Hmmmmmm, the Musical Preferences of the Troutnut - could prove to be a very interesting study. My faves:
Grew up listening to classical - Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Ravel, Aaron Copeland, Gustav Holst...LOTS of classical music. Played trumpet for 7 years in grade school, got good enough to do some Bach, probably my favorite (Brandenburg Concertos).
Fairly broad tastes right now but I gravitate to rock. My last concert: An Evening with King Crimson at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, the day before last Thanksgiving. Three hours of mind-blowing progressive/jazz/classical/I don't know what, delivered by 8 of the world's best living musicians (none of whom are young, all with decades of music behind them), for the princely sum of...fifty bucks. FIFTY BUCKS??? THAT'S ALL??? Yep, biggest musical bargain of my entire life given to me by my favorite band - who played music going back to 1969. And, played it extremely well!
I have three favorite bands, and three favorite individual artists:
Bands - King Crimson, Roxy Music, and the Cocteau Twins.
Individual artists - David Bowie, Brian Eno, and Frank Zappa.
Now you all knows what vibrates my walls and rattles my windows.
Tight lines and good music!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...