Francis Sherman

Aurora, IL, United States

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About Me


not waste life away

I like to be out, and about, I also Ride my bicycle a lot going from town to town with a guitar, camera, cassette tape player for recording guitar riffs eerie forest preserves evokes different emotions that influence my playing .... I cook, along the way picking wild edible plants / mushrooms talking with anyone , but rather then being invited over, by someone, and have to go by someone else's rules camp in the woods play my guitar when I feel drink, stay awake as long as I want, and leave anytime I want.. I still stay with people, , but Do not need to feel I'm trapped in anyone's space.
I'm Inviting with any stranger , just Hope they don't loiterer around to long afterwards..

I Can find myself relaxing on the front porch with a cup of tea, it's all about atmosphere being productive working with friends while communicating or cracking jokes or just Moshing at a concert, and not just sit there.

Most of my friends sit, around, and crack jokes, we like to go on some adventures like canoeing or just being jackasses, and a lot of my friends are musicians or fun people or of coarse Imaginary Friends It's Ok I'm A Kid At Heart.

I have yet to go across country on bicycle.
IF YOU ARE In (small town) USA, and want to meet let me know

The harder a Man works the greater the reward is, he is finished
the man that doesn't do anything has no reward. he did nothing.

Something I wrote at a difficult slump of a time in my life
It impacted motivated me , but I shouldn't forget it.

Do not take the time with Friends, and family, for granted
it could be the last time you see them.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've learned from , and offered people advice on recreational activities

In Aurora 40 miles west of Chicago Concerts
like Blues on the Fox, or any Questions About New Orleans just ask lend you a bike or ride a canoe I'd be down.

Why I am on CS
Learned of different cities Chicago SA. TX, NOLA etc.

People have wasted my time planning to meet so I prefer to use the phone if we plan to meet
I have had good luck with personal interactions meeting people, sleeping in strangers homes.


Bicycling , making Music,
writing (lyrics) poetry, parody
medicinal / edible plants /mushrooms native plants,
cross breeding plants gardening,
canning, being self sufficient vintification, (is wine making I age it)
dumpster diving, (Old stuff Antiques)
Offering free things Craigslist /freecycle

I also have many other interests A Interest In Interests.
I am not a expert at all of these things I try to find woman that will do it for me.. I have interests I can not afford...

Restoring Land by destroying Invasive species why work out in a gym rip out a tree .Plant a native tree cross breed or hybridize, but I DO NOT BELIEVE IN GMO's..
About That Music (demo's) recorded in a day, I'm no good with computer (files) so haven't updated...

Music, Movies, and Books

(My myspace has ONLY BANDS) Heavy metal, classic rock, OLDIES, Funk, Folk, blues , Jazz, Motown NEED TO DISCOVER OLDER COUNTRY(NO TECHNO)

60's, and 70's Rock like
Steely Dan Deep purple, joe walsh , Jethro tull Alice cooper,
early GRUNGE , 80/90's TRASH METAL like

Alice in Chains,/mad season / Jerry Cantrell, Temple of the Dog/ sound garden / Audio slave / Rage Against the Machine, STP,/ velevet revolver, , Corrosion of conformity, Faith No More / Mike Patton ,sliver chair, Snot,/Straight up,Tool / Perfect circle /puscifer -- Pantera /damage plan, King Diamond /Mercyful fate, OZZY/ Black Sabbath/ IOMMI /DIO , Iron maiden, Judas Priest
, Soulfly / (old) Sepultura (with Max Cavalera) / nail Bomb, Otep, maching head, mastodon, , Snopp Dog (Doggy style) The breeders, (last Splash) Luscious Jackson (Fever in Fever out)

OLDIES Like Fat's Domino's , Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens

I always Like to talk about music , learn more
, and turn people on to new stuff ..

did you know Jimi Hendrix Had a album with Curtis Knight.
samples or full songs check out --> Get that feeling,,1583550,00.html

Biographies, books I can learn (of) stuff From & George Carlin
MOVIES comedy , tripped out movies like
Fritz the cat, Pink Floyd the wall , rainbow bridge (with Jimi Hendrix)(Ryan Larkins)Animation

I'd rather Be outside than watch TV
But I Like FSTV (freedom of speech TV) 9415
Link TV (9410)
z living (218)
I Used to enjoy The (OLD) history / science channel they're a waste of time now

OLD cartoons are funny.
I'd watch TV Fixing a bicycle on a cold Chicago winter,
Summertime I'd rather work out side with a radio on.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I Had a spiritual experience of birch flower tea unknowingly that I made really strong.
I was going down the wrong path in life,, after I drank the tea I felt humbled, and quit making those choices.
First I felt euphoria , Then I felt sad , and open my eyes I felt Like there was a fork in the road, and I could choose two choices.

( scientifically Someone feeling humbled , could reevaluate their life)
I'm not super knowledgeable about medicinal plants,
As a ordinary person cured blood poisoning, & bacterial bronchitis

There was a sad person begging for money
I had to practice guitar anyway so I gave him company
I didn't realize how lonely , but grateful he was until he asked If I wanted to follow him to his next spot.
I wonder why more artist do not expose themselves to dreary places, and capture it in their art.
(I'm not judging anyone as long as they Put feeling into their heart while creating)

Teach, Learn, Share

SEE BELOW for Aurora , and ILLINOIS
(before I start you can also ask to borrow my bike)


In Chicago Check out the bar B.l.u.e.s - lincoln park
a band every single day...

Address: 2519 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657

Kingston mines (next to BLUES)
2548 N halsted
2 Bands, 6 hours of live blues every night.

Reggie's Rock Club
2105 S State St, Chicago, IL
1 block from China Town ( CTA red line)
(2 1/2 miles South of Loop)

and In humbolt park The empty Bottle for bands as well.
1035 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

also a nice atmosphere with a strip of bars.

A open Heavy Metal MEET UP Group (must join to post not look)
They send me updates all the time

Meetup group
Another list of Shows around the City

I also have a list of comedy clubs
( I'd like to check out these locations myself sometime.)

I did check out IO Which is in Wrigleyville which was great
1501 N Kingsbury St
(North/Clybourn Red Line).
Ph: 312-929-2401

in Old-Town (North and Wells, )

1548 North Wells Street --->(A mile East Of IO 1 1/2 mile N is BLUES)
Chicago, Illinois
60610 312-337-4027

(check out the calendar)

(right next to)
Second City

1616 N Wells St Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 337-3992

(calendar) (right by BLUES 0.03 miles 2 minute walk)
2433 North Lincoln Avenue | Chicago, IL 60614

There's the Laugh Factory,
( Chicago events)

3175 Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 327-3175

and I think the Chicago Underground Comedy stuff all happens at the

Beat Kitchen (Western and Belmont)
2100 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

The book Cellar is a cafe with coffee, food, and has Multiple events check the calendar
The KATES play every second Friday At 8:00 PM

Lincoln Square neighborhood.

4736 N Lincoln Ave #1 Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 293-2665

THIS IS FOR AURORA , and IL -- Do not forget Starved rock.
AURORA Has downtown alive/blues on the fox
throughout the summer
Aurora To chicago (pure )trail map opposite trail goes to WI
for this also see the Metra train all you can ride on weekends.
575 miles trail around Northern IL (ASK ME for Amtrak train info)
CHICAGO AREA Mountain Bikers CAMBr flat state
--->DNR's forest preserves IN IL -- EASY LAYOUT

Starved rock
A State park
the Amtrak MDT train
COULD be $11 to 30 to Mendota On the train A Bike cost $10 Mendota to Starved rock is 21 miles away
I'm not sure if you can take a cab... (the other service from Chicago I know of is $80
but I heard you can call this bus company a day in advance from mendota, and arrange to be picked up. North Central Area Transit (NCAT) 815-288-2117
By car Starved rock is 90 miles from Chicago
( Lasalle is 10 miles farther I know a good open Mike on Mondays next to 9th street pub)
Matthiessen State Park is 4 miles farther then starved rock
A 60 mile bike trail I&M Canal goes past starved rock also
[Note] the camp site In Starved rock is a Far walk They may offer transportation..
You can also camp by the Illinois river legally .
The casino in Aurora is listed in my couch profile
If your a Hiker, train hopper etc.
I can teach you that taking vegetable oil a container such as a "STEEL" lid to a jar, and a paper towel for a wick can burn for a hour (as well as Vaseline ) , you can also get oil behind restaurants grease traps In emergencies solidify hamburger oil with ice from a gas station to remove it's water . I have boiled water for a lot of pasta for two this way -- (hey I couldn't of just not eaten for months) .
Pine Sap can be found on wounds of pine trees all you need is a M&M size to start a fire lazy (NOTE MAKING TORCHES WITH Veggie OIL CAN START FOREST FIRE's it also burns cooks hotter than Sternol , is less Bulky)
I learned this at paleoplanet)
I can tell you how to make sumac berry juice,
Rhus typhina or others)
Take "RED" new fresh berries that have not been rained on..
submerge in water for 15 minutes -- white Sumac IS poison
pfaf has 1000's of medicinal plant links,)
I could show you some guitar stuff easy to identify Mushrooms with no look a likes easy plants you could peal,(or dig), and eat growing wild, common yard weed herbs all over the Midwest (country) Like plantain not a banana but a small weed you can crush with fingers, and apply to mosquito bites brown recluse spider bites (or freeze or cook or dry, or make a balm or crush by chewing to extract it's juice.)
if you get sick you could guess, and grab random herbs /spices from your cabinet do not use rosemary, nutmeg, cinnamon in quantity or you could use Raintree
Raintree medicinal product plant links (
(helps support People living in rain forests, by harvesting plants instead of selling the land to loggers. )

is worth more than a Million dollars it will keep bringing me joy.,,1583550,00.html

What I Can Share with Hosts

Bike , and a room to offer right now (shared)
I need your full name (ID), because of roommates/ landlord.

(I can give you the room alone , I will have to stay awake straight for a few days , and handle some things I need to get done No problem I( used to do it all the time with long distance Girl friend )

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