I also play in a folk band, among a few other projects.
Movies/ Filmmakers: Bergman, Kurosawa, Tarkovsky and pretty much all of the Star Trek universes (except Enterprise), which is the most nerdy thing about me. I also love mindless movies with big explosions and shit.
also some old emo stuff, jazz (ala Coleman, Dolphy, Taylor), Arvo Part, Max Richter, A Silver Mt. Zion, Bonnie Prince Billy, Swans, early Bob Dylan/Leonard Cohen etc.
What whiskey to buy next.
What the heck I want to do with myself, both in the immediate and in the relatively distant future.
What random purchase I want to grab from Amazon that I will instantly forget until the day it arrives. Not only books but strange stuff like organic ginger ale and tapioca flour.