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    Nushu's Lisa Mychols and Tom Richards from The Waking Hours welcome you to The Time Machine



    Saturday, November 03, 2018

    Wendie Malick Interview On The Time Machine






    Actress and animal advocate Wendie Malick was a recent guest on The Time Machine. Wendie shared with the Maui radio audience what's she's been up to this year with supporting roles on three television series this fall (ABC's "American Housewife", NBC's "This Is Us" and Netflix's "The Ranch"). She also discussed with radio hosts Michael McCartney and Tanya Teal reprising her role for the third time in the film "Marrying Father Christmas" debuting on the Hallmark Channel this month.









    In addition to having a conversation about working in animation and an overview of her career in three long running television series ("Dream On", "Just Shoot Me" and "Hot In Cleveland"), Wendie discussed the organization Return To Freedom which is attempting to save the last remaining wild horses in North America.









    Music featured on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck include artists Kai Danzberg & Lisa Mychols, Jeff Lynne and Lisa Loeb.










    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Wendie Malick



    Wendie Malick on Twitter



    Official Website for Return To Freedom Dot Org




    Friday, November 02, 2018

    Kai Danzberg Debuts New Singles With Lisa Mychols Plus Dana Countryman And Scott McPherson On The Time Machine





    Singer-songwriter Kai Danzberg returns to The Time Machine with the world broadcast debut of two new singles. Kai shares with radio hosts Tanya Teal and Michael McCartney how he came to compose "Let Me Know" for his duet with Lisa Mychols and working with Dana Countryman again on the song "If I Had A Girl", which in addition to Kai, also features vocalist Scott McPherson. Actress and animal advocate Wendie Malick also shares with the Maui radio audience what's she's been up to this year with supporting roles on three television series this fall and reprising her role for the third time in the film "Marrying Father Christmas" debuting on the Hallmark Channel this month.


    Music featured on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck also include artists Lisa Loeb and Jeff Lynne.






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Kai Danzberg


    Official Website for Kai Danzberg on Big Stir Records


    Kai Danzberg on Facebook


    Wendie Malick on Twitter



    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Alika Seki Discusses Maui Comic Con 2018 On The Time Machine





    Maui Comics & Collectibles' Alika Seki returned to The Time Machine to share with the Maui radio audience the exciting events scheduled for Maui Comic Con 2018. Looking forward to this. Alika is always a blast to have on the air on The Time Machine and this weekend's festivities at Maui Comic Con promises to be fun. Maui Comic Con is a free-to-the-public comic convention made by locals for locals to showcase local talent as well as some of the biggest names in the comic industry.

    Located at University of Hawaii Maui College, the event is scheduled for October 27th & 28th, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM each day, with a preview day featuring the vendors on Friday October 26th 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

    Special guests this year include: Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman, Wimmin's Comix, Vampirella), Steve Leialoha (Doctor Strange, Howard the Duck, New Mutants, Fables), Steve Lavigne (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mirage Publishing), Bob Camp (Ren & Stimpy, Thundercats, Mighty Magi-swords), and the creator of Venom, legendary Marvel comics writer David Michelinie.

    Maui Comic Con will also be joined by many more local artists and Hawaiian Comic Book Alliance members in the artists alley from all over Hawaii. The vendor hall is packed with local businesses and comic shops. This year's food will be provided by local school groups organized by the Maui High School PTSA to help raise funds towards their activities.

    All this and the official Night Darling Cosplay competition, COMPLETELY FREE TO THE PUBLIC.







    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Alika Seki



    Maui Comic Con on Facebook



    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Andrew Curry and Vegas With Randolph's John Ratts and Eric Kern Return To The Time Machine





    Rockers and singer-songwriters John Ratts and Eric Kern of the band Vegas With Randolph returned to The Time Machine to feature the world broadcast debuts of a couple of their latest songs off of their brand new album "Legs and Luggage". Andrew Curry returned to the broadcast to share the world broadcast debuts from several artists appearing on the upcoming release of "White Lace & Promises: The Songs Of Paul Williams" from the record label Curry Cuts. Radio hosts Tanya Teal, Michael McCartney and Andrew Curry played these wonderful new arrangements of Paul Williams classic songs from The Davenports, Eytan Mirsky, Corin Ashley, Ballzy Tomorrow, The New Empire and Andy Reed.

    Brand new music was also featured on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck from Mike Viola,Danny Wilkerson, Astral Drive, The Grip Weeds, Chris Price, Bleu, Fernando Perdomo featuring Dr. Danny, Megan Zeankowski & Ken Sharp. Other artists heard on this broadcast include; Airwaves, The Osmonds, Ben Folds & William Shatner, Paul Williams, Alyssa Bonagura & Andrew Gold, Kursaal Flyers, Marlena Shaw, Kasim Sulton, Barenaked Ladies, Marion Raven, Rockin' Horse, Marty Rudnick and Sparks.






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with John Ratts and Eric Kern from Vegas With Randolph and Andrew Curry



    Vegas With Randolph on Bandcamp


    Curry Cuts on Twitter




    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    Lannie Flowers And Andrew Curry Interviews On The Time Machine





    Rocker Lannie Flowers and Curry Cuts label head Andrew Curry return to The Time Machine. Andrew shares the world broadcast debut of two songs featured on the upcoming album "White Lace & Promises: The Songs Of Paul Williams" from both Sitcom Neighbor and Brandon Schott. Lannie shares his latest single “Where Did All The Fun Go?" and talks about his forthcoming release in 2019.



    Brand new music was also featured on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck from Brian Ray & Smokey Robinson, The Dahlmanns, The Weeklings, The Beatophonics, Brett Dennen, Eric Hutchinson, Chris Stamey, No Small Children, Wallows, Jeff Whalen, Mimi Betinis, The Red Button, The Kinks, Pugwash, Fernando Perdomo feat. Dr. Danny, Megan Zeankowski, & Ken Sharp, Mike Viola and Bryan Adams. Other artists include: Paul McCartney, The Records, The Searchers, Rachel Sweet, Randy VanWarmer, Brad Paisley, Linda Ronstadt, Paul Williams, Neil Diamond, Thirsty Merc, Terry Jacks, The Thompson Twins, Bic Runga, Daryl Hall and John Oates, David Bowie, The Spongetones, The Candy Butchers, Anya Marina, The DeFranco Family, Simon and Garfunkel, The Smith Bros., Stan Freberg with Sarah Vaughan and Quincy Jones, Liverpool Echo and Debbie Harry.






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interviews with Lannie Flowers and Andrew Curry



    Lannie Flowers on SpyderPop Records


    Curry Cuts on Twitter




    Sunday, October 07, 2018

    Andy Reed Returns To The Time Machine





    Singer-songwriter Andy Reed returns to The Time Machine with the world broadcast debut of his latest single “Truth To My Love”.


    Brand new songs were heard from The Wellingtons, Screen Test, I.S.S. (Ideal Social Situation), Steve Craig and the newly remastered "Back In The U.S.S.R." for the 50th anniversary edition of The Beatles aka The White Album. Other artists featured on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck include John Hunter Phillips and the Hurricane Beach Band, Shaun Cassidy, April Wine, Randy Newman, Art Garfunkel, Fountains Of Wayne, The Cowsills, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Rascals and The April Fools.






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Andy Reed


    Andy Reed on Bandcamp




    Friday, October 05, 2018

    Andrew Curry Debuts The Corner Laughers And Bleu Returns To The Time Machine





    Rocker and singer-songwriter Bleu returned as a musical guest on The Time Machine. Bleu shared with the Maui radio audience the inspiration behind his latest single "Love You So". Curry Cuts' label head Andrew Curry returns to share with radio hosts Tanya Teal and Michael McCartney the world broadcast debut of The Corner Laughers' arrangement of "Movin' Right Along" off of the forthcoming album release "White Lace & Promises - The Songs of Paul Williams" which anyone who sang along to the songs of 1979's "The Muppet Movie" will know by heart.



    Brand new music was also featured on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck from Mike Love with Hanson plus timeless songs from Paul Williams, L.E.O. and Fool's Garden.






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interviews with Bleu and Andrew Curry



    Official Website for Bleu


    Curry Cuts on Twitter




    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    Rex Smith Interview On The Time Machine






    Actor and singer-songwriter Rex Smith was a recent guest on The Time Machine. Rex shared with the Maui radio audience the stories and inspirations behind the songs of his musical career. He also discussed with radio hosts Michael McCartney and Tanya Teal what it was like to work on the stage, in film and television in a wide variety of roles, in addition to launching the career of actor George Clooney and working with Linda Ronstadt, Kevin Kline and Rachel Sweet.



    Above photograph by Bobby Bank and photograph below of The Time Machine's Michael McCartney and musical guest Rex Smith by Tracy Lin.









    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Rex Smith



    Official Website for Rex Smith


    Rex Smith on Facebook


    Rex Smith on Twitter




    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Greg Pope And Andrew Curry Interviews On The Time Machine (Plus A Marty Balin Tribute)





    Rocker and singer-songwriter Greg Pope was a recent musical guest on The Time Machine. Greg shared with radio host Michael McCartney the stories and inspirations behind the songs on his latest album "A Few Seconds Of Fame". Curry Cuts' label head Andrew Curry returns to share the world broadcast debut of both Andrea Perry's arrangement of "Fill Your Heart" and Greg Pope's cover of "Waking Up Alone" off of the forthcoming album release "White Lace & Promises - The Songs of Paul Williams".



    Brand new music was also featured from The Beatles with their new remix of "Back In The U.S.S.R." plus more new music from Louise Goffin, Ken Sharp, No Small Children, Grand Canyon, Danny Wilkerson, Bleu, Lannie Flowers and Paul McCartney. Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast include; Queen, Parker McGee, Larry Lee, Jim Steinman, Paul Williams, 10cc, Bonnie Raitt, Boz Scaggs, Wings, The Knack, Leslie Gore and Liverpool Echo. There's a small tribute to music of Marty Balin including his solo work along with both Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interviews with Greg Pope and Andrew Curry



    Greg Pope on Bandcamp


    Curry Cuts on Twitter




    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Livingston Taylor Interview On The Time Machine





    Singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor was a recent guest on The Time Machine. Livingston shared with radio host Michael McCartney and the Maui radio audience the stories and inspirations behind some of his songs.






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Livingston Taylor


    Official Website for Livingston Taylor


    Livingston Taylor on Facebook


    Livingston Taylor on Twitter



    Friday, October 26th
    Maui Arts & Cultural Center at McCoy Theater
    1 Cameron Way
    Kahului, HI 96732

    Saturday, October 29th
    The Palace Theater
    38 Haili Street
    Hilo, HI 96720

    Sunday, October 30th
    The Kaimani Room at Hapuna Prince Resort
    62-100 Kauna'oa Drive
    Kamuela, HI 96743


    Sunday, July 22, 2018

    Danny Wilkerson Interview On The Time Machine





    Rocker and singer-songwriter Danny Wilkerson was a recent guest on The Time Machine. Danny shared songs from his debut solo album "Wilkerson" and told stories of his beginnings in the world of music and working with The Pengwins that have graced our playlists for years on The Time Machine. In addition to his long career in music management, playing in numerous bands and being a Mayor, Danny discussed with radio host Michael McCartney, cutting school to get tickets to see Wings in concert, meeting Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, his love of vinyl and working with Bleu, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., Pat Buchanan, Joe Sieders, Jesse McGinty, The Boston Symphony Strings and Josh Kaufman.

    One listen to the album "Wilkerson" from beginning to end will expose you to pure pop bliss.






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Danny Wilkerson


    Official Website for Danny Wilkerson




    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    Catherine Bell And Kai Danzberg Return To The Time Machine





    Producer and actor Catherine Bell and singer-songwriter Kai Danzberg returned to The Time Machine. Three successful long running television series under Catherine's belt include "JAG", "Army Wives" and now currently in another season of her Hallmark hit series "Good Witch", she shares her excitement and humbleness of being involved with a wonderful group of people. Kai Danzberg had released his album "Pop-Up Radio" at the beginning of this year and now has a brand new single with Dana Countryman making it's world broadcast debut with radio hosts Tanya Teal and Michael McCartney.
















    Brand new music was also featured from Astral Drive. Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast include; Gilbert O'Sullivan, Stabilizers, Faces, The Smith Bros., Blue Mink, Benjamin Orr, Baltimora, Barry Manilow, Dolly Dots, Ali Thomson, Tracey Ullman, Michael Johnson and Herman's Hermits.






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Kai Danzberg and Catherine Bell



    Kai Danzberg on Bandcamp


    Official Website for Catherine Bell




    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Catherine Bell Interview On The Time Machine





    Producer and actor Catherine Bell was a recent guest on The Time Machine. Three successful long running television series under Catherine's belt include "JAG", "Army Wives" and now currently in another season of her Hallmark hit series "Good Witch", she shared with radio host Michael McCartney her excitement and humbleness of being involved with a wonderful group of people that make coming to work a joy.









    Brand new music from Astral Drive as featured on this Maui FM broadcast and other artists heard include Tracey Ullman and Stabilizers.















    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Catherine Bell


    Official Website for Catherine Bell




    Saturday, June 09, 2018

    Peter Noone Interview On The Time Machine





    Rock 'N' Roll icon Peter Noone was a recent guest on The Time Machine. "Ooh Girl" by The Red Button featuring Peter Noone has been in heavy rotation on The Time Machine's playlist since it was released on Jem Records. The song has been blowing up the request lines at the radio station and the video for the song was premiered on Billboard Magazine's website upon the release of this fabulous record. Peter shared stories with radio host Michael McCartney about Herman's Hermits, The Tremblers and his solo output. Peter also discussed the inspiration behind choosing many of the songs that have become well loved by generations around the world in an entertainment career that has spanned over fifty years.






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Peter Noone


    Official Website for Peter Noone




    Saturday, June 02, 2018

    Brett Hudson Interview On The Time Machine





    Singer-songwriter, director, producer, writer and actor Brett Hudson of The Hudson Brothers was a recent guest on The Time Machine. Brett shared with radio host Michael McCartney his stories and the inspirations behind some of the band's cool songs. His friendships with Cher and Farrah Fawcett were discussed during Brett's battle with cancer that he won and his driving force to raise money for cancer research through organizations like Kingdom Builders Worldwide. Before his film and television career, Brett and his brothers Bill and Mark began their musical career in the sixties as teenagers. Other artists discussed during this Maui FM broadcast included; Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, George Harrision, Neil Innes, The Rutles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Emitt Rhodes, Steve Winwood, The Spencer Davis Group, Buffalo Springfield, Bernie Taupin, Elton John, Bruce Johnston, Carl Wilson, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Randy Foote (long considered the fourth Hudson brother), Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Merrill (Lawrence Welk's guitar player), Peter Marshall, Jonathan Winters, Paul Lynde, Led Zeppelin, Rodney "Rod" Hull (and Emu), Burt Reynolds and behind the scenes folks like Tony Macaulay, Dick Monda, Jim Bailey, Neil Bogart, Ken Caillat and Clive Davis. The Hudson Brothers earlier days as The My Sirs, The New Yorkers, Everyday Hudson and Hudson were talked about, in addition to playing music from the various incarnations of the band which eventually led to three television series and Brett's path to filmmaking that keeps him busy to this very day. The celebration of arts and entertainment continue with Brett's children, along with his nieces and nephews, carving out their own careers as another generation of Hudsons. Enjoy this wonderful two and a half hour plus interview and music with Brett Hudson on The Time Machine.






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Brett Hudson




    Friday, June 01, 2018

    William Edward "Bill" Phipps - A Remembrance of Actor Bill Phipps





    In the past I've written about and posted photographs of my life long friend, William Edward "Bill" Phipps, often called "Uncle Bill" in my home. Sometimes, he was more like an older brother to me. He wasn't really related to me, but he felt like a blood relative, as he worked side by side with my Dad and lived with my parents and I for a bit here on Maui. I've been dealing with his passing since Friday at the age of ninety-six and it's that moment in your adult life when you lose the final connection to your Mom and Dad, as the last of their generation of friends leave this Earth.

    Though he was a special person in my life, you may know him from vast numbers of roles he played in motion pictures and television. You may have heard his voice or seen him and never realized it without even knowing his name. If you have ever seen Walt Disney's classic animated film "Cinderella", Bill was the voice of Prince Charming. It was 1949 when my cousin Walt Disney personally hired Bill to voice Prince Charming after hearing his audition tape. According to Bill, he was compensated around $100 for two hours work in a single afternoon. During promotions for "Cinderella", Disney ran a contest in which young women could try to win a trip to Hollywood for a date with the voice of Prince Charming. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bill met the winner “in front of a live audience on the stage of the Pantages during a coast-to-coast radio broadcast of Art Linkletter’s show.” Bill later recounted, "They gave me (I think) $100 pocket money and a limousine and a driver so we could go anywhere we wanted. We went to Ciro’s and the Mocambo, which were the two most famous places on the Sunset Strip at the time, and we went to the Trocadero, too. At the end of the night, around midnight, the limousine driver and I took her back to the Roosevelt Hotel, where she was staying. And then the chauffeur took me back home, a rooming house we called the House of the Seven Garbos, a home for fledgling actresses, where I lived in a room in the basement for seven dollars a week! The next day I went to the tuxedo rental place and turned in my stuff."

    His cinema debut was in 1947’s Oscar-nominated film noir "Crossfire", the Edward Dmytryk feature which centered on the murder of a Jewish man as part of a hate crime by a member of a group of recently discharged soldiers. Bill played one of the suspected soldiers, a quiet young Tennessee boy who works with the police to nail the guilty party. Bill also starred in the classic motion picture "Five". The film was the first movie in cinema history to cover the subject of post-apocalyptic holocaust survivors. The movie was written, directed and produced by Arch Oboler. The title refers to the number of survivors of an atomic bomb disaster that wipes out the rest of the human race.

    I always make sure to view Bill waving his white handkerchief to show that he and his two buddies are not armed and mean no harm to the alien spacecraft. Spoiler alert, unfortunately they were the first three humans to be incinerated in George Pal's 1953 film "War Of The Worlds".

    Bill passed away on Friday, June 1st at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California. Bill had been battling lung cancer, which was complicated by pneumonia. That was how he passed away, here is how he lived a life.

    Bill was born in Vincennes, Indiana, on February 4th, 1922. Bill's childhood upbringing took place on a farm in Illinois with his brother Jack. In 1939, he enrolled at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, where he studied accounting and planned to pursue it as a career while continuing what was then an acting hobby on the side.

    In 1941, Bill decided to forgo his EIU studies and moved to California to pursue his acting dream. He later enlisted in the Navy after his brother Jack was shot down over the South Pacific, serving as a radioman aboard six ships between 1942 and 1945. After his discharge, he returned to Hollywood and used the G.I. Bill to enroll at the Actors Lab.

    One of Bill’s longest industry connections was formed when he was noticed during a Actors Lab production of “Men in White.” Audience members Charles Laughton and Helene Weigel, wife of playwright Bertold Brecht, were impressed by his performance and offered him a role in Brecht’s upcoming production of “Galileo.” Bill appeared in the play and other Laughton stage productions, and remained friends with the actor and his wife Elsa Lanchester until their deaths.

    In fact, Bill was quite instrumental in the fifties in keeping his friend Charles Laughton, on top of making a film out of a Davis Grubb book titled "The Night Of The Hunter", which he then enlisted James Agee to do the screenplay. It was a challenging film for Laughton to make and Bill was constantly there to listen to the director's day by day dealings with getting this film made which finally was released in 1955. If it wasn't for that friendship and Bill constantly pushing Charles to make it, the film world would never had ended with such an influential film. In 1992, "The Night of the Hunter" was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. The influential film magazine Cahiers du cinéma selected "The Night of the Hunter" in 2008 as the second-best film of all time, behind "Citizen Kane". The film's lyrical and expressionistic style with its leaning on the silent era sets it apart from other Hollywood films of the 1940s and 1950s, and it has influenced later directors such as David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Terrence Malick, Jim Jarmusch, Spike Lee and the Coen brothers.

    RKO soon placed Bill in the first of the B Westerns that would go on to characterize his film career, “The Arizona Ranger” and “Desperadoes of Dodge City.”

    As Hollywood began to focus on sci-fi films in the 1950s, Bill became a regular in the genre. In addition to the Arch Oboler film I mentioned earlier that cast him as a lead in “Five" and my favorite small role in the beginning of "War Of The Worlds", Bill also acted in “The Snow Creature”, “Invaders from Mars” and “Cat-Women of the Moon". Bill was enlisted to work with the great horror director William Castle on a Western called "Jesse James vs. the Daltons" portraying Bill Dalton. The year was 1954, four years before Castle would direct his first horror film, "Macabre". That's several Atomic Age classics, William Castle and a film in which an expedition of botanists stumbles on a yeti den. Outside of those particular roles, I enjoyed his parts in "The Man On The Eiffel Tower", "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit", "The Evil Of Frankenstein" and tanking down glasses of milk as Baby Face Nelson being pursued by James Stewart in "The FBI. Story". Spoiler alert again, if you don't know your American criminal history, Baby Face Nelson didn't make it.

    Bill got small roles in numerous television series including; “The Cisco Kid”, "Hawaiian Eye", "Alfred Hitchcock Hour", "Death Valley Days", "Peter Gunn" "Disney's Wonderful World Of Color's both Daniel Boone and Texas John Slaughter", “Rin Tin Tin”, “Perry Mason”, “Rawhide”, “77 Sunset Strip”, “Wagon Train”, “Gunsmoke”, “Lassie”, “Batman”, "Mod Squad", "Mannix", "Judd for the Defense ", "Combat!", "F Troop", "The Green Hornet", "The Munsters", "The Wild Wild West" and “Wyatt Earp” in which he had a semi-regular part as outlaw Curly Bill Brocius.

    It was his appearance in a "Twilight Zone" that made me recognize him when he moved to Maui. His wife was killed in an automobiaccident and I got the impression that it troubled so deeply that he could no longer continue to act. It traumatized him to the point that he left the industry and moved to Maui. I don't know if my Mom and Dad were so welcoming him with open arms and my Dad employing him helped with his healing process or if this kid who kept asking him questions about his craft, led to him eventually doing a community play of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" in Lahaina which brought him back to the love of acting. Whether if Bill and I were watching Hawaiian sunsets at the beach or watching Saturday morning cartoons, he was always generous and kind to me. I was excited for him to head back to Hollywood to get back to his old love but still a little sad that I would see him as much. Of course, if you know someone who ends up acting, you end up seeing that person quite often on the small screen or the big screen. I felt like he was always there. He didn't have to shave for his first role back in Tinsel town as he was cast perfectly as President Theodore Roosevelt in producer David Susskind's ABC mini-series "Eleanor and Franklin" directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Jane Alexander and Edward Herrmann, among a huge cast. There were truly only a handful of great mini-series in the seventies and this one ranks among that list with eleven Emmy Awards and an incredible score by composer John Barry. The work after that flourished very quickly with Bill being cast in numerous television roles including; "Police Woman", "Sara", "Judge Brody", "McMillan & Wife", "Baretta". "City Of Angels" and "The Rockford Files".

    Our home sometimes felt like an actor's agency with the phone ringing and Bill letting us know that he got another role. Each weekly or monthly call meant another acting gig on shows like "Charlie's Angels", "The Waltons", "The Oregon Trail", "Spaceforce", "The Secret Empire", "The Little House On The Prairie". "Lou Grant", "Eight Is Enough", "Flamingo Road" and a cool role as engineer Patrick Callahan on the series "Time Express". There were films made for television like "The Ambush Murders", "Bogie", "Little Girl Lost", "I Want To Live" and "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald".

    Bill kept getting roles throughout the eighties and early nineties including a regular stint on "Boone" as Uncle Link to the late Amanda Peterson (1987's "Can't Buy Me Love")and "Santa Barbara", along with guest appearances on "Man Of The People", "Empty Nest", "227", "Hill Street Blues", "Highway To Heaven", "Dallas", "Murder She Wrote", "T.J. Hooker", "Jake and the Fatman", "Probe", "The Slap Maxwell Story", "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Tales of the Gold Monkey", "Tucker's Witch" and the super eerie television series "Darkroom".

    The last time that I got to see Bill on the big screen was at the Kukui Mall Theaters were I watched him save the character of the cat Sassy that Sally Field voiced for "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey". I took my fellow disc jockey's Nick Jackson's daughter to see that Disney film that also featured Michael J. Fox as Chance, Don Ameche as Shadow and Kim Greist and Robert Hays as the Seavers.

    Bill's final movie role was in the 2000 indie film “Sordid Lives”, which he also co-produced. The motion picture had a wonderful cast including; Beau Bridges, Olivia Newton-John, Beth Grant, Delta Burke and Bonnie Bedelia. It's worth seeking out. The film ended up becoming a television series eight years later in 2008.

    Bill was married twice. I wrote about his first wife being killed in an automobile accident. Again, because of my youth, I wasn't sure if his love for his first wife is what led to his second marriage ending in divorce. I spoke to him on the phone a number of times when he no longer worked. His final years were spent living in Malibu, where he was a regular sight, walking his dog and frequenting local businesses well into his 90s. The last few years were a challenge to reach him by phone and I appreciate my friend, Jim Racine, helping me reconnect with Bill, through the good old fashioned way of the United States Postal Service.

    Those late sixties and early seventies were a treasure of the time that I got to spend with him one on one and I never forgot about it. I will never forget Bill and I'm going to miss him dearly. He lived a long life. Aloha 'Oe...Bill...until we meet again...



    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    Michael Carpenter Discusses Carpenter, Smith & Jones On The Time Machine





    Singer-songwriter and producer Michael Carpenter returned to The Time Machine to share the brand new album "Petty" that he teamed up with Smith & Jones under the moniker Carpenter, Smith & Jones. Michael discussed with radio hosts Tanya Teal and Michael McCartney how working with Abby Smith and Sophie Jones on this fabulous Tom Petty tribute album came to fruition.






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Michael Carpenter


    Carpenter, Smith & Jones: Petty on Bandcamp


    Official Website for Smith & Jones




    Monday, May 28, 2018

    Seth Swirsky Returns To The Time Machine With The Red Button Featuring Peter Noone





    The Red Button's Mike Ruekberg and Seth Swirsky have a new song that debuted on Little Steven's Underground Garage followed by The Time Machine the next morning. The song is "Ooh Girl" by The Red Button featuring Peter Noone. Singer-songwriter Seth Swirsky returned to The Time Machine to talk about some of the duo's brand new songs on the latest release "Now It's All This!", some older ones and how they ended up with Peter Noone on a new version of one of their older tunes.






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Peter Noone


    Official Website for The Red Button




    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    I Smiled Yesterday As Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through On The Time Machine





    A random Maui afternoon FM broadcast aircheck of The Time Machine hosted by Tanya Teal and Michael McCartney. New music was featured by Judith Owen, Ken Sharp, Rob Bonfiglio, Steve Craig, David Myhr, Astral Drive, The Difficult Stranger, Pugwash, Lannie Flowers, Eric Hutchinson and Vanilla.

    Other artists heard on this broadcast include; Dave Stephens, Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, The Rubinoos, Chris Rainbow, Marty Rudnick, The Smith Bros., Harry Nilsson, Donna Summer, Maria Evangelou, The Osmonds, The Dukes of Surf, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Herman's Hermits, Fountains of Wayne, Wings, Marty Rhone, Skyhooks, Nick Gilder, Neil Diamond, Mike Viola and Lori McKenna, Harmony Grass, The Honeybus, Adrien Reju, Ace Of Base, Airwaves, Donny Osmond, Jim Steinman, The School, Dionne Warwick, Connie Stevens, PFR, Jeff Lynne, Colours, April March, Puppini Sisters, Blondie, Cryan' Shames, Ola & The Janglers and Avril Lavigne.






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck of The Time Machine with Tanya Teal and Michael McCartney




    Wednesday, May 09, 2018

    Susan Lucci Interview On The Time Machine





    Emmy Award winning actress and New York Times bestselling author Susan Lucci was a guest on The Time Machine. Susan shared with the Maui radio audience her new QVC active wear line, the Susan Lucci Collection, which launched this past April 13th. In addition to discussing both her iconic role as Erica Kane on "All My Children" and her most recent television series "Devious Minds", radio host Michael McCartney also asked Susan about her memorable 1990 stint as guest host on "Saturday Night Live".






    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Susan Lucci


    Official Website for Susan Lucci




    Monday, May 07, 2018

    Judith Owen Interview On The Time Machine





    Singer-songwriter Judith Owen was a recent guest on The Time Machine. Judith has been one of The Time Machine's core artists over the years and it was a special treat to have her grace the Hawaiian airwaves and share some of the songs with the Maui radio audience from her forthcoming album "redisCOVERed" making their world broadcast debut. Judith discussed with host Michael McCartney her thoughts and the inspiration behind her latest album of material from other songwriters, given the Owens touch of musical arrangements that breathes new life into these classic songs.









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    Official Website for Judith Owen




    Friday, May 04, 2018

    Phil Thornalley of Astral Drive Interview on The Time Machine





    Producer and singer-songwriter Phil Thornalley was a recent guest on The Time Machine. Phil’s album project Astral Drive is not only the name of the group but also the name of the album to be released this summer that Todd Rundgren fans may understand the reference to. Phil shared with the Maui radio audience the world broadcast debut of his music and discussed the inspiration behind his songs. Phil has not only composed some great songs but also sat behind the mixing console to engineer and produce a number of artists that we’ve been playing on the radio for decades. So many core artists that have been featured on The Time Machine have worked with Phil and this radio show was so much fun and informative. Radio hosts Tanya Teal and Michael McCartney barely scratched the surface of the many artists Phil has worked with but they did manage to ask him questions about working with Paul McCartney, Andrew Gold, Graham Gouldman, Prefab Sprout, Natalie Imbruglia, Ednaswap, The Cure, Bryan Adams, The Thompson Twins, Robbie Neville, BBMak and a slew of other artists.









    Brand new music was also featured on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast included Shania Twain, Rob Bonfiglio, Judith Owen and Ken Sharp. Disc jockeys Tanya Teal and Michael McCartney also pulled from The Time Machine music vault from Elton John, Paul McCartney & Wings, Q, The Thompson Twins, Robbie Neville, The Cure, BBMak, Prefab Sprout, Wax UK, Graham Gouldman, Bryan Adams and Natalie Imbruglia.









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    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Donovan Cabebe Of Malama Kauai - Flooding Relief Update





    Malama Kauai's Donovan Cabebe shared the latest update with Kauai's flooding relief efforts.






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    Monday, April 23, 2018

    The Stones That I Throw At The Time Machine





    Since The Time Machine airs seven days a week on the Hawaiian airwaves from Maui, producers Jenny Leong, Summer Blue and Ashley Starr don't always record the broadcasts. Often radio airchecks are recorded from the FM audio broadcast when there's a guest on the radio show. On occasion, a guest may not have arrived due to a traffic tie-up (or they lost track of time while enjoying one of the many beaches or waterfalls that the island of Maui offers), any of the producers may have flipped the switch to the record mode and ended up either recording an entire radio show before it became apparent the scheduled guest won't be on the show or found out early enough to hit the stop button. Members of The Time Machine Crew are often asked why aren't all of the radio shows posted online. It's simple really. It's on seven days a week. It would be informational overload to post nearly 365 radio broadcasts from the last twenty-seven years of The Time Machine. The radio hosts are all extremely critical of their voices and can't stand to hear themselves. The only exception to that rule was our beloved Larry John, who sadly passed away two months ago. He often stated that he loved hearing his voice in his headset cranked up at full volume. Many of us could actually hear his voice and music blaring from his headset before even walking into the studio.


    This particular radio show was never erased during the fall of 2017, but it is only a portion of the broadcast. Disc jockeys Tanya Teal and Michael McCartney featured brand new music from Steve Craig, The 7 and 6, Bun E. Carlos and James Maddock. Other artists featured on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck include; The Smith Bros., Daryl Hall and John Oates, Liverpool Echo, Tim Moore, Song, David Bowie, The Spongetones, Normie Rowe & The Playboys, Thirsty Merc, John Hoskinson, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jane Wiedlin, The Traveling Wilburys, Jimmy Haber, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Paul McCartney and Wings, Eleanor Bodel and Alice Peacock.






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    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Megan Fox Of Malama Kauai And Milani Pimental Of Kauai Habitat For Humanity





    Both Malama Kauai's Megan Fox and Milani Pimental of Kauai Habitat For Humanity joined us on the air for updates on Kauai's flooding disaster and the relief effort from the community and from those that elsewhere that want to help.






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    Saturday, April 07, 2018

    Eric Kern Of Vegas With Randolph And David Myhr Return To The Time Machine





    Singer-songwriters David Myhr and Eric Kern returned to The Time Machine to share world broadcast debuts of their latest songs. David has been sharing a song every few weeks leading up to the release of his upcoming album titled "Lucky Day" and the song that was featured for the first time was "The Perfect Place" and also highlighted on the broadcast was "Wait Until The Moment". It's always a blast to have David on the radio show, as it is having Vegas With Randolph's Eric Kern and John Ratts. This time around, Eric came solo into the studio to share the band's song "You Could Say Yes" that was composed by co-founding member John Ratts and will be included on the forthcoming album "Legs and Luggage" from Vegas With Randolph.

    Brand new music was also featured on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck from The Weeklings. Alice Spencer, The Supahip, Michael Simmons and Lannie Flowers. Other artists heard on this broadcast include; Rudy Vallée, The Sharp, Leslie Gore, 1910 Fruitgum Company and Martha & The Vandellas.






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    Official Website for David Myhr


    Vegas With Randolph on Bandcamp




    Sunday, February 25, 2018

    Ken Sharp Debuts Utopia On The Time Machine





    Rocker and singer-songwriter Ken Sharp returned to The Time Machine to share the world broadcast debut of his latest single "Utopia" featuring Fernando Perdomo and Rob Bonfiglio. Elated by the news of a reunion of Utopia, one of Ken's favorite bands, he was inspired to write an anthemic flavored prog-pop song celebrating the band and the collective ethos of the group and their fan base with mighty respect to Ken's musical heroes; Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Willie Wilcox and Roger Powell.

    Also making a world broadcast debut on this broadcast was Dig's arrangement of the Burt Bacharach & Hal David timeless song "I'll Never Fall In Love Again". Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck include; Venice, Louise Goffin, The Sharp, Rupert Holmes, The Nolans, I.S.S. (Ideal Social Situation), Martin Briley, Thirsty Merc and Utopia.






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    Official Website for Ken Sharp




    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    David Myhr Debuts Room To Grow On The Time Machine





    Rocker and singer-songwriter David Myhr returned to The Time Machine to share the world broadcast debut of his song "Room To Grow" from his forthcoming album "Lucky Day" to be released on the Lojinx record label.

    New music was also featured from Bill DeMain on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast aircheck.






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    Official Website for David Myhr




    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Forte Interview On The Time Machine





    Forte' returned to The Time Machine to share their excitement over their Valentine's Concert with All-4-One and Jordan Soon inside the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. The Time Machine Crew were also thrilled to have Forte' as guests on the broadcast because it had been twenty-one years since Gissele, Joanne, Kristina and Marlene were on the radio show. Joanne and Marlene shared their beginnings with music and it gave host Michael McCartney a chance to play the theme to "Jem".






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    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Halemanu And Teri Garrison Interviews On The Time Machine





    Singer-songwriters Halemanu Villiarimo, Jr. and Teri Garrison were recent musical guests on The Time Machine. Halemanu shared with the Maui radio audience the world broadcast debut of some of his songs on his brand new album "So The Story Goes" . Halemanu discussed the stories and inspiration behind his original songs and the material of other artists he decided to include on his debut CD and digital release.


    The remakes are part of his family’s story as well. Peter Moon's “Pandanus" was wonderfully recorded for the album and Halemanu shared how that song and “Waiulu" are part of his family’s story. "Pandanus" was a song that both his dad and uncle enjoyed playing at parties, while “Waiulu” was sung in tribute to his grandmother, as it was one of her favorite songs. Halemanu also spoke about his grandfather being a train conductor and that the connection to include Palani Vaughan's song about the first railroad on Maui, “Ka’a Ahi Kahului” was an important part of the album. The Time Machine's host Michael McCartney was thrilled that “Carweelah Ride” appeared on the album. The song quite simply has Halemanu driving from Central Maui to West Maui only to realize that the date he was making the drive for was on another day. Most of the staff of The Time Machine Crew relate to having traffic come to a standstill on the Pali portion of the Honoapiilani Highway on the Valley Isle and Halemanu's “Carweelah Ride” speaks for many of Maui's drivers stuck on the road. “Ala Kahiko A'o Hana (Old Hana Road)" was also able to take Halemanu's vivid childhood memories of the drive between Kahului and Hana, giving it emotional memory for many long time Maui residents.


    Teri Garrison returned to The Time Machine and also shared a world broadcast debut of her new song "How Much The Music Lingers" and discusses with hosts Tanya Teal and Michael McCartney her excitement of being back in the islands. She also spoke about the inspiration behind her song "Lahaina Town".


    Other artists featured on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast include; Ben Lee & Mandy Moore, The Rascals, Stephen Bishop, The Smith Bros., The Tubes, Farrah Fawcett & Jean-Paul Vignon, Darden Smith, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and ABC.







    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Halemanu Villiarimo, Jr. and Teri Garrison



    Official Website for Halemanu Villiarimo, Jr.


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