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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 17, 2016


We're bein' INVADED!  No, Goofball, this isn't a Rick & Anita film, and we ain't Cap'n Geech & his Shrimp Shack Shooters.  But This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl is being taken over tonight by the one 'n' only Dave Murray, whom long-time TIRnRR fans may recall as the outnumbered Voice Of Reason in Dana & Carl's rendition of "The Ballad Of Jah Clampett" on This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 1.  Well, no matter how long a long-standing Dana & Carl fan you are--and we love ya for it!--you haven't been with us as long as Mr. Murray; he started listening to us with our very first radio show, waaaaay back in 1992!  And he still doesn't know any better!  Tonight, he's chosen to celebrate his 60th birthday by showing us what he has learned, and by assuming complete control over TIRnRR.  I'm guessin' it'll be pretty damned good. Find out for yourself Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org.