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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, June 4, 2017


Man, it just occurred to me last night that it's been, like, five weeks since the last regular three-hour Dana & Carl show. This probably woulda been a good time to have something planned. But no, we're gonna wing it like always, armed with our wits, armed with our resolve, and armed with the TIRnRR debut of The Bookends, new Kool Kat Musik releases from Diamond Hands and The Greek Theatre, and the introductory spins of a few more tracks from This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4, courtesy of Ray Paul, Stepford Knives, and The Grip Weeds. Didja miss us? We're back. Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org