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Overview

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  • Fluent in English
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • I would like to say that I'm a musician, but unfortunatel...
  • I graduated college with a diploma in journalism.
  • From Belleville / Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To live life free of a clock, free of financial worries. I am sick of the rat race and want to live life to the fullest. Bike around, meet new people, experience different cultures and see beautiful places I have never been before.

ABOUT ME

I'm just your regular dude. I love playing music and having a good laugh with my friends. I have spent a good chunk of my 20's playing in touring bands, playing music for people throughout North America and Western Europe, living in a van, going to a different city every day and meeting tons of interesting people and making a bunch of great friends along the way.

I don't like talking too much about it too much and don't describe myself as a musician because I don't consider myself as such. I find a lot of people who do that seem to come off as arrogant or pretentious. I am grateful for my experiences playing in a band because some of my dearest friends are ones I met while on the road.

I have just been working your average "joe jobs" for the past three years now and it is time to actually live. To quote Jack London, "The proper function of man is to live, not to exist..." I feel like I have just been existing for the most part these past few years and now it's time to live.

PHILOSOPHY

I am a strong believer in karma.
Life is too short to spend stressing out over money, a job that you're completely removed from, but unfortunately it's necessary.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

A lot of couchsurfing experience, although nothing through this specific method. While playing in bands I did a lot of surfing on couches, mainly throughout Canada, but also when on tour in the United States as well. Along the way I met a lot of warm, hospitable, kind people. It was a great experience and amazing to see how people will be so giving to a complete stranger.

Interests

Music - both listening and playing drums.Travel. Also, biking, cooking, baking - I may not be the greatest at these three things, but I love them, haha!

  • cooking
  • baking
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • survival
  • music
  • drums
  • cycling
  • camping
  • surfing

Music, Movies, and Books

I love documentaries. I don't feel like I'm wasting time when I'm actually learning things. Although I'm a sucker for cheesy horror films, good comedy (Monty Python, Kids In The Hall, Mel Brooks, etc.), the odd drama, crime/action thrillers, etc.

I listen to a wide variety of music. I have to admit the majority of it is heavier stuff, but I enjoy mostly everything except for some of that weak, soulless top 40 stuff, haha.

Not a big book worm, but I really enjoy Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, David Suzuki and Bertrand Russell just to name a few. Not really into reading fiction. I leave the fictitious stuff for the movies.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Getting to do something that I love doing in front of lots of people over a decent chunk of the globe. I'm extremely grateful to have had that opportunity.

Teach, Learn, Share

I could give drum lessons to anyone, although it would probably be difficult unless you have a drum kit, haha. Maybe we'll bust out some pots, pans and wooden spoons. Other than that, my plan is to bike around Europe, so maybe I will have some more knowledge about biking, stealth camping, etc. after a few weeks on the road.

It's hard to narrow down what I'd like to learn ... a different language perhaps. I would actually really like to learn any survival skill. Sustainable skills...gardening, farming, carpentry. Maybe another musical instrument. Anything!

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