My single favourite creator of music is, at this time, Shostakovich.
The book beside me on this futon is 'Grendel' By John Gardner. On the bookshelf to my right, there is a larger selection. Here are some of them:
'Fresh Air Fiend' by Paul Theroux
'The Disappearing Spoon' by Sam Kean
'The Book of Illusions' by Paul Auster
'Selected Poems' by William Blake
'Integrated Principles of Zoology' by Various
'On the Heights of Despair' by E. M. Cioran
'The Rhythmic Structure of Music' by Grosvenor Cooper
Films: Kusturica, Lynch, Wenders, Jarmusch, and many others.
Food: One of my hobbies is cooking. I'm into Basque cuisine at the moment.