My favourite people change day to day depending on my humour, but there are some constants for example Liam Neeson is just georgous and he hasn't lost that irresistible Irish brogue. I saw him perform at the Abbey Theatre and he is a stunning actor. He will always be top of my list. James Nesbitt comes next, not surprisingly the link between Liam & James is the Northern Irish accent. Well it is lovely. I notice voices, so I think that is what all the actors on my list share, fabulous voices.
Musicians, well I tend to favour Indie, Blues & Jazz, so no surprises to see David Byrne ex The Talking Heads and Tom Waits at the top of the list. The Heads were the original Indie Band and David Byrne is an incredible entertainer. Tom Waits, no need to say anything there, Tom is universally acknowledged as one of the best musicians on the planet. Then Nick Cave, who blew me away years ago when I saw him live in London with The Birthday Party. He is still one of the best live performers I've ever seen. David Bowie, I prefer when he is being obscure as opposed to being the people's favourite (but then we all have to pay our way). I'm glad to say, since Tin Machine, he is back into my sphere. My favourite Irish musicians are Don Baker, legendary blues harp maestro and ultra cool musician, and John Spillane, his songs are gems and his performances astounding.
My favourite David Byrne, Tom Waits, Nick Cave and David Bowie albums? I have all their albums, my favourite one is whatever I happen to be playing on my Archos at any given time and that depends on my mood.