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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, January 8, 2017


Last week was our big Countdown show; next week is a huge milestone we'll be talking about soon enough. But what do we do about this week's show? Ah, ya big silly: we play! We play brand new music from Kelley Ryan, we play a brand new girl-group sound project from Dana Countryman, and...something else. What was it? Oh yeah: A BRAND NEW RECORDING BY THE FLASHCUBES!! If that doesn't grab you, then sorry, you ain't got a pulse. Tune in: New stuff! Old stuff! GREAT stuff! It's what we do, and it's how we get to those countdowns and milestones to begin with. Trust us. We're DJs. Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org