How have your influences changed throughout your career and do you think your works much reflected the inspiration? The more detailed the answer, the better.
I am always inspired - everything I experience influences my art and music. Sometimes, with music/songwriting I will intentionally listen to something I do NOT like just to see what I can get out of it. This is true alternative inspiration and, I find, a practice that makes my work more fun to do and more interesting to the listener. When I get into things that are new to me - and I am ready to move on to something else - I do not leave them behind never to be visited again. Throughout the artist's life his/her mind grows like an infinitely expanding library with every new experience and every detail of one's practice a new volume to open once again.