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Melody Idakaar

Portland, OR, USA

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Overview

  • 31 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Japanese, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Actress, Artist
  • School, Life, School
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Become a better musician, get back to my art, create/find a sense of community in Portland, especially in the music scene.

ABOUT ME

I've lived all over- recently discovered Portland after falling in love with a band from here. I then joined the band as a drummer and now wondering what's next. I love life, depth and humor, and exploring everything.

I am many things. I can be serious and enjoy the solitude of creating. I like to skip around and sing and just be my normal crazy self and laugh with friends too. Hit the road when freedom calls or buy a one way ticket and find my way back. Appreciating people and what makes them who they are. Long meditative walks, collecting books on the occult and esoteric teachings/styles of yoga (that's what happens when you work above a fantastic used book store), striving to make work that moves people, reflecting, paying attention, being patient and sincere when not impatient and telling a joke:)

old:
I love to dance. I love the sunshine. I love to dance in the sunshine.
I live to celebrate how wonderful it is to be alive and try to share my enthusiam for life where ever I go.
Some say I'm eccentric- I have a million interests and it's hard to know where to begin.
Sometimes obsessed with numismatics, ancient poets, new acting techniques, etc.

I'm never happier than when I'm having an adventure somewhere outside of where I live and meeting people along the way.

PHILOSOPHY

From too much love of living,
From hope and fear set free,
We thank with brief thanksgiving
Whatever gods may be-
That no life lives forever;
That dead men rise up never;
That even the weariest river
Winds somewhere safe to sea.

...leap and the net will follow

"My principle is life, my end is death. I wish to live my life intensely for to embrace it tragically"- Renzo Novatore

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I open my home to travelers when I have one and couchsurf when I can. I have also used the CS rideshare boards in Mexico and talk about CS with almost everyone I know.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Spent a night in NYC with two cool women a few years ago while volunteering at a film festival. They soon told me all about their adventures and experiences with this site, which was how the two of them became friends. I traveled throughout Mexico via CS, Seattle, LA and San Diego more recently. A night with Yale students in New Haven, CT who used to live in the artist collective I moved to in Brooklyn.

Interests

Playing bass, drums, and anything I can find, cuttlebone casting, sound/music, astronomy, alchemy, mysticism, riding motorcycles, traveling, spelunking, learning new languages.

Music, Movies & Books

Foreign, independent, and avant garde films right now.

I love all kinds of music, especially that of weird, exotic, lesser known bands.

Ok, I lied. Right now I'm listening to Hiatus Kaiyote. I think she's big....somewhere.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hitch hiked to NJ from Denver and ended up in a castle in upstate NY before I made my way South. We delivered a 1968 Velorex to the man in the castle and had breakfast with his family. He started building his castle in 1969 when he came back from the Vietnam War at 19 and was still adding more on. I played hide and go seek for hours with his grandchildren in the castle towers and behind his miscellaneous antiques and Halloween decorations. Before I left, they asked me to stay forever.

Teach, Learn, Share

Can teach Japanese and little German for starters.
Yoga, meditation, Final Cut Pro, ProTools, anything Mac/Apple related, coaching, fire dancing (poi).

Want to learn how to do my own motorcycle repairs and get more comfortable riding.
Want more surfing experience.
I'd love to be a better drummer, new on bass guitar now.
Aerial/circus arts/dance.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I'm a pretty good cook, great stories- I'm down to help out with anything.

Countries I've Visited

Costa Rica, Germany, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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