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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, February 7, 2017


The epic Non-Stop Over The Top POP!!! edition of This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl is now available for download: AM RADIOS GONE WILD! Over the course of more than 25 years of Dana & Carl shows, including now 859 installments of TIRnRR, this was our most pop show ever, and one of our best. Get it. Play it. Play it again.

And then come back live on Sunday, February 12th, for more pop music, as TIRnRR will proudly present selections from the new eponymous debut CD by Pop Co-Op. You don't know Pop Co-Op? Oh, you will...! Pop music. It's the greatest idea since girls.