I am a HUGE music fan and I have been for as long as I can
remember. Poor taste in music is definitely a deal breaker. I'm a
big fan of: indie rock, gothic rock, post punk, industrial,
electro, trance, house, old school hip-hop and pretty much anything
that I can dance to.
Some of my favorite artists include (but are not limited to) the
following: David Bowie, Sisters of Mercy, the Cure, the Smiths,
M83, AFI, BT, New Order, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the
Banshees, The Clash, the Damned, Massive Attack, Tricky,
Portishead, Oingo Boingo / Danny Elfman, Public Image Limited, Gary
Numan, Depeche Mode, Skinny Puppy, Love & Rockets, (old)
Misfits, Danzig, Chemical Brothers, Crystal Castles, Icon of Coil,
Apoptygma Berzerk, Roxy Music, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Echo and
the Bunnymen, Psychedelic Furs, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Ramones,
16 Horsepower, the Mission U.K., Fields of the Nephilim, Nine Inch
Nails, Jane's Addiction, Radiohead, Evanescence, Suede, Daft Punk,
Bat for Lashes, The Prodigy, Project Pitchfork, Wumpscut, Dead Can
Dance, Cell-dweller, KMFDM, Cocteau Twins, the Cult, Covenant, And
One, The Birthday Massacre, Faith and the Muse, Xymox, Class
Actress, Ghost & Writer, Wolfsheim, Aesthetic Perfection,
Frontline Assembly, God Module, Combichrist, Killing Joke,
Ministry, Seabound, Sneaker Pimps, IAMX, Interpol, Chameleons UK,
Front 242, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, Shiny Toy Guns, Empire of the
Sun, Deadmau5, Cold Cave, Smashing Pumpkins, and VNV Nation. I will
also "throw down" to "good" pop (Madonna, Justin Timberlake, etc.).
I love spending time in used record stores (although there aren't
very many left these days).
As for books and television/film, I typically gravitate towards the
science fiction genre (yes, I am a geek and I'm quite proud of
Favorite films: Blade Runner, Alien, (the original) Star Wars, the
Matrix (1st film), The Dark Knight Trilogy, the Lord of the Rings
trilogy, anything artsy or quirky (Wes Anderson films, etc.). I'm
also a big Quentin Tarantino fan.
I tend to read a lot of science fiction. Dune, by Frank Herbert, is
my favorite science fiction novel. Neuromancer, by William Gibson,
is probably my second favorite sci-fi novel. Some of my other
favorite authors include: Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Anne Rice,
and Neil Gaiman. I'm also quite fond of graphic novels (no, we
don't refer to them as "comics" anymore...LOL).
Television, in general, is not very high on my list of priorities,
but I adore British television and I am a huge fan of:
The IT Crowd
I just finished Season 3 of Game of Thrones (love it), and I'm
working my way back through the entire run of Battlestar Galactica.
I'm also a huge fan of Firefly, Farscape, and I'm slowly getting
back into Buffy the Vampire Slayer. BBC's "Sherlock" is a new
favorite. Oh, and Arrested Development is probably my favorite
comedy of all time. ;-)