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Overview

  • 214 references 170 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Musician & Artist/Band Manager
  • College and University of Glasgow.
  • From Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION:

I believe Couchsurfing to be a great way to practice altruism, meet new people and welcome the world into my home and country. We are all sharing our existence on Earth and I believe we should all help one another whenever we can.

I play in and co-manage a band called Colonel Mustard and The Dijon 5 (www.colonelmustarddijon5.com). We are a fun, party band and this video of ours (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ_aUCJxY7I ) sums up what we are all about. Our mission is to play and share our music and live gig and festival experiences, bringing people together as One spreading peace, love and Mustard, happiness and joy, affecting positive change and all while wearing yellow, the colour of sunshine. We all love the Sun!

Yellow Movement manifesto:

Laugh until you no longer know what it is to hate, release your soul, determine your own fate, lose your self consciousness, find anonymous awesomeness, in bottomless thoughtfulness, lose your inhibitions, forget the distractions, take non-violent direct action, be your own improvement, use your illusion. You are never alone, anyone can happen, be the best you, you can be. This is the blueprint, we are the nuisance, the fluent union of amusement. The Yellow Movement, the evolution revolution, a symbiosis of (un)conscious and conscience... do join us.

https://www.facebook.com/yellowmovement1

ABOUT ME:

I am a creative director and an artist and band manager with my 23 Music Management company and I promote gigs with my 23 Promotions company (http://23universe.com). Helping, promoting and supporting our creative community to thrive.

To stay creative and connected with our music community at home during lockdown I brought The ☀️23 Podcast Show out of "hibernation" and restarted it online interviewing various musician friends. All my previous podcast shows and the BAaD (Barras Art and Design - a Glasgow live music venue) Sunday Sessions Online I started (four musicians playing and chatting) are available to watch on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/23Universe

"We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution." ~ Bill Hicks.

I love Mother Nature (I "met" Pachamama during an ayahuasca ceremony with Quechuan shamans in the Sacred Valley in the foothills of the Peruvian Andes - a story for another time) and I do my bit through my activist work for Greenpeace and the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. I have a strong belief in environmental and social justice, global peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons.

I used to teach English and PE in Costa Rica and I would like to carry on learning Spanish until I am fluent. Estoy aprendiendo poco a poco. I love exploring the world, learning about new cultures, meeting new people and making positive connections wherever I go.

Om shanti. Namaste.

TRANSPORTATION ACCESS:

I live in Chryston which is a wee village 9 miles/14 km from the city centre in the north-eastern outskirt suburbs of Greater Glasgow (the fourth biggest city in the UK - approximately 1,057,600. population). There are regular buses running from Buchanan Bus Station (in the city centre) which will take you there in 18-30 minutes (depending on which one you take). Stepps train station is 2 miles/3 km from my home and goes to Queen Street Station (in Glasgow city centre) in 20 minutes. I drive and can help out with travel plans when possible.

PHILOSOPHY:

Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how.

I am looking to host fun, positive, polite and respectful people. If you are tidy and clean up after yourself you are welcome in my home.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Mostly hosting.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My story with Couchsurfing began when I stayed with a Peruvian family in Lima, Peru in December/January 2014/15. It was a wonderful experience and that encouraged me to open my home to Couchsurfers when I returned. Since then I have had over 600 Couchsurfers stay with me since February 2015. Amazing experiences and beautiful people. I even hosted nine Couchsurfers (from Canada, Uruguay and Argentina) in one night! That was an unplanned one-off to help out in an emergency and a funny story I can share with you. I am looking forward to welcoming more 'friends I haven't met yet' into my home and being a great ambassador for Scotland and our Glasgow music scene.

Interests

Meeting new people, culture, cuisine, singing, playing with our band, Colonel Mustard and The Dijon 5, going to gigs and festivals, dancing and having fun!

Music, Movies, and Books

My favourite band are The Beatles. My favourite movie is 2001: A Space Odyssey and my favourite director is Stanley Kubrick. My favourite work of fiction is Lord of the Rings.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I saved a toddler from being hit by a car.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am always open to learning something from everyone and every situation. I am qualified to teach English as a foreign language so I can help you improve your English. Albeit in a Scottish accent ha!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Friendly company, English lessons and I would like to take everyone who hosts me out for dinner.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bolivia, Cambodia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Costa Rica, United Kingdom

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