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Twitter joke gets Regina band airplay on As It Happens

If you're a regular listener of the show, you know we love good music. And that we scour our music library for the perfect songs to pair with our stories. Now, our playlist seems to have prompted the Regina band Orphan Mothers to hatch a scheme to get on the program.
The band Orphan Mothers and the cover of their 2015 release 'Hindsight' (Orphan Mothers)
If you're a regular listener of the show, you know we love good music. And that we scour our music library for the perfect songs to pair with our stories. 

Take Tuesday night's episode. Researchers at a Singapore university have been trying to build a robot to assemble Ikea furniture. A powerful story that deserved a powerful song. Cue Vancouver band The Albertans, with their 2011 track, Furniture


A few nights earlier, it was a questionable report found in a British tabloid -- something about a Daddy Long Legs invasion striking the U.K. A clear choice there: we hit play on a track called, Swarm, by Winnipeg's Indicator Indicator.


Well, our playlists might have prompted this tweet last night from the band Orphan Mothers. It reads:


​Hmmm. Sounds like they've got a plan. Although Step 3 needs work. 

But, Orphan Mothers, we'll save you the trouble of writing a new song. We already found one we love. We just have to find a reason to play it. A couple Google news searches later, this is what we found: 

A restaurant in the small town of Beachwood, Ohio, says it wants to add new seating and "change its look." The renovation at the diner is expected to cost nearly $300,000. Local city planner George Smerigan says the restaurant doesn't require new parking. 
Screen grab of 'Yours Truly' restaurant Google News search (Google)

Still awake? Well, it may not count as "wacky," necessarily...or remotely interesting. But, that riveting report was the best news story we could come up with. Here's the connection: the restaurant's name is "Yours Truly." And, here's a great song by the same title. From their album Hindsight, this is Regina's Orphan Mothers, with Yours Truly.
Orphan Mothers, prepare to profit.



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