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Program Information
 The Sonic Cafe 
 Portland's A Progressive Town
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic café. Get you some of that Rhythemeen. That’s ZZ Top from 1996. Nobody lays down grittier guitar licks then Billy Gibbons. So what’s goin’ on? Welcome to another hour of intelligent, eclectic music, comedy and pop culture served up hot and fresh. I’m your host Scott Clark and this is episode 264. This time the Sonic Café catches up with comedian Hari Kondabolu. He thinks Portland is a very progressive town, and he’s here to tell us why. Also a great mix of tunes we’ve scrambled together from the last 48 years or so. Listen for Ryan Adams, Donovan, Gin Wigmore, The Struts, OMD and ahh the Spin Doctors are in the house too. Before we forget, the Sonic Café welcomes our newest sponsor. Listen for a word from Levi’s new Woke jeans. Sizeless, style neutral, gender non-conforming denim for a generation that defies labels. Show them you’re woke, wear Levi’s Wokes. All that plus some other neat stuff too, all just ahead, from that little café in the progressive Pacific northwest… where we all wear flannel, play the didgeridoo and ahh wear Levi’s Woke jeans. As always, we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Rhythmeen
Artist: ZZ Top
LP: Rhythmeen
Yr: 1996
Song 2: Shadows
Artist: Ryan Adams
LP: Ryan Adams
Yr: 2018
Song 3: Barabajagal
Artist: Donovan
LP: Barabajagal
Yr: 1969
Song 4: Oh My
Artist: Gin Wigmore
LP: Holy Smoke
Yr: 2010
Song 5: Portland Is Very Progressive
Artist: Hari Kondabolu
LP: Comedy Central
Year: 2021
Song 6: Wildflower
Artist: Nostalgia 77
LP: Everything Under the Sun
Yr: 2008
Song 7: Could Have Been Me
Artist: The Struts
LP: Everybody Wants
Yr: 2018
Song 8: Mess Around
Artist: Cage The Elephant
LP: Tell Me I'm Pretty
Yr: 2015
Song 9: Levi's Wokes
Artist: SNL
Yr: 2017
Song 10: Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
Artist: Spin Doctors
LP: Pocket Full of Kryptonite
Yr: 1991
Song 11: Apologies To Insect Life
Artist: British Sea Power
LP: The Decline Of British Sea Power
Yr: 2003
Song 12: It's All Been Done
Artist: Barenaked Ladies
LP: Stunt
Yr: 1998
Song 13: New Babies; New Toys
Artist: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
LP: History Of Modern
Yr: 2010
Song 14: See The Sign
Artist: MonkeyJunk
LP: Time To Roll
Yr: 2016
Song 15: Midnight Cowboy
Artist: Martin Denny
LP: Exotic Moog
Yr: 1969
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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