This week's installment finds bassist-singer Tino Ortega of local cumbia funkestra Chango Man waxing both wildly eclectic and utterly indecisive.
"This is the list. I have comments for every CD, since I own all of them and have listened to all of these 1,000 times. But this is NOT my final list."
The White Album, The Beatles
Morph The Cat, Donald Fagen
20 Greatest Hits, James Brown
Birth of The Cool, Miles Davis
Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Cosas de Enamorados, Juan Gabriel
Super Estrella EXITOS Vol. 1, Super Estrella
OK Computer, Radiohead
Yield, Pearl Jam
Mad About Mozart, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra/ The London Symphony Orchestra
And true to his word, Ortega sent a second list:
Revolver, The Beatles
Songs for Swinging Lovers, Frank Sinatra and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra
The Essential Charlie Parker, Charlie Parker
Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin
Kid A, Radiohead
Citizen Dan (boxed set), Steely Dan
Exit Stage Left, Rush
Past Masters Vol. 1 (Or Vol. 2), The Beatles
Anything by Willie Nelson
Anything by Elvis
Wait a minute, Ortega's not done yet:
Rubber Soul, The Beatles
Bitches Brew, Miles Davis
Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder
Hot Shots, The Beta Band
Ill Communication, Beastie Boys
A Hard Days Night Soundtrack, The Beatles
Trompe le Monde, The Pixies
Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A.
Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles
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"And I have a fourth and a fifth list also. There is just too much good music.
"This may take awhile for me..."
We'll be waiting...
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