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 The Sonic Cafe 
 Life... It's All About CHOICES!
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
 For non-profit use only.
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That’s The Clash here at the Sonic Café. Hey welcome. Glad you could join us. I’m Scott Clark and this episode one hundred and eight. Life, your life, my life, everybody’s life is really all about the choices we’ve made. Did you stick that paper clip in the wall socket when you were three? Or… did you make a different choice? This time the Sonic Café would like you to think about your life and the labyrinth of choices you’ve made along the way. To help you ponder the pathway your life has taken, we’ve chosen a music mix spanning 32 years. Listen for Lee Michaels, Ramsey Lewis, Devo, Farid, Supertramp and many more. Also listen for comedian Shayne Smith. Shayne’s got some advice for anyone thinking about getting a face tattoo this week. And still later, comedian Paul Tompkins compares the choices we have today to the choices the folks of the greatest generation had during their time. And finally the Sonic Café would like to welcome our newest sponsor. New Heroin AM, the only non-drowsy heroin on the market today. Hey, it’s a choice… just like any other. So join us, as we explore the world of choices, here at that little café on the coast in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where you always have a choice. We’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
Artist: The Clash
LP: Combat Rock
Yr: 1982
Song 2: Do You Know What I Mean
Artist: Lee Michaels
LP: 5th (Remastered)
Yr: 1971
Song 3: Do What You Wanna (Mr. Scruff's Soul Party Mix)
Artist: Ramsey Lewis
LP: Verve Remixed, Vol. 2
Yr: 2003
Song 4: No Direction
Artist: Simply Red
LP: Picture Book
Yr: 1985
Song 5: Freedom Of Choice
Artist: Devo
LP: Freedom Of Choice
Yr: 1980
Song 6: Neck Tattoo v. Mtn. Dew
Artist: Shayne Smith
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Yr: 2018
Song 7: Ain't Nobody But Me
Artist: Supertramp
LP: Crisis? What Crisis?
Yr: 1975
Song 8: More Wax
Artist: Farid
LP: Dealer's Choice
Yr: 2002
Song 9: Tentative Decisions
Artist: Talking Heads
LP: Talking Heads: 77
Yr: 1977
Song 10: Waiting on a Friend
Artist: The Rolling Stones
LP: Tattoo You
Yr: 1981
Song 11: Heroin AM
Artist: SNL
Song 12: Do What You Want, Be What You Are
Artist: Hall & Oates
LP: Bigger than Both of Us
Yr: 1976
Song 13: End of The Party
Artist: The English Beat
LP: Special Beat Service
Yr: 1982
Song 14: Close Your Eyes
Artist: Charlie Hunter Feat. Kurt Elling
LP: Songs From The Analog Playground
Yr: 2001
Song 15: Op.0
Artist: Celer
LP: Capri
Yr: 2015

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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