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Ken Sharp Interview on The Time Machine
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November 15, 2014 02:50 AM PST
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Rocker, singer-songwriter and author Ken Sharp returned as musical guest on The Time Machine. Ken discussed his latest book "PLAY ON! Power Pop Heroes - Volume One" (Jetfighter/$39.97) which can only be pre-ordered by November 14th. The first installment of a three volume series of detailed books, at 520 pages, it promises to be the most detailed beginnings on the influence of Power Pop. Ken Sharp honors the musical innovators who built Power Pop's foundations through extensive interviews and track-by-track commentary on seminal albums. Featuring a foreword by Eric Carmen of Raspberries, this book culls exclusive extended interviews with twenty artists that define Power Pop, including members of the Beatles, the Who, the Kinks, the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Hollies, the Dave Clark Five, the Zombies, Bee Gees, the Turtles, the Left Banke, Small Faces, the Move, Jeff Lynne and others. Also covered in "Volume 1" are representatives of the first generation of dedicated acolytes who followed the progenitors' trail: Badfinger, Raspberries, Big Star and Emitt Rhodes. This book is a must have for any true fan of Power Pop. The entire Time Machine Crew were excited to have Ken Sharp back on the broadcast. Host Michael McCartney also asked Ken to share stories behind some of own songs on his third album "Sonic Crayons" which has been a staple on The Time Machine's playlists since the album was release in 2007.

Whether its Raspberries' naughty testosterone-fueled epic "Go All the Way," most recently prominently featured in Guardians of the Galaxy or Badfinger's "Baby Blue," which scored the climactic final scene in the series finale of “Breaking Bad,” power pop is feel-good music whose sonic reverberations continue to make an indelible impact on the culture.

Back in '67, in describing their new single "I Can See for Miles," the Who's Pete Townshend coined the term "power pop," not knowing that the genre would come to take its name from his offhand description. "A Hard Days Night"..."You Really Got Me"..."Glad All Over"..."Feel A Whole Lot Better"..."Pictures of Lily"..."She's Not There"..."Carrie-Anne"..."Walk Away Renee"...”Tin Soldier”…"Happy Together"... “Lies”…"Do Ya"...”Open My Eyes”…"Go All the Way"..."No Matter What"..."September Gurls"...these classic songs share one common thread: they contain all the ingredients that make up a musical form known as "power pop."

From the '60s to present day, power pop music has gone on to mean different things to different people. For some, the term conjures the guitar crunch of Badfinger and Cheap Trick; for some, it's the intricate orchestrated melodicism of the Beach Boys, the Zombies or Jellyfish; while for others it epitomizes the quirky jagged pop tread by acts like Squeeze, XTC and Fountains of Wayne. But the stylistic glue that welds it all together into one thrilling two-to-three-minute musical joyride is a collective reverence for a picture-perfect melody that will take your breath away and a supersonic hook, the size of the Empire State Building, that's near impossible to forget.


Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck include The Hudson Brothers, The Turtles, Rick Springfield, The Bangles, The Electric Light Orchestra, The Idle Race, The Knickerbockers, Raspberries, The Knack and Linda Ronstadt.



Ken Sharp Interview on The Time Machine
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November 15, 2014 02:49 AM PST
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Rocker, singer-songwriter and author Ken Sharp returned as musical guest on The Time Machine. Ken discussed his latest book "PLAY ON! Power Pop Heroes - Volume One" (Jetfighter/$39.97) which can only be pre-ordered by November 14th. The first installment of a three volume series of detailed books, at 520 pages, it promises to be the most detailed beginnings on the influence of Power Pop. Ken Sharp honors the musical innovators who built Power Pop's foundations through extensive interviews and track-by-track commentary on seminal albums. Featuring a foreword by Eric Carmen of Raspberries, this book culls exclusive extended interviews with twenty artists that define Power Pop, including members of the Beatles, the Who, the Kinks, the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Hollies, the Dave Clark Five, the Zombies, Bee Gees, the Turtles, the Left Banke, Small Faces, the Move, Jeff Lynne and others. Also covered in "Volume 1" are representatives of the first generation of dedicated acolytes who followed the progenitors' trail: Badfinger, Raspberries, Big Star and Emitt Rhodes. This book is a must have for any true fan of Power Pop. The entire Time Machine Crew were excited to have Ken Sharp back on the broadcast. Host Michael McCartney also asked Ken to share stories behind some of own songs on his third album "Sonic Crayons" which has been a staple on The Time Machine's playlists since the album was release in 2007.

Whether its Raspberries' naughty testosterone-fueled epic "Go All the Way," most recently prominently featured in Guardians of the Galaxy or Badfinger's "Baby Blue," which scored the climactic final scene in the series finale of “Breaking Bad,” power pop is feel-good music whose sonic reverberations continue to make an indelible impact on the culture.

Back in '67, in describing their new single "I Can See for Miles," the Who's Pete Townshend coined the term "power pop," not knowing that the genre would come to take its name from his offhand description. "A Hard Days Night"..."You Really Got Me"..."Glad All Over"..."Feel A Whole Lot Better"..."Pictures of Lily"..."She's Not There"..."Carrie-Anne"..."Walk Away Renee"...”Tin Soldier”…"Happy Together"... “Lies”…"Do Ya"...”Open My Eyes”…"Go All the Way"..."No Matter What"..."September Gurls"...these classic songs share one common thread: they contain all the ingredients that make up a musical form known as "power pop."

From the '60s to present day, power pop music has gone on to mean different things to different people. For some, the term conjures the guitar crunch of Badfinger and Cheap Trick; for some, it's the intricate orchestrated melodicism of the Beach Boys, the Zombies or Jellyfish; while for others it epitomizes the quirky jagged pop tread by acts like Squeeze, XTC and Fountains of Wayne. But the stylistic glue that welds it all together into one thrilling two-to-three-minute musical joyride is a collective reverence for a picture-perfect melody that will take your breath away and a supersonic hook, the size of the Empire State Building, that's near impossible to forget.


Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck include The Hudson Brothers, The Turtles, Rick Springfield, The Bangles, The Electric Light Orchestra, The Idle Race, The Knickerbockers, Raspberries, The Knack and Linda Ronstadt.



Fast Eddie and Puppet Prenuptial Radio Show on The Time Machine
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June 08, 2014 08:45 PM PDT
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After going steady for nineteen years, The Time Machine's radio hosts Fast Eddie and Puppet, finally decide to tie the knot and make it official. They decided to spin music on the FM dial one last time before becoming bride and groom just one week away. It was also a chance for Michael McCartney to play in the new studio and for both Fast Eddie and Puppet to get acquainted with the new surroundings and placement of equipment. On a personal note, the brand new studio making its debut on the FM dial this week, is just around the corner from the house that Puppet used to live in as a child before moving to Lahaina.

Artists featured on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck include Tori Amos, Cheap Trick, The Smith Bros., Little Feat, George Paoa, Steely Dan, Dave Stephens, Alice Peacock, Kelly Jones, John Alagia, Mike Viola, Rilo Kiley, Matt Nathanson, Graham Gouldman, 10cc, The Beatles, Kalapana, David Bowie, John Alagia, Butch Walker & The Black Widows, Blossom, Chip Hatlelid & Shave Ice, Ray Gooliak, Bread, Neil Diamond & Brian Wilson, Fountains of Wayne, Rachael Yamagata, Mandy Moore, Hugh Grant & Hayley Bennett, Airwaves, Sutherland Brothers, Brian Ray, The Bangles, Marty Rudnick, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Carly Simon, Wet Willie, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, Rickie Lee Jones, Flash & The Pan, The Beach Boys, Rhett Miller, The Ides Of March, B.J. Thomas, The Greg Kihn Band, Iain Matthews, Linda Ronstadt and the Steve Geyer Band.



Ken Stringfellow, Karla Kane, Fernando Perdomo and Andrew Curry Interviews on The Time Machine
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April 20, 2014 11:02 PM PDT
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Andrew Curry returned to The Time Machine this week to debut two more songs from the upcoming album project "Here Comes The Reign Again: The Second British Invasion". Andrew shared Ken Stringfellow's arrangement of The Blow Monkey's "Digging Your Scene" and the Madness classic "Our House" performed by The Corner Laughers. Both songs made their world broadcast debut this past week and it was a perfect opportunity to have singer-songwriter and producer Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star and R.E.M.) on the broadcast to discuss his participation with the forthcoming release along with singer-songwriter Karla Kane talking about her bands The Corner Laughers and Agony Aunts. This week also saw the release of Fernando Perdomo's latest song "Girl With A Record Collection" off of his upcoming album "Warm" along with a music video of the single to coincide with National Record Store Day. Fernando returned to The Time Machine for a conversation about record stores and the women who love their record collections.

A brand new stripped down cover of the seventies classic Raspberries song "Go All The Way" from Lisa Mychols was also featured on the radio show. Others artists featured on this afternoon Maui FM broadcast aircheck include The Posies, Mike Viola, Brian Ray, The Bangles, Cheap Trick, Teenage Fanclub, Courtney Jaye and Second Saturday.



"Here Comes The Reign Again: The Second British Invasion" on Facebook

Official Website for Monsters Of Lite Rock

Official Website for Ken Stringfellow

Official Website for The Posies

Official Website for The Corner Laughers

Official Website for Fernando Perdomo

Official Website for Mike Viola

Official Website for Lisa Mychols

Official Website for Brian Ray

Official Website for The Bangles

Official Website for Wyatt Funderburk and Second Saturday

Official Website for Cheap Trick

Official Website for Teenage Fanclub

Official Website for Courtney Jaye


DeDe Returns To The Time Machine
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December 16, 2013 02:27 AM PST
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Singer-songwriter DeDe had quite a bit of musical output for 2013. Summer saw the release of her EP "Love & Fairy Tales" followed by her holiday album "World Of Christmas". Her Christmas album not only had Jeff Bova on board as producer and guitarist Tim Pierce, but one of The Time Machine's core artists played over the airwaves the past decade, Arden Kaywin, joined in the musical seasonal fun with background vocals. DeDe shared with the radio audience some of the details behind some of her songs from both her EP and brand new album.


Brand new music for the holidays was also featured on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast from Priscilla Ahn and Alicia Witt plus XTC's Andy Partridge's rare recording of "I Wonder Why the Wonderfalls" which was the theme to the television cult classic "Wonderfalls".




Video Below: Official music video for "The Fairy Tale Song" by DeDe



Video Below: Official music video for "One Child" from DeDe





Official Website for DeDe

DeDe on Facebook

DeDe on Twitter



Official Website for Priscilla Ahn

Official Website for Alicia Witt

Official Website for Andy Partridge and XTC

The Explorers Club's Jason Brewer and Sheri Miller Return to The Time Machine with Christmas Cheer
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December 15, 2013 05:11 PM PST
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Singer-songwriters Jason Brewer of The Explorers Club and Sheri Miller were both return guests on The Time Machine. Jason discussed the future of The Explorers Club and in addition to the group's latest single "Don't Waste Her Time" and the previous cover of The Wildweeds' "No Good To Cry" (composed by NRBQ's Al Anderson), featured their latest Christmas single which is a cover of The Band's song "Christmas Must Be Tonight". Sheri, who has been on the broadcast a number of times over the years, shared her latest two singles. She talked about both of her new Christmas songs, "Diamond Christmas" and "Merry Christmas, Jesus, It's Been One Hellava Year".


Brand new music for the holidays was also featured on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast from The Zombies, Meiko, Nick Lowe, The Dukes Of Surf, Wyatt Funderburk, Richard X. Heyman, The Pengwins and Heart featuring Aaron Neville.


Official Website for The Explorers Club

Official Website for Sheri Miller



Official Website for The Zombies

Official Website for Meiko

Official Website for Nick Lowe

Official Website for The Dukes of Surf

Official Website for Wyatt Funderburk

Official Website for Richard X. Heyman

Official Website for The Pengwins

Official Website for Heart

Alicia Witt Launches Christmas Radio Programming in Hawaii with New Single, Adam Waltermire Unveils A Pop Garden Christmas AND Radio Music Challenge Accepted on The Time Machine
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December 11, 2013 02:48 PM PST
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Singer-songwriter Alicia Witt returned to The Time Machine to kick off the world broadcast debut of her latest holiday song, "I'm Not Ready For Christmas". The previous two Christmas seasons on the Maui FM airwaves featured her first Christmas single covering the classic "Santa Baby" with an arrangement that was welcomed by island listeners. The subject matter of her new song "I'm Not Ready For Christmas" was the perfect song to launch our Christmas programming on the radio dial. Considering that we do our best as radio programmers to hold back until December to spin Christmas songs, we are well aware that other radio stations around the country start as early as October (a few even begin in Septemeber), the lyrical content of Alicia Witt's song was the perfect tune to actually break our radio format rule for decades and begin playing Christmas songs before Thanksgiving. She brought her song to life in the studio with fellow musicians Michael Bradford (bass and guitar), Rayford Griffin (drums and percussion) and Ben Folds (glockenspiel, bells and additional vocals). Michael Bradford also produced the song with Joe Costa as mixer and additional production by Ben Folds. Both the original naughty version and the "clean" version can be purchased at her website and on Bandcamp.com. The Time Machine Crew were honored to have Alicia kick off our Christmas programming. Previous artists in the past that have started off our holiday programming include Rachael Yamagata, Kelly Jones, Mandy Moore, Mike Viola, Amy Grant, Bleu, Rob Bonfiglio, Maple Mars and Wilson Phillips.


Alicia refers to her single as her new un-Christmas song, which is ironic, considering that her last three film projects as an actress were all Christmas flicks. Although we featured her songs in heavy rotation this past year including "Do It" and her duet with Ben Folds titled "You Can Go Home", Alicia was spending most of this past year pretending that it was Christmas. Her first film for the holidays debuted in November on The Hallmark Channel. The television movie "A Very Merry Mix-Up" became the third highest rated film in the network's history and repeated viewings continue until the end of the year. Alicia Witt will be in theaters nationwide on December 13th in "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" and her third Christmas film "A Snow Globe Christmas" debuts the following day, December 14th on the Lifetime Network, as she stars opposite Donald Faison and Christina Milian. A perfect movie for a Saturday night. It will air a few more times throughout the month of December. Meanwhile, Alicia is busy working in the story arc of the upcoming fifth season of "Justified" on the FX Network. Season premiere is January 7th, 2014.



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Adding to the Christmas spirit on the FM broadcast was return guest Adam Waltemire with his Florida radio show's latest album release, "A Pop Garden Christmas". Adam shared his thoughts behind the Christmas project and featured songs from a wide variety of talented artists including Twenty Cent Crush, Timmy Sean, Lannie Flowers, Ruby Free and Lisa Mychols. "A Pop Garden Christmas" can also be found on Bandcamp.com.



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Back in September, Monster Of Lite Rock's founder Andrew Curry, was a guest on the program discussing the vinyl release of "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock". During the on on-air conversation between Andrew and radio host Michael McCartney, Michael pointed out that on both the vinyl and the double album CD, that not a single musical act chose to record the 1980 classic Dan Fogelberg song "Same Old Lang Syne" which inspired the tribute album's title. The single became a top ten hit for the late Dan Fogelberg and the following year was included on his album "The Innocent Age". Although the song is timeless and can be listened to anytime of the year, over the last three decades, radio has decided to play it during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. This song was aching to be a part of the successful album tribute to Lite Rock but unfortunately nobody opted to record their arrangement. Michael decided during the interview to make an announcement that if any musician wanted to tackle the song, that it would be featured on the air this Christmas season. Andrew also added that it would be featured on the Monsters Of Lite Rock Facebook page. The Time Machine Crew are glad to announce that we have received a submission from Cara Maria O'Shea & Royce Peterson. The two musicians decided to arrange the song as a duet. As promised, it was featured on the Monsters Of Lite Rock Facebook page and made it's broadcast debut. Both Cara Maria and Royce were guests on the program sharing how they came up with their arrangement.


The Time Machine Crew is still accepting submissions from musical artists covering Dan Fogelberg's "Same Old Lang Syne". Submit your recording and arrangement to TheTimeMachine@yahoo.com. Perhaps there could be a future version coming from Alicia Witt and Ben Folds. That would be a cool musical gift.


Other artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM aircheck include Mike Viola & Kelly Jones performing "Time For Everything To Change" off of Mike's latest album "Ghoul", Ryan Robinson with his song "She's Movin' In" and Willie Wisely with Kelly Jones doing their wild arrangement of the Atlanta Rhythm Section's classic "So Into You".


Video Below: Preview for "A Very Merry Mix-Up" with Alicia Witt



Video Below: Preview for "A Snow Globe Christmas" with Alicia Witt





Official Website for Alicia Witt

Alicia Witt's "I'm Not Ready For Christmas" (original naughty version) on Bandcamp

Alicia Witt's "I'm Not Ready For Christmas" (clean version) on Bandcamp

Alicia Witt on Twitter

"A Pop Garden Christmas" on Bandcamp

Royce Peterson Appreciation Zone on Facebook

Official Website for "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock" at Monsters Of Lite Rock

"Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock" on Facebook





Vegas With Randolph Interview on The Time Machine
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December 10, 2013 07:26 PM PST
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Singer-songwriters Eric Kern and John Ratts of the band Vegas With Randolph were recent guests on The Time Machine. The two rockers shared their thoughts on their latest album release "Rings Under The Sun". In addition to songs featured from the new album as well as some of their previous material, John and Eric discussed their contribution of the Little River Band classic "Cool Change" for the double album 2013 release "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock".


Below: Official music video for "Snow Day" by Vegas With Randolph




Official Website for Vegas With Randolph




Vinyl Release of Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Light Rock AND Radio Challenge To All Musicians
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December 10, 2013 06:24 PM PST
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The Time Machine Crew has had a blast playing tracks from Monster of Lite Rock's album "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock". Now the album is out on vinyl and would be the perfect gift this holiday season for your musical pals with turntables or simply for yourself. Today's current crop of wonderful indie artists chose songs that were so well written that despite their incredible arrangements and how they were produced to an excellence that Top 40 music today on the radio rarely aspires to, it's a theme that deserved to have today's artists pay tribute to. Many of the songs were tunes that the artists featured on this album were exposed to as kids by musical acts that cranked out hit after hit like England Dan & John Ford Coley, Player, Leo Sayer, Atlanta Rhythm Section and Cliff Richard while others were artists that had success with a hit single or two like Robbie Dupree, Rupert Holmes, Ian Matthews, Jay Ferguson and 10cc.


An added bonus track on this vinyl LP versus the double CD is An American Underdog ("Thunder Island" by Jay Ferguson) joining Cliff Hillis ("Shake It" by Ian Matthews), Linus Of Hollywood (Leo Sayer's "More Than I Can Say"), Mike Viola (Robbie Dupree's "Steal Away"), Eytan Mirsky ("Escape [The Piña Colada Song]" from Rupert Holmes), David Myhr ("The Things We Do For Love" from 10cc), Kelly Jones (England Dan & John Ford Coley's "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"), Bleu (Player's "Baby Come Back"), Michael Carpenter (Cliff Richard's "We Don't Talk Anymore") and Willie Wisely (Atlanta Rhythm Section's "So Into You").


Monster of Lite Rock's founder, Andrew Curry, returned to the broadcast to discuss the vinyl release and The Time Machine's radio show host Michael McCartney pointed out that not a single artist recorded the song that gave the tribute it's name. The title of the album is derived from Dan Fogelberg's classic song "Same Old Lang Syne". Michael put out an on-air challenge over the FM dial that any musical artist or group that records their own version of that song would have their song played on the air during the holiday season. Andrew would also feature the song on the Monsters Of Lite Rock webpage. Artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast include An American Underdog, Michael Carpenter, Mike Viola, Linus Of Hollywood, Cliff Hillis and a brand new song "Hard To Believe" from Records and Tapes which is their second single.


Below: Official music video for "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Michael Carpenter




Below: Official Extended Promotional Film for "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Light Rock"




Below: Official Promotional Video for "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Light Rock"





Official Website for "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock" at Monsters Of Lite Rock

Official Bandcamp Website for "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Light Rock"

"Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock" on Facebook



Official Website for An American Underdog

Official Website for Michael Carpenter

Official Website for Bleu

Official Website for The Davenports

Official Website for Linus Of Hollywood

Official Website for Mike Viola

Official Website for David Myhr

Official Website for Kelly Jones

Official Website for Cliff Hillis

Official Website for Eytan Mirsky

Official Website for Willie Wisely






Dana Countryman and Tricia Countryman Interview on The Time Machine
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November 19, 2013 04:10 PM PST
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Singer-songwriter Dana Countryman was a guest on The Time Machine. He discussed his brand new album "Pop! The Incredible Fantastic World Retro Pop World Of Dana Countryman" and shared his thoughts on his album that also includes special musical guests Dee Long of Klaatu, Jimmie Herrod, Scott Krippayne, Peter McDonnell, Wally Reddington III, John Milne and Dana's wife Tricia Countryman. Tricia joined the interview midway during the broadcast. From his work in The Amazing Pink Things to his collaboration "Chicken on the Rocks" with Jean-Jacques Perrey featured on Comedy Central's "South Park", Dana's talent can tackle anything. He was the founder, publisher and editor of Cool & Strange Music! Magazine. The Time Machine Crew were tickled pink to have both Dana and Tricia on the broadcast the same day as Boz Scaggs and Susanna Hoffs. Dana has released an album filled with his musical friends that harkens back to the sixties and is an enjoyable album from start to finish.



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