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I'm the co-host of THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO with Dana & Carl (Sunday nights, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org).  As a freelance writer, I contributed to Goldmine magazine from 1986-2006, wrote liner notes for Rhino Records' compilation CD Poptopia!  Power Pop Classics Of The '90s, and for releases by The Flashcubes, The Finkers, Screen Test, 1.4.5., and Jack "Penetrator" Lipton.  I contributed to the books Bubblegum Music Is The Naked Truth, Shake Some Action, Lost In The Grooves, and MusicHound Rock, and to DISCoveries, Amazing Heroes, The Comics Buyer's Guide, Yeah Yeah Yeah, Comics Collector, The Buffalo News, and The Syracuse New Times.  I also wrote the liner notes for the four THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO compilation CDs, because, well, who could stop me?  My standing offer to write liner notes for a Bay City Rollers compilation has remained criminally ignored.  Still intend to write and sell a Batman story someday.

Sunday, February 28, 2016


Tonight on THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO: hey, it's Oscars night! Yeah, we don't care, either. But it's a good excuse to mix in some music from the movies, along with whatever else it is we do. Also gotta play some SCREEN TEST tonight, in preparation for the group's upcoming show in Syracuse this Saturday, March 5th. What else? Oh, trust us; we'll fill in the rest with special effects. Get ready for your close-up with The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet, Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, Westcott Radio