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 The Sonic Cafe 
 George Carlin Grumpy Old Man
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic Café, hey welcome, glad you could drop by the café. I’m Scott Clark and this is episode 188. This time the Sonic Café remembers a man who was revered as a comedian, but in truth, was more of a scholar, and probably one of the greatest cultural observers of our time. We’re talking about George Carlin. George has been gone now for over a decade, but his observations seem more relevant today than ever before. We’ll feature a series of clips captured from his final, grumpy old man years. A time when no body was safe from his razor sharp wit, especially if your name happened to be Todd. Carlin’s comments about our culture are wrapped in a music mix pulled from 36 years. We’ll hear from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bloodrock, the Talking Heads, Jonny Lang, Off Broadway and many, many more. All straight ahead this time as the Sonic Café presents George Carlin, the grumpy old man, from that little café on the coast in the amazing Pacific Northwest, we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Catch My Disease
Artist: Ben Lee
LP: Awake is the New Sleep
Yr: 2004
Song 2: throw away your television
Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers
LP: By The Way
Yr: 2002
Song 3: Body Piercings
Artist: George Carlin
Song 4: Cheater
Artist: Bloodrocck
LP: Bloodrock 2
Yr: 1970
Song 5: Bumper Stickers
Artist: George Carlin
Song 6: No Compassion
Artist: Talking Heads
LP: Talking Heads: 77
Yr: 1977
Song 7: Todd
Artist: George Carlin
Song 8: There's Gotta Be A Change
Artist: Jonny Lang
LP: Lie To Me
Yr: 1997
Song 9: She's So Mean
Artist: Matchbox Twenty
LP: North
Yr: 2012
Song 10: Parent Baby Slings
Artist: George Carlin
Song 11: Cannonball
Artist: Supertramp
LP: Brother Where You Bound
Yr: 1985
Song 12: Balloon-a-Tic
Artist: George Carlin
Song 13: Full Moon Turn My Head
Artist: Off Broadway
LP: On
Yr: 1979
Song 14: Backward Baseball Cap
Artist: George Carlin
Song 15: Mad Mad World
Artist: Tom Cochrane
LP: Mad Mad World
Yr: 1991
Song 16: Mad World
Artist: Tears For Fears
LP: Tears Roll Down
Yr: 1982
Song 17: Politicians
Artist: George Carlin
Song 18: Bullet The Blue Sky
Artist: U2
LP: The Joshua Tree
Yr: 1987
Song 19: Roll Out The Roosters
Artist: JD Band
LP: The Rum Diary
Yr: 2011
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 Friday. 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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