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The Sonic Cafe
Living in a Post Joke World
Weekly Program
Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  Contact Contributor
Sonic Café, nobody does that quite the way you do, that’s Mark Knopfler from his Down the Road Wherever album. So thanks for stopping by. I’m Scott Clark and this is episode 290. So what’s happened to humor? Seems like the sensitivity police are waiting, twitter feeds in hand, ready to cancel anyone stepping over that politically correct line drawn in the sand. Which is leading us into a new reality of living in a post joke world. A place where the keyboard trolls are at the ready to bury anyone for even the slightest irreverent deviation. Well… as we leave humor behind the Sonic Café sends it off with a bang with a stand up battle between two comedic legends of the deadpan one-liners. Steven Wright and Mitch Hedberg, together in a stand-up battle-royale. Supporting this comedic tour-de-force is a great music mix from 45 years, including Walk Off The Earth, Tom Petty, Amy Winehouse, Kings of Leon and many more. All straight ahead as we give humor the send off it deserves in our new post joke world. Don’t you wish everybody would just lighten up? Yeah, well anyway, hey here’s Too Much To Think About from the B-52’s, we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Nobody Does That
Artist: Mark Knopfler
LP: Down The Road Wherever
Yr: 2018
Song 2: Too Much To Think About
Artist: The B-52's
LP: Funplex
Yr: 2008
Song 3: Stand Up Battle 1
Artist: Steven Wright vs Mitch Hedberg
Song 4: Heart Is A Weapon
Artist: Walk Off The Earth
LP: Sing It All Away
Yr: 2015
Song 5: Love You Madly
Artist: Cake
LP: Comfort Eagle
Yr: 2001
Song 6: Stand Up Battle 2
Artist: Steven Wright vs Mitch Hedberg
Song 7: A Face In The Crowd (Album Version)
Artist: Tom Petty
LP: Full Moon Fever
Yr: 1989
Song 8: No Place Like Home
Artist: 4 Non Blondes
LP: Bigger, Better, Faster, More!
Yr: 1992
Song 9: Do Me Good
Artist: Amy Winehouse
LP: Back To Black
Yr: 2006
Song 10: Stand Up Battle 3
Artist: Steven Wright vs Mitch Hedberg
Song 11: Around The World
Artist: Kings Of Leon
LP: Walls
Yr: 2016
Song 12: Laughing
Artist: R.E.M.
LP: Murmur
Yr: 1983
Song 13: The Joker
Artist: The Steve Miller Band
LP: The Joker
Yr: 1973
Song 14: Stand Up Battle 4
Artist: Steven Wright vs Mitch Hedberg
Song 15: Outtasite (Outta Mind)
Artist: Wilco
LP: Being There
Yr: 1996
Song 16: She's The One
Artist: Ray LaMontagne
LP: Supernova
Yr: 2014
Song 17: Reel 11 Break 2
Artist: Pretty Lights
LP: A Color Map of the Sun (Deluxe Version)
Yr: 2013
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 week. 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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