- Songwriting, Listening to music, and Reading.
- House and The Big Bang Theory.
- Religulous, Che, Amen, and Under Great White Northern Lights.
- The Mothers of Invention, Jaco Pastorius , Steve Jordan, Vinnie Colaiuta Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin, Elvin Jones, Edgard Varèse, Arnold Schoenberg, Guitar Slim, Richard Wagner, Sonny Rollins, Paul Kossoff, Free, Sun Ra, Little Walter, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ben Webster, Bobby Bland, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Charles Ives, Elliot Carter, Frédéric Chopin, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Django Reinhardt, Buddy Guy, Buddy Bolden, Charlie Christian, Franz Liszt, The Doors, John Mayer, Franz Schubert, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Cream, Bob Dylan, Weather Report, The Beatles, Muddy Waters, Ravi Shankar, Roy Buchanan, Charlie Mingus, John Lennon, Eric Johnson, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Son House, Robert Johnson, Ali Akbar Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Charlie Patton, Art Tatum, Edgard Varese, Ray Charles, Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Harrison, The Derek Trucks Band, Peter Green, BB King, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Jack White, Led Zeppelin, Hank Garland, Edward Van Halen, Aphex Twin, and Amon Tobin.
- About me:
- I think I'm best described by the following: "I'm a happy-go-lucky character. I'm not that miserable. But I can never let anyone into my world." (Noel Gallagher)