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 The Sonic Cafe 
 The RANT & RELAX Show
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
 For non-profit use only.
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Sometimes you just gotta have that funk! That’s Parliament from 1975. Hey welcome to episode 85 of the Sonic Café, I’m Scott Clark. This time the Sonic Café gets you all worked up with what we consider to be the mother of all rants. Pulled from the movie Network, we’ll here newscaster Howard Beal get mad as hell and refuse to take it anymore. What’s interesting to us is the issues Howard is unhinged about in 1976 are basically the same as the tweet storms we endure today. So yeah, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Then later, we’ll turn down the tension, as the Sonic Café presents a few soothing words from the supreme life form of the universe a Dalek. All that wedged in between a music mix pulled from 40 years. Listen for Channel Light Vessel, Steely Dan, Kevin Gilbert, Kings of Leon and more. Plus classic jazz from my man Yusef Lateef captured live at Pep’s in 1964. All that along with observations on life from comedians Steven Wright and George Carlin, this time on the Rant and then Relax show, here at your home for intelligent, eclectic music, comedy and pop culture, we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
Artist: Parliament
LP: The Best Of Parliament: Give Up The Funk
Yr: 1976
Song 2: Bang The Drum All Day
Artist: Todd Rundgren
LP: I Saw The Light And Other Hits
Yr: 1982
Song 3: Accordion Night
Artist: Channel Light Vessel
LP: Excellent Spirits
Yr: 1996
Song 4: All Good In The Hood
Artist: Jamiroquai
LP: Rock Dust Light Star
Yr: 2010
Song 5: Howard Beal Rant
Artist: Howard Beal
LP: Network
Yr: 1976
Song 6: Babylon Sisters
Artist: Steely Dan
LP: Alive in America
Yr: 1995
Song 7: Oscarlypso
Artist: Yusef Lateef
LP: Live At Pep's
Yr: 1964
Song 8: I Wanted To Tell You
Artist: Matthew Sweet
LP: Girlfriend
Yr: 1991
Song 9: DALEK Relaxation For Humans
Artist: DALEK
LP: Dr. Who
Song 10: Back In N.Y.C.
Artist: Kevin Gilbert
LP: Supper's Ready
Yr: 1995
Song 11: Boogie On Reggae Woman
Artist: Stevie Wonder
LP: Definitive Collection
Yr: 1974
Song 12: The Bucket
Artist: Kings Of Leon
LP: Aha Shake Heartbreak
Yr: 2004
Song 13: Set Yr Sights
Artist: The War On Drugs
LP: Barrel of Batteries
Yr: 2008

The Sonic Cafe features an intelligent, eclectic mix of music, comedy and pop culture showcasing 30 to 60 years of content within each episode.

The show is set in an imaginary cafe overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Central Oregon Coast. The cafe serves music, comedy and pop culture rather than breakfast, lunch and dinner. All announcer voiceovers are presented over the background noise of a busy cafe with references made to the café environment to create a theatre of the mind experience for listeners.

The program actually does originate 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.

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.

Original syndication date was 7/22/2016. At that time 31 shows had already been produced (over six months of content) with new episodes produced weekly. A new episode is released each week. You can confidently add The Sonic Cafe to your schedule knowing that a backlog of shows is already produced awaiting weekly release.

The Sonic Cafe has a Facebook page ( where complete show notes and playlists are presented for each episode. The Sonic Café can also be streamed from MixCloud (

Listeners can also reach the show producers via email (

Pre-recorded Sonic Cafe promos are available to promote the show on your station. Each is roughly :24 seconds in length with time left to tag local broadcast day and time. We are also happy to produce custom promos, station IDs, etc. Contact us via email to request promo files. Also please let us know if you pick-up the program on your station so we can announce it on our Facebook page.

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