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You'll find it at the steps of the Capitol, hung from front porches, draped over the caskets of fallen soldiers, and splashed across bathing suits and ball caps: the American flag. It's a symbol of patriotism, unity and power — and a central component of artist Bernie Taupin's work.

Does the name sound familiar? Well, you might include some of his other work, which includes songs like "Tiny Dancer," "Candle in the Wind," and "Rocket Man."

Daryn Kagan covered everything from wars to the red carpet at CNN. Now, she chases down positive news stories. She joined On Second Thought to unpack some uplifting news stories to head into the weekend.

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Paste magazine recently released its list of the top 50 albums of 2018. "On Second Thought" favorites Neko Case, Elvis Costello and Janelle Monáe made the list, along with music from singer-songwriters like Courtney Barnett and Lucy Dacus.

Josh Jackson, editor of Paste magazine, stopped by the show to share his top picks and preview upcoming concerts in Georgia.


Elton John, one of the most prolific musicians and composers of the past 50 years, will perform in Atlanta for the last time this weekend.



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