A turning point to over comeam 21.07.2006 04:30:45 von Sam Green
Australia, where Sam was born. Sam is known in many circles as
His last album, Love Has Its Answers, as all others of his releases
had great reviews and feedback. And is distributed worldwide through The
Orchard Company and associates in New York. This current released album
called For The Good Of All, promises to take a different direction. But
still rings true, in its poetic form in words and music.
Recorded over five months the album is certainly beautiful in its art.
The albums are available through normal channels such as MSN, itunes,
and e-music. As well as all good outlets from 10th August this year, for
downloads only at this stage.
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 the review of this 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. In 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 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
travelled, 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 to
know. How big is that universe, that it's 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
Describe a typical live performance.
To see, to hear, to enjoy. This is what I have said for many a time. I
do enjoy 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
promote your music?
In the early days, I would get over 100,000 visits a year. Then there
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 my 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 traveller 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 it's written in the
time, it will be.. You will see your seeds 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
Sam's music can be heard at his web site
Sam's e-mail address is
Home base is
242 Swan St., Richmond, Victoria Australia 3121
International + 61 3 9532 7883 leave message will get back
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The BBC are repeating Folk Britannia on BBC4 starting tonight, Friday
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