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  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • I generally scab about
  • boarding school, law degree, fluffed everything else after
  • From Leigh-on-Sea
  • Profile 75% complete

About Me


To do something, anything, with my life


I love art faggery, drawing, photograhy, painting, reading, films, museums, galleries, anything like that. I love music, making it (despite not really having an aptitude) and collecting it. If you're an unsigned band especially, tell me about you guys, I want to hear as many bands, styles and types of music as possible.

I dislike a fair few things, I really dislike a few things. I hate chicory and nothing else. I really hate chicory though. You don't understand how much.

I have a dog called Sprocket, he is a little bugger who ignores me and does what the hell he wants. I finished university 2 years ago, got fired from the only job where someone would employ me after 3 months for sleeping at work, and now I do volunteer promo stuff at a record company. As you can probably tell, I am as a result rather poor, but I don't care. The dog eats, I eat his food when needs be, it's all great, just never say i have dog breath.


If religion gets in the way of love, there's something wrong with religion.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I don't know yet, we'll see if someone allows me near them or their house. I would like to participate in the following manner: by being the best damn couch surfer on the planet.


Music, art faggery, doing rather silly things, making rather silly things. Making poems about doing and making rather silly things.

  • dogs
  • arts
  • poetry
  • dining
  • movies
  • reading
  • painting
  • drawing
  • music
  • guitar
  • religion
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

French comedies, Ealing comedies. I love black and white English films. Books, I enjoy farcical things, classics (greek and roman plays etc rather than Emma et al), musically, oh you should not ask. These are some of the bands and peeps James likes a huge amount:

Hot Water Music, Small Brown Bike, Itch, I Hate Myself, Two Gallants, Rocky Votalato, The Shins, The Spinto Band, Explosions in the Sky, Leadbelly/Huddie Leadbetter, Pedro the Lion, Chillerton, Jets v. Sharks, Embrace, Dag Nasty, Orchid, Indian Summer, Mancub, Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Snorklewacker, Minor Threat, The Gallows, Mogwai, Tarantel, Eluvia, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Early Day Miners, Gunmoll, Black Cougar Shock Unit, The Jackson 5, The Drifters, North by Northwest, Atlantic Monthly, Chuck Ragan, Leiah, Melanie, Emmy the Great, Still the Same, Turning Point, Christie Front Drive, Royal City, Drunk, Iron and Wine, , The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Ghost Mice, Defiance, Ohio, Rydell, Leatherbelly, The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up, The Paper Chase, The Draft, Blacktop Cadence, Burnman, Die Hoffnung, Pilot to Gunner, The Get Up Kids, From Monuments to Masses, Rainer Maria, Husker Du, Fugazi, Kill Creek, Silversun Pickups, Early Day Miners, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Rumbleseat, Wax and wane, Hey Mercedes, Joan of Arc, Minus The Bear, Envy, Melt Banana, Jets to Brazil, Planes Mistaken for Stars, Captain Chaos, imadethismistake, Bright Eyes, Samiam, Jawbreaker, Boy Sets Fire, Rites of Spring, Unitas, Combat Wounded Veteran, Sin Dios, Crispus Attucks, Antony and the Johnsons, Jimmy Eat World, the Casket Lottery, Aina, Sigur Ros, Clikitat Ikatowi, Tiny Folk, Pearl Jam, Steel Rules Die, Kover , Sufjan Stevens, Regina Spektor, Jeff Buckley, Mike Doughty, David Gray,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I am not the kind to win and win, no I am not that kind.

Teach, Learn, Share

Um, I can half-play guitar, and shout a bit at the same time. I really love teaching kids things, i've done a fair amount of volunteering in various places with kids of various different backgrounds and I love every minute of it, even if its a bit tough. I can teach you how to do silly drawings, and that it really doesn't matter who you are, anyone can make something of themselves. I can also teach you to use apostrophes properly.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Turkey, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom

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