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CURRENT MISSION: HATING THE NEW COUCHSURFING WEBSITE, NOT USING IT ANYMORE AND FINDING AN ALTERNATIVE
My name is Jacopo, I’m a former bass player, and together with some friends we have developed LiveTrigger.com, a project / network which could be similar to Couchsurfing… but for live music insiders. LiveTrigger helps connecting people who organize concerts (bands, bookers, venues, musicians, etc)
We are all musicians (from Milan, Italy) and one day we thought: how can I go and play live in Berlin? It would be great to have a website where I can browse bands, venues etc. in Berlin like if it was google maps!
One of us is also organizing concerts in Milan and he receives millions of emails from whoever. You just cannot read millions of emails… so you try to cope with that by reading some of them and relying on personal connections. Now we thought: wouldn’t it be great to be able to sort & filter all those emails & bands by genre, feedback from other users, distance, fee, etc?
This is what LiveTrigger is all about.
The main features are:
1) FIND LIVE MUSIC INSIDERS QUICKLY AND ALL OVER THE WORLD, through a map where you will be able to find bands, venues, musicians wherever they are
2) SAVE TIME WHEN YOU RECEIVE THOUSANDS OF EMAILS, through a cool mail system that enables filtering/sorting your messages based on tons of criteria and save your time when you receive thousands of emails
3) AVOID ASSHOLES, via the feedback system which is pretty similar to the one on CS
We have worked on this for about a year during our free time, we are not asking for any money or anything, just 5 mins of your time to try it out, it’s totally free and hopefully you will find it useful as many others already did … in the first 2 days we had more than 300 new users from 15+ countries!
So If you believe LiveTrigger.com can work as I believe it, help us: sign up, use it, give us feedback and share further!!
So sign up, it’s free => www.livetrigger.com !!
work hard... play harder!
and remember also: you'll never gonna stop the rain by complaining (cit.)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'd like to host people when I can, being hosted when You can, making new friendships or just having a chat in front of a beer!
Meetings: no way I can count meetings, just come on Wed at the weekly aperitif at Pepato in trastevere.
Brussels@Joris's place 16-11-2007
't Stad (Antwerp)@Bart's place 17-11-2007
The best thing is that, in both these experience, I had some insight from the cities which i would have never had, i met two great guys (and others),
and I learned a lot of new things (belgian political situation, what's a fondue borguignon and how to eat it, why beers are so good in belgium, who invented belgian fries etc. etc.)which is something I love!
Michal one night in Feb 08 after a party at worm. crazy night. craaaaaaaazy night.
Tara on the Sinterklaas weekend (30-11 & 1-12 07)
Carter, same weekend, only on Sat night (1-12-07)
A pleasure, you are always welcome North America!
Anne-Wil and his friend Raoul, in Rome via acri 24, july 2008, ooooh it's such a nice season, summer in Rome...really good days
Vivi on the very first day (jan09) of her 3months journey in Europe eh eh what a breath of eastern life !
Philippe and Anais who stayed at my place just one night in feb09. recommended good guys!
Snowboarding as best as i can, reading, traveling, meeting new people, learning everything i can learn, having fun with old and new friends, solving problems, make things work, clubbing and dancing out with friends, have a quiet beer in the neighborhood pub...
- pub crawls
- live music
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: formerly a metalhead, with a passion for thrash metal. Currently I listen really to every kind of music, from electro to jazz, from punk hardcore to drumnbass, reggae and rock etc.etc.
Movies: I LOVE movies about mafia and crime, the godfather(1,2,3), usual suspects, shawshank redemption, the sting, cidade the deus, and so many others. Italian B-movies, pulp movies and splatters, what else?
Books: usually i go on authors, i try one book and if i like it i read the entire bibliography, or at least those books that are written in the same way.
My favourites: Massimo Carlotto, Gianrico Carofiglio, Jean Claude Izzo, Irvine Welsh (Filth), Leonardo Sciascia, Milan Kundera, Haruki Murakami, for some reasons i dont know i liked Sophie Kinsella, John King and some others i cannot remember
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
traveling in morocco, sleeping in a little farm in the mountains with the whole (12 people!!!) family there. priceless.
living in lisbon for one year as an exchange student...u should try!
so many other things that might come up to my mind when we'll meet :)
Teach, Learn, Share
Teach: languages i can speak, being rational, stuff i studied and/or learnt during my whole life in this world, customs of my culture - home town especially cooking and good wine
Learn: as much as possible
Share: everything I can
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Mongolia, Morocco, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland