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Program Information
 The Sonic Cafe 
 It's a No Brainer
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Sonic Café, from his 1998 Mutations album that’s Beck, so welcome to another hour of intelligent, eclectic music and comedy, along with little bits of pop culture, tossed in just for fun. I’m Scott Clark and this is episode 218. This time the Sonic Café explores the gray matter between our ears. Humans, we refer to each other as everything from brilliant, to as dumb as a stump. Regardless of where you may fall on that continuum, it’s our brains, along with our opposable thumbs that have made us masters the earth, and although I seriously doubt it, perhaps masters of the universe as well, ahem. So ahh anyway, listen up for a mix of music scrambled together from 36 years including Ten Years After, Nektar, Robert Palmer, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Nada Surf and many more. In a mix only some kind of a brain-iac could have assembled, which I guess counts us out. Ahh try not to think about that OK? Just kick back, pop on your headphones and enjoy, as we present, It’s A No Brainer. From our little café on the coast directly into your brain, we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Cold Brains
Artist: Beck
LP: Mutations
Yr: 1998
Song 2: Think
Artist: Aretha Franklin
LP: 100 Hits 60s [Disc 5]
Yr: 1968
Song 3: 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain
Artist: Ten Years After
LP: Cricklewood Green
Yr: 1970
Song 4: I Don't Remember
Artist: Peter Gabriel
LP: Peter Gabriel 3: Melt
Yr: 1980
Song 5: Scatterbrain (Four Tet Remix)
Artist: Radiohead
LP: Com lag
Year: 2004
Song 6: Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)
Artist: Robert Palmer
LP: The Robert Palmer Anthology
Yr: 1979
Song 7: My Brain Is Like A Sieve (Live)
Artist: Thomas Dolby & the Jazz Mafia Horns
LP: Live At SxSW
Yr: 2007
Song 8: Brain Damage
Artist: Pink Floyd
LP: Dark Side Of The Moon
Yr: 1973
Song 9: It's All in the Mind
Artist: Nektar
LP: Journey to the Centre of the Eye
Yr: 1971
Song 10: Zen Brain
Artist: Nada Surf
LP: High/Low
Yr: 1996
Song 11: Brain Washers
Artist: Blackalicious
LP: Blazing Arrow
Yr: 2002
Song 12: Brain Salad Surgery
Artist: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
LP: Brain Salad Surgery
Yr: 1973
Song 13: Brain Tap Shuffle
Artist: Steely Dan
LP: Android Warehouse (Disc 1)
Yr: 1971
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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