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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.

Monday, June 27, 2016

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 832

Hey, Meghan's back!  After a wonderful semester in London, my daughter has returned to tropical Syracuse for the summer, and returned to Westcott Radio to once again match wits and record collections with the intrepid Dana.  The result? Same as always: RADIO ALCHEMY!  Good to have her back!

NEXT WEEK:  You have two separate Dana & Carl options!  If you're in Syracuse next Sunday, July 3rd, you should--of course!--join us live at Funk N' Waffles, 307-313 S. Clinton Street in downtown Syracuse.  Why?  'Cause we're hosting BRIGHT LIGHTS! The Syracuse New Wave Rock 'n' Roll Reunion, with live sets by Tom Kenny, The Flashcubes, Screen Test, The Trend, The Dead Ducks, Maura & the Bright Lights, and a special tribute to Norm Mattice, as performed by The Richards (with Paul Armstrong, the Steele Brothers, the legendary Mark Doyle, and guest vocalist Ronnie Dark).  Show starts promptly at 7 pm, and we recommend advance-sale tickets from https://funknwaffles.ticketfly.com/event/1195607-bright-lights-syracuse-new-syracuse/  If you're outside the 315...well, our condolences!  But we still love ya, and we hope to use our magic powers to be in two places at once, and thus provide you with an all-new TIRnRR, with lotsa cool tunes from our Featured Act, The Bangles! But right now, this is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse.

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl  streams live (almost) every Sunday night from 9 to Midnight Eastern, exclusively at www.westcottradio.org

TIRnRR # 832:  The Meghan & Dana Show 6/26/16

THE RAMONES:  Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
BABYMETAL:  Give Me Chocolate!! (RAL, Babymetal)
SONIC YOUTH:  Ca Plane Pour Moi (Caroline, VA:  Freedom Of Choice)
EMILY C. SMITH:  1234 (Cariad Music, Marina's Laughing)
PUBLIC IMAGE, LTD.:  Public Image (Virgin, The Greatest Hits, So Far)
RISE AGAINST:  Help Is On The Way (DGC, Endgame)
SWEET:  Action (Capitol, The Best Of Sweet0
ADELE:  River Lea (Columbia, 25)
THE HUMAN LEAGUE:  (Keep Feeling) Fascination (Astralwerks, The Very Best Of The Human League)
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE:  Soul Meets Body (Atlantic, Plans)
THE SMITHS:  Heaven Knows I'm Miserable now (Sire, Louder Than Bombs)
BLINK 182:  I Miss You (Geffen, Blink 182)
THE VAPORS:  Turning Japanese (Captain Oi, New Clear Day)
JENNIFER NETTLES:  Playing With Fire (Big Machine, Playing With Fire)
ROMEO VOID:  Never Say Never (Columbia, Warm, In Your Coat)
BEAUTIFUL BODIES:  She's A Blast (Epitaph, Battles)
DEPECHE MODE:  Just Can't Get Enough (Reprise, The Best Of Depeche Mode, Volume 1)
ONEREPUBLIC:  Something I Need (Interscope, Native)
SAINT ASONIA:  Let Me Live My Life (RCA, Saint Asonia)
X-RAY SPEX:  Oh Bondage, Up Yours! (Sanctuary, Germfree Adolescents)
COBIE SMULDERS:  Let's Go To The Mall (20th Century Fox TV, VA:  How I Met Your Music)
M:  Pop Muzik (Razor & Tie, New York, London, Paris, Munich)
BABYMETAL:  Doki Doki Morning (RAL, Babymetal)
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS:  I Ran (Cherry Pop, A Flock Of Seagulls)
IMAGINE DRAGONS:  I'm So Sorry (Interscope, Smoke + Mirrors)
GARY NUMAN:  Cars (Beggars, The Pleasure Principle)
CARRIE UNDERWOOD:  Little Toy Guns (Sony, Greatest Hits:  Decade # 1)
THE B-52'S:  Rock Lobster (Rhino, Nude On The Moon)
EURYTHMICS:  Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Arista, Greatest Hits)
MEN WITHOUT HATS:  The Safety Dance (Rhino, VA:  Millennium '80s New Wave Party)
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE:  Bulletproof Heart (Reprise, Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys)
THE STRANGLERS: No More Heroes (EMI, Peaches)
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH:  Hard To See (Prospect Park, War Is The Answer)
MODERN ENGLISH:  I Melt With You (Rhino, VA:  Millennium '80s New Wave Party)
FIRST AID KIT:  Stay Gold (Sony, Stay Gold)
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN: The Killing Moon (Rhino, More Songs To Learn And Sing)
FALL OUT BOY:  The Phoenix (Island, Save Rock And Roll)
THE PIXIES:  The Holiday Song (4AD, Wave Of Mutilation)
HALESTORM:  Apocalyptic (Atlantic, Into The Wild life)
THE STRAY CATS:  Rock This Town (Capitol, Greatest Hits)
SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA:  Don't You Worry Child (Virgin, Until Now)
THE BANGLES:  Want You (Omnivore, Ladies And Gentlemen,,,The Bangles)
THREE DAYS GRACE:  Unbreakable Heart (RCA, Transit Of Venus)
MATTHEW SWEET:  Girlfriend (Sony, Playlist)
LINDSEY STIRLING:  Moon Trance (Lindseystomp, Lindsey Stirling)