I'm also pretty proud of this: http://youtu.be/2zA0ziof9EE
Of course I also like the classics by Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller (his early stuff).
My old bartender gave me these Chelsea Cain books to read and so I've been reading a lot by female authors recently. I'm not sure what the difference is between how male authors write and female authors write but I'm convinced there is one.
As a teenager I read Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman and, dramatic as it sounds, the book changed my life. Still a big Millman fan. I would say his writing has greatly affected my 'spirituality.'
Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff is one of my favorite books as well.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman and Dune by Frank Herbert are up there too.
Oh, and I can't get enough of Charlie Huston.
Greatest Band of all Time: Led Zeppelin
My Favorite Band of all Time: Spin Doctors
Band I've seen in Concert Most Times: The Mountain Goats