Favorite bands :
Check the blog and rateyourmusic links if curious.
Favorite guitarists :
Tetuzi Akiyama - Ben Barnett - Eric Roche - Rick Tomlinson - James Blackshaw - Sir Richard Bishop - Mat Sweet - Ilyas Ahmed - John Renbourn - Mike Einziger - Victor Villareal
Favorite bassists :
I don't have any specific favourites, so long as they're not trying to do something unnecessary within the music I'm happy.
Favorite books :
Some books that get the thumbs up: Any James Clavell (particularly 'Shogun') or JG Ballard - Heart of Darkness (Conrad) - The Fall (Camus) - Hard-Boiled Wonderland & the End of the World (Murakami) - the Death of Bunny Munroe (Cave) - The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea (Mishima) - War of the End of the World (Vargas Llosa) - Tartar Steppe (Buzzati) - American Psycho (Easton Ellis)
Favorite movies :
The Proposition - - Harakiri - The Godfather (pt. 2) - Easy Rider - Apocalypse Now - Goodfellas - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring - King of Kong - Vertigo - Rear Window - Woman in the Dunes - Seven Samurai - Taxi Driver - Duel - The Young Poisoner's Handbook - Red Road - Dead Man's Shoes - Kontroll... Usually happy watching most films, but XXX2, Club Dread, Adrift and Gerry are all terrible and I wouldn't dare recommend them to anyone.