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to gather experiences that may enrich the tapestry of my future history.
former history student, currently residing in a rustic cabin in my hometown. beer nerd, music lover, hockey fan, experience collector.
kinda fell of the CS radar of late but i'm working my way back in :)
"You soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon
which you reason and your judgment wage
war against your passion and you appetite.
Would that I could be the peacemaker
in your soul, that I might turn the discord
and the rivalry of your elements into oneness
But how shall I, unless you yourselves be also the peacemakers, nay, the lovers of all you elements?"
"So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
And remember that life's
A great balancing act"
"I gotta be me, hit or miss."
I just have to keep on doin' what I'm doin' and the rest of the world will come around.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
i just try to be a courteous participant in this glorious concept. that means replying to requests (even if a bit late at times), promoting CS offline, being a courteous and enjoyable host and just sending out good vibes.
hosted a ton of people and surfed a mere 1 time. still lovin it.
music, blues, funk, soul, reggae, rock, classic rock, photography, travel, discussion, history, partyin, beer, you name it i'll try it.
Music, Movies, and Books
the music would be innumerable. but we'll stay general by throwing down with classic rock, blues, funk, soul, reggae, balkan drum and brass and anything chill. lets just name a few in no particular order: the band, toots and the maytals, spearhead, miles davis, cannonball adderlley, lightnin' hopkins, mississippi fred mcdowell, bob marley & the wailers, dj shadow & cut chemist, holly golightly, neil young, dylan, air, ali farka toure, galactic, sharon jones and the dap kings, the kutis (fela, femi and seun), led zeppelin, pink floyd, clapton, howlin' wolf, muddy waters, woody guthrie, the creaking tree string quartet, t. nile, john lee hooker, jimi hendrix, james brown, ben harper, jack johnson, the black keys, radiohead, manu chao, skip james, sigur ros, son house, stevie wonder, ian and sylvia, taj mahal, the beatles, the be good tanyas, old crow medicine show, willie nelson, hank williams, the blind boys of alabama, the slackers, the doors, the white stripes, tom waits, zap mama, harry manx, g love, flight of the conchords, dr john, goran bregovic, iwan fals, akron/family, dire straits, ccr, bill withers, horace andy, peter tosh, chopin, coltrane, booker t and the mgs, buddy guy and junior wells, buena vista social club, prince jazzbo, elephant revival, lone ranger, i-roy, budos band, DRMHLLR, plants & animals, jackie mittoo, the skatalites, harmonium, vetiver, brightblack morning light, screamin' jay hawkins, black mountain, pink mountaintops, the specials.........
my fav book is kahlil gibran's "The Prophet". words have never conjured images so beautiful. also enjoyed jimmy mcdonough's biography of neil young entitled "Shakey". "the hobbit" is also a favorite. art spiegleman's "Maus" is brilliant. orwell. richard avedon's portrait collection entitled "In the American West". kerouac's "Dharma Bums".
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
lived in aceh, indonesia for 3 months doin volunteer work. it blew my mind and changed my paradigm somethin fierce.
Teach, Learn, Share
i can talk about music, history and current events till the cows come home. i can play the harmonica but probably give no better advice than simply "keep practicing". i can give an intro to fisbee or hackie sack and I can tell you all about the finer points of hockey, Canada's game. and to top it off i dig makin food (aka cooking).
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Monaco, Serbia, Thailand, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In