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THE TIME MACHINE is a radio program that uses a nonsense name as an excuse in order to play music from all over the musical spectrum. The show plays a lot of new stuff in addition to covering over 70 years of POP sounds.
"We learned more from a three minute record than we ever learned in school."
- Bruce Springsteen from NO SURRENDER (1984)
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Monday, June 27, 2011
Dave Stephens and "Time Will Tell" on The Time Machine
After numerous appearances the past few years as our featured guest artist and guest DJ, rocker and singer-songwriter Dave Stephens returned to The Time Machine with his third album release "Time Will Tell". Going in an old school FM direction, The Time Machine featured the album played in its entirety, three times over the past year. This time around, Dave Stephens drops in at the beginning of the album to discuss his record. The Time Machine's radio show host, Michael McCartney, treated this broadcast as a listening party and stopped in the middle of the album to "flip the record over" and talk with Dave about his music and again at the end of the album.
New music from The Cars was also heard on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast aircheck.
Producer and singer-songwriter Brock Walsh was a guest on The Time Machine. The multi-talented artist discussed his music over the years as well as some of the songs he wrote for other artists.
His songs and his musical talents have been heard on numerous recordings from Kenny Rankin, Aaron Neville, Celine Dion, Rita Coolidge, Bette Midler, Christina Aguilera, Earth, Wind & Fire, Gino Vannelli, Robbie Nevil, Bruce Willis, Anne Cochran, Karla Bonoff, Jim Brickman, Cece Winans, Vanessa Williams, Jennifer Warnes, Juice Newton, Sharon Cuneta and Chicago. He also shared his latest song "A Thousand Wonders" over the Hawaiian airwaves along with his heartfelt thoughts of what his friend and songsmith Andrew Gold meant to him.
Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM radio aircheck include The Pointer Sisters, Andrew Gold, Juice Newton, The Smith Bros., Robbie Nevil and Terri Gibbs.
Below Video: "A Thousand Wonders" - Brock Walsh's video tribute to Andrew Gold
In Brock's words, "Here are a collection of photographs and drawings of and by Andrew set to the music of A Thousand Wonders, the song we recorded just days before he died."
"After many years working apart, Andrew and I finally got back into the studio to record this song. We spent the day experimenting, laughing, wondering where all the time had gone. We sat in the garden dreaming back to tours of the states, Europe and Asia, my wedding, his, Kenny-- and by the end of the day he had put his mark on this as he does everything he touches . . . touched. He died this week and we're all sick with grief. The plans we made to start working together more regularly just fond wisps floating off into space."
"But he's captured here, one last time. If not the last recording he ever made, certainly one of the last. He was my friend, mentor and much more that defies any label. I'm grateful to have had this last chance to make a joyful noise."
"Which makes me the last of the Smogtones."
Below Photograph: Andrew Gold and Brock Walsh
Below Video: The Pointer Sisters perform "Automatic" composed by Mark Goldenberg and Brock Walsh
"If The Red Button had been around in the '60s when I was producing, I would have signed them to EMI." - Norman 'Hurricane' Smith (The Beatles Engineer)
With a quote like that, you can understand why The Red Button have been a musical staple on the playlists of The Time Machine the last four years. Singer-songwriters Mike Ruekberg and Seth Swirsky are the multi-talented duo behind The Red Button. Their debut album "She's About To Cross My Mind" is filled with so many musical gems that the album became one of our most played albums on the air for 2007. Now their follow up "As Far As Yesterday Goes" has been released and the refreshingly retro collaboration showcases the duo's shared passion for the juicy melodies and catchy hooks of the pop music of the ’60s and ’70s, yet still crackle with present day energy. You will not be able to resist the urge to sing along like The Time Machine Crew does in the radio station, so it was nice to have both Seth Swirsky and Mike Ruekberg share their thoughts on their sophomore release.
Mike Ruekberg’s indie credentials are rock solid: He spent the ’90s as writer and singer for Minneapolis-based pop heroes Rex Daisy, who recorded a CD for Geffen Records with producer Paul Fox. He also wrote the soundtrack for the indie cult film classic “Dummy”, which starred Adrien Brody, Milla Jovovich, and Vera Farmiga. Mike’s music has also been heard in other movies and on TV, as well as in football stadiums and blaring from audio greeting cards.
In addition to The Red Button, Seth Swirsky has his own solo work and many records composed for other artists like; Rufus Wainwright, Taylor Dayne, Al Green, Jane Weidlin, Michael McDonald, Celine Dion, The Poppies, Xscape, Olivia Newton-John, Charles & Eddie, Smokey Robinson, Brenda K. Starr, Trey Lorenz, Bonfire, Air Supply, Faith Evans and Tina Turner. In addition to getting the chance to compose songs with Eric Carmen, Seth is also a published best selling author ("Baseball Letters" from 1996, "Every Pitcher Tells A Story" from 1999 and "Something To Write Home About" from 2003) and a film maker. His documentary film "Beatles Stories" is currently screening at film festivals around the globe and consists of interviews he had done with his hand-held camera with people who had a story about themselves and The Beatles. It was originally going to be titled ""A Year In The Life" but it’s not a “tribute” or “anthology” piece, according to Seth, just people from all walks of life with a neat, specific Beatles story.
As a solo artist, his first album, "Instant Pleasure", won for Best Pop Album at the 2005 L.A. Music Awards. His follow-up, "Watercolor Day", won Best Pop Song (the title track) at the 2010 Hollywood Music and Media Awards.
The two met in 2005 and hit it off immediately; both of them admiring the songs of each other and sharing a taste for vintage pop.
So, they got together and started writing and recording songs. They found that Seth’s tuneful optimism balanced nicely with Mike’s pessimistic but passionate style. Their first album “She’s About to Cross My Mind”, in 2007, was the result of those sessions and the new album clearly demonstrates that the craft of songwriting and performing in the studio can result in an album that you just can't get enough of.
The Time Machine Crew decided that it might be a good idea to have an album listening party and hear the songs in the order that they were placed on the record. In fact, two albums sounded like an even better idea, so with a three hour afternoon airshift to fill with killer tunes, radio host Michael McCartney started off the broadcast with Seth Swirsky's album "Watercolor Day" along with Seth discussing the music and his film followed by Mike Ruekberg joining the album listening party for The Red Button's brand new record "As Far As Yesterday Goes".
Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck include Paul McCartney & Wings, The Smith Bros., Linda Ronstadt and The Knack.
Singer-songwriter, musician (The Gravelberrys) and author (It Ain’t Easy: Long John Baldry And The Birth Of The British Blues, Barenaked Ladies: Public Stunts Private Stories) Paul Myers was a guest on The Time Machine. Paul shared stories about his latest book is "A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio". In addition to Todd Rundgren's musical career as a solo artist and a band member of Nazz and Utopia, Todd produced numerous records for other artists. Todd's hand in many hit records made him a highly sought after producer while busy working on his own music.
Above Photograph: Jimmy Fallon has a copy, do you?
In addition to some of Todd's musical output and Utopia, Paul Myers and Michael McCartney played a sampling of songs from other artists that Todd produced including Jules Shear, Jill Sobule, Badfinger, Rick Derringer, Tom Robinson Band, Steve Hillage, Fanny, Felix Cavaliere, XTC, Meatloaf & Ellen Foley, The Lords Of The New Church, Grand Funk, The Rubinoos and Bourgeois Tagg.
Other artists featured on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck include Brock Walsh with his brand new release "A Thousand Wonders", Andrew Gold, Gary Ritchie's new song "Alright", The Smith Bros., Elton John and The Gravelberrys.
Singer-songwriter Alicia Witt returned to The Time Machine radio broadcast to share the inspiration behind her latest single "Me Or New York". Alicia released a self titled EP produced by Matt Beckley that become one of our most played on the air for the year 2010 and it was wonderful to have her on once again as a guest to discuss her music.
She also discussed her latest role in the film "The Pond" written and directed by Dan Hannon. The short film was featured at the 2011 Maui Film Festival and also featured the acting talents of David Morse, Todd Rotondi and Bill Conner.
Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast include; The Red Button, Wings, Linda Ronstadt, The Knack and Billy Joel.
Singer-songwriter Sheri Miller returned to The Time Machine with a brand new record to share with the Maui radio audience. For her second release "Winning Hand"; Sheri enlisted legendary musicians Will Lee (Fab Faux, Paul Shaffer's CBS Orchestra on "Letterman"), Charley Drayton (Fiona Apple, Divinyls, X-Pensive Winos) and Gerry Leonard (David Bowie, Suzanne Vega, Duncan Sheik), to get the artistic, poetic, and super-catchy songs of “Winning Hand” to take shape for another winner collection of songs. Capturing it all in the studio was producer Kevin Killen (U2, Peter Gabriel).
Her debut release "Mantra" kept pulling in our listeners with her well crafted "Waste My Breath". The Time Machine Crew were ecstatic to have Sheri return to the broadcast. Her latest "Winning Hand" can be found online at Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby.
Singer-songwriter Joy Valencia was a recent guest on The Time Machine. Joy was wonderful enough to let us play her music on the Maui airwaves the past year while she is busy completing her first album with what she refers to as the juicy flavors of late-1960s psychedelic pop and a twist of cabaret. The Time Machine's radio host Michael McCartney couldn't help but ask about what he heard as a Harry Nilsson influence. Listen to the broadcast to hear Joy reply to that and share stories about her songwriting craft.
Brand new songs heard on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast aircheck include Australian artist Emmaline, The Bangles and Fountains of Wayne. Radio hosts Summer Blue and Michael McCartney also featured songs from Peter Rodman, Wax, Linda Ronstadt, Sheila E., The Beach Boys, Mary Hopkin, The Smith Bros., Marty Rudnick & Michael Carpenter, Wings, Traveling Wilburys, The Easybeats, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Ronnie Spector with Susanna Hoffs, Barry Ryan, The Hollies, and Harry Nilsson. Joining in the musical playlist and microphone fun were Daphne Matsumoto, Notorious K A I, Ashley Starr and Jenny Leong from The Time Machine Crew.