I live a mostly non-fictional life, so when I read, I'm mostly partial to fiction. Some favorite authors: Paul Auster, Haruki Murakami, Michael Chabon, David Mitchell, Ann Patchett. Many more. Too many to list.
I used to like singing open mics at a local piano bar, until the piano player died. My tastes go from electronica, punk and indie alterna-rock stuff, to folk and jazz standards (Swing years and beyond, anyone?).