Favorite bands :
Tool, Radiohead, The Mars Volta, A Perfect Circle, Wolves in the Throne Room, Between the Buried and Me, Protest the Hero, Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend, Biffy Clyro, Death Cab For Cutie, Anaal Nathrakh, Pink Floyd, Akercocke, Muse, Ne Obliviscaris, Opeth, Immortal, Emperor, Gojira, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Yo La Tengo, Cephalic Carnage, Mithras, Mammatus, Electric Wizard, Weedeater, Boris, Sigur Ros, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, This Will Destroy You, Jesu, Bal-Sagoth, Storm, Darkthrone, Drudkh, Nick Drake, Jose Gonzalez, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Primus, Primordial, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Sikth... too many bands to count from basically every genre.
Favorite guitarists :
Adam Jones, Jonny Greenwood, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Nick Drake, Larry LaLonge... to name a few.
Favorite bassists :
Les Claypool, Justin Chancellor, Arif from PTH and of course Steve Harris!
Favorite books :
War and Peace, Anna Karenina, A Picture of Dorian Gray, Mort, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, certain historical works which I won't bore you any further by naming.
Favorite tv :
Frasier, Mythbusters, anything written and presented by David Starkey or Simon Schama.
Favorite movies :
The Pianist, American Beauty, Amelie, The Lives of Others, There Will Be Blood, The English Patient, The Lord of the Rings. Mostly pretentious and serious films, because I'm a total faggot.