If you head over to "Do the Math", the blog of jazz heroes The Bad Plus, you'll see that numerous musicians have completed the "Do The Math Musicians' Questionnaire" and now they've asked others around the world to do the same...
So here is my two cents worth...
DTM Musician Questionnaire: David Reilly
GIVE US AN EXAMPLE OR TWO OF AN ESPECIALLY GOOD OR INTERESTING:
1. Movie score. “Enemy of the State”; “The English Patient”
2. TV theme. “Law and Order:Criminal Intent”
3. Melody. “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”
4. Harmonic language. Beethoven Late String Quartets
5. Rhythmic feel. “Black Juju” by Alice Cooper
6. Hip-hop track. none
7. Classical piece. Erik Satie “Gymnopedie No 1”; Edward Elgar “Nimrod”
8. Smash hit. “White Flag” by Dido
9. Jazz album. “Giant Steps” by John Coltrane
10. Non-American folkloric group. Madredeus (Portugal)
11. Book on music. “The Glenn Gould Reader”
A) Name a surprising album (or albums) you loved when you were developing as a musician: something that really informs your sound but that we would never guess in a million years: "Rainbow Rising" by Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
B) Name a practitioner (or a few) who play your instrument that you think is underrated: Brian Eno
C) Name a rock or pop album that you wish had been a smash commercial hit (but wasn’t, not really): “Can We Still Feel” by Jason Falkner
D) Name a favorite drummer, and an album to hear why you love that drummer: Bill Bruford : “Fragile” by Yes
Of course, if you come back and ask me tomorrow, my answers may well br very different...