- 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 three 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, August 7, 2016
This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio status report, and groveling for votes
Westcott Radio remains out of commission for the time being, but we hope to resume programming next week, if the stars align. But no, there will be no This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio this week. We'll be back eventually, and we'll be worth waiting for.
In the mean time, though, we'd like to ask for your support in The Syracuse New Times Readers Poll. SNT has just opened up the nominating rounds at www.syracusenewtimes.com, and we could use your help. The list below shows how I've voted in my nominations; it's a cross-section of votes for Westcott Radio and Syracuse Community Radio/Spark Syracuse, and for BRIGHT LIGHTS! The Syracuse New Wave Rock 'n' Roll Reunion, but also for my wife's school Jowonio, our friends at The Wax Museum with Ronnie Dark, Ronnie's band Darkroom, one of Ronnie's sponsors (Music And More), and my blog Boppin' (Like The Hip Folks Do) [carlcafarelli.blogspot.com]. I hope you'll consider a vote for any or all of these worthies.
You don't have to be in Syracuse to vote, and you can vote once per e-mail address/device, all at http://www.syracusenewtimes.com/best-of-syracuse-2016/ Thanks!
ARTS AND CULTURE
4. BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL: Bright Lights
8. BEST ROCK GROUP: Darkroom
FAMILY FUN AND GAMES
3. BEST PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Jowonio
7. BEST AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: Jowonio
7. BEST BLOG: Boppin' (Like The Hip Folks Do) [carlcafarelli.blogspot.com]
9. BEST RADIO PERSONALITY: Ronnie Dark
GOODS AND SERVICES
8. BEST PLACE TO BUY MUSIC: Music And More
14. BEST COMICS SHOP: Comix Zone
3. BEST RADIO STATION: Westcott Radio
12. BEST NOT FOR PROFIT: Syracuse Community Radio/Spark Syracuse