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  • 38 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Hindi, Japanese
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • musician
  • College Degree in Political Science
  • From Tallahassee, FL, USA
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About Me


keep the dream alive


www.facebook.com/americanauthors (myband)

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Twitter jamesaauthors

I play in a band called American Authors and music is my life. I love the outdoors, mountaineering, rock and ice climbing, hanggliding, skydiving, running, petting other peoples dogs, food, and cold weather. I just want an adrenalin rush all the time haha. I am pretty easy going i just like to have a good time. I also used to host a Chinese TV show for a while which was a crazy/fun job. Now I get to travel, play music, and write songs for a living. Life can be as fun and crazy as we make it.


Keep this train rolling

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am more than happy to show anyone around nyc. I live in the music/art part of NYC called Williamsburg. I'm always down for drinks or coffee/tea.


I have met some really amazing people here on couchsurfing!!!


The World

Music, Movies, and Books

oh so much so ill just name a few, radiohead, bjork, justice, data, coldplay, the national, mumford and sons, bat for lashes, bon iver, daft punk, fiest, languages books, mountaineering books, 7 years in tibet, into the wild

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbed Mt. Mckinely. it took one year of physical training then took almost a month to climb.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach :
an eyepatch before you go to sleep keeps the sunlight out in the morning hahah.

If you like the outdoors (climbing, hiking, skiing, and so on) or music i can help teach those things.

Mandarin! I'm taking Mandarin classes now but i'm really bad at it and need all the help i can get.

Or anything that moves you i would love to learn, i am always happy to learn new things and have new experiences.

Travel stories! Homeland stories!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russian Federation, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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