Coffee Break

At The Current, it's no secret that we love our listeners. And we especially love when listeners write in with suggestions for the Coffee Break

Coffee Break: (Parenthetic titles)


Let's keep it easy this morning. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that include parentheses in their titles?

Coffee Break: Mamas and the papas


Family w Christmas tree at home

Thanks to listener Loran for today's theme suggestion -- he says "Counter to the rebellious tone of rock, I think there are a lot of songs what recommend listening to your parents." For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that offer advice to or from parents?

Coffee Break: Gamblin' and chances


Mega Millions

The Mega Millions Jackpot is currently at $1.6 Billion, the largest in lottery history. If the winner chooses to take the money in a lump sum, she or he will take home $905 million cash. The drawing is tonight at 10 pm central. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear about gambling and taking chances?

Coffee Break: the music of Carole King


Carole King

Carole King is one of the most prolific songwriters of our lifetime, and tonight, "BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical" comes through town for a short run at the Orpheum Theatre. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what music from the world of Carole King do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Animated bands


The Beatles in animated form in 'Yellow Submarine.'

We are lucky enough to have a special guest coming by the show today - Ron Campbell, legendary animator, who did animations for Sesame Street, the Yellow Submarine feature film, and The Beatles TV series, among so many others. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that have been at one point animated?

Coffee Break: Get up and drive


Globetrotting toy car vacation

Today is the final day of the Fall Member Drive. If you want to become a member of Minnesota Public Radio before the drive ends (and before a bunch of thank you gifts like the MPR Sweatshirt, Live Current, or MPR hat disappear at 7 pm tonight), hop to it! For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have lyrics that include "drive" or "driving"?

Coffee Break: Boys and Girls


The Beach Boys

This morning Jay Gabler brought us in a series of books for the Rock & Roll book club and one focused on 'Why the Beach Boys Matter'. It got us thinking -- for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands called the *blank boys, or the *blank girls?

Coffee Break: CBGB bands


The Ramones

Today in 2006, CBGB, the legendary New York punk club credited with discovering Patti Smith and Ramones, closed after a final gig by Smith herself. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what bands and artists do you want to hear that played CBGB during its heyday (late 70s to early 80s)?

Coffee Break: Artists with two first names


Paul Simon on 'Austin City Limits'

Paul Simon turned 77 on Saturday and it got us thinking about name structures. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what artists do you want to hear that have two first names?

Coffee Break: Scratch and sniff


groucho glasses

It's Friday -- let's have some fun. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention smells and scents?