Books: East of Eden, Steinbeck; The Farm, Bromfield; Life After God, Douglas Coupland; Lizard Music, Pinkwater; The Big Short, Lewis
Music: Rolling Stones, Datarock, Bill Evans, Faith No More, Jellyfish
TV: Doctor Who, Bob's Burgers, Louie, Portlandia, Breaking Bad
Past TV sub-category: Firefly, The Wire, 30 Rock.
Movies: Any Humphrey Bogart film (The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, etc.), Die Hard (guilty pleasure and a half), Singles, Until the End of the World (Under appreciated Wim Wenders classic, but long), French noir classics (Elevator to the Gallows, Rififi, etc.)
Food: Lasagna, All day soups, Barbecue (Smoked not necessarily sauced), Sausages (Wursts, Italian, Merguez, Chorizo, etc.), Croque Madame (Ham and cheese sandwich with Béchamel and an egg on top).
I posted those lists after the following original answer:
I really like almost any media that is intellectually stimulating. Some of my favorite authors are John Steinbeck, Douglas Coupland, Hunter S. Thompson, and Michael Lewis. I love a good book, but I also like television that is funny, intelligent, or just downright emotional. Some of my favorites are Doctor Who, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Bob's Burgers, Happy Endings, Top Gear, Suburgatory. I guess I have a guilty pleasure of watching sitcoms.
My taste in music is wide and varied, with little exception. My favorite musician probably is Bill Evans, a Jazz pianist. My favorite current band is a Norwegian dance pop/rock group called Datarock. All time faves include the Stones, Beatles, Pink Floyd. I also like 80's pop/rock, 90's Alt Rock, and Modern Euro-Lounge, for lack of a better term. I also play many different styles of music and instruments, such as saxophone, piano, guitar, and also sing. Music is probably what brings me the greatest happiness in life currently.
My favorite movies are: some of the Noir/French new wave such as Elevator to the Gallows, Rififfi, The Killing by Kubrick, Any Humphrey Bogart film, but especially The Maltese Falcon. I love subtitled movies, independent movies, and anything that makes you think and appreciate the variety of life.
I am a restaurant cook also, and I'd say that really good barbecue is my favorite food right now, but I love well thought out dishes of any stripe. I would call myself a sensual person, I guess. This is my favorite question to answer, but I cannot even begin to explain my love of each topic.
1,2. My musical instruments, Guitar and Saxophone.
3. Good music
4. Good food.
Yeah, that's not much better than my previous answer, but I feel that the metaphysical answer i originally gave was a bit too deep.
Half a dozen of Island/Cave/post-apocalyptic wants or needs. Well, if you discount the obvious sustenance of life, I think the first would be Melody and Harmony. I guess that's two. As a musician I love to think of life as a piece of music where one person lives their own melody, and our surroundings provide the accompaniment. The third is Happiness. Pleasure comes from within I believe it is said. Fourth, Intellect, to realize and make sense of all that happens. Creativity would probably come next from within the intellect. If one can create out of "whole cloth", anything is possible. Lastly, Love, how cheesy, but this has gotten into a real philosophical answer anyways, so yes, Love. I guess this is what I may be seeking here.