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Geno Thackara

Book addict, arts/theater devotee and insatiable musicologist, almost in that order

About Me

I began poking at my parents' piano at age eight and haven't stopped exploring the music world since. My childhood music tutor taught me about classical, some good teenage friends shared a taste for folk and progressive rock, a guitar-obsessed boss soon gave me a listening course in blues with a side of Miles and Jaco, and it's only kept snowballing from there. I like to think I've occasionally gleaned something from digging into everything available and obsessing over it more than is probably healthy. The Philly scene provides a great way of supporting my habit and keeping me off the streets. There are worse addictions to have, right?

My Favorites

  1. Peter Gabriel - Passion
  2. David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - Damage
  3. Marillion - Marbles
  4. Can - Future Days
  5. Miles Davis - Agharta/Pangaea
  6. Keith Jarrett - Sun Bear Concerts
  7. Jon Hassell/Brian Eno - Fourth World v.1: Possible Musics
  8. Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon
  9. Shpongle - Tales of the Inexpressible
  10. Dixie Dregs - California Screamin'
  11. GoGo Penguin - v2.0
  12. Bruce Hornsby - Spirit Trail
  13. King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic: The Complete Recordings