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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Willie Wisely Interview On The Time Machine
Singer-songwriter Willie Wisely was a recent guest on The Time Machine. The gifted artist has been a core artist on The Time Machine since the mid nineties and his latest album project "True" with bassist James Voss, drummer Peter Anderson and trombonist Greg Wold make up the Willie Wisely Trio. Willie shared stories with the Maui radio audience about his career and the musical inspirations behind many of his songs.
Aidan Knox just celebrated his tenth birthday this week. He celebrated it in a hospital bed while undergoing chemotherapy treatment for a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma. This particular sarcoma is an aggressive cancer that requires aggressive treatment. Aidan is currently undergoing nine months of treatment at the Children's Hospital Of Pittsburgh. His treatment includes intensive chemotherapy on a compressed schedule and thirty-one radiation treatments to his tumor site which is his spine. Aidan's father is Lance Knox. Lance is an online listener of The Time Machine and shared his son's cancer battle with the Maui radio audience. Aidan is an inspiration with his high spirits during this ordeal that is beyond physically and emotionally draining to anyone who has had to deal with chemo. "Songs For Aidan" is a charity compilation on compact disc and digitally to raise money for the Oncology Child Life Department of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh where Aidan receives his treatment. Child Life provides activities, board games, video games (and consoles), books and toys to the patients during their admissions to the hospital. They do their best to make the time the kids have to spend in the hospital as pleasant and fun as possible. The CD features exclusive versions of songs from singer-songwriters Jim Boggia and Brandon Schott that have helped the family immensely during Aidan's diagnosis and treatment and have a message that they believe can help others who find themselves in difficult situations. The fundraising goal is a simple modest one to raise $1000 which would roughly be about 300 compilations sold.
Jim Boggia offers a brand new acoustic version of his song "Live The Proof". It's a song about the power of positive thinking and positive action, that has become a mantra for Aidan's family throughout Aidan's battle with Ewing's sarcoma. Every day they try to "Live The Proof" and take Jim's advice to "Go into the world you see, like it's already the way that it should be."
Brandon Schott offers a new, more intimate take on his song "Turning Toward The Sun" which he wrote when he was in treatment for cancer. The Knox family received Brandon's video when they were in a dark place about Aidan's illness. It gave them hope to see that this journey doesn't always end in sadness. We do our best to find the light in our situation. Admittedly it isn't always easy to find, but it's always there and even the tiniest bit of "sunshine" can make a huge difference.
Aidan's particular type of cancer requires him to spend a lot of time in the hospital. He has to be admitted to Children's hospital every two weeks to receive his chemotherapy. He has two day admissions which aren't that bad and five day admissions which are difficult for him. Near the end of those five day stays, he gets pretty homesick and just generally sad. This gave the family an idea for a project that might lift his spirits. A YouTube channel was created called "Songs For Aidan" and Mom and Dad (Jamie and Lance) were hoping that they could get musicians / artists from all over to offer a little personal word or two of encouragement and play a song for him. As of this week, there are currently thirty-six music videos posted on the "Songs For Aidan" YouTube channel featuring a wide variety of musicians including Steve Burns ("Blue's Clues"), Mike Viola, Slow Runner, Emily Robinson and Robert DeStefano of The Blood Rush. "When he's stuck in the hospital and feeling down, we can show him the videos so he can see just how many people are pulling for him and really there's nothing cooler than having someone play and sing a song just for you."
Along with Lance Knox and Aidan Knox on the radio, artists featured on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast include Jim Boggia and Brandon Schott.
Singer-songwriter Katie Ainge was a recent guest on The Time Machine. She shared with the radio audience her thoughts behind the inspirations for the songs on her latest EP "Now Or Never" that includes her single "See Me Now" currently climbing the Adult Contemporary radio charts.
Andrew Curry Debuts New "Lite Rock" from Paul Myers and Cliff Hillis
Record producer Andrew Curry from The Monsters Of Lite Rock website returns to The Time Machine to debut two brand new arrangements of classic songs from the forthcoming release "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock". Andrew has become a fixture on The Time Machine Radio Show since late last year discussing the album project and featuring songs from this loving tribute for pop fans all over the world. This time around, making their world broadcast debut on the radio, were two wonderful arrangements from Cliff Hillis and Paul Myers. Cliff Hillis recorded Terence Boylan's 1977 song "Shake It" that Ian Matthews cut for his 1978 album "Stealin' Home", which became a number four hit single in 1979. Former guest on The Time Machine, Paul Myers (The Gravelberrys), pays homage to Michael Martin Murphey's "Wildfire", which was originally recorded at the famous Caribou Ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and released as a single in 1975, where it climbed to number two on the Billboard charts and number one on the Radio & Records charts.
Singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb returned to The Time Machine. Lisa has been a core artist on The Time Machine's playlists since her debut single "Stay" topped the charts nearly nineteen years ago. The talented songstress solidified her strength on the Maui airwaves with each subsequent album release. The gifted artist shared her thoughts with the radio audience and inspirations behind some of the songs off of her brand new album "No Fairy Tale" with radio host Michael McCartney.
The album was co-produced by guitarist Chad Gilbert who is also a founding member of rockers New Found Glory. Adding to the mix to make a cohesive almost power pop and overall punky album included Hello Goodbye's Forrest Kline & Joe Marro, Maia Sharp, Tegan & Sara (who outside of her "Camp Lisa" album recorded not one but two songs from the Canadian siblings that she had no hand in writing and gave those songs a distinctive edge that is still Lisa), Morgan Taylor, Chuck Wolverton, Marvin Etzioni and veteran mix engineer Brad Wood (The Bangles, That Dog, Smashing Pumpkins, Ben Lee, Liz Phair, Dar Williams, Veruca Salt, The Lilacs, Placebo and Pete Yorn).
Brian Ray and Orianthi Panagaris Interviews On The Time Machine
Are you ready for a rockin' Valentine's Day? Rockers and singer-songwriters Brian Ray and Orianthi Panagaris were recent musical guests on The Time Machine. Brian returned to the radio show to give not only the Maui radio audience a chance to listen to "Sucker For Love" by The Bayonets, but it was also a world broadcast debut from the duo made up of Oliver Leiber and Brian Ray. In addition to Brian's own solo work, over a decade as musical arranger for Etta James and as Paul McCartney's guitarist for over ten years (That's right, Rock fans, Brian has been playing with Paul longer than any member of Wings...let that piece of music trivia soak in.), Brian teamed up with Oliver to release a new digital single every seven weeks from The Bayonets. Brian and Oliver also enlisted the help of their musical outlaw pals Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello), Adam McDougall (Black Crowes), Scott Shriner (Weezer), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and Lucrecia López Sanz (Nube 9). Orianthi's incredible guitar playing was once again featured on her latest single "Frozen" that's been featured in heavy rotation on The Time Machine the past month. Orianthi shared her inspiration for the song and discussed her upcoming album "Heaven In This Hell". The Time Machine Crew were excited that Ori was able to be on the broadcast between her latest gig as a member of Alice Cooper's band (two world tours so far) and her third album produced by the talented Dave Stewart to be released on March 12th. Radio host Michael McCartney had the volume cranked up to full blast in the air studio and was enjoying the pure pop bliss of both guitarists and their craft. Both gifted artists made the radio show sizzle with rock.
Below: Official music video for "Sucker For Love" from The Bayonets
Below: A tribute to Les Paul for the Miami Dolphins/Houston Texans Halftime Show featuring Rick Nielson, Orianthi and Brian Ray who produced and arranged the performance along with 100 kids on guitars for Gibson Foundation's Music In Schools program.
Below: Orianthi performing performing "Frozen" on Fox 11
Below: Official music video for "Now Or Never" from Orianthi
Below: Official music video for "According To You" by Orianthi
Below: Official music video for "Shut Up & Kiss Me" by Orianthi
Below: Official music video for "Courage" from Orianthi featuring Lacey
Below: Official music video for "Highly Strung" from Orianthi featuring Steve Vai
Singer-songwriter and author Ben Arthur was a recent guest on The Time Machine. In 2004, Ben's third album "Edible Darling" was released and both "Mercy" and "Mary Ann" from that album were in heavy rotation on The Time Machine for nearly two years. The albums "Mouthfeel" (2007) and "Roadkill (2009) followed with continued airplay. 2012 saw the release of Ben's sixth album "If You Look for My Heart" which is an interrelated concept album and novel pairing. Sharing title, themes, and characters, the album and the book are densely interrelated, yet independent works. Guest appearances by Aesop Rock and Rachael Yamagata on the album are echoed in the narrative of the book. Ben shared with the Maui radio audience his inspiration for his latest work and his early musical influences.
In addition to his six albums and latest novel, Ben Arthur has published a previous novel titled "The Lure Of The Distant Sound". Ben has performed on national television and the internationally syndicated radio program "Acoustic Café" and has shared the stage with artists including Dave Matthews, Tori Amos, Bruce Hornsby, Toots and the Maytals, Shawn Colvin and Sophie B Hawkins. Ben has licensed his songs to ABC, CBS, Showtime and PBS plus he has had three half hour specials devoted to his work on Sirius XM radio. Since 2011, Ben has hosted and co-produced the video series "Dubway Days", in which he writes and records a song with a featured artist over the course of a day. Guests so far have included John Wesley Harding, Ollabelle, Vienna Teng, Tracy Bonham, and Latin film star and two time Grammy-nominee Ximena. Live performances, interviews, fan-made videos, and covers of Ben’s songs by other artists can be found online at YouTube, Facebook, iLike, LastFM, etc. and Ben’s songs on Pandora have logged half a million plays.
Music from Def Leppard was also featured on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck.
Australia's Emmaline debuts the official music video for her latest single "Everygirl". The video was directed and edited by Keshia Smith with Samir Karimi's atmospheric piano playing adding to the haunting vocal performance from Emmaline.
Pop Garden Radio's Adam Waltemire was a guest on The Time Machine this past week sharing the first of a two volume set of albums titled "Legacy - A Tribute To Rick Nelson". Adam shared with the radio audience his labor of love project that began in 2006 and includes wonderful contributions from a wide variety of talent. The main idea behind the tribute is to share the music of Rick Nelson through the sounds of today's independent musicians. The forthcoming release is scheduled for the end of February and the list of the twenty-two artists performing their arrangements is an amazing group of indie artists:
Teenage Idol - LUZER
Just a Little Too Much - Phil Solem
Fools Rush In - The Waking Hours
Lonesome Town - Brian Ray
Be True to Me - Hayley Taylor
Legacy - Marty Rudnick
Loser Babe is You - Walter Clevenger and the Dairy Kings
Stood Up - Ed James
Waitin in School - Stratocruiser
Anytime - Dennis Pickens
Life - DC Cardwell
Summertime - An American Underdog
Easy To Be Free - Rob Bonfiglio
Mighty Good - Million Sellers
Are You Really Real? - Jeremy
Sweet Mary - The Taters
Young World - Steven Wright-Mark
Poor Little Fool - Popdudes
Lifestream - Blake Jones & the Trike Shop
Stars Fell on Alabama - Marjorie Cardwell
I Wanna Be Loved - Adam Waltemire
Garden Party - Gary Pig Gold
Artists featured on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast paying tribute to Rick Nelson include; Phil Solem (Great Buildings, The Rembrandts), Brian Ray (Paul McCartney's guitarist, Etta James, Black Unicorn, The Bayonets), Rob Bonfiglio, The Waking Hours, Gary Pig Gold, Walter Clevenger & The Dairy Kings, Ed James, Marty Rudnick, Popdudes, The Taters, LUZER and Marjorie Cardwell
Linus Of Hollywood and Kelly Jones Interviews and Andrew Curry Debuts The Sonic Executive Sessions and Paul Bertolino on The Time Machine
Rocker, singer-songwriter and producer; Linus Dotson, known to the musical world as Linus Of Hollywood, was a recent guest on The Time Machine. Linus shared with the radio audience about his musical career; including his work as half of the duo Palmdale with Kay Hanley and his contribution to the forthcoming release "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock". Linus decided to share his cover of Leo Sayer's classic arrangement of "More Than I Can Say" which was composed by Sonny Curtis and Jerry Allison which also garnered some airplay from Bobby Vee. You'll appreciate the guitar work that Linus brought to this wonderful song. Singer-songwriter Kelly Jones also returned to the broadcast with her beautiful arrangement of England Dan and John Ford Coley's classic song "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" composed by Parker McGee that Kelly also submitted to the same Lite Rock tribute album, along with her recent work on Secret Friend's album "Time Machine", which we've been spinning heavily for obvious reasons. How often do we get an album named after our radio broadcast? The Time Machine Crew couldn't have been more ecstatic (*wink wink). In addition, Andrew Curry, who has become a fixture on The Time Machine Radio Show since late last year, returned to the broadcast to share more new songs to be featured on "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock". This time around, making their world broadcast debut on the radio along with Linus Of Hollywood and Kelly Jones, were two wonderful takes from the Sonic Executive Sessions ("On And On" by Stephen Bishop - who was on the same broadcast - see previous podcast) which features the sublime vocals of Christian Phillips and singer-songwriter Paul Bertolino ("Just Remember I Love You" by Firefall).
The Kickstarter website has already featured "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock" on it's home page and you can take advantage of a lot of really nifty goodies as part of your pre-order for the album.
Rocker and singer-songwriter Alexx Calise returned as a musical guest on The Time Machine. She shared with the radio audience her thoughts behind the inspirations for the songs on her latest EP "AC3" released at the end of 2012.
"I don’t feel sorry for being who I am”, proclaims sharp-tongued Alexx Calise. Delivering a sound that is both fresh and uniquely her own, Alexx combines crunchy rock riffs with probing lyrics and hooky pop melodies. In addition to her own musical output, Alexx also teamed up with drummer and songwriter Dennis Morehouse, to form the band Sound Of Cancer.
Told throughout most of her career to not play guitar as much or at all, and to pursue a more “proven” musical direction, Alexx instead chose to focus even more so on her instrument, practicing some five to six hours a day, and follow the only direction she knew how to - her own.
Countless film and TV placements and millions of Youtube hits later, Calise has proven that her torchy vocals, gritty guitar work and heart and soul lyrics are enough to make an incredible international impact, even as a completely independent artist.
Calise's hit song "Cry" became a web phenomenon almost overnight (spawning hundreds of covers, tributes and dance routines) after it appeared on the Lifetime show “Dance Moms”. It charted at #64 on the iTunes US Rock Chart and its official video features "Dance Moms" star, Maddie Ziegler, who danced to the song in several episodes of the show.
Calise's 3rd solo effort, "AC3" (which signifies Calise's 3rd album and also shows her affinity for her Vox AC-30 guitar amp) goes back to the chanteuse's alt-grunge roots, and showcases her vocal prowess, impressive guitar chops and exponential growth as a songwriter. Produced entirely at home by Alexx and producer/engineer Wes Michener (Puddle of Mudd, Marilyn Manson, Pixie Lott), AC3 is a refreshingly honest and raw record, and shows a side of Calise that fans have yet to see.
Calise’s music has appeared on a multitude of different shows such as “Dance Moms” (Lifetime), "Dance Moms: Miami" (Lifetime), "Last Call With Carson Daly" (NBC), "The Voice" (NBC), Audrina” (VH-1), "Tough Love" (VH-1), “NY Ink” (TLC), “Next” (MTV), "10 on Top" (MTV), “One Tree Hill” (CW), "Texas Women" (CMT) and in the upcoming feature film, “LA, I Hate You” starring Malcolm McDowell and William Forsythe.
Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock
A member of the The Time Machine Crew has done another voice over in an homage to those seventies K-Tel / Ronco television and radio advertisements. This album tribute to Lite Rock is being produced by Andrew Curry from the Monsters Of Lite Rock website and will be available in the spring of 2013. The video was produced and edited by Todd Stanton of Todd Productions (ToddProductions.com). The clip began airing online last week leading up to the Kickstarter fundraiser later this week. We'll be posting the Kickstarter video and link as that becomes available this week. The Time Machine has had the opportunity to give a number of these songs their world broadcast debut thanks to the label head Andrew Curry. This style of music has always had a home on the broadcast being played alongside some heavy rockin' tunes so it's a no-brainer that this album will be getting a lot of airplay after it's official release in a few months. You will want to make sure to get in on this pre-order with nifty incentives as rewards for supporting this album project that is surely going to be a big part of your music collection that you will come back to again and again.
The artists contributing to this labor of love include:
Mike Viola - "Steal Away" *Robbie Dupree
Eytan Mirsky - "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" *Rupert Holmes
Michael Carpenter - "We Don't Talk Anymore" *Cliff Richard
Brandon Schott - "Thank You For Being A Friend" *Andrew Gold
Linus Of Hollywood - "More Than I Can Say" *Leo Sayer
Bleu - "Baby Come Back" *Player
Willie Wisley - "So Into You" *Atlanta Rhythm Section
Kyle Vincent - "How Much I Feel" *Ambrosia
Kelly Jones - "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" *England Dan & John Ford Coley
Lisa Mychols - "Don't Give Up On Us" *David Soul
Lannie Flowers - "Dance With Me" *Orleans
Vegas With Randolph - "Cool Change" *Little River Band
Paul Bertolino - "Just Remember I Love You" *Firefall
Throwback Suburbia - "I Love You" *Climax Blues Band
Paul Myers - "Wildfire" *Michael Martin Murphey
Seth Swirsky - "Shannon" *Henry Gross
Cliff Hillis - "Shake It" *Ian Matthews
The Davenports - "Just When I Needed You Most" *Randy VanWarmer)
Greg Pope - "Crazy Love" *Poco
An American Underdog - "Thunder Island" *Jay Ferguson)
David Myhr - "The Things We Do For Love" *10cc
Sonic Executive Sessions - "On & On" *Stephen Bishop
Wyatt Funderburk - "Bluer Than Blue *Michael Johnson
Joe Giddings - "Undercover Angel" *Alan O'Day
Chris Von Sneidern
Sunshine On Mars - "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" *Elvin Bishop
Popdudes - "Magnet & Steel" *Walter Egan
For more information on "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock":