Do you like Jell-O? Yeah so do I
So I started in a death metal band when I was 17. I played guitar then slowly progressed toward bass out of lack of steady bandmates. When that band fizzled out I did a collaboration on a hip hop album with one of my friends. While doing this I worked with a goth-metal band named M. Francis Fester. Eventually I left the band cause it was going nowhere. Then the collaboration ended when certain unforseen concequences befell my friend. That said I currently work alone. I find it easier than relying on dead beat band members afraid to take a chance.
No I play dead. Now roll over! Sit Ubu sit
This is a tough one I don't know where to start I do mostly drum n bass/jungle but my influences are more like... Ella Fitzgerald,Louie Armstrong,Ventures,Duane Eddie,Beach and Surf music,The Platters,Chevelles,all kinds of metal Corrosion of Confomity, Anthrax, Metallica of course, Biohazard, Tool.... Minor Threat, Beastie Boys, Rza, Method Man,Red Man Busta Ryhmes, like I said a hard one I could go on forever.
Ensoniq ASRX pro not so much anymore, old Korg X5D keyboard just for midi though, which I feed into my compy running Reason. Then I use other multitracking programs and wave editors.
Anything else? (Anything goes here!)