@RazerBlue6: This is a tough one! My #1 influence without any doubt is Jeroen Tel, I've looked up to him for years; after that it gets a bit trickier. I don't know if I can rank them, or even pick just 5 (and not sure exactly how much impact they've had on my style), but just a few of my other biggest inspirations in no order: Motoi Sakuraba, Dave Wise, Grant Kirkhope (that's where the love of egypt music comes from!!), Yasuhito Saito, Alexander Brandon, and more recently Ken Nakagawa and Hiroshi Yoshimura. Of course, that's just outside of this community; the people here definitely inspire me too! I think the obvious ones are golgi, coda, jangler, but there are definitely tons of others as well. And thanks!!
@Zlew: 1. I have more b00ns than I know what to do with
2. I don't use reddit
3. I don't care about reddit
@b00daw: Of course not! That's not what friends do.
@ViLXDRYAD: I love avocados!.........but I have an intolerance, so I can't eat them except very sparsely and in small quantities. It's a shame.
@SoundSync5000: I think the best way to make your songs more interesting is to try things you've never tried before. Maybe a new time signature, a wacky melody, an awesome new progression; if it stands out to you as being unique in your own music, it'll probably stand out that way to others too! If you're still trying to ease into that, it might help to take things you've already written and try to make them sound totally different, like changing them to be in different time signatures, or putting the same melody over completely different backing. Even just doing that in your music will give it a special flair.