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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, November 27, 2016


Listen, after two weeks of failed attempts at doing This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 849, we're startin' to wonder if that particular show is cursed or sumpin. Nonetheless, we'll soldier on tonight with TIRnRR # 849--Take 3, using a picture of the lovely 'n' talented Lisa Mychols as a positive talisman (and a picture of the lovely 'n' talented Suzi Quatro, because, y'know, Suzi Quatro!). We'll play a track from dear ol' Suzi, as well as a new archival track from our Lisa, and new music from Terry Draper, Maxi Dunn, Orbis Max, The Bottle Kids, and The Maladaptive Solution (with Michael Carpenter, Brad Beard, and Mike Giblin). As befits a near-milestrorm show, we'll also feature a few TIRnRR Fave Raves new and old, and we'll close the show with a special hour-long countdown of all 20 tracks that made it to # 1 in our year-end Countdown shows, ranked by how many times each track has been played overall during the course of 848 shows. And I'll tell ya this: the top two songs on that countdown are also TIRnRR's two most-played songs overall. Third time's a charm, baby! No, really. Don't try to argue with Lisa Mychols and Suzi Quatro. Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org