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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 22, 2016


Wow!  Where'd all this new music come from?  We've got Ain't Nothing Left To Say, the new album from Michael Carpenter & the Cuban Heels.  We've got Poptimistic, the new album from Gary Ritchie.  We've got the eponymous debut from Arvidson & Butterflies.  We've got a new single by The Outryders.  And--for the third time in four weeks--we have another brand new track from The Monkees.  Life loves us.  You're gonna love us, too. Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, exclusively at www.westcottradio.org