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carpe diem, live life to it's fullest
I have been very fortunate to travel the world as a working musician. The people, the food, the music, the sights... it has all been incredible! I love meeting people from far away places with totally different backgrounds and interests. Having traveled to 30 countries I have friends all over the world and am an experienced nyc tour guide because of this. I love turning people on to the really incredible things nyc has to offer....stuff you only find if a local takes you around. Stuff you won't find in the so called 'guide books'.
Friends are very important to me.
That and living the creative life.
Personal gurus....Ram Dass (Richard Alpert), the Seth books (Jane Roberts), Julia Cameron and her Artists Way Series
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I mostly participate by hosting....whenever i can....
In my next life I will have a small hostel which just caters to 5 couch surfers a nite....yup a non stop love affair of cultures and nyc!!
wish i had known about this when I began all my travels!!
music (jazz, flamenco, brazilian, folk, any music that gets me dancing)
live theater (plays, musicals, dance performances)
my artist retreat project in Montana which we are all building together (from scratch....i.e. out of nothing!!! www.thunderheadrefuge.com if you are interested)
- hang gliding
Music, Movies, and Books
Musicians I love.....Paco DeLucia, Brad Mehldau, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Pat Metheny, Nick Drake, Shawn Colvin, Chano Dominguez, Chris Whitley, Richard Bona, Coldplay, John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Greenday, The Police, Brahms, Strauss, Mahler, Joel Frahm, J. S. Bach, Miles Davis, The Yellowjackets, Mike Stern, Crosby Stills and Nash, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Sheryl Crow, Ricky Lee Jones, Allison Kraus, Nickel Creek, Dobro guru Jerry Douglas, Mandolin guru and singer Chris Thiele, Cadillac Sky, Beppe Gambetta, Edgar Meyer, Tommy Emmanuel, Jacob Dillon (his dad Bob is pretty good too..) This list could go on for quite awhile but any music lover would have an inkling of my specific tastes....which really aren't so specific if you start to look at it all.....
Authors I love....Tom Robbins, Christopher Moore, Milan Kundera, Charles Dickens, William (Bill) Shakespeare, Leo Tolstoy, William Gibson, Kurt Vonnegut, Julia Cameron, Jane Roberts, Richard Bach (Jonathan Livingston Seagull) Dostoyevsky, Douglas Adams, Sholzenitsyen, (the first circle....i nearly killed myself) Franz Kafka, Carlos Casteneda, and of course J. R. Tolkein
Movies....well i love Spielberg, and small budget indie films, Shakespear in love, Brokeback Mountain, The Big Night, Tie me up tie me down and all of the movies by Aldomovar (Middle aged women on the virge of a nervous breakdown is another), Carlos Suara's Flamenco movies, This is Spinal Tap, When Harry met Sally, Like Water for Chocalate, Chocalat (with Johnny Depp and Julia Pinoche), Sideways, Woody Allen movies (Midnite in Paris is his best movie ever because it is about HIM!!!) , West Side Story, stuff like that.....
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
hang gliding in Rio
Teach, Learn, Share
Yes, this is what life is all about...and in the summer (june-sept.) I will host everyone who is willing to camp...for free!! (i have many extra tents and sleeping bags) for as long as they want to stay at my budding artist retreat/refuge in the beautiful rocky mountains in Montana. The website link is: (www.thunderheadrefuge.com) once again....
Thunderhead is not for the faint of heart or the lazy minded person....you will get your hands dirty and you will most definitely have your mind blown by the sheer awesome display that nature puts on 24/7. And you will meet some like minded artist/individuals who are on a mission to change the world....and we will all be teaching, learning, and sharing...don't be shy now ...because we all know what needs to be done ...!!!!
What I Can Share with Hosts
As a working musician/artist I am very familiar with all of the music clubs, galleries and museums in NYC. I also know all the best places to eat!!
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Countries I’ve Lived In