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I organize art, culture and entertainment events in New York City, and sometimes beyond. I work in a community of artists, performers, designers and musicians every day.
You can learn all about them at balktick.org and wandbevents.com. These projects are what I spend my life working on.
I disappear periodically to travel. I normally spend quite a bit of time in Northern California, and also get outside the US for at least a solid month each year.
I go out frequently, to everything from loft parties and DIY art happenings to the opera and Carnegie Hall. I meet new friends every week, and love showing people New York City.
Bicycling is very important to me, and I very rarely take the subway anywhere, even in winter. I also read all of the time, most non-fiction.
I love my life.
Find something to be passionate about and fully dedicate yourself to it.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Let me know if you are visting New York City and are looking for interesting things to do. I love showing peopel around.
I'm friends with NYC ambassador Joe Che, who twisted my arm to get into this in the first place.
I starting using CouchSurfing in Argentina a couple of years ago and met lots of wonderful people and was invited to far more things than I could possibly attend. Since then, I've used Couchsurfing for lodging or just meeting people wherever I go.
Meeting people face to face, creativity, culture and community are the most important things.
Beyond... Art, music, dancing, parties, books, bikes, spicy foods, camping, healthy living and eating, cities, the opera.
Also, I can talk shop about event design and production for hours and hours on end if you're into that kind of thing.
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: Lots of nonfiction, usually centered on culture, sociology and cities. I also read the New Yorker every week.
Blogs: BoingBoing and MetaFilter.
Acoustic music: Dead Can Dance, Mogwai, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Mono, Explosions in the Sky, Spiritualized, Bauhaus, Blonde Redhead, Joy Division, Nick Cave, Rodrigo Y Gabriella, My Bloody Valentine, Lightning Bolt, Jaga Jazzist, German and Russian operas where everyone dies at the end...
Electronic music: Four Tet, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Orbital, Telefon Tel Aviv, James Blake, Mount Kimbie, Gold Panda, Mouse on Mars, Prefuze 73, Ratatat, Isolee, Mum, Underworld, Kraftwerk, M83, Biosphere, Boards of Canada, Ulrich Schnauss, 13 & God and dance music mixes galore.
Classical: Brahms, Stravinksky, Wagner, Debussy, Ravel, Dvorak, Sibelius, Berlioz.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Riding a bike all the way around Oahu and the southeast corner of the Big Island, including 25 miles straight uphill to get to the top of Volcano National Park.
Throwing huge warehouse parties for thousands of people.
Teach, Learn, Share
Ask me anything you could ever want to know about event design, production and promotion.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Canada, China, Germany, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In