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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 23, 2017


A lotta new stuff has appeared all of a sudden, so we'll haveta make room on tonight's playlist for new music from Laurie Biagini, Nezrock, The American Professionals, and Danny Adlerman & Friends, a new archival release from Green Circles, and the not-new-but-new-to-us TIRnRR debut of The Upper Crust. Don't worry; we'll still wind up wingin' it in between all of this. Plus, like, The Kinks. Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org