Favorite movie right now is "City of God" It is about the slums of Rio in the late 60's. I always liked "Cool Hand Luke" and "The Graduate".
One of my favorite authors is Chuck Palahniuk, he wrote "Fight Club". Good movie, great book. I also like Crichton and Follet. I like to mix in some non-fiction on occasion.
I have a pretty open ear but I rarely do country.
I have a thing for the 80's.
I am bit of a political junkie/current events kind of guy. I like to be informed and see different opinions. I do not like to bore people with this kind of stuff if they don't like talking about it.
Sometimes it is nice not to think and have some music in the background, friends around with a few drinks... why not throw in a pool table too.