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[7 Chuen] Michael Smith

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Overview

  • 7 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 54, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Researching future trends
  • Reading, conversations, documentary ...
  • From Portland, Oregon
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Getting Live Music Out Into The Public

ABOUT ME

7 Chuen is a reference to the Mayan civilization that would name someone based on the day they were born on. My Tone + my glyph is "7 Chuen" and would be a prefix to my name (according to tradition).

Tone 7: reflective
Glyph Chuen (shwenn): performance and artistry

To find YOUR Mayan birth tone + glyph go to:
http://www.xzone.com.au/maya/login.php?FormName=LoginForm&FormAction=logout

Like to help people, have a giving nature.

I'm a generalist and polymath, so study many subjects.

Physically active, work/play outdoors.

Prefer to listen rather than speak.

Gravitate toward outdoor art events, but also indoor fun too!

Work swing-shift on-call. Have to plan events at least a week in advance (Saturdays I can do on a moment's notice!). Sucks, but there it is!).

PHILOSOPHY

Another World Is Possible.

"In a free society . . . honesty with others is a selfish, moral necessity."

"Free your mind, and your ass will follow"

Yesterday is a canceled check, tomorrow is a promissory note. The only real currency is the here and now.

"If you enter a conversation without the desire to refine your way of thinking, you're basically stealing someone else's breath." -Sean Butterfield - Seattle CS member, 2010 (awesum!)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I like meeting CSers visting Seattle and doing things whenever possible, and going to Seattle CS planned events with all the interesting people I meet, and answering questions about Seattle and Couch Surfing.

I post/answer posts on the Seattle group [http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=714], and help new-comers find answers.

I work swing-shift (@*!@^%$*#!) on-call basis, so I have to plan way in advance (a week or so)! [hey . . . I gots a job!]

Here's "a" link to find planned events in the Seattle area
http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html
Looks like you have to pull-down the state & city menus to get to Seattle happenings!

My current living situation doesn't allow couch-hosting. I'm available sometimes for a music show, drink or local hike/sight seeing.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Lately I've been couch surfing in the San Fran/Oakland/Marin County areas. [see Bolinas!]

Interests

+ Help produce live music in public/commercial venues. We did a very "smile-core" style concert in a park in Wallingford on August 7th, 2011. It was a huge all-day picknick! We want to do it again next year . . . wanna help? wallingfordmusicfestival.org

+ Collecting music (digitally) and making themed playlists when at home.

+ Artist & Repertoire

+ Resource management (aka stewardship)

+ small-scale farming/cooperatives (of all genres)

+ Community Entrepreneurial-ism

+ Bees (they're sweethearts, ya know!)

+ Travel, hiking, canoe/kayak, games (board & outdoor)

+ Finance and markets

+ (oh the) Humanities/cultural anthropology

+ Ancient Chinese writings

+ Photography

+ Conversations . . .

Music, Movies & Books

Books: - The Fourth Turning - The Four Agreements - Agenda For A New Economy by David C. Korten - The Sovereign Individual - The Market For Liberty [it's free online. There are some underlying problems with his thesis, but overall it's spot-on!] - Veronika Decides To Die - The Mayan calendar and the transformation of consciousness - Atlas Shrugged - Thucydides (writings of) - Confessions Of An Economic Hitman [understand the origins of the vassal state and what the IMF and the World Bank really are] - Comix and graphic novels! Check-out Jim Woodring [http://www.jimwoodring.com/]Music: (a very small sampling - in no particular order) Elliott Smith, Carlos Santana, Music Tapes, Neil Young, Super Furry Animals, Antonio Pinto, Lee Perry, Lee Michaels, Bonzo Dog Band, Captain Beefheart, John Zorn, Optiganally Yours, Flaming Lips, John Frusciante, Otis Redding, Robin Hitchcock, T-Rex, Gene & Dean Ween, Madlib (aka Otis Jackson, Jr., aka a number of names!), Martin Denny, Marvin Gaye, Wilco, Mike Oldfield, Pere Ubu, Pharoah Sanders, Primal Scream, Sun City Girls, Velvet Underground, Van Morrison, Television Personalities, Ray LaMontagne, Vangelis, Sparklehorse, Brian Eno, Rory Gallagher see [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_Gallagher], Black Moth Super RainbowMovies: + Joyeux Noel + Feel Like Going Home [traces the roots of Blues music] + Inside Passage [If you want the back-story on the Pacific Northwest, you'd scarcely find a more beautifully photographed and narrated historical documentary, complete with acted-out visualizations of Native people's folklore!] + Ghost Blues: The Story of Rory Gallagher + Synecdoche + The Good Earth + Heavy metal parking lot + The Fog Of War - MUST SEE DOCUMENTARY + You're gonna miss me: a film about Roky Erickson + Dark days + The Third Man + 200 Motels + Amadeus + Awesome I fuckin' Shot That! (An Authorized Bootleg) + Eraserhead + anything by the brothers Quay or Jan Svankmajer + The devil and Daniel Johnston + Confessions of a Dangerous Mind + Dinner For Shmucks + Exit Through The Gift Shop [about tagging and Banksy, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksy] + Walk Hard + Bleak House (with Gillian Anderson) + The Pickwick papers + Fitzcarraldo - [long attention span needed, but well worth it!] + My Son My Son, What Have Ye Done? + Journey Through The Past [Neil Young's autobiographical documentary]Aye, yi, yi, too many to list!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I once stopped a runaway (single) freight car that was accidentally allowed to go down the wrong track (at work) and was about to crash. True fax

Teach, Learn, Share

TEACH:
1. Itinerary planing and travel
2. managing resources (including money), also known as stewardship
3. understanding history's relation to humans (or the other way around)
4. sharing a house with other people

LEARN:
Open.

SHARE: amazing music and artists

Countries I've Visited

United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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