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Program Information
The Sonic Cafe
When Your Identity Isn’t Worth Stealing
Weekly Program
Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  Contact Contributor
Jan. 19, 2024, midnight
Sonic Café, that’s Lou Gramm from 1987 with Midnight Blue, the tune music reviewers have agreed was the last great single of the album-rock era. So ahh here we go again, I’m Scott Clark and this is episode 373. This time the Sonic Café features music pulled from 49 years. Listen for Broadcast, Depeche Mode, Heartless Bastards, Future Islands, Steve Hackett and the late, great John Wetton, and also, Crosby, Still, Nash and Young from way back in 1968 and of course more. Also comedian Alex Velluto will stand up for himself and others, whose identities just aren’t worth stealing. So there’s that. Finally the Sonic Café brings you another installment of News You Can’t Use, from the Onion News Network, we’ll hear a touching story from Folsom, California about the emanate failure of the Folsom dam. It seems state legislators could not agree on funding a fix for the dam, but instead approved money to erect a monument to all of the residents who will die when the dam eventually fails, ahh another story of your tax dollars at work. All that and more from that little radio café way out here in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s David Gilmour, and we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Midnight Blue
Artist: Lou Gramm
LP: Ready Or Not
Yr: 1987
Song 2: There's No Way Out Of Here
Artist: David Gilmour
LP: David Gilmour
Yr: 1978
Song 3: The Book Lovers
Artist: Broadcast
LP: Austin Powers
Yr: 1997
Song 4: When Your Identity Isn't Even Worth Stealing
Artist: Alex Velluto
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Yr. 2023
Song 5: You Move
Artist: Depeche Mode
LP: Spirit
Yr: 2017
Song 6: The Mountain
Artist: Heartless Bastards
LP: Paste Magazine Sampler 50
Yr: 2009
Song 7: Heat of the Moment
Artist: Steve Hackett
LP: The Tokyo Tapes
Year: 1998
Song 8: We are Stardust
Artist: Neil deGrasse Tyson
LP:
Yr:
Song 9: Woodstock
Artist: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
LP: So Far
Yr: 1968
Song 10: Memorial Honors Victims Of Imminent Dam Disaster
Artist: The Onion
LP: The Onion News Network
Yr: 2008
Song 11: Fell On Black Days (Remaster)
Artist: Soundgarden
LP: Superunknown
Yr: 1994
Song 12: Girl Like That
Artist: Matchbox Twenty
LP: Yourself Or Someone Like You
Yr: 1996
Song 13: In Spite Of Me
Artist: Morphine
LP: Cure For Pain
Yr: 1993
Song 14: Twilight & The River
Artist: Bill Nelson
LP: Model Village
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 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 (facebook.com/SonicCafeRadio) where complete show notes and playlists are presented for each episode. Listeners can also reach the show producers via email (SonicCafeRadio@gmail.com)


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