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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.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gimme Some Money!

While it's no secret that Boppin' (Like The Hip Folks Do) ain't exactly a barn-burnin' for-profit enterprise, I do offer potential patrons a chance to support whatever the hell it is I do here. Your portal for patronage is Patreon, which gives my legion o' fans the opportunity to subscribe to Boppin' and help keep me fully-stocked with Belgian beer and Batman comic books.

You can subscribe to Boppin' (Like The Hip Folks Do) for as little as $2 a month. I've adjusted the subscriber incentives to make them more attractive to gullibl...er, discerning interested parties. Starting this month, patrons at the $2 entry level will receive the monthly private blog post, a bonus post which will not be made available to the public for at least one month after its distribution to patrons. The December bonus was the unpublished introduction and preamble to Gabba Gabba Hey! Conversations With The Ramones, my ever-forthcoming, never-to-be-finished book about Forest Hills' Phenomenal Pop Combo; I will make this Ramones post available retroactively to all qualifying patrons who sign on before the end of December. The January bonus is still to be determined, but I'm leaning toward either an edition of The Greatest Record Ever Made or a stand-alone chapter of Singers, Superheroes, And Songs On The Radio.

The bonus blog post was previously only available to patrons at the $5 monthly level. Starting this month, the $5 fans also have the opportunity to suggest a topic for a future public post. Significant restrictions apply--I'm not writing anything I don't believe in writing--but I'll always make a good-faith effort to accommodate any reasonable suggestion. Extra-philanthropic $10 monthly patrons will also receive a handwritten thank-you note--and a badly-drawn superhero sketch!--via snail mail. You can laugh, but if I ever become famous, this stuff'll be gold. Gold, I tell you!

And now you can laugh at the idea of me ever becoming famous.

Interested? God, I hope you are! Details are here, and operators are standing by. Fund me,baby!