Books: Musashi, A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), Shadow of
the Wind, how-to-books, the Phantom (by Susan Kay), sacred esoteric
tomes, buddhist sutras, books by Charles Luk, the Bronte sisters,
Maxine Kingston Hong, Anne Rice, China Mieville, pen and paper RPG
books, erotic short story compilations, etc...
Music: northern soul, dream pop, mando/canto-pop, NYC hardcore,
punk, new wave, emo, ambient, 6t's, 7d's, 8t's 9d's, mod, the
Smiths, Camera Obscura, Cocteau Twins (My all time favorite for all
seasons), Imogen Heap, Hope Sandoval, The Banshees, Marina and the
Diamonds, Metric, Tashaki Miyaki, Cocksparrer, Morrissey, the Cure,
Joanna Wang, Faye Wong, the Shirelles, ect...