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Looking for the top of the world (which I'm sure is actually flat, not round ^_^)
I'm a dutch guy living in Sète, in the south of France. I'm a singer songwriter with more than 20 years of experience as a busker. I've recently released my self produced debut album, for more info and tour dates: www.camletroubadour.bandcamp.com and https://www.facebook.com/cam.le.troubadour
I need to be outdoors to feel good about life. It's been years since I've lived in a house or appartment. First my tent and now my boat, as much as I love people, the further away from large concentrations of them I live, the better I feel.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I support the idea of couches being ideal for surfing!
Shame about the change from ".org" to ".com"... But hey, times they are a changing and we, we can't but follow suit... Or is it the other way around?
Besides being a musician, I grow and prosper through the learning of language(s), devour books when I'm hungry (which is almost always) and, as loyally as lovingly, follow independent and less independent cinema's progress and prowess. Interested in conspiracy theories and counter conspiracy theories but more so in the facts of life and the way of the world; The New World Order doesn't bother me but the fact that I still don't live and love wholly within Mother Nature does.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music? It's an absolute need in my life, making it, listening to it and sharing it. I'm a longtime fan of David Sylvian but I also love Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Purcell, Barber, Korn, the Deftones, Tool, Uneven Structure, Rammstein, Tom Waits, 16 horsepower, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Underworld, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Sting, Prince, Eminem (early work) Jonny L, Public Enemy, George Brassens, Yann Tiersen, dEUS, Dead can Dance etc etc.
Some of my favourite writers off the top of my head: W. Somerset Maugham, Irvine Welsh, John Irving, Tom Robbins, Stephen King, Brett Easton Ellis, Amélie Nothomb, Anna Gavalda, Alexandre Jardin, Herman Brusselmans, Kees van Kooten, Harry Mulish...
A few of my favorite movies are: Im Juli, Pi, Requiem for a dream, La haine, Le Souffle au Cœur, Délicatessen, Angel A, Intouchables, Alien, Paranormal Activity, Hemel, Cidade de Deus...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
About ten years ago, I busked my way through three countries continuously for 5 months on a mountainbike. Had a trailer (with a tent, sleepingbag, my violin, a digital multitracker and some camping gear) attached to the bike and my guitar slung on my back. This way I cycled from Groningen (North of Holland) to Montpellier (south of France) playing in most of the cities I passed through and fishing when there were no cities to play in.
Teach, Learn, Share
I guess I could teach some and I'm always willing to learn some more... Besides what's mentioned above I have been working wood in various ways since I was eight years old. I was trained in guitar making and antique(s) repair in my twenties and started sculpting around that time. I'm learning and wanting to learn a lot more, about sailing and navigation, a big and actual adventure for little old me ^_^
What I Can Share with Hosts
My cooking and the stories of a travelling troubadour. Stories of life and love as a king and a pauper. Stories about the crazy calling of the arts and selling one's soul to the devil to be able to play the blues. Stories about the singing of the Loreley, Orpheus's loss or the big hearts of the Knights of the Round Table. The stories I was told as a kid and those I've experienced still being that kid, narrated in the groove of the Delta Blues over a good single malt scotch.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Belgium, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom