Jason Medrano

Brooklyn, NY, USA

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  • 14 References 8
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Business World. Once upon a time Bartender. Constant pup...
  • I duly acquired an expensive scroll.
  • From Austin and or San Antonio. Definitely Texas.
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About Me


Internal expansion through external investigation. To Grow. To maintain a curiousity about pretty much everything, if and when possible. Consider others in considerate ways. Throwing and catching pearly smiles along the way.


Time is a finite resource... So I prefer to do grand things with it. And subtle things. And in between things. To sum it up, there's family, travels, and the arts. And my pretty brown dog. I concluded my formal education and proceeded to think about moving to New York. Then, I moved to New York. That's the condensed story. I greatly utilize and appreciate the speed of a bike (non motor). Not too slow. Not too fast. Free to pull over at any inclination. I've eaten the same breakfast everyday for the past 4 years with slight variations and it never gets old. It's the best. Sometimes I go out. Other times I stay in. The rest of the time, I'm on the road...


Every path is that of fate. Somewhere, right now. It is snowing. Sonic interpretations will unravel if allowed. Life is memory construction and deconstruction. And there is balance. There remains always the balance equation.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I hope to visit every spot on earth. This might be tough. But this couchsurfing thing just might help! I currently reside in the neighborhood of Bed-Stuy in the world of Brooklyn, NYC.


My first official CS experience was magic. July-August 2008. Whether it was Chicago or some misty dreamland I'm still not sure... But it was 12 days and nights of glory, kindness, and instant kinship. Other unofficial CS experiences range from sleeping on a dorm room floor in London to a not quite long enough sofa in Alcala, Spain to staying warm on a mountain of blankets in a Frisco, Colorado cottage... all turned out to be ridiculous lovely experiences...


I am interested in painting pictures through noise. I am interested in between blues and arctic whites. I am interested in photographing peculiar beauty. I am interested in stories that do not connect in the obvious sense, but do however co-exist. Sharing time. The infinite foreign cultures and their minor and major variances that all boil down to blatant similarities. Dancing pages. Fruits and Vegetables. Telling mother nature how exquisite she is, even though I think she already knows. And of course, my bicycle. I ride it pretty much everywhere I possibly can. Me and my bike. We make a great team. And apple pie.

Music, Movies, and Books

There is music. . . BBC6... Charles Mingus ^ Brian Eno ^ John Frusciante ^ Joy Divison ^ Grizzly Bear ^ Portishead ^ The Avalanches ^ Goldfrapp ^ The Knife ^ Chopin ^ The Kinks ^ Talking Heads ^ Four Tet ^ Company Flow ^ Boards of Canada ^ Lee Hazelwood ^ Aphex Twin ^ Goldfrapp ^ Dr. Octagon ^ Bjork ^ Popul Vuh ^ Ghostface ^ The Beach Boys ^ The list doesn't really end.

Then there is film. . . Kubrick ^ Buffalo '66 ^ Knife in the Water ^ Shadows ^ Down By Law ^ Super Troopers ^ Shogun Assasin ^ Pandora's Box ^ A Streetcar Named Desire ^ Two Girls & A Guy ^ Ingmar Bergman ^ Children of Paradise ^ The 400 Blows ^ Fellini ^ The Criterion Collection ^ Anchorman ^ The list goes on...

And of course there are words on paper. . . The Brothers Karamazov ^ Saul Williams has written some pretty books ^ Siddhartha ^ Walden ^ Kerouac ^ Lila ^ The Rum Diaries ^ In Dreams Begin Responsibilities ^ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance ^ The Omnivores Dilemma ^ Nog ^ Lolita ^ The Picture of Dorian Grey ^ Blood Meridian ^ This list ends somewhere, but I'm not sure where that is...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

3 miles into Kalalau. Round about midnight. Laying Flat on Back. On a thousand year old boulder. Pacific waves washing the shore. Feet Away. More stars than I knew existed stare down. In the midst of great company.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can share with you the mystic craft of sushi making... haha.. ok, it's not really that difficult. I've informed a pretty decent sized handful of people about nutrition. Plus I'm savvy behind a bar...

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am a very respectful house guest and clean/tidy by nature. I am also wonderfully adept at adapting to situations. Be it rolling along for an impromptu adventure or exploring new spaces on my own.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, United States

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