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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, September 18, 2016


NEW MUSIC FROM GARY FRENAY! The once and future Flashcube has recorded a new track for a forthcoming James Bond tribute album. Gary says: "Our approach was to pretend we were Jeff Lynne producing a Traveling Wilburys version of 'Moonraker," with Lynne hallmarks like driving acoustics, and tight, compact backing vocals, mixed with George Harrison-like slide guitars and Orbisonian vocal climaxes." It goes on the radio tonight--we have a license to thrill!

We also have a license to play new music from Rob Clarke & the Wooltones, Chandler Travis Philharmonic, and The Legal Matters, plus a new archival live track by The Monos? The rest of our three-hour show? Tabula rasa, baby! Listen to us build a better radio show Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio,org