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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, April 3, 2016


Fresh from seeing former Animals guitarist Hilton Valentine perform at last night's way-fab Beatlecuse 2016 show, our Featured Act will be THE ANIMALS!  We pause now for a moment to marvel at the fact that The Animals have never before been a Featured Act on TIRnRR.  We are such slackers.  We'll sweeten the deal with brand new music from THE FORTY NINETEENS, and we'll program the rest as we go.  Trust us:  we're slackers, but we're amiable.  Adorable, even!  Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org