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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, April 2, 2017


Aw, MAN! I haven't even managed to whittle down my choices yet to what will fit in the ol' CD case, a case that holds roughly three times as much music as I'll have time to play tonight. A few miles away, Dana is probably facing the same dilemma with his choices. How will we squeeze this all into a mere three hours? Well, that's the FUN part, innit? And we have to try 'n' save room for new releases from Ruby Free, Captain Wilberforce, The Outryders, The Britannicas, Lisa Mychols, and Michael Slawter. Plus, like, The Ramones and stuff. Time is not on our side. But we'll go out a-swingin'. Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org