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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 31, 2016

Radio Silence: No THIS IS ROCK 'N' ROLL RADIO tonight

The fragile infrastructure of the vast Westcott Radio media empire remains bedeviled by technical gremlins--pesky, pesky gremlins!--and that forces us to cancel tonight's probably-woulda-been-decent episode of This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl. We hope to locate the proper size rubber band to make repairs in time for next week's show.  Meanwhile, tomorrow's Boppin' (Like The Hip Folks Do) will offer a quick look back at the roots of TIRnRR, with a trio of 1992 press releases from the first Dana & Carl radio series, We're Your Friends For Now.