I'm a full-time musician and private music instructor. I play strings and brass; most of my work as of late has been as a bass player and I am at or near the top of my craft. I lean towards intellectual with a side of morbid sarcasm sprinkled with just plain silly sometimes.
Music...I went to music school; my answers may not be common. Bach, Mozart, Chopin(my favorite), Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Stravinsky...Charlie Parker, Miles, Coltrane, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock(another favorite), Chick Corea, Jaco Pastorius, Béla Fleck...Steely Dan, The Police, Paul Simon, Metallica(before the Black Album), Jamiroquai, The Mars Volta, Antonio Carlos Jobim...I could go on all day. Ask me what I hate!