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Program Information
The Sonic Cafe
Birds Aren’t Real
Weekly Program
Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  Contact Contributor
March 1, 2023, 11:46 p.m.
Sonic Café, Bluebirds Over the Mountain, music from Robert Plant and Chrissie Hynde. And yes we hate to break it to you like this but birds are not real. Just wanted to rip the band-aid off that fact right now. I’m host Scott Clark and this is episode 328. This time the Sonic Café presents the satirical conspiracy of Peter McIndoe, a Gen Z dude who got sick of all the crazy conspiracy theories floating around and decided to create a conspiracy of his own with the most absurd thing he could think of… Birds Aren’t Real. A world where every bird is a government drone that uses power lines to recharge. Now that’s a conspiracy we can really get behind at the Sonic Café. We’ll let Peter explain the whole thing to you in a music mix pulled from 63 years. And yeah, each tune is about birds, of course. Listen for the White Stripes, Bob Marley, Rusted Root, Dave Matthews, It’s A Beautiful Day, Roger Waters, even Charlie Parker’s Yardbird Suite performed by the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring Sonny Rollins from 1959. So join us as we embrace the lunacy of our conspiracy filled lives and let yourself become a bird truther for just a bit, because you know, Birds Aren’t Real, from our little café out here in the Pacific northwest, here’s Rare Birds, from the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and we’re the Sonic Café.

Song 1: Bluebirds Over The Mountain
Artist: Robert Plant Feat. Chrissie Hynde
LP: Carry Fire
Yr: 2017
Song 2: Rare Birds
Artist: Chris Robinson Brotherhood
LP: Servants Of The Sun
Yr: 2019
Song 3: Little Bird
Artist: The White Stripes
LP: De Stijl
Yr: 2000
Song 4: Birds Aren't Real 1
Artist: Peter McIndoe
LP: 60 Minutes
Yr. 2022
Song 5: Eagle Birds
Artist: The Black Keys
LP: Let's Rock
Yr: 2019
Song 6: Three Little Birds
Artist: Bob Marley
LP: One Love- The Very Best of Bob Marley
Yr: 2001
Song 7: Big White Bird
Artist: Rusted Root
LP: Evil Ways
Year: 1996
Song 8: Birds Aren't Real 2
Artist: Peter McIndoe
LP: 60 Minutes
Yr: 2022
Song 9: Black And Blue Bird
Artist: Dave Matthews Band
LP: Come Tomorrow
Yr: 2018
Song 10: White Bird
Artist: It's A Beautiful Day
LP: It's A Beautiful Day
Yr: 1969
Song 11: Birds Aren't Real 3
Artist: Peter McIndoe
LP: 60 Minutes
Yr: 2022
Song 12: Bird In A Gale
Artist: Roger Waters
LP: Is This The Life We Really Want?
Yr: 2017
Song 13: Language of the Birds
Artist: Bill Nelson
LP: Luminous
Yr: 2014
Song 14: Birds Aren't Real 4
Artist: Peter McIndoe
LP: 60 Minutes
Yr: 2022
Song 15: Yardbird Suite
Artist: Modern Jazz Quartet
LP: At Music Inn, Vol. 2
Yr: 1958
Song 16: Bird Of Prey
Artist: Uriah Heep
LP: Anthology Vol.1
Yr: 1972
Song 17: Clever Birds
Artist: Uncle Lar' & Li'l Tommy
LP: Animal Stories Volume 2
Yr: 1982
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 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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