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  • Fluent in English
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2010
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  • From Aurora Illinois Kane county 60505
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
Music, / Seeking superior wild plants Species (pawpaw etc)
ABOUT ME
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, 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 Plan to Bike across the entire USA.
I can be laid back too it's all about the atmosphere...
(A persons Age does not matter to me either)

PHILOSOPHY
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.

The people Filled with hatred that may bring you down
you have to be grateful "you're who you are", you are not like them!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Learned of different cities Chicago SA. TX, NOLA "Small towns" etc.
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Some even'ts ,and Offering /asking for advice on recreational activities
Like BLUES on the fox In Aurora 40 miles west of Chicago Do you need a Bicycle?

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE
I prefer to use the phone if we plan to meet to speed things up!

Interests

Bicycling , making MUSIC, writing (lyrics) poetry, parody (enjoy theater I am clueless)
https://myspace.com/undisclosedforthetime haven't updated. Bad with PC files .
medicinal / edible wild plants /mushrooms native plants, gardening
cross breeding plants Heirlooms hybrids (I DO NOT BELIEVE IN GMO's)
canning, being self sufficient vintification, (wine making)
Wine collecting , but I'm poor (I've aged a Norton for 10 years)
dumpster diving, (Old stuff Antiques),and Sharing

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...

  • poetry
  • theater
  • wine
  • mountain biking
  • playing guitar
  • heavy metal
  • bike touring
  • antiques
  • classic rock
  • medicinal plants
  • cross breeding
  • native plant
  • moshing
  • rock &roll

Music, Movies, and Books

(My myspace has ONLY BANDS)
I NEED TO DISCOVER OLDER COUNTRY-->(NO TECHNO)

60's, and 70's Rock like
Steely Dan Deep purple, joe walsh , Jethro tull Alice cooper,
Rock & Roll (or oldies) Fat's Domino's , Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens
Funk, Folk, blues , Jazz, Motown, Classical
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,/ velvet revolver, , Corrosion of conformity, Faith No More / Mike Patton ,sliver chair, Snot,/Straight up,Tool / Perfect circle -- 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, machine head , Snopp Dog (Doggy style) The breeders, (last Splash) Luscious Jackson (Fever in Fever out) Tom Waits (swordfishtrombone) etc.
Mellow stuff Cat Stevens Carly Simon 80's Midnight oil - Diesel & dust etc.

I always Like to talk about music , learn more,
and turn people on to new stuff .. (could you help learn of Music?)
Jimi Hendrix Had a album with Curtis Knight.Get that feeling
http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,1583550,00.html

BOOKS --
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 http://www.nfb.ca/film/cityscape
I'd rather Be outside (or read) then watch TV
But I Like FSTV (freedom of speech TV) 9415 Link TV (9410) z living (218)
(I'd rather read to learn then watch You tube mostly sorry to time consuming
there's exceptions but Why watch a 5 minute video to Mix food Ingredients )

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

WHAT CHICAGO HAS TO OFFER
SEE BELOW for Aurora , and ILLINOIS (and New Orleans)
(before I start you can also ask to borrow my bike)

CHICAGO

In Chicago Check out the bar B.l.u.e.s - Lincoln park
a band every single day... -- AND NEXT TO IT KINGSTON MINES

(red line Fullerton Stop, and less than a 1/2 mile walk like all these)
Address: 2519 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657
http://www.chicagobluesbar.com/

Kingston mines (next to BLUES)
2548 N halsted
http://kingstonmines.com/events-tickets/
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 /green line Cermak Stop)
(2 1/2 miles South of Loop)
http://www.reggieslive.com/

and In humbolt park The empty Bottle for bands as well.
1035 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(Blue line Division/Ashland stop --> "and then take the"
"70 Bus" "a mile West" to western/ Division - 0.2 walk

http://www.emptybottle.com/

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

Meetup group http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Heavy-Metal-Group/
Another list of Shows around the City http://thecmf.com/

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

http://ioimprov.com/chicago/
1501 N Kingsbury St
(North/Clybourn Red Line stop).
Ph: 312-929-2401

Zanies
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
BROWN line Segwick stop

(check out the calendar)
http://www.chicago.zanies.com/

(right next to)
Second City
1616 N Wells St Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 337-3992
(calendar)
http://www.secondcity.com/performances/chicago/calendarandtickets/

http://victorygardens.org/ (right by BLUES 0.03 miles 2 minute walk)
2433 North Lincoln Avenue | Chicago, IL 60614

There's the Laugh Factory,
( Chicago events)
http://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/VerboseEventList.aspx?epguid=c3d769a4-1a3c-4eac-a63d-073a36f6b6c5&
3175 Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 327-3175
http://www.laughfactory.com
RED line Belmont stop

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

Beat Kitchen (Western and Belmont)
2100 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
http://www.beatkitchen.com/
Brown Line stop Paulina (0.8 mile walk)


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
Brown Line western Stop (0.2 mile walk)
http://www.bookcellarinc.com/event

THIS IS FOR AURORA , and IL -- Do not forget Starved rock. (Utica IL.)
AURORA Has downtown alive/blues on the fox
throughout the summer (first Friday and culture stock every Monday)

http://riveredgeaurora.com/calendar/
FESTS FAIRS free ZOO ETC . https://www.aurora-il.org/
See first Fridays http://www.auroradowntown.org/februarys-first-fridays/
open Mic EVERY Monday 6 -7 Culture Stock 43 E. Galena Blvd in case call
630-486-4078 https://www.facebook.com/CultureStockfeaturing-kevin-trudo/
Aurora To Chicago (complete)trail map
http://www.ipp.org/g-i-t.html 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)
http://janeaddamstrail.com/the-grand-illinois-trail-map
http://dnr.state.il.us/orep/planning/git.htm
CHICAGO AREA Mountain Bikers CAMBr flat state
http://cambr.org/SMF/index.php?action=home
----->DNR's forest preserves IN IL -- EASY LAYOUT s )
http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/INPC/Pages/NaturePreserveDirectory.aspx

(information ask)
state park Starved Rock Utica small town) http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/
$11 Amtrak Mendota stop 21 miles away MDT train
http://www.amtrak.com/home
Bus a day in advance North Central Area Transit http://ridencat.com
815-288-2117
By car Starved rock is 90 miles from Chicago (or bus from City $90)
Lasalle is 10 miles farther W. A good open Mike on Mondays next to 9th street pub jakes Pour House 201 9th St, Lasalle, IL 61301
Check out Guitar junkyard 1049 8th St, Lasalle, IL 61301
Matthiessen State Park is 4 miles South of starved rock
http://www.stateparks.com/matthiessen.html

NEW ORLEANS (or NOLA)

In NOLA check outside of the city out A bus pas is only 3 bucks a day
Oak street(maple Leaf)8316 http://www.mapleleafbar.com/ (snakeNjake weird mix)
Uptown near Tulane University college By Mushroom record shop http://www.mushroomneworleans.com/ 1037 Broadway Street,
http://www.tipitinas.com/ 501 Napoleon Ave (/ Tchoupitoulas St )
(up street)Freret street 4920 St http://www.gasagasa.com/ 1/2 Mile Tulane Univ.
(also Magazine street has interesting places antiques clubs ( St Charles)
NOLA brewery Free beer Fridays 2-3 3001 Tchoupitoulas St
By water (ROCK) Siberia 2227 St Claude Ave http://www.siberianola.com/
Jazz club restaurant sweet lorraine's 1931 St Claude Ave (music Fri. Sat)
(sorry I do not know what is happening with the Tree house 2826 St Claude
or art house (rent /even't) 1614 Esplanade Ave New Orleans since I left)
Antiques (bywater Theatre see edit ) 3200 Dauphine St Bargain center
(around) Airport road (far 2 buses) (see edit consignment shops)(also st claude)
 801 Poland Avenue // 504.592.7083 bywater -- http://barredux.com/ by BJ's
See edit ( city park ,), and they also have Horse races at casino (free beer)
https://www.fairgroundsracecourse.com/ 1751 Gentilly Blvd
I can go On about random places,There is a lot (message me I pre wrote it.)
(See edit later) (if you just see the Quarter with a lot of tourist your missing out)

SAN ANTONIO TX
First Friday's downtown in the King William District (General location)
(pub art walk) 116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204 (never saw 2nd Saturday)
(see this "GENERAL" location by the college 1819 N Main Ave
(but not a really "only" young crowd) (general location) "THE St. Mary's strip."
(see the Mix (bar) area location 2423 N St Mary's St San Antonio, TX 78212
(I meet friends for Life on strip, be sure the woman aren't men in this location!):
A dive bar downtown SA. I thought I'd add Liquid Monkey 252 Losoya St.

OHIO/WV Save $ Use RideGOBUS ($15)"long distance" locations(and megabus)
Cleveland Ohio see Lakewood Madison street etc.) &(Cleveland Heights)
Cleveland heights A friend told me I think I missed it http://coventryvillage.org/

LEARN
MUSIC TEACHING ME MUSIC I enjoy
is worth more than a Million dollars it will keep bringing me joy.

http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,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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