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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 12, 2017


LET'S BE THE BEATLES! The one and only Bruce Gordon joins Dana & Carl for an exploration of reflected fab, as Bruce continues his Let's Be The Beatles series on TIRnRR. We'll hear a bona fide Beatles track here and there, but mostly we'll hear from other acts making glorious attempts to copy The Beatles, rewrite The Beatles, steal from The Beatles, and channel The Beatles, all without ever actually covering The Beatles. Tonight's edition will spotlight the influence of A Hard Day's Night, so how on Earth can we moan? We should have known better! You can read more about the concept at Let's Be The Beatles, and you can tune in tonight so we can tell you why. You'll be happy just to dance with us! Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org