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Overview

  • 3 references 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Website designer
  • University degree in music tech and electronics
  • From Ware
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About Me

I am an the creator of a website called 'Find An Open Mic' which is exactly what it sounds like - a free database of open mic nights. I make no money from running the website, I do it for fun.

I believe open mic nights are a really underrated way to meet new people and build a community. Sure, sometimes the performers are rubbish, but at other times, the performers can be world class.

I like to think I am pretty easy going and can get along with most people as long as we have a few common interests.

I've been described as "thoughtful, intelligent, funny, determined and definitely stubborn".

I'm also very interested in permaculture and self sufficiency. I've done volunteering on permaculture farms and have friends that own their own woodland. I help them out whenever I can. I'm currently thinking about how to build an off-grid power generator based on a rocket stove.

One of my ultimate dreams is to travel to Canada and the USA without flying.

I love science and technology. I don't have any real qualifications in that area, but I could talk about it all day.

I do not smoke. Currently unable to host as I live in a flat share.

https://twitter.com/MattCoston
http://www.findanopenmic.com

PHILOSOPHY

Work less. Don't seek pleasure in possessions. Being creative is the pinnacle of the human experience.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Spent a week in Ireland. My couchsurfing hosts were the highlight of my trip.

Interests

Music, photography, web development, self sufficiency, permaculture, science, technology.

  • photography
  • running
  • walking
  • gardening
  • technology
  • traveling
  • music
  • camping
  • science
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Invalids, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Reuben, John Frusciante, Bear vs Shark, Billy Talent, City & Colour, Darwin Deez, Faraquet, Fighting With Wire, Fly Mordecai, LITE, Mirror, Toe, The Black Keys, The Fall of Troy, The Mars Volta, At The Drive In, Twin Atlantic, Andy McKee, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Jimi Hendrix.

Movies: Howl's Moving Castle, Borat, Caddy Shack, Chopper, Clerks, Shaun of the Dead, Cube, Die Hard, Fight Club, Dumb and Dumber, Jackass, Moon, Reno 911, most of Wes Anderson's movies.

TV: Simpsons, Futurama, Father Ted, Arrested Development, Reeves and Mortimer, Scrubs, Armando Ianucci, Big Train, Death Note, Alan Partridge, Malcolm in the Middle, The Office (USA), The Day Today, Brasseye, Charlie Brooker, South Park, Flight Of The Conchords, Archer, Modern Family.

Books: The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris, A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawkins, To Have Or To Be by Erich Fromm, Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Teach, Learn, Share

Music, photography, website development.

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