Favorite guitarists :
Hmm.... Robert Marcello, Paul Gilbert, and Joe Satriani come to mind.
Favorite bassists :
Don't really have one, but I do like the bass solo by the late Cliff Burton from "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth" on Metallica's "Kill 'Em All" release.
Favorite books :
The Legend of Drizzt series (http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/R._A._Salv atore)
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever (http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/Thomas_Cov enant).
Inheritan ce Cycle (Eragon) by Christopher Paolini.
Favorite tv :
Don't watch much TV.
Favorite movies :
Snatch, The Matrix, Army of Darkness.
Learned violin in middle school, then started picking guitar in the late '80s. Stopped playing for many years but recently decided to start playing again. I'm just a hobbyist, it is fun to play but I have no interest in being in a band or trying to play for others.