I could go on all day about music. I have very broad-ranging tastes
that span the gamut, though I tend to prefer more "underground"
stuff rather than "mainstream" stuff--although those two words can
mean just about anything in that context. I'm also a sucker for the
FM radio rock I grew up on in the early 80s.
Ditto for reading, though I tend to prefer 20th century American
literature for some reason. Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald,
Steinbeck, Camus (he's French but still)--those guys are all OK by
me. But the list is long--I could sit in the park and read every
day for five years and still not get to everything I wanted. Just
finished Keith Richards' autobiography. It's just about what you'd
think--meaning pretty awesome. Working on Hitchcock's bio now and
also a Pynchon book.
In general, I stay mostly and blissfully ignorant of things like
celebrity scandals (unless they're really funny), crappy
blockbuster movies (unless they're really funny), bad magazines,
lame reality TV series and the like. This isn't to say my tastes in
entertainment are necessarily high-brow, but a lot of the
aforementioned stuff just bores me. To each his or her own though.