Favorite bands :
ZZ Top, SRV & Double Trouble, Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Iron Maiden, Dire Straits, Metallica, Machine Head, Pantera, Dream Theater, Whitesnake, Kamelot, Megadeth, Rise & Fall, BLS, Exodus, add more when I think of them.
Favorite guitarists :
Sabicas, Carlos Montoya, Mario Escudero, Vicente Amigo, Joe Satriani, Shawn Lane, Eric Johnson, Billy Gibbons, Steve Ray Vaughan, Moraito, Steve Vai, Paco de Lucia, Paco Pena, Paco Cepero, Gary Moore, more when I think of them.
Favorite bassists :
not really besides the usual well known, billy sheehan and victor wooten.
Favorite books :
Terry Pratchet's Discworld books, Dune, I've read tons and tons of books so can't remember even 10% of em.
Started playing guitar at 10, I've been teaching guitar since I was 16 orso. I try and get familiar with most styles, but stuff ranging from low to high gain(old fart rockers to all out thrash metal) is my favorite kinda electric madness music.
I have the tendency to make music in my head about 70% of the day. I feel sleeping is a waste of time since I only get one life and I'd prefer to enjoy it awake playing guitar rather than asleep dreaming of it.
I've been everywhere from jazz to classical to the blurred hand shredding to flamenco. I'm very strict when it comes to posture and hand positioning and I've been on the edge of RSI and CTS twice due to too much playing.
I'd rather live 30 years in excitement than having to sit my 90 years boredom till the end.