Favorite bands :
King Crimson all prior to Trey Gunn. The Beatles, and everybody else is just great. Zappa in particular. The Shaggs when I'm drinking. So this was a drive-in restaurant in Hollywood...
Favorite guitarists :
Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, and two hundred others.
Favorite bassists :
Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Ron McClure, Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Tina Weymouth, and a few hundred more.
Favorite books :
Atlas Shrugged; any good dictionary; Venus on the Half-Shell, etc.
Favorite tv :
Beverly Hillbillies; The Gong Show...
Favorite movies :
Sunset Boulevard; Gettysburg; Soylent Green, etc...
Active player since 1967; regretfully formally musically educated. Brass pedagogy and performance.