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I'm currently planning a major trip round the world, starting in the States and heading down to Central & South America, travelling with a guitar.. Looking to discover some of the culture via music, as a lover of almost all World styles!
I think my friends would say I'm empathetic, thoughtful and positive. Massive culture junkie for books, music and art. I play accordion in many bands. Really love Folk, Jazz, Ska, Blues. Basically any real, soulful music with a message. Always looking to connect on a personal level, be a part of communities, and contribute in some way. I've toured round many Autonomous Spaces as a DIY musician, seeing communal living and non-hierarchical living and safer spaces in action. I've been a part of many spaces with larger scale communal living, so I think that's helped my sense of empathy and communal living with others.
Determined to experience things and discover the weird, the wonderful and the new.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
To meet amazing people involved in real projects and communities around the world.
Music is the fire, the passion. Live music is my love, people coming together and creating something spontaneous, folky, roots, raw. I play the accordion myself and i'm always trying to find people to jam with and create something new, unique and awesome.
I'll try and read as much as possible to keep my mind fresh and open up all the possibilities in this world and try to understand lives lead and places faraway.
- live music
Music, Movies, and Books
I love Folk, Ska, Punk, Jazz, Latin, Klezmer/Balkan, Blues, Drum'n'Bass, Jungle, Electro-Swing, Big-band, Zydeco, Cajun and all other sorts of music!
Nikolai Gogol, Solzhenitsyn Alexandr Pushkin. Emile Zola, Isaac Singer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Love world literature generally.
Like to geek out and read political economy and sometimes like J.K. Galbraith and Naomi Klein. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was my travel companion :)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Toured Eastern Europe as a musician, playing gigs in Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia etc :)
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you some music if you fancy! And English if that's useful.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Poland, United Kingdom