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love. energy. compassion. caring/sharing. the wonders of my artful winnipeg. the cs spriit. Always! Dancing!!!!!!!
Please note: limited hosting during winter months, Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/march. Previous guests always welcome. Couchsurfers with many references. Hosting references especially appreciated. You should experience the highs and the lows of hosting.
i was looking for My music. not my brother's music (beatles, stones, kinks, hendrix, who, all fine, not mine, his). MY music. searching everywhere for me. turned on the university radio station one night, and back to back, elvis costello and ac/dc. the power and the passion. anger can be power. november night 1978, 15 years old, elvis costello and the attractions played our playhouse. i have my ticket stub, 10,000s of others too. my first concert. playing every song in a race to 90 seconds. ramones speed/power and that was it. i found me. my groove, my dance, based all on the non/stop, dancing/pogo/ing of steve nieve on keyboards. punk rock. every band/name beginning with The, ramones, clash, pogues, The The, JAM, stranglers, specials, english beat, boomtown rats, opened the doors to my perception of the world around. DIY>do it yourself. we are the event. the spirit. of every concert. every movement. every gathering. every protest for mother earth and people. every art piece. our positive love/art/energy is illimitable!!!!
somewhere i have never traveled gladly beyond any experience/your eyes have their silence. i thank you god for most this amazing day/this is your moment now/cummings and cohen and a dash of bukowski to spice up the ways of berger's seeing. pablo neruda/rumi, too.
i roar into the breath;taking (silence) of every new day...holy fuck, let;s do it!!!!
turn up the stereo and Let;s dance!
Now, what is cs spirit? Sharing caring friendship. Trust n honesty. Now, what is not cs spirit? No mooching. No freeloading. I'm not a free hotel. If you don't know how to cook, I can teach you. You buy the ingredients, and let's have a super fun cooking class. I will write you a super honest great reference, if you have cs spirit.
If you're a mooch, freeloader, watch out. The reference will be brutally honest and negative.
And, why don't you have references? Come on. Host travellers and see how it is to be cleaning up after guests, waiting for guests to arrive. Rearranging schedules. Walk in a host's hiking boots...
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
i host. i guide. i message with what's beautiful about winnipeg/a to do list. if you have only 2 or 3 days here. i provide the places and faces, the music to dance to. guide you into our remarkable/unfathomably tremendous winnipeg arts scene. and if i can't host you, i meet cs'ers too.
hosting/and meeting. Love returning the generosity gifted to me in my travels. everywhere. we are one. we are beautiful. we are generous. we are dancers on this sacred, our mother, earth. smile and laugh, loud and laugh often and cry when you need to. and always, hug and hold hands.
hosted 500 travellers. come be 501/1002/3005.
art. dance. mUSic. cinema. life. love. poetry. bliss. laughter. LOUD laughter. fiction. nonfiction/books. hugs. joy. travel. tantra. massage/healing. motion, true e(motion) and Love. sunsets/sunrises. collage. culture. architecture. history and more so, HERstory/yourstory.
sharing my record collection. let;s listen, let;s dance.
- performing arts
- street art
- music festivals
- indian food
- live music
- classical music
- thai food
- vietnamese food
- thai massage
- world cinema
- punk rock
- indie films
- jazz music
- healthy cooking
- gypsy jazz
- melting hugs
Music, Movies, and Books
clash. ramones. elvis costello. rancid. holy fuck. fucked up. replacements. husker du. the minutemen. d boon baby! frank turner. pete seeger. woody guthrie's fascist killing guitar. neil young. tom waits, sonic youth. carsick cars. joni mitchell.hey eugene/pink martini. buffy ste marie. nq arbuckle. lou reed. sharon jones. michael franti. public enemy.al green. reverend peyton's hot damn band. weber brothers. gogol bordello. 24th street wailers. trampled by turtles. and yes, i saw nirvana when they were openers. every band could be your life and every band begins as an opener. don;t forget this, when you see a band's name on the net/on a poster/. that band could be Your Life!!!! take a chance. get Fucked Up!!!!!
fellini. antonioni.bunuel.bertolucci. billy wilder. buster keaton. chaplain. howard hawks. woody allen. john ford. truffaut!!!!!!!!!! 400 blows. 8 1/2.crimes and misdemeanors. last tango in paris. some like it hot. city lights. la notte. that obscure objectof desire and the discrete charm of the bourgeosie.
typically see 60-100 films a year/documentaries/comedies/films w subtitles/indie films/outsider films. belong to our local cinematheque. to understand winnipeg/watch My Winnipeg by guy maddin.
italo calvino. L cohen. the beats. burroughs and kerouac and ginsberg. corso. more so, the bums, bukowski. the illimitable eecummings. marquez, love in the time and 100 years. alice munro!!!!!!!!!!!!
pussy riot/andy warhol/royal art lodge.
punk rock. african dancing.
recent films of note, the great beauty. finding vivian makers. jodorowsky's dune. charles bradley the soul of america. muscle shoals. salt of the earth (wenders!!!!).
i'll see 30-60 plays a year too. always host performers during our wpg fringe theatre festival.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
every day/there is the awe/some. it doesn;t matter where you are, could be Mumbai, could be Winnipeg, could be Estevan, Saskatchewan, or Juara, Tioman Island, Malaysia, You hold the power of being awe,some and awe,struck by people (you meet and laugh with) and nature and all things/natural and man made.
Teach, Learn, Share
melting (hugs)!!!! mixing your own curry! although, curry powders are ok, too. cooking. massaging/healing/tantric. dancing.meditating.poetry reading.
love reading aloud. card games like chinese whist, cribbage. cribbage solitaire. shuffling tricks. poetry writing. let's make collages/write cut/up poetry.
What I Can Share with Hosts
laughing, smiling, dancing! shaking our sillies out! a poem or two. cooking and cleaning. Making collages. i'm wonderful with kids. and cats and dogs, too. search me on fb. love c west/noam c/chris H/jacque fresco/venus project/idle no more!
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Bolivia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In