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He likes guacamole, music on vinyl and assorted other detritus.
Here you will find his vinyl ratings and other OCD ramblings as it relates to his love for all things music.

Check out his monthly Listening Log in the Ongoing folder.

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Chuck is an obsessive-compulsive listographer and record collector with an insatiable appetite for music, especially on vinyl. His music collection currently numbers over 15,000 elpees. This trailing-edge boomer knows audiophilia is a sickness for which there is no cure, and that's just fine with Chuck and those who love him despite the associated hoarding, which he cleverly defends as "therapeutic." Chuck has been searching for obscure LP's since his college years, and he spends much of his free time on urban vinyl expeditions to this day. In addition to Chuck's enthusiasm for combining list making and music, he enjoys tiki bars, mid-century modern, entomology, etymology, native cacti, conquering urban blight, whistling in the dark and sniffing freshly cut cilantro.

Chuck's music lists are for his use and are not actually intended for public consumption. However, if you are a fellow audiophile ...

sep 8 2014 ∞
oct 22 2017 +

Exotica and Space Age Pop

A few of Chuck's favorites...

Vintage

  • Al Caiola - Sounds for Spies and Private Eyes (1960)
  • Alex Keack - For Surfers Only (1961)
  • Arthur Lyman - Taboo (1960)
  • Arthur Lyman - Yellow Bird (1961)
  • Augie Colon - Chant of the Jungle (1960)
  • Axel Stordahl - Jasmine & Jade (1960)
  • Bobby Montez - Jungle Fantastique (1959)
  • Chaino - Chaino Africana (1959)
  • Chango & The Polynesians - Polynesian Percussion (1962)
  • Chick Floyd - Little Grass Shack (1960)
  • Don Tiare - The Music of Les Baxter (1964)
  • Eden Ahbez - Eden's Island (1960)
  • Enoch Light - Provocative Percussion (1959)
  • Esquivel - Infinity in Sound (1960)
  • Fantastic Strings - The Shadow of Your Smile (Unknown, Japan)
  • Gene Rains - Rains in the Tropics (1963)
  • George Cates - Polynesian Percussion (1961)
  • Les Baxter - Jewels of the Sea (1961)
oct 29 2015 ∞
oct 1 2017 +
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I've been asked why I make these music lists.

Perhaps it's a combination of the following...

  • Enjoy making lists
  • Passion for music
  • History appreciation
  • Way too much computer time
  • Insomnia (require only 5-6 hours of sleep a day)
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality

Crap, I just made another list.

oct 26 2015 ∞
oct 26 2015 +
  • Citizen Kane (1941) ✓ ★★★★★
  • Casablanca (1942) ✓ ★★★★★
  • The Godfather (1972) ✓ ★★★★★
  • Gone With The Wind (1939)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962) ✓ ★★★☆☆
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939) ✓ ★★★★☆
  • The Graduate (1967) ✓ ★★★☆☆
  • On The Waterfront (1954)
  • Schindler's List (1993) ✓ ★★★★☆
  • Singin' in the Rain (1952) ✓ ★★★★☆
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1946) ✓ ★★★★☆
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) ✓ ★★★★☆
  • Some Like it Hot (1959)
  • Star Wars (1977) ✓ ★★★★★
aug 31 2014 ∞
sep 4 2014 +
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Top 500 Albums (In Progress)

This list is not currently ranked. Maybe someday...

  • 10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe (1987)
  • Abyssinians - Satta Amasagana (1975)
  • AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
  • AC/DC - Powerage (1978)
  • Aimee Mann - Lost in Space (2002)
  • Alan Parsons - On Air (1996)
  • Ali Farka Touré With Ry Cooder - Talking Timbuktu (1994)
  • Alison Krauss + Union Station - New Favorite (2001)
  • Alison Krauss + Union Station - Live (2002)
  • Alison Krauss + Union Station - Paper Airplane (2011)
  • Andrew Lloyd Weber - Jesus Christ Superstar OST (1970)
  • Anonymous - Inside the Shadow (1976)
  • Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004)
  • Astrud Gilberto - The Astrud Gilberto Album (1965)
  • Atlanta Rhythm Section - Champagne Jam (1978)
  • Augustus Pablo - East of the River Nile (1977)
  • B-52's - Self Titled (1979)
  • Babatunde Olatunji - Circle of Drums (2005)
aug 31 2014 ∞
oct 22 2017 +
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Porcupine Tree , Roxy Music, Kraftwerk , The Beatles , Ozric Tentacles, Camel , Colin Bass, R.E.M., Genesis , Peter Gabriel, John Lennon, Paul McCartney , George Harrison, Elton John, Meat Puppets, Black Flag, Jean-Luc Ponty, Pink Floyd , The Ramones, Supertramp, Rare Earth, The Stranglers, Electric Light Orchestra, Eric Clapton, Crash Test Dummies, Dead Can Dance, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones , Nirvana, Hole, Rush, Steely Dan , Fleetwood Mac , Midnight Oil, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Traveling Wilburys, Live, Neil Young , Led Zeppelin , They Might Be Giants, Lindsey Buckingham, Talking Heads, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Leslie West, Deep Purple, The Doors, Golden Earring, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers , The Moody Blues, Beck, Joe Cocker, Ramones, Steve Winwood, George Thorogood, UFO, 10,000 Maniacs, Queens of the Stone Age, Frank Zappa , The Jayhawks, The White Stripes, The Byrds, Ten Years After, Steven Wilson , Alan Parsons, The Cramps, Spooky Tooth, Donald Fagen , John Mellencamp, Tame Impala, Camper Van Beethoven, The Black Keys , Leslie West, Man or Astro-Man?, Cracker , Crowded House, Gov't Mule, Grateful Dead, Steve Hillage, Cake, Richard Thompson, Talk Talk, Spoon, Johnny Winter, R.L. Burnside, Lee Hazlewood, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Duane Eddy, Leonard Cohen, Billy Cobham, Elliott Smith, Abba, Johnny Cash , Simon & Garfunkel, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Alison Krauss + Union Station , Nancy Sinatra, Jimmy Buffett, David Gra...__Bob Dylan__ , Spyro Gyra, Monty Alexander, Keb' Mo', ...__Bob Marley__ , Peter Tosh, Ernest Ranglin, Peter Brogg...

aug 31 2014 ∞
sep 13 2014 +
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  • Alison Krauss + Union Station - Live (2003)
  • Camel - Coming of Age (1998)
  • Camel - In From the Cold Live (2014)
  • Elvis Presley - Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii (1973)
  • Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)
  • Fleetwood Mac - The Dance (1997)
  • Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York (1994)
  • Steven Wilson - Get All You Deserve (2012)
  • Keb' Mo' - Sessions at West 54th (2000)
  • Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
  • Elvis Prelsey - Elvis: The '68 Comeback Special (2004)
  • Paul Simon - Graceland: The African Concert (1997)
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Runnin' Down a Dream (2007)
  • James Brown - James Brown Live From The House of Blues (2003)
  • Jeff Beck - Performing This Week...Live at Ronnie Scott's (2009)
aug 31 2014 ∞
oct 19 2014 +
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Fond Memories...

  • 24 (2001-2010)
  • Baggage (2010-2012)
  • Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
  • California's Gold (1994-2012)
  • Californication (2007-2014)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-2011)
  • Fawlty Towers (1975-1979)
  • Ground Force (1997-2005)
  • Homeland (2007-?)
  • Ken Burns Documentaries (PBS)
  • Leave it to Beaver (1957-1963)
  • M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999)
  • Planet Earth (2007)
  • Police Squad! (1982)
  • Red Eye With Greg Gutfeld (2007-2015)
  • Seinfeld (1989-1998)
  • Storm Chasers (2007-2011)
  • The Carol Burnett Show (1967-1978)
  • The Sopranos (1999-2007)
aug 31 2014 ∞
oct 1 2017 +

See my Listening Log in the 'Ongoing' folder for the latest spins and ratings.

Updated daily! Well, almost..

oct 23 2015 ∞
oct 26 2015 +
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“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.” — Aaron Copland

"Music is my religion." — Jimi Hendrix

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.” — Frank Zappa

"Music happens to be an art form that transcends language." — Herbie Hancock

"Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it." — Elvis Presley

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." — Kurt Cobain

"I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to." — Jimi Hendrix

"It's much too late to do anything about rock & roll now ..." — Jerry Garcia

"Without music, life would be a mistake." — Friedrich Nietzsche

"Music washes away from the soul the dust...__Berthold Auerbach__

sep 3 2014 ∞
dec 12 2016 +
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See "Ongoing" folder for most recent.

  • Arcade Fire - Reflektor
  • Black Sabbath - 13
  • Bombino - Nomad
  • Gov't Mule - Shout!
  • Israel Nash Gripka - Israel Nash's Rain Plans
  • Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell and Angels
  • Kurt Vile - Wakin' on a Pretty Daze
  • Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Live From KCRW
  • of Montreal - Lousy With Sylvianbriar
  • Otis Redding - Lonely and Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding
  • Richard Thompson - Electric
  • Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing (and Other Stories)
  • Tom Chacon - Tom Chacon
  • Tony Joe White - Hoodoo
  • Various Artists - Divided & United: Songs of the Civil War
  • Walter Trout & His Band - Luther's Blues
aug 31 2014 ∞
apr 30 2015 +
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  • Beach House - Bloom
  • Bob Dylan - Tempest
  • Dead Can Dance - Anastasis
  • Devo - Live 1981 Seattle
  • Donald Fagen - Sunken Condos
  • Dr. John - Locked Down
  • Gary Clark Jr. - Blak and Blue
  • Jellyfish - Live at Bogart's
  • Kadavar - Kadavar
  • Neil Young - Psychedelic Pill
  • Travis & Fripp - Follow
  • Tame Impala - Lonerism
  • Orange Goblin - A Eulogy for the Damned
  • Lee Hazlewood - The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides (1968-71)
  • Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones - Checkerboard Lounge Live
  • The Martini Kings - Palm Springs Serenade
  • The Velvet Underground - Sceptor Studios Sessions
  • Walter Trout - Blues For the Modern Daze
aug 31 2014 ∞
apr 30 2015 +
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  • Alison Krauss + Union Station - Paper Airplane
  • Bombino - Agadez
  • Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome
  • Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
  • George Harrison - Early Takes, Vol.1
  • John Paul Keith - The Man That Time Forgot
  • Pete Townshend - The Quadrophenia Demos, Vol.1
  • Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize
  • Screaming Trees - Last Words: The Final Recordings
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Soul Time!
  • Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
  • The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions
  • The Black Angels - Another Nice Pair
  • The Black Keys - El Camino
  • Tinariwen - Tassili
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Kiss My Amps (Live)
  • Various - The Rough Guide to African Guitar Legends
aug 31 2014 ∞
apr 30 2015 +
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  • Beach House - Teen Dream
  • Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  • Black Country Communion - Black Country Communion
  • Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
  • The Hula Girls - The Curse of The Tiki
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor - Diamonds in the Dirt
  • Kevin Gilbert - Kevin Gilbert Performs Toy Matinee Live
  • Spider John Koerner - March, 1963 (Archival)
  • Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave
  • Ray LaMontagne - God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise
  • Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way
  • Syd Barrett - An Introduction to Syd Barrett
  • Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
  • Tom Jones - Praise and Blame
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mojo
  • Bob Dylan - In Concert Brandeis University 1963
  • Porcupine Tree - Voyage 34
  • Five Horse Johnson - The Mystery Spot
  • Liquid Sound Company - Acid Music for Acid People
  • Warren Haynes - Man in Motion
aug 31 2014 ∞
may 6 2016 +
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  • Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue
  • Group Bombino - Guitars From Agadez Vol. 2
  • Dan Auerbach - Keep it Hid
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor - White Sugar
  • Kava Kon - Tiki For the Atomic Age
  • Poncho Sanchez - Psychedelic Blues
  • Robert Earl Keen - The Rose Hotel
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - The Live Anthology
  • Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
  • David Bazan - Curse Your Branches
  • Porcupine Tree - The Incident
aug 31 2014 ∞
may 6 2016 +
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  • The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
  • Dennis Brown - The Best of DB: The Niney Years
  • Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
  • Lindsey Buckingham - Gift of Screws
  • Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch
  • The Black Keys - Attack and Release
  • No-Man - Schoolyard Ghosts
  • Shelby Lynne - Just a Little Lovin'
  • Tame Impala - Tame Impala EP
  • The Firemen - Electric Arguments
  • The Black Angels - Directions to See a Ghost
  • Alison Krauss & Robert Plant - Raising Sand
  • Blood Red Shoes - Box of Secrets
  • Steven Wilson - Insurgentes
sep 1 2014 ∞
apr 30 2015 +