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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 10, 2016


Tonight on This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl:  we have a new single by The Doughboys, ably covering a '70s radio smash hit; good taste (and good sense) will compel us to play it on TIRnRR.  We also have brand new music from Damian Binder, a fresh pressing of a 2015 Fave Rave by The Turnback, and old stuff by the lovely Barbara McNair, the lonely David Cassidy (with The Partridge Family), and the Londony likes of The Kinks, The Clash, and The Rapiers.  We'll probably play some other things, too.  It'll probably be pretty good.  You should probably oughtta listen.  Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org