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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, June 19, 2016


Time is the enemy!  Lotsa new stuff arrived this week, but with little opportunity to actually, y'know, listen to it.  But I betcha we'll find time tonight for new music from our pal Ken Sharp, new music from The Jeremy Band, new music from The Forresters, and new music from The Pondhawks. We'll likely continue with recent Fave Raves from The Well Wishers, Tommy Gunn, and The Monkees, among others, plus perennials from...well, we'll just see what time allows, won't we?  Time has the numbers, but we have the will, so join us for a glorious collision Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org  If you have the time, of course.