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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 19, 2017


The case is packed, as always, with more music than we could possibly expect to play in just three hours. What will we actually play? We rarely know that ahead of time. I think I'll open with my pick for the all-time greatest count-in in rock 'n' roll history, Dana will respond, and then we'll see where the music takes us. The Kinks? Seems likely. Cotton Mather? The Isley Brothers? Suzi Quatro? Game Theory? Earth, Wind & Fire? The Sex Pistols? The Bay City Rollers? Maybe. Only the playlist in action will tell. Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org