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Program Information
 The Sonic Cafe 
 Astounded with the Miraculous
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic Café. Oh! You pretty things… a song about the day the strangers came to stay. David Bowie from the 1971. I’m your host Scott Clark, welcome to episode 149. This time the Sonic Café celebrates the miraculous, montage of strange, freaky people that are all around us. Want to draw all those unusual folks out into the light? Well listen for comedian Josh Sneed who will help you create a freak show of humanity on your front lawn by having a garage sale. We’ve wrapped Josh’s sage advice in a music mix that celebrates all those stranger things. Listen for Michael Rutherford, Oingo Boingo, Cream, Unknown Hinson, Pete Yorn, Chumbawanba and more. Oh and a big Sonic Café welcome to our newest sponsor… Banging Trash Can Lids For an Hour. A rhythmic, interpretive, music arts performance extravaganza that’s bringing the freak show through your town… get your tickets today. All that and of course more on another head phone friendly hour, from that little café on the coast, where we are constantly astounded by the miraculous mix of wild and crazy people that come through our front door everyday. We’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Oh! You Pretty Things (Remaster)
Artist: David Bowie
LP: Hunky Dory
Yr: 1971
Song 2: Acting Very Strange
Artist: Michael Rutherford
LP: Acting Very Strange
Yr: 1982
Song 3: Weird Science
Artist: Oingo Boingo
LP: Dead Man's Party
Yr: 1985
Song 4: Human
Artist: The Human League
LP: Crash
Yr: 1986
Song 5: Strange Change Machine
Artist: The Grip Weeds
LP: Strange Change Machine
Yr: 2010
Song 6: Human Oddity
Artist: Unknown Hinson
LP: Reloaded
Yr: 2012
Song 7: Banging Trash Can Lids For an Hour
Artist: GTA IV
Yr: 2008
Song 8: Strange Brew
Artist: Cream
LP: Disraeli Gears
Yr: 1967
Song 9: Strange
Artist: R.E.M.
LP: Document
Yr: 1987
Song 10: Weird People at Garage Sales
Artist: Josh Sneed
LP: Live In The Desert
Yr: 2018
Song 11: Outsider
Artist: Chumbawamba
LP: Tubthumper
Yr: 1997
Song 12: Strange Condition
Artist: Pete Yorn
LP: Music For The Morning After
Yr: 2001
Song 13: Stranger Eyes
Artist: The Cars
LP: Heartbeat City
Yr: 1984
Song 14: The Strangest Party (These Are The Times)
Artist: INXS
LP: Greatest Hits
Yr: 1987
Song 15: LSD Party
Artist: Piero Piccioni
LP: Puppet On A Chain
Yr: 1970
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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