9:30 Coffee Break: 'Waitress' Songs

A waitress at work (Simon Dufour-Loriolle, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Earlier this morning, listener Deb in Rochester, Minn., sent us this email: "Since Annie Clark did her family duty this weekend and was a waitress at her sister's new place, how about a Coffee Break about the under-appreciated waitress?"

What Deb says is true: Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, has been helping her sister, Amy Savoie, at Resident Taquería, the Dallas restaurant Savoie co-runs with her husband, chef Andrew Marc Savoie.

The news first surfaced this weekend, when social media users — who ostensibly enjoy music and Mexican food in equal measure — spotted Clark waiting tables, bussing dishes and other typical restaurant duties. Chef Andrew Marc Savoie confirmed his sister-in-law has been helping out at the family's upstart eatery.

It's really cool that Annie Clark is so supportive of her family — and this merger of the music and restaurant industries naturally brings to mind just how many songs there are that mention "waitress."

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention "waitress"? Send us your requests.

Songs Played

Belle and Sebastian "Dear Catastrophe Waitress"
BOY "Waitress"
Material Issue "Kim the Waitress"
Human League "Don't You Want Me"
The Replacements "Waitress in the Sky"
First Aid Kit "Waitress Song"
The Waitresses "I Know What Boys Like"

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring treats from Black: Coffee and Waffle Bar to your workplace. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break.

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