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 The Sonic Cafe 
 Crime as a Career Choice
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic Café. Thin Lizzy. The Boys are Back in Town. Why?... cause they just got outta jail. That’s why. I’m Scott Clark and this is episode 120 of the Sonic Cafe. This time we explore crime as a career choice. It’s tougher than you may think to be a crook… so don’t give up your day gig quite yet. We’ll check in comedian Maria Bamford who shares how tough it is to psych your self up each day to be a street mugger. Then later comedian Jerrod Carmichael discusses the upfront expenses required to be a big time bank robber. We’ve wedged all this valuable insider advice in between a music mix including blues man Eric Sardinas, The Airborne Toxic Event, Tom Waits, Supertramp, the Arctic Monkeys and many more. And finally the Sonic Café presents an actual crime report. Listen for the Copper Clapper Capper featuring Jack Webb and Johnny Carson. So sit back and listen as we explore crime as a career choice… in another mix of intelligent, eclectic music, comedy and pop culture from that little café on the big blue pacific coast. We’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: The Boys Are Back in Town
Artist: Thin Lizzy
LP: Jailbreak
Yr: 1976
Song 2: Trouble
Artist: Eric Sardinas And Big Motor
LP: Boomerang
Yr: 2014
Song 3: Dope Machines
Artist: The Airborne Toxic Event
LP: Dope Machines
Yr: 2015
Song 4: Muggar Affirmations
Artist: Maria Bamford
Song 5: Crime For Crime
Artist: Ani DiFranco
LP: Not A Pretty Girl
Yr: 1995
Song 6: Crime of The Century
Artist: Supertramp
LP: Crime of The Century
Yr: 1974
Song 7: Log 22
Artist: Bettie Serveert
LP: Log 22
Yr: 2003
Song 8: Robbery, Assault And Battery
Artist: Genesis
LP: A Trick Of The Tail
Yr: 1976
Song 9: Bank Robber
Artist: Jerrod Carmichael
Song 10: Romeo is Bleeding
Artist: Tom Waits
LP: Blue Valentine
Yr: 1978
Song 11: Outlaws
Artist: Bill Frisell
LP: Blues Dream
Yr: 2001
Song 12: From The Ritz To The Rubble
Artist: Arctic Monkeys
LP: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Yr: 2006
Song 13: Copper Clappor Caper
Artist: Johnny Carson & Jack Webb
Song 14: Trouble With the Law
Artist: Les Dudek
LP: Delta Breeze
Yr: 2013
Song 15: Happy Trails
Artist: Quicksilver Messenger Service
LP: Happy Trails
Yr: 1969

The Sonic Cafe features an intelligent, eclectic mix of music, comedy and pop culture showcasing 30 to 60 years of content within each episode.

The show is set in an imaginary cafe overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Central Oregon Coast. The cafe serves music, comedy and pop culture rather than breakfast, lunch and dinner. All announcer voiceovers are presented over the background noise of a busy cafe with references made to the café environment to create a theatre of the mind experience for listeners.

The program actually does originate from KYAQ radio located on the Oregon coast in the Pacific Northwest, so the imagery is not a huge stretch.

Each program is 58:00 minutes in length leaving room for station ID, promos and PSAs. Each episode is .mp3 encoded at a constant rate of 256kbps and ready for broadcast.

All episodes are evergreen; never focusing on time of year, weather, month, holidays, events etc. so each show is timeless. All music is presented in a no repeat format. Once a song airs in an episode it never airs again. Episodes may be downloaded and grouped together to quickly create program blocks of two, three, four or more hours in length.

Original syndication date was 7/22/2016. At that time 31 shows had already been produced (over six months of content) with new episodes produced weekly. A new episode is released each week. You can confidently add The Sonic Cafe to your schedule knowing that a backlog of shows is already produced awaiting weekly release.

The Sonic Cafe has a Facebook page ( where complete show notes and playlists are presented for each episode. The Sonic Café can also be streamed from MixCloud (

Listeners can also reach the show producers via email (

Pre-recorded Sonic Cafe promos are available to promote the show on your station. Each is roughly :24 seconds in length with time left to tag local broadcast day and time. We are also happy to produce custom promos, station IDs, etc. Contact us via email to request promo files. Also please let us know if you pick-up the program on your station so we can announce it on our Facebook page.

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