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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, May 1, 2016


Come on--is there anyone who doesn't know what brand-new single we're playing on tonight's show?  Really?  We have other treats for you, of course; we also have brand-new music from Laurie Biagini, The Uncommon Houseflies, and The Fox Sisters, plus our usual irresistible blend of TIRnRR raves 'n' faves.  But tonight, after more than 24 years of Dana & Carl shows, we finally get to open with the words we've always wanted to say:

"Ladies and gentlemen, here's the new single by The Monkees."

Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org