Favorite bands :
Rather than copy and paste the mass list from Facebook i'll give an abridged, hardcore selection:
Clutch, In Flames, 36 Crazyfists, Jimi Hendrix, Incubus, Paul Gilbert, Buckethead, Dir En Grey, Hybrid, Skindred, Mammal, Pearl Jam, Pendullum, Tool, Seasick Steve, Spineshank.
Favorite guitarists :
Obviously the greats such as Hendrix, Clapton etc (with so many bands being inspired by these people i think everyone is in some way or another influenced by them even if its indirectly). Tim Sult from Clutch is a huge influence on my playing style and Seasick Steve, Paul Gilbert, Kaoru, Die, Buckethead, Mike McCready and Les Paul.
All of these guitarist, whenever i hear them, make me question why im not holding my guitar at that moment.
Favorite bassists :
Fea, Toshiya, Dan Maines, Jeff Ament, William Murderface (from Metalocalypse, im not sure who really plays this so their animated alter ego will do) & Zane from Mammal.
Favorite books :
Only in the last few years have i really started reading a significant amount and i'm now well on the way on one of my lifes aims to read all the Terry Pratchett books. Heres a breakdown of my favorite authors:
Terry Pratchett, William Gibson, HP Lovecraft, Aldous Huxley, Hunter S Thompson, George Orwell, HG Wells, Bret Easton Ellis, Alex Garland.
Favorite tv :
I rarely just watch TV, i much rather avoid all those annoying adverts and get the DVD of a series or watch it on the laptop. Favorite series: Scrubs, Evangelion, Skins, Harvey Birdman, Robot Chicken, Doctor Who, Spaced, House, How I Met Your Mother, Black Books, Life On Mars & Ashes To Ashes.
Favorite movies :
I am generally a fan of Japanese martial arts and sci-fi films but i am a firm enjoyer of a good horror, comedy or even tear jerker (Grave Of The Fireflies for example, if you do not water up then YOU HAVE NO SOUL). A quick perusal of my DVD collection: Akira, House Of Flying Daggers, Dog Soldiers, Casshern, Versus, Azumi, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Warrior King, Ong Bak, the Studio Ghibli films, Fight Club, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Starship Troopers etc etc...
Stumbling through life with a guitar and an mp3 player, enjoying the world for all its wonders and faults.