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: Rain


Gustave Caillebotte - Paris Street; Rainy Day

It's been raining all week and the rain doesn't look like it's going to let up for another day or two, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what rain songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Big horns for Big Jay McNeely


One of Bon Iver's saxophones.

Saxophonist Big Jay McNeely has died of prostate cancer at age 91. McNeely inspired not only sax stars like Clarence Clemons, but rock guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, who adapted some of his crowd-pleasing moves. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature any sort of impressive horns?

Coffee Break: Believe


Cher

Thanks to unofficial assistant producer/listener Loran for today's topic idea. What songs do you want to hear that have "believe" in the title for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

Coffee Break: Health + wellness


Tyler Pennel running

This week is Wellness Week at MPR featuring activities every day that promote healthy bodies and minds. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention being healthy, fitness, healing, or wellness?

Coffee Break: Best piano players (pt. 2)


Ian McLagan's autograph on the Current's piano

Yesterday was Ben Folds' 52nd birthday and we listened to a lot of great piano players, but not enough. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature some of the best piano players of our time -- part 2!

Coffee Break: Best piano players


Ben Folds performs at NPR Music's Tiny Desk

It's Ben Folds' 52nd birthday so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature some of the best piano players of our time?

Coffee Break: Accidental math


Here's a fun theme idea straight from the brain of one Mr. Sean McPherson -- for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that are accidentally about math?

Coffee Break: Jack/Jane of all trades


Dessa PledgeHouse SXSW

We're excited for Dessa to join us at 9 am today to talk about all of the many things she has going on from music to her book to her Minnesota Orchestra shows to her South Africa tour to her whiskey and ice cream! So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what musicians do you want to hear that have interests in other areas beyond music?

Coffee Break: Abbreviations


O.A.R. (short for Of A Revolution) is in town tonight at Mystic Lake. What bands do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break that have abbreviations for band names?

Coffee Break: Side projects


Doomtree, December 2012

Doomtree will be playing the Familia Headquarters tomorrow night featuring the collective's various side and solo projects such as Shredders, Four Fists, Air Credits and Cloquet. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from artists' side projects?