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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.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 843

Yes! This is where we issue greetings from This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl! And yeah, this is The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet--we have the hype to prove it! I had a family commitment this week, leaving Dana with the sole responsibility for slappin' together a transcendent radio show. Part of the strength of TIRnRR is that either of us is capable of creating a blockbuster solo program if we gotta, and Dana certainly did that this week. And he did so while playin' hurt, bedeviled by seasonal hobgoblins. Did it slow him down? YES! Did he complain about it? HELL, yes! But he powered through nonetheless, to the boundless delight of our discerning TIRnRR Faithful. Attaboy, Dana!

Think you could do it? Okay by us! Generous patrons who donate $100 or more to http://sparksyracuse.org/support/ earn the opportunity to program the music for a future episode of TIRnRR. Furthermore, those Guest Programmers who send us their C-notes before October 22nd, 2016, will also be entered into a drawing, with the one 'n' only Grand Prize of programming a specific additional episode: our showstoppin' 850th show! Rules 'n' regs apply, so let's get those Franklins flyin' our way!

NEXT WEEK: my irascible co-host and my lovely wife team up for the first-ever edition of The Dana & Brenda Show!  And this is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl streams live every Sunday night from 9 to Midnight Eastern, exclusively at www.westcottradio.org The weekend stops HERE!

TIRnRR # 843: 10/2/16

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE: Up From The Skies (Reprise, Axis: Bold As Love)
THE GRATEFUL DEAD: Ripple (Warner Brothers, American Beauty)
GRAHAM NASH: Military Madness (Rhino, Songs For Beginners)
THIN LIZZY: The Rocker (Mercury, Dedication)
T. REX: Bang A Gong (Get It On) (Crimson, The Very Best Of T. Rex)
SWEET: Fox On The Run (Capitol, The Best Of Sweet)
THE BEATLES: I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry Over You (Apple, Live At The BBC)
ELVIS PRESLEY: Heartbreak Hotel (RCA, The Top Ten Hits)
THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS: California Dreaming (MCA, All The Leaves Are Brown)
SONNY & CHER: Baby Don't Go (Elektra, The Beat Goes On)
THE STONE PONEYS: Different Drum (Capitol, Evergreen Vol. 2)
THE RUBINOOS: I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend (Castle, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Rubinoos)
DEE DEE RAMONE: Bad Little Go Go Girl (Heron Bay, single)
THE DONNAS: Hey, I'm Gonna Be Your Girl (Lookout, The Donnas)
THE SEX PISTOLS: No Future (God Save The Queen) (Sanctuary, Spunk)
HEDWIG: Tear Me Down (Hybrid, Hedwig And The Angry Inch OST)
JOSIE & THE PUSSYCASTS: 3 Small Words (Play-Tone, VA: Josie & the Pussycats OST)
THE STOOGES: 1969 (Elektra, The Stooges)
XTC: Respectable Street (Virgin, Upsy Daisy Assortment)
GANG OF FOUR: At Home He's A Tourist (Rhino, Entertainment!)
THE VAPORS: Turning Japanese (One Way, Anthology)
MODERN ENGLISH: I Melt With You (Silver Saucer, After The Snow)
THE MODERN LOVERS: Government Center (Sanctuary, The Modern Lovers)
THE ROMANTICS: What I Like About You (Nemperor, The Romantics)
THE MONKEES: You Told Me (Rhino, Headquarters)
THE LA'S: There She Goes (Rhino, VA: Children Of Nuggets)
BLONDIE: Hanging On The Telephone (Chrysalis, Parallel Lines)
THE SPONGETONES: She Goes Out With Everybody (Loaded Goat, Always Carry On)
THE PLIMSOULS: A Million Miles Away (Elektra, Everywhere At Once)
THE ROOKS: Reasons (Not Lame, Encore Echoes)
MUDHONEY: Inside Job (Sub Pop, Since We've Become Translucent)
THE BEVIS FROND: She's In Love With Time (Fire, Miasma)
ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS: (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding (Rykodisc, Armed Forces)
20/20: Yellow Pills (Portrait, 20/20)
THE SINCEROS: Take Me To Your Leader (Cherry Red, he Sound Of Sunbathing)
THE BEAT: Working Too Hard (Wagon Wheel, The Beat)
THE KINKS: Susannah's Still Alive (Sanctuary, The Ultimate Collection)
THE SMALL FACES: (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me (Charly, Small Faces)
THE KINKS: Autumn Almanac (Sanctuary, The Ultimate Collection)
THE SMALL FACES: Tin Soldier (Charly, Small Faces)
THE KINKS: I Gotta Move (Castle, Kinks)
THE SMALL FACES: Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire (Charly, Small Faces)
THE JAM: Move On Up (Polydor, Direction Reaction Creation)
THE PRETENDERS: Middle Of The Road (Sire, The Singles)
ROCKPILE: Heart (Columbia, Rockpile)
DAVE EDMUNDS: Girls Talk [live] (Columbia, From Small Things)
NICK LOWE: Cruel To Be Kind (Yep Roc, Quiet Please...)
BRAM TCHAIKOVSKY: Girl Of My Dreams (Polydor, Strange Man, Changed Man)
BIG STAR: September Gurls (Big Beat, VA: Thank You, Friends)
THE BEE GEES: Spicks And Specks (Reprise, Spicks And Specks)
R.E.M.: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (IRS, ...And I Feel Fine)
JIMMY SMITH: Motorin' Along (Blue Note, Home Cookin')
Mystery Bonus Track