Sam Green & the Time Machine
Sam Green is a classic example of a
struggling artist, coming to terms with his craft. Being a third generation
poet and a songwriter; his father was a published Russian poet. Who defected
from the Iron curtain to Australia, where Sam was born.
Sam is known in many circles as
His first album, I Think Its About Time,
had great reviews. And was distributed worldwide through The Orchard Company
and associates in New York.
After a lapse of four years Sam Green who
also trades as Sam Green and the Time Machine and Sam Green T.M. is
releasing his new album which promises to be a great hit. The title called,
Love Has Its Answers. Recorded over four months, is any thing but rushed.
Certainly it has insight in his direction.
Which I would say is a must to get a hold
Also to ease the flight great reflecting
melodises, they are re-releasing two other albums, Players All Are We and
Hundreds of Miles. Both with added tracks and remixed for your pleasure.
The albums will be available through
normal channels such as Microsoft, itunes, and e-music. As well as all good
outlets from 10th August this year, for downloads only at this
Artist Sam Green T.M. address in
242 Swan St., Richmond Victoria Australia
There are videos and samples of music on
his web site as well.
You seem to be a prolific songwriter
Mister Sam Green and the Time Machine said the interviewer and I want to
include a passage of interview with my reviewer of the music.
When did you first realize you had a talent for writing songs?
I was a young boy. Before time and space, and the race of life. I would
listen to the radio each and every day. Being very young. It was easy. I was
about six or seven or younger. I those days, in the family lounge there was
a piano. I would listen to the hit songs of those days. As you do. I loved
and would, work them out on the keyboard. Music was a currency. So we would
sing all the time. For our friends. I would change the words of popular
songs to my own twist. At that time, I was studying music with Mrs Johnston.
She was an old old lady may be forty, forty five. Who would teach children
in my street, who wanted to learn. She had many stories about the great
composers and about there lives as writers. I heard her on a radio
national, radio station. Mrs Johnston told me to tune in. After hearing the
beauty of her playing in the concert. I told her, I would like to be a
In those days, I would come from
playing football in the park, near by. And she would wash my little hands
and tell me stories, of the road traveled, and share her thoughts by her
piano. Wonderful times, with tears in my eyes as I remember. She talked
about the relationship of all the music notes to each other and how Mozart
wrote by candlelight on his piano. Time moved on. As he, I was always,
making and writing songs, for friends. As I said it was a currency of making
good friends. One friend called Henry, had a cousin knowing wrote for Go
Set. A music paper, of that time. He would play all the latest albums that
were current; I would remember all the songs and tunes. And get good ideas
and perspective in my field of writing.
In whatever field you are in. One must know and learn, as much as there is
know. How big is that universe, that itís big and there much to learn
Why do you call yourself "Sam Green & the Time Machine"?
You know because with any music you need many names to put it in a box.
I have been called many things.
Somewhere I found and like the name Sam Green & the Time Machine because it
reminded me of the sixties when there were great writers in folk and soul,
jazz and heart. Also because the family business is that of watch repairs.
Even so, it stuck for that different reason.
Please take this story, with as many grains of salt you wish. I registered
my name on the search engines, and I had very moving experience. Some
people, would write to be wanting me to take them back in time, of course I
said I can't. Then many things started happening. My car was stolen by so
called under world, my computer was stolen, and luckily I had some up. And
got out of that mess. People around where talking about time travel. People
telling me they were from another planet, showing books photos and films. In
this crazy world, with crazy people. I found I was making head way. It
generated interest, as you can see, so I kept it.
Describe a typical live performance.
To see, to hear, to enjoy. This is what I have said for many a time. I do
performing. On TV, video or live. Once you know your work. You must keep in
tune with the elements. That what I do. Study and reflect on my writings.
The expressions on stage, are a buzz and then the release after would of a
job well done. Who could ask for more
How has the Internet affected your music and/or your ability to
In the early days, I would get over 100,000 visits a year. Then there was
only one page with a letter from the Queen of England. Telling me she liked
the music, which I sent her. I am a subject of Australia, so l say, with all
heart Long Live the Queen. The masses of visitors went for many years. Now
days I don't pay for statics, but there are few passing through by my site.
Word of mouth is expressed quickly. At the speed of light on the net.
So it can be good, if you have the angle. My angle, is I write and play
Who are your influences?
So many, greats, as every grain of sand, as every cloud of thought. Time is
a traveler and it changes. One day, is a blessing and has its book to read.
There are many, from the singers in the street, to the world that puts at my
ears to be heard. Children playing the school grounds, to seagulls flying to
feed there young. Music is life and my life is music
What is the best piece of advice you would give to an aspiring
Be real, be good to yourself, try a
little, if itís written in the sands of
time, it will be.. You will see your foods of thought grow. As my songs can
be heard in the wheels of time. They helped me. As they will help you. Grow
with the universe.
Network, know who's who, learn from your mistakes, make this world better
than it was when you where born. For all and yourself My trouble with my
songs, Is that I love them all, but in different ways. As children, they
grow with me, in thought and light
Samís music can be heard at his web
Currently releasing three albums wide
world through the Orchard Company in New York, They are Hundreds of Miles,
Players All Are We, and a new release recorded this year, Love Has Its
Answers due out 10th August
trading as Sam Green
& the Time Machine
242 Swan St., Richmond, Victoria, Australia 3121
watchmaker/jeweller. singer/songwriter/poet/human being
take it to heart, do good and be good
live in balance, for others and yourself