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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, March 6, 2016


Tonight on This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio:  we're tired, we're groggy, but we're still abuzz in the aftermath of last night's terrific Screen Test show (which even included a mini-set by The Flashcubes, as Paul Armstrong joined Screen Test's Gary Frenay, Arty Lenin, and Tommy Allen for a six-song 'Cubes reunion).  We figure the caffeine will kick in a little after 9 o'clock tonight, setting the stage for a transcendent TIRnRR.  We'll play Screen Test, we'll play The Flashcubes, and we'll also play some of the great songs Screen Test covered last night.  And we'll supplement with a ton o' other rockin' pop irresistibles, and somewhere during the proceedings you may well wonder out loud how you manage to get through the rest of the week without TIRnRR.  For now, we give you one simple edict:  Be there!  Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, Westcott Radio