I'm also not bad at playing bass.
I've been told I'm a good listener and I like to think I put other people before myself when they are going through a rough patch.
Some of my favourite books are Crime and Punishment, Meditations, Frankenstein, Terry Pratchett's Discworld Series, Great Expectations, A Picture of Dorian Gray, A Song of Ice and Fire series, LoTR, Homage to Catalonia, Candide and various historical, philosophical and political books. I really enjoy reading and discussing books, especially ones that have had a big impact on me.
I like lots of different music, I'm not really into clubby dance music but apart from that I like most things. So instead of listing genres or favourites I'll just say the artists I've listened to a lot recently; Neil Young, Hendrix, Black Angels, Stones Roses, Madvillain, Led Zep, Simon & Garfunkel, Yo La Tengo and Portishead.
Some of my favourite TV series at the moment are Breaking Bad, Fawlty Towers, Community, Star Trek: Next Generation, Deadwood, Arrested Development and Futurama.