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The Sonic Cafe
Most Song Lyrics Don’t Make Sense
Weekly Program
Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  Contact Contributor
You heard it, on the Sonic Café, that’s ZZ Top. So welcome to another hour of intelligent, eclectic music comedy and pop culture, it’s a thing we call the Sonic Café, this is episode 321, and I’m your host Scott Clark. So song lyrics, most of the time we can’t make the words out, and those few times we can, we discover most song lyrics just don’t make sense. To demonstrate our theory the Sonic Café presents a chorus of comedians who all agree, best of all they’ve got examples to prove it. Listen for the observations of Kevin Farley, Sid Davis, Tyler Boeh and Al Goodwin, all wrapped into a music mix we’ve pulled from 50 years or so. We’ll hear tunes from Deerhoof, The Offspring, Talking Heads, Imagine Dragons, and of course many more. Great music, take our word for it, even though you won’t be able to make out most of the lyrics. So ahh snuggle up next to your radio as the Sonic Café presents, most song lyrics don’t make sense. Broadcast to world from way out here in the Pacific northwest, here’s 1973 music from Led Zeppelin. This Going to California, and we’re the Sonic Café.
Song 1: Heard It On The X
Artist: ZZ Top
LP: Fandango!
Yr: 1975
Song 2: Going to California
Artist: Led Zeppelin
LP: Led Zeppelin IV
Yr: 1971
Song 3: Slow Motion Detonation
Artist: Deerhoof
LP: Mountain Moves
Yr: 2017
Song 4: I Like To Analyze Song Lyrics
Artist: Kevin Farley
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Yr. 2022
Song 5: I Shot The Sheriff
Artist: Eric Clapton
LP: 461 Ocean Boulevard
Yr: 1974
Song 6: Self Esteem
Artist: The Offspring
LP: Smash
Yr: 1994
Song 7: Long Rock n Roll Hair
Artist: Sid Davis
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Year: 2022
Song 8: Abracadabra
Artist: Steve Miller Band
LP: Abracadabra
Yr: 1982
Song 9: Artists Only
Artist: Talking Heads
LP: More Songs About Buildings And Food
Yr: 1978
Song 10: A Common Country Song
Artist: Tyler Boeh
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Yr: 2022
Song 11: Sweet Home Alabama
Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd
LP: Second Helping
Yr: 1974
Song 12: Monday
Artist: Imagine Dragons
LP: Mercury: Act 1
Yr: 2021
Song 13: I Do Love Rock n Roll
Artist: Al Goodwin
LP: Dry Bar Comedy
Yr: 2022
Song 14: Minute By Minute
Artist: The Doobie Brothers
LP: Minute By Minute
Yr: 1978
Song 15: Still Got The Blues
Artist: Gary Moore
LP: The Best Blues Album In The World
Yr: 1990
Song 16: Skirt
Artist: Chara
LP: Japan for Sale, Vol. 2
Yr: 2002
Song 17: So Long Goodbye
Artist: Lord Huron
LP: Long Lost
Yr: 2021
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 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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