Favorite bands :
No way can I list just a few favorite bands/artists here.
I listen to soul/motown like James Brown, Bill Withers, Sam Cooke, and Ray Charles
I listen to blues ranging from the Black Keys all the way to Son House
I listen to Bluegrass like Allison Krauss, The Lonesome River Band, and Charlie Daniels
I listen to Jazz like Coltrane, Jimmy Rowles, and Davis
I listen to Country like Cash, Jennings, and Nelson
I listen to Tom Waits and he is my favorite
I liten to indie like The Gaslight Anthem, Fun., Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys. Almost anyone.
I listen to Folk like Dylan, Guthrie, and Donovan.
I DON'T like hip hop/rap, much contemporary pop, etc. I DO believe that good music is still alive despite all the cynics.
Favorite guitarists :
too many to bother
Favorite bassists :
none in particular.
Favorite books :
Farewell to Arms, Catch-22, Brave New World, Ham on Rye, Farenheit 451, 1984, Motherless Brooklynn, No Country for Old Men
Favorite tv :
I watch the Colbert Report, moonshiners, Anthony Bourdaine, used to watch Breaking bad.
Favorite movies :
Inception, Midnight in Paris, Forest Gump, LOTR, lots
I've been playing for several, i play acoustic, and electric, and I love all the oddball instruments. That means dobro, accordian, banjo, etc.