what are you into? do you play an instruments? more than one? how good are you at it?
as for me, my musical tastes have been maturing for the last couple of years. when i was eleven i was very much into classic sixties stuff (bob dylan; beatles; kinks etc.) then as i became depressed, the stuff i was into became depressing. so i was listening to a mixture of rufus wainwright and linkin park. it's hilarious looking back at my playlists on my old ipod. some time last year when i started hanging out with the crew, i started really liking chart music, which in turn got me to listen to mumford and sons and the script and then i moved onto kanye west and then my chart music fascination ended when i realised nothing would top my beautiful dark twisted fantasy. a couple of months before i hit the hip-hop scene, i was very much on the indie acoustic/orchestra stuff, as well as experimenting with soul and jazz. i gotta say that i still don't think anything comes close to indie when it comes close.
as for talents, i've been playing guitar for a few years. had lessons for two or three years, then quit. then taught myself by ear for a couple of years. now i'm gonna go back to lessons. i'm still a pretty nifty player though. when i was seven i had piano lessons for a year. quit. last october i went back to it. i can also play some ukulele and harmonica on the side as party pieces asdf.
i usually just play acoustic guitar and if i go electric, i use minimum effects. weird how what i play sounds nothing like what i love to listen to, but i guess that's influence and creativity for you.