2009 on The Time Machine - Part Two
Daphne Matsumoto and Michael McCartney rang in the new year and the new decade with songs that got the most airplay on The Time Machine during 2009. Summer Blue and Jenny Leong served as producers keeping the radio duo in check and well behaved. Rockers and singer-songwriters, Chloe F. Orwell and Brad Elvis from the band The Handcuffs (pictured above), had their album "Electroluv" garnering so much airplay last year that The Time Machine Crew had wondered if they'd ever find the keys to unlock those musical handcuffs and make room for other artists on Maui's FM dial. Likewise for Rob Bonfiglio's album "Bring On The Happy", Mark Hudson's "The Artist" and Mandy Moore's album "Amanda Leigh". Gail Swanson released her long anticipated follow-up to "Living In A Movie" with her end of the year release of "Simple Truth" and among the number of wonderful songs getting spins at the end of the year included her duet with Michael McDonald on the classic Skeeter Davis smash hit "End Of The World". Some of the finest musical acts have recorded that song over the years like The Carpenters, John Mellencamp, Loretta Lynn, Herman's Hermits, Brenda Lee, Bobby Vinton, Johnny Mathis, Julie London, Eddy Arnold, Dottie West, Nancy Sinatra, Sonia Evans, Twiggy, Claudine Longet, ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog, Rosie Flores, Patti Page, Anne Murray, Nina Gordon, Vonda Shepard, Exposé, The Vanguards, Leigh Nash, Lobo and even Susan Boyle last year. This time around, what makes the record so magical is the simplicity of Michael McDonald's ukulele playing against the vocal performance of both Gail and himself. Other artists dominating the playlists last year are featured on this Maui afternoon aircheck including; Throwback Suburbia, Michael Carpenter, Lisa Donnelly, Bangles, Mike Viola, Jason Falkner, Pete Best Band, Anny Celsi, Kelly Jones, Ida Maria, Butch Walker, The Major Labels, Rachael Yamagata, The Holograms and James Carter Cathcart. Plus another 2008 song that continued with heavy airplay into 2009 was "Love Take Me Down (To The Streets) from Joey Curatolo, Amy Miles, Chris Anderson and Charles Ganja.