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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, July 24, 2016


Awright--no show tonight, I'm afraid. Tonight's This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl was supposed to be a demonstration of why this is Radio Worth Paying For, serving up a perfect pop radio show to demonstrate why we deserve the financial support of philanthropic rockin' pop everywhere.  But the webcast is down, and so are we.  We'll try again next week, with new music from Brain Circus and Mark Bacino.  It stinks to have to wait, but we'll still be worth it.