Coffee Break: Good news in a bad year

Sourdough bread
Sourdough bread (henry... (Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

Well, 2020 was a rough year for most of us.

But we're on the hunt for bright spots. Did you learn how to make bread? Did your family expand? Did you get a new job? Learn yoga? Meet someone new (somehow)? Did you simply hold it together? All reasons to celebrate.

MPR News did a feature covering people's very good news in a very bad year. If you're looking for a few examples of family triumphs or unexpected bright spots in the year, give it a read.

And in the meantime...

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs are inspired by good news that happened to you in 2020?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

John Grant - GMF (Greatest Living Creature)
John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros - Home
The Replacements - Buck Hill
The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
The Housemartins - Happy Hour
Big Star - Thank You Friends
Alvvays - Archie, Marry Me

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