Eric Shans


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  • Web developer/Electronic musician
  • Bachelors Degree
  • From Union, NJ, USA
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About Me


"travel often, getting lost will help you find yourself"


I develop sites and doing UX for the web, as well as make electronic music, run a label, DJ, and do photo and video stuff. I get along with people who are real, genuine, and who live their lives to the fullest.


You get one chance to go around. Make the most of it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


My first real experience was when I traveled to Budapest and Vienna in 2011 when I met a bunch of people who really showed me around and took me out at night. Then, in Barcelona I met up with a few locals as well which worked out great. I was able to see the "real" cities for what they were. I've also met people in Paris, Reykjavik, and Krakow which were pretty fantastic.


tons of music, film, arts, museums, shooting pictures, making electronic music, biking & exercising often, having long conversations about everything and nothing, dancing to good music, and not taking much that seriously.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies ( a very random list):
Delicatessen, 24hr Party People, The Bicycle Thief, Before Sunrise & Sunset, Airplane, La Dolce Vita, Taxi Driver, Heat, Revenge of the Nerds, Ran, Control, King Of New York, The Seven Samurai, 400 Blows, La Strada ...the list goes on and on and on

Music ( absolutely can't live without it :)) (electronic, indie, post punk, shoegazer, and others)
Apparat, School Of Seven Bells, Lusine, Engineers, Panda Bear, Depeche Mode, OMD, New Order, Catherine Wheel, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Delorean, M83, Front 242, Ride, Slowdive, Washed Out, The Smiths, Chapterhouse, Doves, Editors, My Bloody Valentine, Ulrich Schnauss, Chameleons UK, Ladytron, Sigur Ros, and lots of electronica

Books : Catcher In The Rye, Crash, Concrete Island, Notes from the Underground, Franny and Zoe, Little Children, Eric Ambler's classic espionage spy novels. Lots more...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've seen and done a fair amount in my many years on the planet..but one is playing a festival in Montauk, Long Island in NY called The Burning Beach Ball. If we meet, ask me about it over a few drinks!

Teach, Learn, Share

I like to learn about what makes people tick, and their way of life. People that have passions about what they really love.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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