minutes. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what punk and punk-influenced songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Interjections


Jerry Lee Lewis

An interjection is a part of speech that shows the emotion or feeling of the author - like yeah! woo! wow! hey! - so for this Friday set of music, what songs with interjections do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Harmonica


Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, Blues Traveler and The Blues Brothers were all in town recently, and Brian Oake got REALLY EXCITED for the prospect of a harmonica-themed Coffee Break. So what songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that feature the harmonica?

Coffee Break: A cappella section


microphone

Earlier this week we played Styx' "Renegade" and it reminded us that so many songs start out with, or feature at some point, an a cappella section. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature an a cappella section?

Coffee Break: Songs of mayhem and mischief


mischief

Today in Music History (which is apparently a day of mischief), both Jim Morrison and Axl Rose got into trouble with the law. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs of mayhem and mischief do you want to hear?