First up, what do you think is the best sounding trio, or pair for an instrument? I have been told that the best trio is the banjo, guitar, and mandolin played together. Which, I have never heard all three play at the same time, but am sure that the sound produced when combined is spectacular. (NOTE: you can enter your answer on the comments)
Second, A public apology for writing a message on the sitar, and saying the sitar originated in Africa, the instrument actually comes from India. But the "moral" of the post: expand your musical interests, it is not flawed because of a mix-up of countries.
Third, what is your favorite chord? (Yes, I am assuming you will be responding to this) Or, should I say minor chord to be specific, or favorite key to play in... basically, what is you comfort zone in music? I like a good waltz (3/4th time) in the key of F. A good example would be "My Favorite Things" from the movie The Sound of Music. (And if you have not watched the movie, I would highly advise doing so.)
Lastly, have you ever heard the song The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot? It is an epic 7-minute masterpiece about the wreck of an oil tanker that sunk in 1973, killing I think it was 29 people, the song was named after the ship, and the ship sunk in one of the great lakes of Michigan. It is telling a story, is such good poetic prose, and educated style of writing, with a sad ongoing minor beat.