I thought I would start off with a few 'Top 10s', so you know where I'm coming from. They're in no particular order (well, not in order of rank, anyway) and very rough, and I've probably forgotten some very important stuff. And there aren't neccessarily 10 of them. With apologies to anything I'd love but have never heard/seen/experienced. I'm pretty certain I've never heard what would be my favourite CD. I tried writing it once, but it was appalling.
Albums/Pieces of music
Air - Moon Safari
The Beatles - Sergeant Pepper
Bjork - Homogenic or Vespertine (Or Debut. Or Post.)
Chikinki - Experiment with Mother (By my friends in Bristol, who played me the majority of the rest of the stuff on this list.)
Gershwin - Porgy and Bess
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Mahler - Virtually any of his symphonies. Preferably live.
Massive Attack - Blue Lines
Miles Davis -In a Silent Way (With any of at least 10 others close behind.)
Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
Portishead - Portishead
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Radiohead - anything by them
Roni Size/Reprazent - New Forms
Shostakovich- Virtually any of his symphonies. Also preferably live.
Verdi - Requiem
..... and the other 300 CDs in my collection
Films (quite predictable, I'm afraid!)
The Blues Brothers (Laughs, car chase, fantastic sound track. What more do you want? )
Dancer in the Dark (See Bjork, above)
Fargo (...."kinda funny looking")
The Shawshank Redemption
Books. Especially reference books that look good on the shelf but are hardly ever opened.
Gadgets. The smaller and more expensive the better.
Live music. "Rock/pop", jazz, classical, you name it.
Things that I don't like
Incorrect use of apostrophes. (Free pint to anyone who notices any on this site!)
So there you have it. I'm a geek who loves his music, needs better education in films, and must be getting far too old if the thing that annoys him most is correct use of punctuation. Especially as I use far too many commas and exclamation marks.