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The Sonic Cafe
Mindful Choices
Weekly Program
Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  Contact Contributor
Sonic Café, from the Silent Alarm release that’s Bloc Party. So what’s up anyway? I’m Scott Clark and this is episode 294. Stoicism is an ancient Greek and Roman philosophy that’s focused on making positive choices, and most importantly, taking action on those choices to live a better life. This time the Sonic Café presents Stoic principles in a thing we’re calling Mindful Choices. New York Times best selling author and speaker Ryan Holiday is here to translate ancient Stoic principles into digestible twenty-first century life hacks. Sounds fun, right? We’ll, support this ancient wisdom with great tunes touching on 47 years, including Bill Nelson, Goo Goo Dolls, Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, Sly & The Family Stone, Elbow, The Weeknd and many more including a tune from one of the most underrated bands of the classic rock era. Listen for UFO from the No Heavy Petting LP. We’ll spin that one up near the bottom of the hour. All that straight ahead as the Sonic Café looks to the ancients for insights to living in our modern world in a thing we call Mindful Choices, from 1972 here’s Rod Stewart and the Faces. We’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Banquet
Artist: Bloc Party
LP: Silent Alarm
Yr: 2006
Song 2: Miss Judy's Farm
Artist: Faces
LP: A Nod Is As Good As A Wink…To A Blind Horse
Yr: 1971
Song 3: Stoic 1-Choices Take Action
Artist: Ryan Holiday
LP: Daily Stoic
Yr: 2021
Song 4: My Philosophy
Artist: Bill Nelson
LP: My Secret Studio Vol. 1
Yr: 2017
Song 5: Fearless
Artist: Goo Goo Dolls
LP: Miracle Pill
Yr: 2019
Song 6: Stoic 2-Focus and Concentration
Artist: Ryan Holiday
LP: Daily Stoic
Year: 2021
Song 7: Right Action
Artist: Franz Ferdinand
LP: Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Yr: 2013
Song 8: An Ordinary Day
Artist: Bent
LP: The Everlasting Blink
Yr: 2003
Song 9: On With The Action (2007 Remastered Version)
Artist: UFO
LP: No Heavy Petting
Yr: 1976
Song 10: Stoic 4-Focus on the Journy Ahead
Artist: Ryan Holiday
LP: Daily Stoic
Yr: 2021
Song 11: Higher Power
Artist: Coldplay
LP: Music of Spheres
Yr: 2021
Song 12: I Don't Know (Satisfaction)
Artist: Sly & The Family Stone
LP: Fresh
Yr: 1973
Song 13: Stoic 5-Spend Time On Things That Matter
Artist: Ryan Holiday
LP: Daily Stoic
Yr: 2021
Song 14: Neat Little Rows
Artist: Elbow
LP: Build A Rocket Boys!
Yr: 2011
Song 15: Stoic 6-To Learn Be Willing To Look Stupid
Artist: Ryan Holiday
LP: Daily Stoic
Yr: 2021
Song 16: Blinding Lights
Artist: The Weeknd
LP: After Hours
Yr: 2020
Song 17: Come a Little Closer
Artist: Cage The Elephant
LP: Melophobia
Yr: 2013
Song 18: Kill For Candy
LP: Dreamcar
Yr: 2017
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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