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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, October 23, 2016


Each week on This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl, we're presented with an interesting challenge: Play new stuff! Play old stuff! Give the people what they want! Give the people what they won't expect! I think we strike that balance without even really having to try, because we just play what we'd like to hear on the radio, and suddenly we've somehow slapped together The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet. It's our super-power! This week's alchemy will include a passel o' irresistible NEW MUSIC from Mimi BetinisPacific Soul Ltd., Deniz Tek, Rob Martinez, and Steven Bakur, plus a terrific new archival CD from the legendary Micky Dolenz. We'll throw in some older material from Mimi's old group Pezband, Deniz's band Radio Birdman, and Micky's prime mates The Monkees, and we'll see where three hours takes us. We'll also announce the winner of our  Who Needs Dana & Carl? drawing, so join us awready: Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org