Baby Come Find Me At Christmas (On The Time Machine)
On this Christmas Eve, The Time Machine Crew found themselves having a wonderful time on the air sharing brand new Christmas songs and holiday tunes from the past that began with our traditional airplay of "On Christmas Eve" from Andrew Gold. The Time Machine lost a musical friend in the passing of Andrew, as did the world of entertainment, and this Christmas may have brought us tears but Andrew's music will continue to uplift generations of music lovers for years to come. The highlight of the program were the many musical artists who joined the radio broadcast to share their stories from Christmas past and present including Schuyler Fisk, Dan Wilson, Dave Stephens, Meiko, Michael Damian, Tia Carrere, Mike Viola, Anya Marina, Kyle Vincent, Rachael Yamagata, Rachael Teo, Rick Hromadka from Maple Mars, Alicia Witt, Neil Sedaka, Lisa Donnelly, Jeremy Lister, Lannie Flowers, Zac Anthony of The Wellingtons, Maxi Dunn, Sheva Solomon, Sammi Morelli, Andrea Perry, Rob Bonfiglio and Ian Lloyd.
Summer Blue along with producers Jenny Leong, Daphne Matsumoto and Ashley Starr kept the Time Machine Christmas tradition with DJ Deron Furukawa's bake-a-thon that also included Kit Zulueta's skill with the ingredients that resulted in him stopping by during the broadcast immediately after letting the cookies cool out of the oven. Plus the added bonus of DJs Adam Waltemire and Jay J along with actress/singer-songwriter Mandy Moore and former windsurfing pro Sonja Evensen made the broadcast complete. Sonja windsurfed across the Molokai Channel not just one time but three separate journeys, "Once out of curiosity, once for a race, and once for transportation."
The Time Machine also featured three brand new Christmas songs from Marcella Detroit, Shonen Knife and Mimi Betinis. Joining both Marcella Detroit and Mimi Betinis with a worldwide broadcast debut last week was the reworking of the holiday classic "Winter Wonderland" into an island vibe just for Maui were Pamela Polland and Doc Roberts with "Maui Wonderland". The Time Machine Radio Crew were honored to feature these songs for the first time on the radio including "Keep A Light" from The Wellspring. The duo of Talia Osteen and Dov Rosenblatt will be releasing the upcoming album from The Wellspring in the Spring of 2012. Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM radio aircheck include; The Smith Bros., Hanson, Butterfly Boucher, FM Radio, Albert Brooks & Little Kristi, Cliff Hillis, Candy Butchers, Randy Bachman, Mike Nichols & Elaine May, Bob Dylan and Bleu.
*This radio broadcast aircheck was powered once again by shave ice, chocolate, cute cats and Rachael Yamagata on vinyl under the Christmas tree.