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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.

Monday, May 29, 2017

This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio # 874

What's a college graduate to do nowadays? What's a college graduate to do first? Well, just a week after sheddin' the ol' cap and gown, my daughter Meghan returned to the palatial Westcott Radio studio complex to co-host This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio. Eh, beats looking for work. The Meghan & Dana Show served up chills, spills, and thrills a-plenty. They played a few tunes, as well, once again creating a working model of radio democracy the way it oughtta be. Pomp! Circumstance! DANCING!! This is what rock 'n' roll radio sounded like on a Sunday night in Syracuse this week.

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TIRnRR # 874: 5/28/17 The MEGHAN & DANA Show

THE RAMONES: Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Rhino, End Of The Century)
AULI'I CRAVALHO: How Far I'll Go (Walt Disney, VA: Moana OST)
THE MOONLANDINGZ: Black Handz (Chimera Music, Interplanetary Class Classics)
HALESTORM: I Am The Fire (Atlantic, Into The Wild Life)
JACQUES DUTRONC: Le Responsable (Emperor Norton, VA: CQ OST)
BABYMETAL: Doki Doki Morning (Toy's Factory, Baby Metal)
REIKO MARI: Saiki Na Machi (Big Beat, VA: Nippon Girls 2)
LADY GAGA: A-YO (Interscope, Joanne)
POP CO-OP: Feint Of Heart (Silent Bugler, Four State Solution)
KELLY CLARKSON: Dance With Me (RCA, Piece By Piece)
VAN MORRISON: Chick-A-Boom [original mono mix] (Legacy, The Authorized Bang Collection)
WALK THE MOON: Shut Up And Dance (RCA, Talking Is Hard)
THE KILLERS: Mr. Brightside (Island, Hot Fuss)
THE MUFFS: That Awful Man (Omnivore, Happy Birthday To Me)
LADY GAGA [featuring BEYONCE]: Telephone (Interscope, The Fame Monster)
THE BEVIS FROND: Flashy (Fire, Superseeder)
AMBER PACIFIC: Video Killed The Radio Star (Fearless, VA: Punk Goes 80's)
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS: Alternative Ulster (EMI, Inflammable Material)
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE: Make Up Your Mind (Island, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful)
ROMEO VOID: Never Say Never (Legacy, Warm, In Your Coat)
HALESTORM: Mayhem (Atlantic, Into The Wild Life)
WIRE: I Am The Fly (Harvest, Chairs Missing)
PANIC! AT THE DISCO: Death Of A Bachelor (Fueled By Ramen, Death Of A Bachelor)
MICHAEL NESMITH: Joanne (Rhino, Infinite Tuesday)
LADY GAGA: Million Reasons (Interscope, Joanne)
TEDDY & HIS PATCHES: Suzy Creamcheese (BBE, VA: The Dark Side)
MIRANDA LAMBERT: Vice (Sony, The Weight Of These Wings)
TY SEGALL: The Clock (Drag City, Manipulator)
MELANIE MARTINEZ: Pity Party (Atlantic, Cry Baby)
SIC ALPS: Moviehead (Drag City, Sic Alps)
PENTATONIX [featuring DOLLY PARTON]: Jolene (RCA, single)
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND: One Way Out (Polydor, The Fillmore Concerts)
CARRIE UNDERWOOD: Church Bells (Arista, Storyteller)
THE HOUR GLASS: Out Of The Night (Liberty, The Hour Glass)
LADY GAGA [featuring FLORENCE WELCH]: Hey Girl (Interscope, Joanne)
GENE CLARK: Elevator Operator (Columbia, Echoes)
IDINA MENZEL: Queen Of Swords (Warner Brothers, idina.)
THE MONKEES: You Told Me (Rhino, Headquarters)
HALSEY: Colors (Astralwerks, Badlands)
THE RUTLES: Major Happy's Up And Coming Once Upon A Good Time Band (Spectrum, Archeology)
THE RUTLES: Rendezvous (Spectrum, Archeology)
CARRIE UNDERWOOD: Chaser (Arista, Storyteller)
THE SMALL FACES: Itchykoo Park (Charly, There are But Four Small Faces)
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE: Welcome To The Black Parade (Reprise, The Black Parade)
BRINSLEY SCHWARZ: What's So Funny 'Bout (Peace, Love & Understanding) (Yep Roc, NICK LOWE: Quiet Please...)
LADY GAGA: Angel Down (Work Tape) (Interscope, Joanne)
THE DEL-VETTES: Last Time Around (Rhino, VA: Nuggets)
LADY GAGA: Marry The Night (Interscope, Born This Way)
THE BEATLES: A Day In The Life (Apple, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
LINDSEY STIRLING: V-Pop (Lindseystomp, Shatter Me)