Michael Waynick

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Michael Waynick was born hearing Elvis Presley and the Everly Brothers, raised listening to the Beatles and Motown, and educated by Brian Eno and Morrissey. Aside from a ravenous appetite for music, his…
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Michael Waynick was born hearing Elvis Presley and the Everly Brothers, raised listening to the Beatles and Motown, and educated by Brian Eno and Morrissey. Aside from a ravenous appetite for music, his other obsessions include Jackie Chan movies; Zen Buddhism; the works of Friedrich Nietzsche; his wife, Barbara Waynick; and their dogs, Charlotte and Laika. To support his expensive habits, he's endured stints as reporter, cab driver, and safety writer in a nuclear power plant. A lifelong resident of Michigan, he currently lives in Holland, where he continues to search for enlightenment and the perfect vegetarian chili dog.

Desert Island Picks

1. Aphex Twin : Selected Ambient Works, Vol. 2

2. The Beatles : 67-1970

3. Bonzo Dog Band : Gorilla

4. Chrome : Chrome Box

5. Nat "King" Cole : Nat King Cole (boxed set)

6. Devo : Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

7. Brian Eno : Music for Films

8. Robert Johnson : The Complete Recordings

9. Led Zeppelin : Physical Graffiti

10. Moby : Everything Is Wrong

11. My Bloody Valentine : Loveless

12. Nirvana : In Utero

13. The Orb : The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld

14. Liz Phair : Exile in Guyville

15. Iggy Pop : The Idiot

16. Elvis Presley : The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters

17. The Psychedelic Furs : The Psychedelic Furs (UK version)

18. Roxy Music : Roxy Music

19. The Smiths : Louder Than Bombs

20. The Smiths : Meat Is Murder

21. The Specials : The Specials

22.. Various Artists: Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

23. Muddy Waters : The Chess Box

24. Wire : Pink Flag

25. Neil Young : Tonight's the Night