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Overview

  • 0 references
  • Fluent in English
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • busking at the moment
  • did the ib
  • From cranleigh, villars, penzance, rome, dublin
  • Profile 45% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Experience people, places and life in general

ABOUT ME

I'm twenty one and currently busking my way around Europe. (I need a bit of adventure before I get a 'real' job and settle down and whatnot.)
I'm half Irish and half English but I grew up all over Europe so I'd be hard pressed to say where I really come from in the cultural sense.
I'm generally quite a calm person, more likely to be found chatting in the kitchen at a party than going wild with the dancers.
I like good food, good drink and good company but I'll settle for bad food and bad drink if I can get the good company.
Dunno what else to say really, yez'll have to meet me to work out the rest I suppose.

PHILOSOPHY

Live Life! You've got to experience it fully. Enjoy the good times and learn from the bad, but above all live it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Well, I'm wandering through Europe playing music. (Mainly Irish trad, but I'll have a go at most things.) Obviously, being fairly nomadic at the moment I can't host people, but my family have got a profile in Rome. I guess I'm meeting people and sharing a part of my culture with them and even a part of their culture if we get jamming which seems to fit in with the ethos of this site.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I'm only just starting so I've no couch surfing experiences so far.

Interests

Music (especially folk, but I'll listen to rock, metal, jazz, blues, flamenco- most things really.)
Books, especially poetry
Religion/philosophy- more as an observer than a participant, but I think they're very interesting.
A few pints and a chat in a decent pub. (I'll go wild and party every now and then, but I have to be in the mood and it usually costs a bundle.)
Anything arty or interesting really, but that's always subjective and I'd have a hard time defining those sorts of things.

  • culture
  • books
  • poetry
  • flamenco
  • dining
  • working out
  • partying
  • drinking
  • pub crawls
  • socializing
  • music
  • jazz
  • blues
  • surfing
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

Im into funny films most of all. Monty Python, Les Visiteurs, In Bruges.
Music wise, the celtic stuff is my favourite (llan de cubel, Kevin Burke, good folk singers.) I used to listen to a lot of system of a down and Ill generally enjoy anything punky. Flamenco's amazing when it's well done.
Book wise I'd be into Alice Borchardt, Ann Rice, Rob Thurman, Camus, Nabokov, Some Victor-Hugo, Tolkien, Seamus Heaney, Baudelaire, most romantic poets, TS Elliot... lots of stuff really. Ive got a tendency to get into older stuff just cos the language is so different eg, Mallory, Rabelais. Jonathan swift is great- just biting satire.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've seen some beautiful buildings like the haga Sofia or Saint Peters Basilica. Ive seen very angry spanish tourists and a Roman bus driver break down the language barrier and demonstrate the common latin origin of their swear words. Ive sung in front of Andy Irvine and he complimented me.

Teach, Learn, Share

Songs and tunes I suppose. I'm a mine of random facts especially historical or liguistic ones.

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