Favorite bands :
...Basically anything that's catchy, interesting, happy , powerful, unusual, emotional, funny, epic or unique. I don't care if its "Sell out" or "indie" or "underground" or "too mainstream".
Favs : Pretenders, U2, Levellers, Jethro Tull.
CLASSICAL: Suppй, Faurй, Gershwin, Debussy, Beethoven, Orf, J Strauss, JS Bach, Bream, R Strauss, Piazzola, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Rachmaninov, Carcassi, Mangore, Gallois
FOLK: Matt Molloy, Kathryn Tickell, Jez Lowe, Michael McGoldrick, Seth Lakeman, Claire Mann, Tabache, June Tabor
POP&ROCK: Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, Garbage, Annie Lennox, Cranberries, David Bowie, Metallica, The Jam, Blondie, Supertramp, Divine Comedy, KT Tunstall, Metric
JAZZ: Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Herbie Mann, John Mclaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, Chris Barber, Acker Bilk, Artie Shaw
Favorite guitarists :
Django Reinhardt, Andres Segovia. Tommy Emmanuel, he's not bad. Justin King, Michael Hedges, Dan Ar Braz, Duck Baker,Trace Bundy, Martin Simpson, Dave Evans, John Mclaughlin. Jan Akkerman, Ian Anderson, Eric Johnson (damn fine tunes), Joe Satriani, Jim Honeyman Scott (golden touch), Hendrix, Martin Barre. Chrissie Hynde, Joni Mitchell.
Apparentl y i seem to idolise a lot of people...
Favorite bassists :
Jaco, Victor W, Pete Farndon, Chris Wolstenholme, Jeremy Cunningham, the guy who plays the Jethro Tull/JS Bach 'Bouree' solo (Cornick maybe?).
Favorite books :
LOTR, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Cornwell, Agatha Christie, Candace Robb, Jane Austen, Ellis Peters, Terry Pratchet, Douglas Adams. I'm not really an intellectual reader, but i enjoy it:)
Favorite tv :
Blackadder, QI, HIGNFY, Simpsons. Apart from a few crime and comedy shows, TV isnt a big part of my life.
Favorite movies :
LOTR, Curse Of the Wererabbit.:)