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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, August 6, 2017


Hey, it's Dana's birthday! This may not have any direct bearing on the show itself, but we'll be festive and loud as always. For my part, I'm exclusively playing tracks from COMPILATION ALBUMS--single-CD sets, including tributes, label or genre retrospectives and spotlights, soundtracks, grab bags, what have ya--and I'll try to jump around with only one track per artist, one track per compilation, and one disc per multiple-volume compilation series like Yellow Pills and Pebbles. And, of course, one track from the latest and greatest compilation of all, This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Volume 4. And as for Dana...well, it's his birthday. He'll play whatever he wants to. Pin the tail on Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, www.westcottradio.org