- Author and book: Willa Cather's, My Ántonia.
- The French films, "Le Chateau de Ma Mère," and "La Gloire de Mon Père," based on the novels by Marcel Pagnol.
- Composers: Debussy, Rachmoninov, Ravel.
- Growing up: Alphaville, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Depèche Mode, The Cure, The Cars, The Police, Sting, Tears for Fears and by the way, the soundtrack to Romeo and Juliet changed my life.
- As a teen: The Sundays, Sarah McLachlan, Lisa Loeb.
- Currently: Lenka, Ingrid Michaelson, Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap, A Fine Frenzy, Jess Penner and The Beatles.
- Poets: Lorca, Neruda, Frost.
- Painters: Velazquez (Las Meninas), Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse, Bloch.
Would love to hear about some of YOUR influences . . .