Dan Bardzell

Ringwood, NJ, United States

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  • law student/procrastinator
  • B.A. in English Literature from University of British Col...
  • From Ringwood, NJ USA
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About Me


not get kicked out of canada (mission failed)


writer, cynical idealist, professional student.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


lived in a house which was constantly couchsurfed (through couchsurfing.com) for years, though some of my roommates officially did the hosting


making films, snowboarding, reading books, walking around Vancouver, having bonfires at the beach and in the forest, going to concerts

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - THE PIXIES, Joy Division, Pavement, Built to Spill, M83, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Cinematic Orchestra, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Do Make Say Think, Modest Mouse, At The Drive In, Pinback, Slint, The Smiths, Air, DJ Shadow, Portishead, A Tribe Called Quest, RJD2, Boards of Canada, The Zombies, Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, The Cure, Elliott Smith, Rage Against the Machine, American Analog Set, Mogwai, Big L, Gangstarr, Atmosphere, Yo La Tengo, David Bowie, The Beatles, Love, Led Zeppelin, My Bloody Valentine, The Album Leaf, Six Organs of Admittance, Television, Bjork, Massive Attack, Caribou, Cocteau Twins, Liars

Films -There Will Be Blood, Mulholland Drive, No Country For Old Men, Man with a Movie Camera, The Fountain, Pi, Slacker, Weekend, 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her, Requiem for a Dream, Eraserhead, Seven, A Scanner Darkly, Inland Empire, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Taxi Driver, Breathless, Waking Life, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Happiness, Storytelling, A Clockwork Orange, Lolita, Blow Up, Dr Strangelove..., Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Naked Lunch, City of God, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic, The Royal Tenenbaums, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Punch Drunk Love, Trainspotting, The Shawshank Redemption, Momento, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut, Being John Malkovich, Chinatown, Buffalo 66, Blood Simple, Stop Making Sense, Fargo, Adaptation, Brazil, 2001, Barton Fink, Once Upon A Time in America, I Heart Huckabees, Short Cuts, In the Mood For Love, 2046, The Graduate, Catch-22, Metropolis

Books - On the Road, Notes From Underground, The Metamorphisis, Nausea, No Exit, Waiting for Godot, Being and Nothingness, Slaughterhouse-Five, Dharma Bums, Dubliners, A Clockwork Orange, Steppenwolf, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Bell Jar, Mao II, Cosmopolis, No Country For Old Men, Franny and Zooey, The Road, The Crying of Lot 49, Dispatches, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

(Just looked at this profile for the first time in years and I have to say my tastes haven't really changed. Though the lists you just read are definitely a bit pretentiously vast)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Traveled around Paris and Rome without a phone or contact with the outside world (unintentionally), Zig zagged across the US multiple times hiking and camping in most of our amazing national parks, lived and worked in Dublin for a bit, and, of course, spent 4 years in Vancouver which I must say I would trade every other thing I've done on this list for in an instant.

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