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Dylan Lee Johnston

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Overview

  • 6 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Songwriter.
  • No education listed
  • From Anchorage. Alaska.
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Existance. Beautiful melodies.

ABOUT ME

I am a musician from Alaska living in Portland.
Hitchhiked from Alaska to Costa Rica and back in 06,
Lived in Nicaragua and Guatemala and Oaxaca. Mexico.
I figure. if I have a piece of bread. and your hungry. Ill give you half of the bread. If I have a bottle of wine and your feeling dry. than Ill pass it to you. I bought a one way ticket to Barcelona and lived in the French Pyrenees. Flew up to Berlin. and down to Paris. Then to Ney York City. I can live with anything that's honest. I live how I please. If you know me than you know what I mean. Moved to Portland with my band some years ago and have been in and out of the city since 2005. Now, just living off of east Burnside, and headed before long down to New Orleans.

PHILOSOPHY

some principles.
Give what you take. See what you please.
The rest can just fade. Dont do anything that you dont want to do, ever. Humanity is strange, Life is fleeting, one day it will be gone. Don,t forget this. Sit back, Relax. Look up... Do you hear that train in the distance?

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I travel. Give what I can. Take only what I need.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Stayed in a town in France with some very generous folks, drank rum, wandered old stone streets, met an old drunkard named Jean Paul, He gave us a ride to the train station in his black mercedez benz in the morning...

Later, From the Bronx to Brooklyn, Harlem and Queens I stayed with some kind and briliant characters that I would have otherwise never have been fortunate enough to have met.

I would like to offer my space to people, but we're three in a very small 2 bedroom apartment on East Burnside st. so there's hardly room for us. I might be able to put somebody up on a fold out mattress in my room if it was right...

Interests

Living. Writing stories. Living stories. Surviving because I am who I am. Singing the songs that I've written. To feel more. to see that the people around feel more.

Music, Movies & Books

Ghandi, Kesey, Kerouac, Jack London.
Cormac McCarthy, Charles Bukowski, Ferdinand Luis Celine.

Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Eric Dolphy.

Ludwig Van Beethoven, Chopin, Erik Satie, Debussy.

Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Ricky Nelson, Bessie Smith, Leadbelly, Hank Williams. Marty Robinson, George Jones, Howlin Wolf, Nina Simone, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Jelly Roll Mortin, Fats Waller, Otis Redding, Satchmo, Little Walter, Willie Dixon.

Elliot Smith, Tom Waits, The Rolling Stones.

Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Werner Herzog, Andre Tarkovski, Francis Ford Copolla, Jim Jarmusch.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Sunrise from the top of a volcano in Nicaragua.

Teach, Learn, Share

I write music, I paint.
I'll share whatever I've got if you make sense to me.

Countries I've Visited

El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain

Countries I've Lived In

Mexico, Nicaragua, United States

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