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The Sonic Cafe
Visionaries Who Saw the Future
Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  Contact Contributor
March 18, 2022, 11:21 p.m.
Sonic cafe, the future is waiting for you! That's music from Galactic. So how you doin? Welcome to the program. I'm your host Scott Clark and this is episode 281. This time, thanks to the nice folks over at Cold Fusion, the Sonic Cafe brings you visionaries who saw the future. The inside stories of inventors and futurists who predicted what our world today would be as much as 100 years ago! Pretty impressive huh? Listen for visionaries Nikola Tesla, Vannevar Bush, science fiction writers Issac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, as well as Raymond Kurzwell. In many ways, we arrived at the doorstep of our modern world by simply following the path these guys laid out in front of us. Complimenting their compelling stories is an equally interesting music mix, featuring some really cool segues we really like, pulled from the last 41 years or so. From the 1978 Tormato album well hear Yes with Future Times, of course. Plus music from Deep Forest, Dishwalla, Bill Nelson, Paul Hardcastle, Zero 7 and many more. So lets get to it. Visionaries who saw the future. From our little radio cafe in the mesmerizing Pacific northwest heres Martha and the Muffins, were the Sonic Cafe.
Song 1: Bacchus
Artist: Galactic Feat. Allen Toussaint
LP: Ya-Ka-May
Yr: 2009
Song 2: Echo Beach
Artist: Martha & The Muffins
LP: Metro Music
Yr: 1980
Song 3: The Future-Tesla
Artist: Cold Fusion
LP: Cold Fusion
Yr: 2021
Song 4: Future Times - Rejoice
Artist: Yes
LP: Tormato
Yr: 1978
Song 5: Dead Forest
Artist: Deep Forest
LP: Evo Devo
Yr: 2016
Song 6: The Future-Bush
Artist: Cold Fusion
LP: Cold Fusion
Year: 2021
Song 7: Somewhere In The Middle
Artist: Dishwalla
LP: Opaline
Yr: 2002
Song 8: Things to Come
Artist: Bill Nelson
LP: Deep Dream Decoder
Yr: 1998
Song 9: Ultraviolet
Artist: The B-52s
LP: Funplex
Yr: 2008
Song 10: The Future-Asimov
Artist: Cold Fusion
LP: Cold Fusion
Yr: 2021
Song 11: Youre So Real
Artist: Matchbox Twenty
LP: More Than You Think You Are
Yr: 2002
Song 12: The Future-Clarke
Artist: Cold Fusion
LP: Cold Fusion
Yr: 2021
Song 13: Look to the Future
Artist: Paul Hardcastle, Paul Hardcastle
LP: Hardcastle 2
Yr: 2007
Song 14: Futures [Metronomy Remix]
Artist: Zero 7
LP: RECORD: The Best of Zero 7
Yr: 2010
Song 15: The Future-Kurzwell
Artist: Cold Fusion
LP: Cold Fusion
Yr: 2021
Song 16: Psychedelic Portrait
Artist: Jack Arel,Jean-Claude Petit, PRS
LP: Sounds Of The 50s & 60s
Yr: 1963
Song 17: Cold Hearted Orb
Artist: The Moody Blues
LP: Days of Future Passed
Yr: 1967
About the Producer:

Scott Clark has always had a lot of music in his life. Growing up outside of Chicago, he was mesmerized early on by the radio of the sixties and seventies and began collecting records at a very early age. From 45s and LPs to cassettes and CDs and now digital& he really never stopped. Today everything in his library is digitized because he got sick of lugging all that stuff around.

The concept for the Sonic Caf� is to deliver the high production values and feel of the radio he grew up listening to. But unlike the tight, repetitious playlists of those commercial stations, feature a massive range of artists, genres and tunes. The whole idea is to package it in an eclectic, engaging, no repeat format that brings both new and old together in a unique, entertaining, and most importantly fun and fast paced way. Theres really nothing on the radio today, or in the past, that compares with it.

About the Sonic Caf�:

The show is set in an imaginary cafe overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Central Oregon Coast. The cafe serves up eclectic, intelligent music, comedy and pop culture. The program originates 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.

An episode is released each week. 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.

The Sonic Cafe has a Facebook page ( where complete show notes and playlists are presented for each episode. Listeners can also reach the show producers via email (

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