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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • DJ & Photographer
  • MA Politics from The University of Glasgow
  • From Hillsborough, Northern Ireland
  • Profile 55% complete

About Me

Born in Ireland, have lived in Scotland for the past 12 years. Studied politics, philosophy, anthropology, worked as a professional DJ for 7 years keeping the people of Glasgow and beyond dancing.

How I see the world: https://www.flickr.com/photos/duncanharvey/

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Chance to meet people and have experiences you would miss staying in a hotel.


I'm interested in everything, I often feel like a child unable to comprehend the complexity of the world it sees.

  • dancing
  • politics
  • socializing
  • anthropology

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - see for yourself - http://www.mixcloud.com/duncanrsharvey/

I generally prefer singles but I do have an ever expanding list of favourite albums: Dr John - Gris Gris, Quasimoto - The Unseen, Edan - Beauty & The Beat, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Safe As Milk, Terry Callier - The New Folk Sound of Terry Callier, Pentangle - Pentangle, Van Morrison - Astral Weeks, Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited, Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda, Beach Boys - Pet Sounds, Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense, Ewan McColl & Peggy Seeger - Chorus From The Gallows, Neil Young - After The Gold Rush, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - I See A Darkness, The Concretes, Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker, Can - Ege Bamyasi, Panda Bear - Person Pitch, Colleen - Everyone Alive Wants Answers...

Though I generally read non-fiction I'll list some of my favourite novels: John Wyndham - Day of the Triffids, Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid’s Tale, Bulgakov - Master & The Margarita, Marquez - 100 Years Of Solitude, JG Ballard - The Drowned World...

Movies: Annie Hall, The Lives Of Others, Dr. Strangelove, The Royal Tenenbaums, There Will Be Blood, The Shining, In The Mood For Love, Rear Window, North By Northwest, Memento, most things by the Cohen Brothers, Chinatown, How I Ended This Summer, Barbara...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Realised life doesn't have to be lived conventionally.

Teach, Learn, Share

The older I get the more I realise how little I know about the ways of the world.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Conversation, good times.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Japan, Nicaragua, Panama, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom

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