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Overview

  • 26 references 16 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • I've spent most of the last years working as a musician, ...
  • Master's Degree
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel, have fun, meet good people, play music. Spend time with intelligent, polite and interesting people.

ABOUT ME

I don't have lots of time/energy to fill this out, but if so inclined you can read more about me and listen to some of my music at:
http://www.mikespine.com

I play music, I travel/tour, and I work as a teacher/tutor.
Politically I am left/progressive/etc,.
Generally speaking I'm: kind, intelligent, respectful, hard working, humorous, well traveled, a pretty good cook (mostly organic/vegan/vegetarian and home grown from my garden).

I've played guitar since I was 8. I have been writing, recording and putting out music for many years. I travel and tour playing music whenever possible.

PHILOSOPHY

I already discussed this above.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

As a touring musician, I've hosted and stayed with lots of folks over the last 20.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Substantial. See above. I like meeting good people, showing them my city and culture, seeing their city and culture, etc.

Interests

Nature, good food, music, spending time with fun, kind, intelligent, interesting and creative people.

  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: I have spent a lot of time on my own music the last 20 years (At the Spine, The Beautiful Sunsets, Mike Spine, etc.). I'm not specific to any one genre, but generally I like intelligent and sincere folk rock, rock, punk rock, etc.

Film: mostly foreign and independent films like Delicatessen, Run Lola Run, Dead Man, etc.

Books: Yes I read a lot of those in my K-12, undergraduate and graduate studies. Fast Food Nation, Steinbeck, Alice Walker, Zora Neil Hurston, Chomsky, leftist political stuff, magazines, articles, etc.

I don't have so much free time to read for pleasure these days, as I'm usually writing songs, playing songs, working on music business stuff, or when I am teaching, I do a lot of reading and writing student work, making lesson plans, etc.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've been very fortunate to travel much of the US and the world playing music. I've also been very fortunate to live for periods in Europe, Asia, and other locations. Too much to write. I'll save it for face to face time!

Teach, Learn, Share

Left progressive intelligence, humor, etc, an appreciation of quality music, art, food, culture, etc.
I'm a decent cook, teacher, English teacher, guitar teacher, etc.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Cooking, music, stories, good conversation, exchanges of ideas, laughter, etc.

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