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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 17, 2016


We are shocked, saddened, angry, and numb.  We hope for the best, but...damn it.  For all that, tonight's show will be a celebration.  Join us as we play some music from Dress Code, The Richards, and 1.4.5., spotlighting the talent of Norm Mattice.  We'll play Norm's music alongside music by some of his heroes, like The Beatles, The Jam, 20/20, The Monkees, The Who, The Romantics, The Raspberries, and The Flashcubes, plus new music from Herb Eimerman.  Raise a fist, raise a glass, or even raise just one finger, but please do turn it up and raise the roof.  We're not going quietly.  Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org