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 The Sonic Cafe 
 Diner at the End of the Universe
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic Café, the diner at the end of the universe, rockabilly music from the Hillside Stranglers, hey welcome thanks for dropping by, I’m your host Scott Clark and this is episode 146. This time the Sonic Café takes a deep dive into diner culture, as we celebrate all those funky little joints scattered all over this big country. Our blue plate mix is pulled from over 50 years. Listen for tunes from Cornershop, Matchbox Twenty, The Bees, Herbie Mann, Fink and many more. Plus the Jody Grind, classic jazz from keyboard man Horace Silver. Then later comedian Jim Gaffigan stops by to tell us about his recent trip to Waffle House. Oh and a big Sonic Café welcome to our newest sponsor. Listen for a word from O’Malley’ Really @#$!%& Hot Chili. It’s so hot it’s guaranteed to burn the roof of your @#$!%& mouth or your money back. So ahhh look for O’Malley’s at your grocer today. All that and of course much more as we celebrate diner culture from here to the end of the universe, this time from our little café on the big, blue Pacific coast. We’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Diner at the End of the Universe
Artist: The Hillside Stranglers
LP: Schnitzelbilly: Rockabilly Made in Austria, Vol. 2
Yr: 2016
Song 2: Heavy Soup
Artist: Cornershop
LP: Handcream For A Generation
Yr: 2002
Song 3: Like Sugar
Artist: Matchbox Twenty
LP: North
Yr: 2012
Song 4: Just Another Onionhead
Artist: Todd Rundgren
LP: A Wizard, A True Star
Yr: 1973
Song 5: The Jody Grind
Artist: Horace Silver
LP: Horace Silver - Retrospective (Disc 3)
Yr: 1965
Song 6: Free Range Chicken
Artist: Jen Grant
Song 7: Chicken Payback
Artist: The Bees
LP: Ursula 1000: Ursadelica
Yr: 2004
Song 8: Eat For Two
Artist: 10,000 Maniacs
LP: MTV Unplugged
Yr: 1993
Song 9: O'Malley's fuckin' hot chili
Artist: O'Malley's
LP: O'Malley's fuckin' hot chili
Song 10: You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk
Artist: Pet Shop Boys
LP: Nightlife
Yr: 1999
Song 11: Waffle House
Artist: Jim Gaffigan
LP: King Baby
Yr: 2009
Song 12: Bang! Bang! (LP Version)
Artist: Herbie Mann
LP: Waterbed (US Release)
Yr: 2005
Song 13: Biscuits
Artist: Fink
LP: Biscuits for Breakfast
Yr: 2006
Song 14: Stay Hungry
Artist: Talking Heads
LP: More Songs About Buildings And Food
Yr: 1978
Song 15: The Second Sitting For The Last Supper
Artist: 10cc
LP: The Original Soundtrack
Yr: 1975
Song 16: The world at fault
Artist: Gang of Four
LP: Songs of the Free
Yr: 1982
Song 17: Peter & Nance Protein (Keto) Diet
Artist: Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein
LP: Portlandia
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 “I 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, instead 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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