Ariel Jacobson

Haverhill, MA, USA

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  • Musician/Actor
  • BA, University of Massachusetts
  • From Haverhill, MA
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About Me


Come, see, conquer


I'm a performer, someone who consumes art (books, movie, tv, music...) and makes it (mostly music). I'm also an actor, a reader, a thinker, and someone who rides the subway. A LOT. I work out every day (or tell myself I will, which really means 4-5 times a week).


It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious.

-Douglas Adams

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've surfed on various European couches, hoping to expand to my home country and eventually all other continents. Yes, including Antarctica.


I'm a card-carrying member (legacy) of the International Society of People Who Sleep on Other People's Couches (ISPWSOP). I've surfed on and off the site my entire life.


Theatre, Music, Guitar, Frisbee, Books, Netflix

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Pratchett, Adams, Lovecraft, Dickens, Borges, Moore, Gaiman, Lewis, King, Bryson, O'Brian, Sex at Dawn.

Movies: The Fall, Fight Club, Dark City, Casablanca, Clueless. Yeah, Clueless. I'm not ashamed. If you know of Withnail & I and think it's not just a decent comedy but a great film, we'll get along well.

TV: The West Wing, Buffy, The Wire, The Daily Colbert Showport, How I Met Your Mother, The L Word, Mad Men, Breaking Bad.

Music: The Beatles, Ozzy Osbourne, Bad Religion, Ella Fitzgerald, Weezer, Queen, Rammstein.

Food: Yes please, thank you.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Swam with Sally the dolphin in Grand Cayman. Was hit in the face by a stingray's tail that same day.

Western wall in Jerusalem... climbed Masada before dawn to watch the sunrise.

Ziplining in St. Kitts.

Insert the amazing thing that's happening sometime next month that I haven't heard about yet.

Teach, Learn, Share

I've taught guitar lessons to all ages, and I'd be glad to help you with that song you've been frustrated with!

I might be able to help you with your German... lived there for 6 months, and done work as a translator, although I'm slightly rusty now :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Cyprus, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United Kingdom

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