Music: Just about anything other than modern country. Even dubstep.
Shows: The Wire, Twin Peaks,, Aeon Flux (animated series)
Authors: Chandler, Murakami, Dostoevsky, Moravia, Borges, Baldwin, Calvino, Philip K. Dick.
Movies: 8 1/2, blue velvet, the conformist, chinatown, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, let the right one in, battle of algiers, the conversation, docs
my samurai sword
(that's all I need)