(A) It's too hard to narrow down books, so I'll just go with who I
read. Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, Oscar Wilde, Vonnegut, Hunter
S. Thompson, Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Ginsberg, Franz Kafka,
Ferlinghetti, John C. Holmes, Asminov, Ken Kesey, Piers Anthony,
Neal Stephenson, so on and so forth. I'm not even going to include
graphic novels and the sort, since there's already enough there for
an idea. Oh, and Ed Brubaker stuff. Yea, he's a comic book writer,
but he also writes these awesome scripts for web shows too.
(B) I already blew my genre load sooo. It's example time. Some Like
It Hot, Philadelphia Story, Nosferatu, Vanishing Point, Easy Rider,
Raging Bull, Taxi Driver. Yes, I like Star Wars. Yes I've seen
Nolan's creepy little black and whites. I've seen LotR and The
Hobbit. I certainly don't fit into pockets well when it comes to a
specific style of movie (since I also love my 1980's campy movies.
John Cusack fo' lyfe!).
(C) To make it short and sweet, because the list is heavy and long,
I listen to anything except for gospel. Mostly I listen to indie
and shoegaze, britpop and twee, industrial and ebm (remnants of
earlier goth days), a dash of electro, synthy stuff, and a mix of
electronic from house to trance. And Morrissey. Live small venue
shows are the way to go too. I have to admit though, I've been on a
good DJ ride lately, and I've been doing a fair bit of house and