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    Thursday, August 28, 2008

    Michael Damian Interview On The Time Machine

    Director, producer, writer, actor and musician Michael Damian was a recent guest on The Time Machine. The director's latest film "Moondance Alexander" starring Kay Panabaker, Don Johnson, Lori Loughlin and Sasha Cohen had a successful theatrical run and has now been released on DVD. In addition to discussing the film, Michael also shared his insights on his musical career. He even persuaded The Time Machine host Michael McCartney to sing "Seasons In The Sun".

    Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon radio broadcast include; Terry Jacks, Susanna Hoffs & Matthew Sweet, The Knack, The Beatles, Donny Osmond, The Traveling Wilburys and Dave Stephens.

    *Special thanks to Tom Weir of Studio City Sound and Courtney Wilmer for pulling engineering duties (he deserves extra credit for having to listen Michael McCartney sing - nobody needs to hear that). A big Mahalo Nui Loa goes out to both songwriter Larry Weir and Estelle Harrison.

    Click here to listen or download the interview with Michael Damian

    Below Photograph: Guest artist Michael Damian loses another arm wrestling challenge with air talent Michael McCartney. Next up to lose - comic Nadine Rajabi and director Steven Spielberg.

    Official website for Michael Damian

    Michael Damian on MySpace Film

    Official website for the motion picture "Moondance Alexander

    "Moondance Alexander" on MySpace Film

    "Moondance Alexander" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on MySpace Music

    Below Photograph: Director and actor Michael Damian and Michael McCartney discuss their favorite Jonas brother...

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    Tuesday, August 26, 2008

    Rachael Yamagata. Tour. Roosters. Portugal

    Singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata (and frequest radio guest on The Time Machine) takes a break on a Portuegese balcony to share the latest on her upcoming tour and album.

    It's 5 am in Portugal and the dogs are barking at a cockadoodledooing rooster. It's dark, I'm smoking up a bathrobe and a balcony and attempting to sequence the record for Japan. I'm fairly certain that I can see the lights of Spain from here and I'm wondering if I hand deliver a copy of the record there, might it entice them to release in their country. I could greet them in Spanish which is more than I'm able to do here – tip – don't try to learn Portugese in 5 days – it's not enough time and it's nothing like Spanish. If I can manage "that was delicious" by the time I leave here I shall impress myself.

    It's been awhile since I've blogged and I'm totally backlogged on emails, myspace and life so you know a tour must be coming. It is and we've booked it and there are flights and rehearsal spaces and string arrangements so no going back now. I don't know what we'll play, how we'll play it or what I'll wear, but those things will come in time. I'm considering a. the new record, b. with guitars and piano and musicians, and c. something black. I've become quite a master juggler over the past two years (two whole fucking years – I know...I know...boy do I know) and yet there is a point where ones brain starts to frizzle and you have to up and come to Portugal and listen to mad dogs to decompress.

    I feel like asking – what are you guys up to? How's life, love, work, the kids – all the essentials? I have a friend who has just arrived in Africa and she's writing these insanely gorgeous updates about oranges and poverty, children, buses and land as she organizes the plan to build a school for the deaf. I had no idea she was such a fabulous writer and so courageous and I do believe she will return very much changed and yet very much more in tune with herself. I'm going through a cycle of noticing the undeniable strength of various folk pioneering through their various life situations and it's beyond magnificent to see how resilient and interesting everyone is no matter what they are doing...and well I'm just tripping on the fact that everyone has a story. I haven't been "relating" to anyone for so long – holed up like a hermit for weeks on end just working and planning, working and planning and now there is this rooster that is just saying it all.

    I watched this movie again the other day – "Powder" wasn't a big hit and there's a lot of dialogue that may have attributed to that, however it has a nice message – we're all connected and just a bunch of energy and all of that. Powder is the main character – a boy with lots of electrical issues to say the least, and everyone just kind of shits on him throughout the movie, but he does open a few people's eyes to the power of our humanity even though at the end he really finds no place of acceptance in the world so turns himself into a lightening bolt and that's the end. But it reminded me (not that we need it nowadays) of the suffering one can do and inflict and how needless and present it is and damn I'm naïve, but not and well...what the fuck. It's now 6 am. The sun is still not up, but there is a brilliant rainbow happening on the horizon and even though the rooster seems a bit early today...the sun will rise (Tom Hanks – "Castaway").

    I no longer have any idea what I'm rambling on about, but it's been fun and I hope you had a good time and I'm not drunk for those of you wondering. Wow. A bell is literally fun. Hmmm...I might be tired of this rooster. Now there is another rooster answering him. Omg...three roosters now along with the dogs. How the hell am I supposed to go back to sleep. You're not supposed to sleep Rachael. We've been telling you to wake up. This is your life (En Vogue) and you are lucky enough to be in Portugal at sunrise. Now go walk to Spain.

    Posted by Rachael Yamagata

    Below is a song off of her current three track EP which has been out all summer and has dominated our playlists:

    Official Website for Rachael Yamagata

    and you can check out

    Rachael Yamagata on MySpace Music

    An added bonus if you'd like to listen to Rachael's segment from The Time Machine Christmas Show The Time Machine radio show - click here.

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    Sunday, August 03, 2008

    Wake Up Tired In Paradise

    Summer Blue, Jenny Leong and Michael McCartney returned to The Time Machine studios after a brief vacation which featured guest DJ Ed Lynn goes into detail on this afternoon FM aircheck. Ed Lynn is the host of the podcast "Suitcase Full Of Dimes" which is one of the finest indie music podcasts online today.

    Some of the artists heard on this broadcast were also part of the concert line-up for the International Pop Overthrow in Los Angeles which is still going on. If you're in Southern California this week be sure to check it out. One of our most played artists, Emitt Rhodes, came to see rocker Ken Sharp perform his latest batch of songs.

    Ken Sharp (who is pictured above hoisted into the air by Rob Bonfiglio from The Skies Of America and Michael McCartney from The Time Machine) opens up this radio aircheck with a song off of his critically acclaimed album "Sonic Crayons" (Four stars from the hard to please MOJO no less). Other artists from the International Pop Overthrow heard on this broadcast include: The Liking Strikes, Michael Ubaldini, Blake Jones and The Trike Shop, Poplord (it is their song "Wake Up Tired" that this episode lifted for a radio podcast title) and Nushu.

    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck WAKE UP TIRED IN PARADISE from THE TIME MACHINE

    Some rare songs from the vaults were aired from The Spectrum, Don Scardino, Lee Dorsey, Sidewalk Skipper Band and The Cufflinks with a big mahalo to Jeffrey Glenn for his kokua.

    Adding to the musical fun are new songs from Zach Gill (with Hawaii's Jack Johnson on the drums), Brian Ray, She & Him, Tristan Prettyman and The Major Labels (the latest project from Bleu, Ducky Carlisle and Mike Viola) plus Jeff Lynne, Karla DeVito, Trooper, Butch Walker, Rachel Sweet, Kim Stockwood, The Red Button and Rachael Yamagata.

    *Below photograph cleary demonstates the fun that radio folk can get into. The Time Machine and Pop Garden Radio hit Disneyland's Splash Mountain and GET SOAKED.

    Ken Sharp on MySpace Music

    The Liking Strikes on MySpace Music

    Poplord on MySpace Music

    Official Website for Nushu

    Nushu on MySpace Music

    Official Website for Blake Jones and The Trike Shop

    Official Website for Michael Ubaldini

    Michael Ubaldini on MySpace Music

    Official Fansite for Emitt Rhodes

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