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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, August 28, 2016


You've waited long enough! Put your HANDS together! SING! SWAY! And delight in the annual wonder that is DANA'S FUNKY SOUL PIT, a three-hour celebration of soul, funk, R & B, and frankly, whatever else Dana feels like playing. I'll be there in a strictly advisory capacity--I'll be advising my waiter on what beers I enjoy--and you'll be there to soak up the sweet soulsations. Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org