William Gibson is an inspiration to me, both specifically as a
writer and broadly as a musician and artist in general. George
Singleton's "Novel: A Novel" is just as ridiculous as it sounds,
and reminds me of a southern fried John Cleese.
Music is an intense passion of mine. Future Sound of London's
"Papua New Guinea," Meat Beat Manifesto's "Future Worlds," and
Moby's "Go" would give you a good cross section of my vibe, but I
also listen to Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Smiths, Therapy?,
Girls Against Boys, Wire, Oingo Boingo, Tears for Fears, and
anything else with cool austerity or naked, raw emotion.
Movies are where I diverge either into awe-inspiring living art
(Eden Log, The Fountain, Antichrist, Immortal, One Point O,
Prometheus, Akira) kitschy lovingly ironic action (Robocop, Tango
& Cash, Cobra, Predator, Buckaroo Bonzai), or the occasional
derp comedy with my nerdy movie watching club (Gleaming the Cube,
Subirban Commando, They Live).
My absolute favorites fall more into that post-punk philosophy
conversation as movie context. I'm more of a conversationalist
really, but I'll curl up under blankets and watch your/my favorite
movies without much prompting.