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Program Information
 The Sonic Cafe 
 When You're Really, Really Bad at Math
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic Café, Waiting For You, that’s the music of Bent from 2008’s Intercept album release. So ahh how you doin? I’m your host Scott Clark and this is episode 196. This time the Sonic Café explores what life is like when you’re really, really bad at math. Yeah admit it, there’s a bunch of us that dreaded that mandatory math class in school... but don’t feel bad… because we’re not alone, we’ve got like a half dozen comedians here to share there math horror stories. Listen as Ron Pearson, Joe Sib, Sammy Obeid, Jim Gaffigan, Dave Gorman and Dennis Regan explore our problems with math. The Sonic Café wraps all of this math bashing in a music mix plucked from… ahh like 42 years… that is if my math is correct. We’ll hear music from Spoon, Electronic, Dire Straits, A Fine Frenzy, Cat Clyde and more. All straight ahead as the Sonic Café examines what life is like when you’re really, really bad at math in another hour of intelligent, eclectic music comedy and pop culture radio that’s fun, from that little café on the coast, we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Waiting For You (Superbass Remix)
Artist: Bent
LP: Intercept!
Yr: 2008
Song 2: My Mathematical Mind
Artist: Spoon
LP: Gimme Fiction
Yr: 2005
Song 3: Math Class Lies
Artist: Ron Pearson
Song 4: Tighten Up
Artist: Electronic
LP: Electronic
Yr: 1991
Song 5: 6th Grade Math Homework
Artist: Joe Sib
Song 6: Elements
Artist: A Fine Frenzy
LP: Bomb In A Birdcage
Yr: 2009
Song 7: This is Why People Hate Math
Artist: Sammy Obeid
Song 8: Setting Me Up
Artist: Dire Straits
LP: Dire Straits
Yr: 1978
Song 9: Hooked On A Problem
Artist: Roger Hodgson
LP: In The Eye Of The Storm
Yr: 1984
Song 10: When I See A Dog I'll Do Math
Artist: Jim Gaffigan
LP: Quality Time
Yr: 2019
Song 11: Like a Wave
Artist: Cat Clyde
LP: Ivory Castanets
Yr: 2015
Song 12: Why I Dropped Out Of Math
Artist: Dave Gorman
Song 13: Looking For Clues
Artist: Robert Palmer
LP: Clues
Yr: 1980
Song 14: Sometimes You Use Algebra
Artist: Dennis Regan
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Yr: 2019
Song 15: Borrowed Time
Artist: Blues Traveler
LP: North Hollywood Shootout
Yr: 2008
Song 16: Dialogue (Part 2)
Artist: Chicago
LP: Greatest Hits. Vol. 2
Yr: 1975
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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