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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 three 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.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Road



Gotta keep walking.

I thought we'd arrived, or at least come close. The road seemed more welcoming, more secure, a more encouraging path than it had been for...God, forever! There was discontent on both sides of the road, but there was progress, forward movement...hope. It wasn't the Promised Land, not yet, but we were heading toward it, slowly but surely. I could see its glow, feel its warmth, almost smell the sweetness of its soft, inviting air.

But suddenly, the road seems perilous once more, the route more like a maze. The destination that I swear we had almost reached is somehow farther away, so far away that I don't know how we'll ever get there again.

Gotta keep walking.  Gotta keep hoping. Gotta keep walking.