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    Saturday, November 24, 2012

    Olivia Frain and John Borack Interview on The Time Machine - BEYOND BELIEF: A Tribute To Elvis Costello

    "Beyond Belief: A Tribute To Elvis Costello" is a forthcoming album release for 2013 from Futureman Records packed full of artists covering the musical genius of singer-songwriter Elvis Costello. Proceeds from the release will benefit the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a non-profit organization that donates both new and refurbished instruments to under-funded school music programs throughout the country. The tribute album's producers John Borack and Olivia Frain were guests on The Time Machine last week to discuss the fundraising project and share five of the songs being featured on the album. Four of the songs from Paul Myers, Bill Lloyd, Popdudes and Kurt Baker made their world broadcast debut along with one of The Time Machine's core musical acts; The Rubinoos, with their take of the Elvis Costello & The Attractions classic "Pump It Up".

    Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck include Elvis Costello and Doug Powell.

    Click here to listen or download the interview with Olivia Frain and John Borack

    Beyond Belief: A Tribute To Elvis Costello on Facebook

    Official Website for The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation

    Official Website for Paul Myers

    Official Website for Bill Lloyd

    Official Website for The Rubinoos

    Official Website for Kurt Baker

    Official Website for Elvis Costello

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Sunshine On Mars Return To The Time Machine

    The band Sunshine On Mars returned to The Time Machine last week to share their latest cover of the classic song "Walk Away Renee" originally a hit record for The Left Banke. Keith Klingensmith, Andrea Kremer and producer Steve Mars (Steve Marseille) also discussed the formation of the trio and how they came to first record "Feelin' So Good (S.K.O.O.B.Y. D.O.O.)" originally a song from The Archies as their debut. Even with this second radio interview, the band has still not met in person. The members of Sunshine On Mars heard their speaking voices for the veryy first time during the FM broadcast.

    Click here to listen or download the interviews with Steve Mars, Keith Klingensmith and Andrea Kremer from Sunshine On Mars on The Time Machine

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    Video Below: Music video for "Walk Away Renee" from Sunshine On Mars

    Video Below: Music video for "Feelin' So Good (S.K.O.O.B.Y.D.O.O.)" from Sunshine On Mars

    Saturday, November 17, 2012

    Rachael Yamagata Returns With A Heavyweight Interview On The Time Machine

    Singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata returned to The Time Machine to discuss her latest self released EP "Heavyweight" which will be officially released to the public this November 20th. Her tour across America and Canada kicked off last week. Liz Phair and Madi Diaz are among the performing musicians on her latest batch of songs.

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    It's always a treat for The Time Machine Radio Crew to have Rachael on the broadcast as a guest. Rachael's vocals have graced Maui's FM dial for years as she continued to keep busy between each of her albums by co-writing and singing on albums of other artists. The list is long and varied; Duncan Sheik, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Robin Danar, Mike Viola, Margaret Cho, Toots & The Maytals, Ben Lee, Graham Colton, Katherine McPhee, Rhett Miller, John Francis, Jill Cunniff, Dan Wilson, Bill Deasey, Ray LaMontagne, Chris Holmes, Ben Arthur, Jason Mraz, Bright Eyes and Mandy Moore...with so many music projects outside of her own, it appears that she will continue to be on our playlists for years to come.

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    Her 2004 debut album release "Happenstance" produced by John Alagia kept pulling in our listeners and locking in her status as "most played artist" right up until the end of 2007. Perfect timing for us because her sophomore double album release "Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart" was released in 2008. That album was produced by Mike Mogis (with a couple of songs produced by John Alagia) and it was an album worth the wait filled with many talented musicians like Kevin Salem, Michael Chaves, Daniel Clarke and Mark Goldenberg adding their musical gifts to the project. Her third album "Chesapeake" was her first official indie release and now with this EP coming out just a little over a year later, the artist is primed to release more music in a much quicker time frame between releases and that suits us fine.

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    Rachael's music has had a home on our playlists and in our hearts since her debut release. Be sure to pick up a copy of her first album, "Happenstance" and her second, "Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart". Rachael topped our airplay chart for 2010 with her song with Semisonic's Dan Wilson, "You Take My Troubles Away" and closed out the year with her yuletide song, "Baby Come Find Me At Christmas". In 2011, "I'm Going To Go Back There Someday", Rachael's cover of the classic song from The Muppets where Gonzo sang around a campfire in 1979's "The Muppet Movie" has been embraced by The Time Machine staff and listeners to make it one of the most played songs of the year. The song saw its official release on Disney's tribute album "The Muppets: The Green Album" on August 23rd in preparation for Disney's November release of the Jason Segel film "The Muppet Movie". Other artists featured along with Rachael include; Weezer & Paramore’s Hayley Williams, OK Go, Sondre Lerche, Andrew Bird, Matt Nathanson, The Fray and My Morning Jacket. Rachael's album "Chesapeake" was the most played album on the air for 2011 and continued with heavy airplay throughout 2012. The album is a musical gem and is highly recommended for your personal music collection.

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    Click here to listen or download the interview with Rachael Yamagata

    Offical Website for Rachael Yamagata

    Rachael Yamagata on Facebook

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    Rachael Yamagata on Twitter

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    Although Rachael has done a number of guest slots on The Time Machine, you can also check out four of her extremely detailed interviews with host Michael McCartney on The Time Machine's archived broadcasts below. You can download them as podcasts or listen to them from the embedded players on the webpage itself.

    Rachael Yamagata Interview

    Rachael Yamagata Interview from 2008

    Rachael Yamagata Interview from the Summer of 2011

    Rachael Yamagata Interview from the Autumn of 2011 for "Chesapeake"

    Videos Below: "Even If I Don't", "Starlight" and "You Won't Let Me" by Rachael Yamagata

    Michael Carpenter and Andrew Curry Interviews on The Time Machine

    Singer-songwriter, rocker, producer and all around great guy Michael Carpenter was a guest on The Time Machine. The gifted artist has been a part of The Time Machine's playlist for over a decade and he even produced the first theme song with Marty Rudnick for The Time Machine seven years ago. Hosts Summer Blue and Michael McCartney have both referred to Mike on the FM dial as "Australia's Todd Rundgren" in describing to an American audience the scope of his talent as not only a songwriter but a producer involved in numerous musical acts.

    Michael Carpenter joined the broadcast along with Andrew Curry from the Monsters of Lite Rock website to unveil the world broadcast debut of Michael's arrangement of the classic song "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Cliff Richard. The song will be featured on the upcoming 2013 album "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock". Andrew Curry has become a fixture on The Time Machine Radio Show the past few months discussing the album project and featuring songs from the forthcoming release. Two completed songs in and the album is shaping up to be one of the most played albums on the air for The Time Machine in 2013. In addition to two of Michael Carpenter's original songs, The Time Machine Crew thought that in honor of the brand new Cliff Richard cover, that it would fun to feature a number of other covers that Mike has released over a one year period on several albums. Did we mention that he's a busy guy so how he found the time to do all of this is anyone's guess.

    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with both Andrew Curry and Michael Carpenter

    Official Website for Michael Carpenter

    Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Light Rock on Facebook

    Below: The official music video for "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Michael Carpenter for the forthcoming release "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Light Rock"

    Kelly Jones Returns To The Time Machine (...and this time she's kissing Santa on Christmas Eve)

    Singer-songwriter Kelly Jones returned to The Time Machine to share her latest song. The Time Machine Crew were honored to present the world broadcast debut of Kelly's first Christmas single "Kissing Santa On Christmas Eve". After three albums and an EP, this single couldn't have come at a better time of the year, as the radio staff and crew have been waiting patiently for Kelly to express herself musically. Four years ago, The Time Machine expressed an interest in Kelly recording a Christmas song, now the wait is over. She delivered a song so catchy with lyrics that we can't stop singing out loud that we know that this song will be played every Christmas on the FM dial on Maui for years to come. In addition to her lovely vocals, Kelly is also playing glockenspiel along with Eric Summer on strings, Scott Seiver on drums and Mike Viola playing bass, keyboards and guitars. In addition to Mike producing the holiday single, he also collaborated with Tim Adams for the motion picture soundtrack to "That's What She Said" starring Alia Shawkat, Marcia DeBonis and Anne Heche. The film was written by Kellie Overbey and directed by actress Carrie Preston from HBO's "True Blood". Kelly Jones collaborated with Mike Viola on two songs. In addition to those two songs, there are also performances by Inara George, Rachael Yamagata, Tracy Bonham, Nicole Atkins, Sarah Cronin, Jess Furman and Wendy Wang.

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    Kelly had released an EP titled "Melon" with Mike Viola as a duo and before that Mike had produced and arranged her third album titled "SheBANG!". Adam Schlesinger from Ivy and Fountains Of Wayne also co-wrote a song with Kelly for the album. Along with her original songs and a batch of songs written with Mike Viola, "SheBANG!" received heavy airplay here on the Maui airwaves for over four years. The album clocks in at just under 28 minutes and all ten songs are fantastic. Four years ago, a review on The Time Machine website stated that the album was "So catchy and melodic, as if early eighties Marshall Crenshaw and The Bangles decided to work together, might give you an idea of what this album full of pop gems sounds like." The album "SheBANG!" can be found at CD Baby and became one of our most played albums on the air that year joining releases from Rachael Yamagata, The Pretenders, She & Him, Rick Springfield and Randy Newman.

    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck for Kelly Jones' interview

    Click here to listen or download the 2008 radio interview with Kelly Jones

    Official Website for Kelly Jones

    Monday, November 12, 2012

    Aaron Kupferberg Interview on The Time Machine

    Aaron Kupferberg from the website Power Popaholic was our guest on The Time Machine. Aaron shared with the radio audience a fund raising album for the Red Cross offering help to the victims of Hurricane Sandy that struck the East Coast two weeks ago. The album is titled "Power Popaholic Fest Original Soundtrack Vol​.​1" and all songs are donated by the artists with the profits from your purchase going to help victims of Hurricane Sandy through the American Red Cross. Many of the artists featured on this album are part of The Time Machine's playlist and are all featured on the Power Popaholic website. The participating musical acts are Ruby Free, Dave Rave, Klaatu, Vinnie Zummo, The Toms, Lannie Flowers, Sitcom Neighbor, Eytan Mirsky, The Wellingtons, Cliff Hillis, King Washington, The Honeymoon Stallions, John Laprade, The Hillary Step, The Turnback, Joe Giddings and The Heartless Devils.

    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Aaron Kupferberg from Power Popaholic

    Power Popaholic Fest Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 on BandCamp

    Official Website for the American Red Cross

    Official Website for Power Popaholic

    Saturday, November 10, 2012

    Eytan Mirsky Interview and Andrew Curry Reveals First Finished Song For "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock"

    Andrew Curry is the man behind the Facebook page "Monsters Of Lite Rock" and he was a guest on The Time Machine Radio Show a few weeks ago to announce an upcoming album on vinyl, CD and digital download titled "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock". Andrew shared the details with radio host Michael McCartney of how the Power Pop homage to the "Lite Rock" favorites of the seventies and eighties began and the story behind the Monsters of Lite Rock website. As promised on that episode, Andrew stated that he would return to The Time Machine broadcast with each finished song from the various talented musical artists who will give their spin on the songs of their youth. Rocker and singer-songwriter Eytan Mirsky was the first artist to step out of the recording studio with his cover of "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes. The Time Machine Crew looks forward to more of these segments as they lead to the official release of the album and culminating in a special radio broadcast highlighting the album's material by today's artists. Eytan also returned to the program to not only discuss his involvement with the Lite Rock project but also share with the radio audience some of the inspiration behind his brand new album "Year Of The Mouse".

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    Eytan Mirsky's latest album and his arrangement of the Rupert Holmes classic was produced by Jon Gordon (Suzanne Vega, Madonna). Jon was in the seventies band Tycoon. Music from that musical act can be heard on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast. Other artists heard on this radio aircheck include; Rupert Holmes, Mike Viola, Tommy Tutone, Marty Rudnick and The Go-Go's.

    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Eytan Mirsky and Andrew Curry from Monsters Of Lite Rock

    Drink A Toast To Innocence on Facebook

    Monsters Of Lite Rock on Facebook

    Official Website for Eytan Mirsky

    Official Website for Mike Viola

    Official Website for The Go-Go's

    Official Website for Tommy Tutone

    Official Website for Jon Gordon

    Official Website for Rupert Holmes

    Soufflé Pop on Facebook

    Official Website for Soufflé Pop

    Friday, November 09, 2012

    Adrien Reju Interview On The Time Machine

    Singer-songwriter Adrien Reju was a guest on The Time Machine. The gifted and talented artist shared the inspiration for some of her songs on her latest EP "Lucky Ones" and her 2008 album "A Million Hearts". The talented artist worked with the bluegrass outfit The Lowlands and the rootsy trio Angel Band. Her classically trained voice (she was a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s children’s choir) brings an incredible depth of emotion to her performances onstage and in the recording studio. Adrien is currently on a fall tour with Rachael Yamagata across North America.

    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interview with Adrien Reju

    Official Website for Adrien Reju

    Adrien Reju on Twitter

    Adrien Reju on Facebook

    Below: Adrien Reju's live performance of "Still Not Over You" at Rockwood Music Hall, September 26, 2012

    Saturday, November 03, 2012

    Tommy Marolda of The Toms Interivew on The Time Machine

    Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, engineer and music publisher Tommy Marolda was a guest on The Time Machine. Tom has appeared on more than fifty albums either as an artist, producer or composer. He has been nominated for a Gammy Award and has worked on gold and platimun albums with artists such as The Bee Gees, Cher, The Killers, Rod Stewart, Kurupt, and Richie Sambora from Bon Jovi. Working in the music business for more than thirty years, Tommy and his two bands, THE TOMS and HORIZONTAL LADIES CLUB, continue to record and release alternative and independent music.

    Besides writing and recording songs for all the major TV shows from "America's Next Top Model" to the Theme Song for the CBS "Insider" Show, Tom also has songs in many major motion pictures including "Stayin' Alive" starring John Travolta, "Days Of Thunder" starring Tom Cruise, "Once In The Life" starring Lawrance Fishburn, "Carmen" starring Beyonce Knowles, "O" starring Josh Hartman, "Rocky Balboa" starring Sylvester Stallone, "Ironman 3" with Robert Downey, Jr., "Escape Plan" starring Sylvester Stallone with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Disney's "Beverly Hills Chihuahua". Songs from the HORIZONTAL LADIES CLUB's latest album are featured in "The City" on MTV.

    Tom's first hit solo record "The Toms" (1979) was written, produced and recorded at his home studio within three days. Billboard magazine called it the best power-pop record of the decade. This is still one of the most sought-after LPs on the market.

    Aaron Kupferberg of the Powerpopholic website is also featured on the broadcast discussing a fundraising music project for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck include Vinnie Zummo, Klaatu, Joe Giddings, Cliff Hillis, Lannie Flowers, The Heartless Devils, Sitcom Neighbor, The Wellingtons and Ruby Free.

    Click here to listen or download the radio aircheck interviews with Tommy Marolda and Aaron Kupferberg

    Official Website for Tommy Marolda

    Official Website for Powerpopholic

    Thursday, November 01, 2012

    Taylor Locke Interview On The Time Machine

    Singer-songwriter Taylor Locke was a guest on The Time Machine. He's not only the namesake of Taylor Locke & The Roughs (with band members Chris Price, Joe Seiders and Mikey Pere plus former members Charlotte Froom and Mikey McCormack) but also a founding member and lead guitarist of Rooney, who have been firmly planted on The Time Machine's playlists since 2003. Taylor shares his thoughts behind both bands along with his upcoming web series "Planet Rocke with Taylor Locke" filled with guests, music, animation, puppets, furry fuzzy aliens and zany fun being touted as the first music talk show live from space. Some of the cast members include Ned Brower as Pterry P. Pteroydactle, Mischa Barton as Trixie, Renaldo Odlaner as Fuzuki and Patrick O'Sullivan as Fuzoko. Producer George Loomis is behind the scenes along with Ian Asbjornsen, Lucy Michel, Courtenay Williams, Ericka Clevenger, Cameron Brooks, Alexander Gabrielli, Teddy Cecil, Dominoe Farris-Gilbert, Kara Kieffer, Amy Reedy, Joe Rojas, Katie Broad, Nate Rothstein, Teddy Cecil, Luke Schlink, Bleu, Kyle Fredrickson and Megan Benavent. If that isn't enough to keep Taylor Locke busy, he's also part of Rumours, which is the premier Fleetwood Mac tribute act based in Los Angeles, with tickets currently on sale for their show January 10th, 2013 at The Roxy in LA. The group formed this past summer and recreates the legendary band in it's radio stronghold heyday from 1975-1979. The band is comprised of Jesika Miller, Rebecca Fishman, Ned Brower, Taylor Locke and Nic Johns. The Time Machine Crew on Maui is spoiled with Mick Fleetwood's own local band called Island Rumours that performs around the island but this Southern California tribute quintet is so focused that they've meticulously put together a show that spares no detail. From period accurate equipment and costumes to spot on characterizations and musical performances, Rumours takes you back to a time when music was still an unbridled cultural experience and bands weren't afraid to put on a show. If you find yourself in Los Angeles this Januray, relive the rock and roll magic with Rumours.

    Brand new music was also featured from Wyatt Funderburk, Rachael Yamagata and Sounds Like Digging. Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast include; Rooney, The Smith Bros., Raspberries and Emitt Rhodes.

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

    Below: Official music video for "My Only Drug" by Taylor Locke & The Roughs

    Below: Official music video for 2003's "Blueside" from Rooney

    Official Website for Taylor Locke & The Roughs

    Taylor Locke & The Roughs on Twitter

    Taylor Locke & The Roughs on Facebook

    Official Website for "Planet Rocke with Taylor Locke" at PlanetRocke.TV

    "Planet Rocke with Taylor Locke" on Facebook

    Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show on Facebook

    Official Website for Rooney