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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, February 12, 2017


Our Featured Act will be the fab new group Pop Co-Op, an ace collective o' talent with Steve Stoeckel, Bruce Gordon, Joel Tinnel, and Stacy Carson, and if you don't know 'em yet, then a) you will, and b) you'll thank us for the introduction. We, in turn, will reply with a cheery "You're welcome!," and then further thrill you with more new music from Irene Pena, and the latest from Orbis Max. Plus, like, The Kinks and The Flashcubes and stuff. Pop music! It's its own excuse, and its own reward. Tonight, we'll reward you with POP CO-OP! Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org