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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 18, 2017


Mourning and celebration, farewells and fantasies, with exuberance supplied in part by new music from Richard Turgeon, and music from our almost-here compilation This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4. Tonight's TIRnRR # 4 tracks will include the debut of a brand new collaboration between Vegas With Randolph and Lannie Flowers, and a terrific cover of The Flashcubes' "Make Something Happen," courtesy of The Slapbacks. We stand together. Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org