Favorite bands :
MUSE, protest the hero, fitz and the tantrums, of monsters and men, modest mouse, pendulum, etc.
Favorite guitarists :
been playing guitar since i was 10, took lessons for a few months and then picked the rest up on my own. used to only appreciate fast technical metal but now i prefer playing indie style music. i heard a quote that changed my musical career "its easy to impress someone when you play fast and technical, but its not you that impresses them, its the notes. those same note progressions would be impressive in any situation. what's truly amazing is when an artist takes simple boring notes and amazes an entire audience with the way they are played. those same progressions may have been used a thousand times before, but when that artist plays them you can hear their soul and originality through it."