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 The Sonic Cafe 
 The Smartest Monkeys
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic Café, The Smartest Monkeys, that’s XTC from 1992. So hey, thanks for dropping by, I’m your host Scott Clark and this is episode 262. For now, we humans are the smartest monkeys, but soon, they tell us we’ll be answering to an all powerful, world conquering, AI in the sky. So will our artificially intelligent overlords be benevolent leaders, or, will they decide that earth will be better off without all us smart monkeys defoliating everything we touch. Hmm… anyway, this time the Sonic Café presents the future, as we turn the show over to our very own AI, the Totally Random Improbability drive. Listen for an algorithmically selected music mix covering 45 years, including dinosaur rock from Steppenwolf, also Cowboy Mouth, Christopher Young, Alanis Morissette, Parquet Courts, Eric Clapton, the Whitest Boy Alive and more. We’ll also get front row seats to the big keynote reveal of Helix 900, the world’s first robotic office assistant, and then later, witness the future of comedy with Mr. Zed, the world’s first robotic comedian. All that plus advice to our future selves from Silicon Valley’s Bertram Gilfoyle, all just ahead, as we turn the controls over to our Totally Random Improbability Drive, an AI, that’s not in the sky, but rather right here at our little café on the coast, we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: The Smartest Monkeys
Artist: XTC
LP: Nonsuch
Yr: 1992
Song 2: Power Play
Artist: Steppenwolf
LP: Monster
Yr: 1969
Song 3: All Powerful AI
Artist: Gilfoyle
LP: Silicon Valley
Yr: 2015
Song 4: Love Of My Life
Artist: Cowboy Mouth
LP: Are You With Me?
Yr: 1996
Song 5: #1 Crush (Nellee Hooper Remix)
Artist: Garbage
LP: Absolute Garbage
Year: 1995
Song 6: Helix 900-Keynote-Reveal
Artist: SNL
Yr: 2016
Song 7: Mother Of Balls
Artist: Christopher Young
LP: The Rum Diary (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Yr: 2011
Song 8: Doth I Protest Too Much
Artist: Alanis Morissette
LP: So-Called Chaos
Yr: 2004
Song 9: We Built A Monster
Artist: Gilfoyle
LP: Silicon Valley
Yr: 2018
Song 10: Ducking And Dodging
Artist: Parquet Courts
LP: Sunbathing Animal
Yr: 2014
Song 11: Reconsider Baby
Artist: Eric Clapton
LP: From The Cradle
Yr: 1994
Song 12: I'm The Invisible Man
Artist: Queen
LP: The Miracle
Yr: 1989
Song 13: The Robotic Comedian
Artist: Mr Zed
Yr: 1993
Song 14: Fireworks
Artist: The Whitest Boy Alive
LP: Dreams
Yr: 2006
Song 15: I Wish I Looked A Little Better
Artist: Sparks
LP: In Outer Space
Yr: 1983
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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