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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, December 11, 2016


Okay, last week was our milestorm celebration of This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 850. Next week is our fe'tive 'n' booful celebration of The 18th Annual This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio Christmas Show. So this week is filler, right? HA! I say HA!! We've got the TIRnRR debut of the wunnerful Irene Pena (backed by everyone's favorite Popdude, John Borack), the long-overdue TIRnRR debut of a legendary '70s British punk group who I can't believe we ain't played yet (except for one track backing up somebody else), and one or two or three tracks by Emerson, Lake & Palmer because 2016 sucks. We'll play some dudes. We'll play some chicks. We'll play some music, and we'll wish 2016 away. We have that kind of power. Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org