What are your interests and hobbies besides popular music?

My tastes range from the sublime to the ridiculous, an inexplicable amalgam of the highbrow, middlebrow, and lowbrow, with a healthy dose of sheer geekiness thrown into the mix:

Also, before I injured my back some years ago, I loved to play racquetball; to do so now would court hospitalization.

And if you allow me to distinguish between theater music and "popular music," I must note my love of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's work (I thoroughly enjoy Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and The Phantom of the Opera, but I can do without the rest), and the delightful but tragically curtailed collaboration of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (specifically The Little Shop of Horrors and Beauty and the Beast). The classic team of Rodgers and Hammerstein is, in general, a bit syrupy for my taste, but they had their undeniable moments. Take "Some Enchanted Evening" in South Pacific or the reprise of "You'll Never Walk Alone" at the end of Carousel. I'm not ashamed to say they make me cry every time, dammit.