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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, July 16, 2017


Coming in with no real plan worked very well for us last week, so maybe tonight we'll plan on having a similar lack of plans. But we WILL make room for new music from our Kool Kat Musik labelmates The John Sally Ride, as well as lotsa irresistibles from our own new Kool Kat release, This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4 (including the only track that we've somehow not gotten around to playing yet). The rest? The good Lord above gave us free will. We'll exercise that, and we'll exercise it loudly. Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org