I find your work so literate. Who are the poets and writers who have influenced you?
I grew up reading books, quite voraciously. I don't read as much recently because I am so busy with music and all things related to it. When I was a kid, still living in Russia, I started with the classics, like Mark Twain, and went on to Zola, Balzac, Hugo etc... lots of French... lots of Russian literature. my favorite book of all time would probably be Master and Margarita. I am a magic realism junkie:)