Joel Cawthon

Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand

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  • I do video editing and production, throw music/arts event...
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  • From Dallas, Tx.
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About Me


Build a new life in Thailand, get married maybe?


I've been most recently to Europe and then Thailand and will be returning to Thailand for 3 months starting in April.

I'm an artist and entertainer. I do video production work and event production as well. I perform often under the name VJ Puppethead from Austin and you can google that for samples. I lived in Munich, Germany for 4 years from 83-87 and now just recently moved to Pattaya, Thailand.


I'm very Buddhist oriented. Those are the philosophies closest to me. Taking the middle way between all opposite extremes, treating all living beings with compassion and trying to be a positive force in the universe. Looking for Synchronicity. I like to see things happen, and in a beneficial way. I'm often the leader and organizer in many events I plan. I like to see things through to a happy meaningful conclusion!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I started a group in Thailand to round up all the Burning Man / Burner folks I can. You can find it here.
also on FB here.
I often have cool places to Host, but in the process now of moving to Thailand, so no permanent place until around June maybe.


About to move from Austin to Thailand.
Since returning from my trip to Europe I've hosted many people from around Europe and America. It's always a blast meeting new people.
I loved to find other people to travel with sometimes while in Europe, meeting up along the road ocassionally as it were. Went to the largest CS Gathering in the world. The Calling in Vienna in 2011


I love art/drawing and video production/editing. DJ'd music is a blast and Im an event promoter throwing some of the best and biggest house parties in Austin.
I love to read both fiction and non. I'm a big Carlos Castaneda fan. I love photography, video editing, and illustration equally as well as Movies/Film and exploring other cultures.

Music, Movies, and Books

I love Movies: Some of the ones that most influenced my life,
Little Buddha, The Fisher King, Excalibur, Pump Up The Volume, Brazil, Labyrinth, Dangerous Liasons.
Music: Mostly Electronic bands like Beats Antique, Shpongle, William Orbit, & Orbital. Triphop is a favorite genre. Massive Attack, Tricky, Morcheeba for example. I also really love various styles of Darkwave like VNV Nation, Covenant, Wolfsheim, The Cure, Ladytron, Dead Can Dance, & Peter Murphy. I like oldies and swing like Benny Goodman - Nina Simone and Billy Holiday. I like a wide variety of music and I DJ different styles as well.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I taught art to 7-12 year old kids for a summer, worked in a teen shelter another year. I've travelled across europe as a teen. Been in a war (Operation Iraqi Freedom - Navy)
Been in a Coma from Spinal Menengitus and
Overcame a lot of debilitations of Multiple Sclerosis
"It's all just a ride!" ~Bill Hicks

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm a computer expert, I can build and design them with my eyes closed or troubleshoot any prob with a PC.
I organize large scale events, parties, festivals.
I'm a skilled artist and with artistic applications. I do a great deal of video editing and capturing of video. I mix these things live in real time at lots of events.
I like to cook too and cook a variety of southern dishes and some foreign.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United States

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