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 The Sonic Cafe 
 America... The Way It Used To Be
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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American Pie, Madonna… yes Madonna… covering the 1971 Don McLean classic here at the Sonic Café. Thanks for joining us for episode 155. I’m your host Scott Clark. This time the Sonic Café takes it old school baby… I mean we always take it old school, but this time more old school than all those other times. Listen as comedian Jeff Allen tells us about the America he grew up in… before, as he puts it before the lawyers took over. Plus a mix of tunes about America pulled from over 35 years. Listen for Cat Stevens, Annie Lennox, Leon Russell, The Guess Who, Green Day and many more folded into a mix of nostalgic ramblings from back in the day. Oh and a big Sonic Café shout out to our newest sponsor. Listen for a few words from the new, old school book that’s sweeping the nation. Hitting Kids Works Wonders… from child behavior psychologist and former US marine Allen McLean. All that and of course more this time as we take it old school, from that little café on the big blue Pacific coast, we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: American Pie
Artist: Madonna
LP: Music
Yr: 2000
Song 2: My Old School
Artist: Steely Dan
LP: Countdown To Ecstasy
Yr: 1973
Song 3: The Days Drag - Continental Divide
Artist: Two Syllable / True Panther CMJ Sampler
Yr: 2008
Song 4: (Remember The Days Of The) Old Schoolyard
Artist: Cat Stevens
LP: Cat Stevens Classics
Yr: 1987
Song 5: Hitting Kids Works Wonders Book 1 (Radio)
Artist: GTA V
Yr: 2013
Song 6: American Girl
Artist: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
LP: Greatest Hits
Yr: 1976
Song 7: Bitter Pill
Artist: Annie Lennox
LP: Bare
Yr: 2003
Song 8: Tight Rope
Artist: Leon Russell
LP: Carney
Yr: 1972
Song 9: The America I Grew Up In
Artist: Jeff Allen
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Song 10: American Woman
Artist: The Guess Who
LP: The Guess Who Collection
Yr: 1974
Song 11: American Band
Artist: Grand Funk Railroad
LP: Best Of Grand Funk Railroad
Yr: 1973
Song 12: Hitting Kids Works Wonders Book 2 (Radio)
Artist: GTA V
Yr: 2013
Song 13: American Idiot
Artist: Green Day
LP: American Idiot
Yr: 2004
Song 14: Somewhere In Between
Artist: Bugge Wesseltoft
Song 15: The American
Artist: Simple Minds
LP: Sons and Fascination/Sister Feeling Call
Yr: 1981
Song 16: Nostalgia
Artist: Adam Fielding
LP: Distant Activity
Yr: 2008
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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