I started with rock like Guns N Roses, Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Weezer, Stone Temple Pilots and Primus. Primus became my favorite band and I started listening to the weirder sounds of jazz. Starting with Louis Armstrong, I eventually moved on to Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Stanley Clarke, Bobby McFerrin, Cyrus Chestnut, and The Living Daylights. After some difficulty, I also managed to break into hip hop. My favorite emcees are in De La Soul, MF Doom, Del the Funky Homosapien, Common, Mos Def, The Roots, and Biz Markie. I'm also into more sidestream music like Prefuse 73, Jeff Parker, Tom Waits, Battles, Animal Collective, Joanna Newsom and others. Some other favorites include: They Might Be Giants, Fiona Apple, Erykah Badu, Michael Jackson, Nickel Creek, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Belle and Sebastian, Beck, and Rage Against The Machine.