Am a big fan of Randy Newman, John Lennon, old (pre-1980) Springsteen, Lou Reed, Kate Bush.
Like to read poetry.
Films: all Woody Allen stuff, Animal House, Serpico, Blues Brothers, Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, film noir, documentaries.
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*music* -- such as 90s "alternative rock"....
Bic ballpoint pens
seltzer water and a daily bagel