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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 23, 2017


Hey, Dana's back! Following our Record Store Day trip to Rochester's Bop Shop Records to witness a live set by The Flashcubes, Dana & Carl return to TIRnRR for a truncated (but concentrated) TWO HOUR edition of The Best Three Hours Of Radio On The Whole Friggin' Planet. Even with this shortened time slot, we'll still carve out time for new music from Lannie Flowers, Irene Pena, and Cotton Mather, and a new archival release from Son Of Skooshny on Kool Kat Musik. Plus,of course, The Flashcubes' new single! It's the NOW sound! It's what's HAPPENIN'! And it happens for just two hours this Sunday night, 9 to 11 pm Eastern, www.westcottradio.org