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The Sonic Cafe
The Car Is Fine As Long As The Radio Works
Weekly Program
Tom Ferguson
 Scott Clark  Contact Contributor
Sonic Cafe that was the classic Lido Shuffle from Boz Scaggs. Welcome to episode 291 “The car is fine - as long as the radio works”. I’m your host Tom Ferguson. Crusin’ and crankin’ tunes. That’s what this show is all about. Whether your car is running or not, we’re gonna get you movin’ to the groove of these road worthy songs from over the past half century. You’ll hear jams from Jeff Beck, Porcupine Tree, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton and many more. Don’t know what kind of car you want? Listen for Rex Havens. He can tell you then kind of car you need in every imaginable situation. So let’s put it in gear and get started with the inventor of rock and roll guitar Chuck Berry with his 1964 single No particular place to go. Here at the Sonic Cafe.
Song 1: Lido Shuffle
Artist: Boz Scaggs
LP: Silk Degrees
Yr: 1976
Song 2: No Particular Place To Go
Artist: Chuck Berry
LP: 60's Ultimate Collection
Yr: 1964
Song 3: Fill-Er-Up
Artist: Sparks
LP: Big Beat
Yr: 2008
Song 4: Open Car
Artist: Porcupine Tree
LP: Deadwing
Yr: 2005
Song 5: When Your Cars Name Descibes You
Artist: Rex Havens
Song 6: Can't Get my motor to start
Artist: Nick Mason
LP: Fictitious Sports
Year: 1981
Song 7: 45
Artist: Elvis Costello
LP: When I was Cruel
Yr: 2002
Song 8: Drive
Artist: R.E.M.
LP: Automatic For The People
Yr: 1992
Song 9: Freeway Jam
Artist: Jeff Beck
LP: Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Yr: 2017
Song 10: No Money Down
Artist: Sammy Kershaw
LP: The Blues Got Me
Yr: 2016
Song 11: Well, well, well
Artist: Duffy
LP: Later With Jools
Yr: 2018
Song 12: She's Waiting
Artist: Eric Clapton
LP: The Clapton Chronicles
Yr: 1999
Song 13: Drive
Artist: Adrian Belew
LP: Side Three
Yr: 2006
Song 14: Highway 75
Artist: Chris Joss
LP: Monomanics Vol. 1
Yr: 2010
Song 15: Cars Trucks Buses
Artist: Phish
LP: Billy Breathes
Yr: 1996
Song 16: White Car
Artist: Yes
LP: Drama
Yr: 1980
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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