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John Martirano

Champaign, IL, United States

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  • 12 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Spanish, Thai
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • massage therapist, software develope...
  • BFA in photo, masters in LIS, in the...
  • From Urbana, IL, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


creative disturbance, social action, self-fulfillment


see http://www.martirano.net/john
keep in mind its totally incomplete and out of date

ademas, yo hablo español.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


when i travel, i have usually met people the ol-fashioned way, in the street, and ive surfed a few couches this way, but this site sure makes that easier

I've hosted a couple times and attended a lot of meetups around the world when I happen to be traveling through the area...

Travelwise ive been to maybe 42 states in the US, lived in Argentina, Peru, Thailand and India, travelled to italy (my fathers side is from there), Germany (my cousin is there), Belgium, Netherlands, England, France, Costa Rica, Cambodia, Burma and Vietnam. Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico.


too many things, healing arts, technology, performance, improvisation, history, politics, artistic experimentation, gardening, cooking, debating,

Music, Movies & Books

psssh - too many

books)i read alot, historical / political / environmental / philosophical / cultural / some fiction but no particular genre... i like reading in spanish as well

movies) cant remember movie names much now... but i love independent and foreign flicks, political documentaries, i can EVEN zone out to a meaningless hollywood blockbuster on occasion

music)jazz gypsy-swing funk r&b soul tango experimental latin afro-cuban folk indian hip-hop middle-eastern improvisational sometimes classical and opera... anything with virtuosity and originality... anything by my family and friends... recently heard peruvian criollo which is amazing

One Amazing Thing I've Done

oh man, too many, i was victum to and fought a forest fire once, I spent a month cooking for victums of Hurricane Katrina in a non-hierarchal, organic relief kitchen started by some great friends, i got a joke out of stephen hawking once, i grew up around the most talented musicians, ask in person

Teach, Learn, Share

español para compartir,
music to play,

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