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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 NewsThe Syracuse New Times, Big Stir magazine, and AHOY Comics.  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, March 18, 2018


Yep, it's another one of those nights where we feel like pummeling you with pop music. That specific assault will include new music from Brian Jay Cline, Nick Batterham, and The Difficult Stranger, a track from a new Bongo Boy collection of songs written by Gar Francis, and a number of other as-yet-undetermined projectiles from our deadly cache of rockin' pop, soul, punk, and bubblegum. Surrender to the beat and the jangle, and cry out for Mersey: Sunday night, 9 to Midnight Eastern, sparksyracuse.org

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