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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 25, 2016


The Ramones approve of tonight's choices!
Once again, the ol' CD case is packed with delight and wonder, including a new 45 single release from our pals The Bradburys, and the TIRnRR debut of Dressy Bessy! We'll also spin a track from a certain Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame act that we have played before, but not very often. The rest? To be decided in progress! Each week is a new set of possibilities, a unique alchemy that results in The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet! Witness our combustible results Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org