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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, March 5, 2017


ALL DANA, ALL THE TIME! Dana takes over for a special TWO HOUR edition of The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet. Yeah, it's still the best three hours, he's just gonna accomplish it in two. That's his superpower. Your superpower? You can listen! Dana's got brand-new music from The Kennedys, Vegas With Randolph, Corin Ashley, and The Penetrators, plus other irresistibles from Wishbone Ash, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, The Standells, Paul McCartney, The MC5, The Rationals, Dream Syndicate, Dr. Feelgood, and Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson. Well! Sounds like a RADIO SHOW! Sunday night, 9 to 11 pm Eastern, www.westcottradio.org.