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Program Information
The Sonic Cafe
/From Russia With Love
Weekly Program
Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  Contact Contributor
July 21, 2022, 5:10 p.m.
Sonic Café. From Russia with love, that’s Leonid & Friends, with their cover of the classic Chicago tune 25 or 6 to 4. So welcome to the little coastal radio café that offers up a weekly dose of intelligent, eclectic music, comedy and pop culture. I’m your host Scott Clark and this is episode 297. Wow, we’re quickly closing in on the big 300, thanks to your continued support. Cover tunes, re-imagined remakes that breathe new life into songs for future generations. We’re always on the hunt for the great ones. This time the Sonic Café presents another batch of cover tunes so great they’re scary. Listen for The Playing For Change Collective covering the Rolling Stones, plus covers from Joan Jett, Robert Palmer, Radiohead, the Lexington Lab Band and oh so many more. Then later on comedian Natasha Leggero shares that time she met Flap Jack the dumpster diving, hipster at Burning Man. And finally a big Sonic Café welcome to our newest sponsor Burger Shot, Burger Shot announcing the return of Republican Space Ranger Action Figures. Get yours today. Heck, why not hurry in and get the whole set. Ahem. So cover tunes so great they’re scary, and more from that little café overlooking the mighty Pacific in the breathtaking Pacific northwest. Here’s Sister Hazel covering the Cars. We’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: 25 Or 6 To 4 (Chicago Cover)
Artist: Leonid & Friends
LP: Top Collection: Friday Rock Night
Song 2: Just What I Needed (Cars Cover)
Artist: Sister Hazel
LP: Lift
Yr: 2017
Song 3: Gimme Shelter (The Rolling Stones) feat. Taj Mahal
Artist: Playing For Change
LP: Songs Around The World
Yr: 2011
Song 4: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Artist: Joan Jett
Yr: 2013
Song 5: Republican Space Rangers Action Figures
Artist: GTA Liberty City
LP: GTA Liberty City
Yr: 2005
Song 6: Spanish Moon
Artist: Robert Palmer
LP: Best Of Both Worlds
Year: 1976
Song 7: Right Down The Line
Artist: Bonnie Raitt
LP: Slipstream
Yr: 2012
Song 8: American Woman
Artist: Lenny Kravitz
LP: Greatest Hits (RETAIL)
Yr: 2000
Song 9: Video Killed the Radio Star (Buggles cover)
Artist: Radiohead
LP: Coup E'Etat
Yr: 1996
Song 10: Kid Charlemagne (Steely Dan)
Artist: Lexington Lab Band
LP: Lexington Lab Band
Yr: 2014
Song 11: Extreme Ways ft. MOBY
Artist: Pomplamoose
LP: Pomplamoose
Yr: 2021
Song 12: Burning Man and Dumpster Diving
Artist: Natash Leggero
LP: Comedy Central
Song 13: Africa (Toto Cover)
Artist: Weezer feat. Weird Al Yankovic
Yr: 2018
Song 14: Need You Tonight (INXS cover)
Artist: Night Club
LP: Need You Tonight
Yr: 2014
Song 15: Don't Bring Me Down
Artist: OPL Bastards
LP: 2 Many DJ's
Yr: 2002
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 45’s and LP’s to cassettes and CD’s 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 Café 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. There’s really nothing on the radio today, or in the past, that compares with it.

About the Sonic Café:

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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