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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.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Three People Walk Into A Juice Bar



A Christian, a Jew, and a Muslim walk into a juice bar. The Christian raises his glass, and wishes his friends a Merry Christmas. The Jew raises her glass, and wishes her friends a Happy Hanukkah. The Muslim raises his glass, and wishes his friends a Blessed Ramadan. Behind the counter, the proprietor smiles, raises his own glass, and wishes them all a Happy Holiday.

I don't have a joke here. This just sounds about right.

The name doesn't matter. The specifics of faith don't matter. What matters is that we can wish the best for everyone, and mean it. And we can all accept best wishes with grace and gratitude, regardless of their phrasing. I wish you joy, and I wish you harmony. I wish you the merriest.