John Zorn, Mahavishu Orchestra, Savatage, Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, Cradle of Filth, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Floetry, Digable Planets, COLETRANE, COLETRANE and MORE COLETRANE. Hell, I don't think I can pick a favorite. The more an artist is open to all influences, the more I like it. Shit... Ravi Shankar is sick also, Type O Neg...
Moviewise: LoTR, the Abyss, Pi, City of Lost Children, the Hunger, Heavy Metal, the animated Hobbit and LoTR, anything by Kuberic, Dune (the Sci-Fi mini-series), V, Taken (that show is sick)
Authors: Marquis de Sade, Ayn Rand, CS Lewis, Tolkein, Mary Shelly, John Norman, Arthur C Clarke, Frank Hebrert
Telefreeride: big boards, free heels, no poles, all soul