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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.

Daily / Monthly listening log in the Ongoing folder.

Chuck follows:
marcella notes (things that made me happy in 2018)
episodes (watched in 2018)
drops (islandês)
wishlist (black friday)
movies (vistos no cinema, 2018)
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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 ..._Prosopis_ while irrigating his Aristolochia . As a result, he's a little more off now...

sep 8 2014 ∞
jun 6 2018 +

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 +

AFI Top 100

Bold indicates they are also in Chuck's Top 100 Films

  • 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) ✓ ★★★☆☆...
aug 31 2014 ∞
aug 23 2018 +

Chuck's Top 100 Movies (Processing)

Not Ranked (Yet)

  • A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  • Airplane! (1980)
  • American Beauty (1999)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
  • Braveheart (1995)
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Caddyshack (1980)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Casino (1995)
  • Cinema Paradiso (1988)
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Clear and Present Danger (1994)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  • Dances With Wolves (1990)
  • Desperado (2001)
  • Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
jan 14 2018 ∞
may 20 2018 +
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Top 500 Albums (In Progress)

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

  • 10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe (1987)
  • Abba - The Visitors (1981)
  • Abyssinians - Satta Amasagana (1975)
  • AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
  • AC/DC - Powerage (1978)
  • Aimee Mann - Lost in Space (2002)
  • Air - Moon Safari (1998)
  • Alan Parsons - On Air (1996)
  • The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot (1977)
  • 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)
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Free For All (1964)
  • Astrud Gilberto - The Astrud Gilberto Album (1965)
aug 31 2014 ∞
jul 15 2018 +
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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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Currently Watching...

  • CBS News Sunday Morning (1979-Current)
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012-Current)
  • Game of Thrones (2011-Current)
  • Survivor (2000-Current)

Fond Memories...

  • 24 (2001-2010)
  • American Pickers (2010-?)
  • Baggage (2010-2012)
  • Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
  • California's Gold (1994-2012)
  • Californication (2007-2014)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-2011)
  • El Chapo (2017-2018)
  • Fawlty Towers (1975-1979)
  • Ground Force (1997-2005)
  • Homeland (2007-?)
  • (Impractical) Jokers (2011-2017)
  • Ken Burns Documentaries (PBS)
aug 31 2014 ∞
jul 15 2018 +
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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)
  • Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere... (2006)
  • 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 ∞
jan 20 2018 +

My Listening Log in the 'Ongoing' folder has the latest spins and ratings.

Updated daily! Well, almost..

oct 23 2015 ∞
sep 16 2018 +
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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

"Music is the only religion that delivers the goods." — Frank Zappa

"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__

sep 3 2014 ∞
nov 12 2018 +
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Includes new releases, reissues and compilations

LP or EP unless otherwise stated SACD, DVD-A, BD-A, or CD

2013 List

New Releases

  • Alborosie - Dub the System
  • Arcade Fire - Reflektor
  • Black Sabbath - 13
  • Bombino - Nomad
  • Clutch - Earth Rocker
  • David Bowie - The Next Day
  • Gov't Mule - Shout!
  • Israel Nash Gripka - Israel Nash's Rain Plans
  • Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell and Angels
  • Jonathan Wilson - Fanfare
  • Kurt Vile - Wakin' on a Pretty Daze
  • Los Lobos - Disconnected in New York
  • Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day
  • Meat Puppets - Rat Farm
  • Neil Young - Live at the Cellar Door
aug 31 2014 ∞
jun 6 2018 +
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Includes new releases, reissues and compilations

LP or EP unless otherwise stated SACD, DVD-A, BD-A, or CD

2012 List

New Releases

  • Anathema - Alternative 4
  • Beach House - Bloom
  • Bob Dylan - Tempest
  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Big Moon Ritual
  • Dead Can Dance - Anastasis
  • Devo - Live 1981 Seattle
  • Donald Fagen - Sunken Condos
  • Dr. John - Locked Down
  • Gary Clark Jr. - Blak and Blue
  • Hollie Cook - Prince Fatty Presents Hollie Cook in Dub
  • Jellyfish - Live at Bogart's
  • Kadavar - Kadavar
  • Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
  • Lee Hazlewood - The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides (1968-71)
aug 31 2014 ∞
jun 6 2018 +
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Includes new releases, reissues and compilations

LP or EP unless otherwise stated SACD, DVD-A, BD-A, or CD

2011 List

New Releases

  • Alison Krauss + Union Station - Paper Airplane
  • Bombino - Agadez
  • Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome
  • Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
  • George Harrison - Early Takes, Vol.1
  • Gillian Welch - The Harrow & the Harvest
  • Glen Campbell - Ghost on the Canvas
  • Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit - Here We Rest
  • John Paul Keith - The Man That Time Forgot
  • Jonathan Wilson - Gentle Spirit
  • Pete Townshend - The Quadrophenia Demos, Vol.1
  • Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize
  • Screaming Trees - Last Words: The Final Recordings
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Soul Time!
  • Shelby Lynne - Revelation Road
aug 31 2014 ∞
jun 6 2018 +
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Includes new releases, reissues and compilations

LP or EP unless otherwise stated SACD, DVD-A, BD-A, or CD

2010 List

New Releases

  • Amanar - Alghafiat
  • Beach House - Teen Dream
  • Black Country Communion - Black Country Communion
  • Bob Dylan - In Concert Brandeis University 1963
  • Brother Dege - Folk Songs of the American Longhair
  • Buddy Guy - Living Proof
  • Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
  • Five Horse Johnson - The Mystery Spot
  • Grobschnitt - Grobschnitt 2010 Live
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor - Diamonds in the Dirt
  • Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave
  • Kevin Gilbert - Kevin Gilbert Performs Toy Matinee Live
  • Liquid Sound Company - Acid Music for Acid People
  • Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust
  • Porcupine Tree - Voyage 34
aug 31 2014 ∞
jun 6 2018 +
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Includes new releases, reissues and compilations

LP or EP unless otherwise stated SACD, DVD-A, BD-A, or CD

2009 List

New Releases

  • Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue
  • Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
  • Clutch - Strange Cousins From the West
  • Dan Auerbach - Keep it Hid
  • David Bazan - Curse Your Branches
  • Group Bombino - Guitars From Agadez Vol. 2
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor - White Sugar
  • Kava Kon - Tiki For the Atomic Age
  • Poncho Sanchez - Psychedelic Blues
  • Porcupine Tree - The Incident
  • Robert Earl Keen - The Rose Hotel
  • Steve Martin - The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo (CD)
  • Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
  • Tinariwen - Imidiwan: Companions
aug 31 2014 ∞
jun 6 2018 +
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Includes new releases, reissues and compilations

LP or EP unless otherwise stated SACD, DVD-A, BD-A, or CD

2008 List

New Releases

  • Alison Krauss & Robert Plant - Raising Sand
  • Blood Red Shoes - Box of Secrets
  • Brant Bjork - Punk Rock Guilt
  • Dennis Brown - The Best of DB: The Niney Years
  • Jack Bruce & Robin Trower - Seven Moons
  • Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
  • Lindsey Buckingham - Gift of Screws
  • Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch
  • No-Man - Schoolyard Ghosts
  • Shelby Lynne - Just a Little Lovin'
  • Steven Wilson - Insurgentes
  • Tame Impala - Tame Impala EP
  • The Black Angels - Directions to See a Ghost
  • The Black Keys - Attack and Release
  • The Firemen - Electric Arguments
sep 1 2014 ∞
jun 6 2018 +