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I hope to meet as many amazing, funny, genuine, and inspiring human beings as possible in the short time I have on the planet!
Hi!, My name is Ronan. I live in Cork City in the south of Ireland. Music is my life and I have been writing, recording, and performing my own music(and sometimes other people's) since I was about 9 years old. I am kind of a "jack of all trades, master of none". I'm a music producer/audio engineer and I also sing, and play some guitar and bass. I speak pretty good Spanish (although I am a bit rusty), and I have been know to teach it from time to time. I enjoy a night out with good live music and a few drinks :) I am the second youngest of 5 children (2 brothers/2 sisters). We are a very close family :) I like people who are genuine, funny, easy-going, passionate about life, open-minded, and have a love of music, films, art, and books! : )
I try to get the most out of life by surrounding myself with inspirational people, places, music, books, films, etc. I think these elements make life worth living and help you to be as happy and creative as you can in the short time you have.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I like to think that I am a hospitable person. I love conversation and showing people the best restaurants, bars, and places of interest around the city. I know the value of having a connection with someone local when you visit a new city.
I Couchsurfed with three guys who shared an apartment in NY when I visited with a friend in Nov 2009... I could not have had a better introduction to Couchsurfing. The guys where so hospitable and the best fun ever. We hung out all week and I like to think that by the end of the trip they became good friends. They made NY feel like a home in the short time we were there. We still keep in touch and I hope to see them again in the near future.
My interests include Music, Audio Production/Engineering, Film, Reading, Comedy, Philosophy, Travel, Vegetarian Food, Art and many more...
Music, Movies, and Books
MUSIC: to name only a few!... Beck, Air, David Bowie, Broken Social Scene, Toro y Moi, Washed Out, St. Vincent, Grimes, Lorde, Bjork, Talking Heads, Cornelius, Arcade Fire, Pylon, Lana Del Rey, Battles, Sugar, Deerhunter, The Beach Boys, Flaming Lips, Radiohead, Echo & The Bunnymen, Cocteau Twins, Boards Of Canada, Neil Young, The Sugarcubes, Tom Waits, Daft Punk, Husker Du, Joni Mitchell, Band Of Horses, The Sundays, Television, Eels, The Breeders, The Cure, Galaxie 500, Leonard Cohen, Throwing Muses, Malajube, Tortoise, Bat For Lashes, Fourtet, The Smiths, Interpol, Guided By Voices, Johnny Cash, Thom Yorke, Royksopp, Tricky, Deerhoof, Sonic Youth, The Beatles, Aphex Twin, Nick Cave, Caribou, Sigur Ros, My Bloody Valentine, Simon & Garfunkel, Squarepusher, Kristin Hersh, Portishead, New Order, Ane Brun, The Cardigans, The Books, Morrissey, Stina Nordenstam, Elvis Costello, Stereolab, PJ Harvey, Massive Attack, Atlas Sound, Real Estate, Warpaint, Atoms For Peace, Lou Reed, Joy Division, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Baths, Kate Bush, Hot Chip, Blonde Redhead, Wye Oak, Braids, Broken Bells, Sufjan Stevens, Clinic, Do Make Say Think, The Velvet Underground, Nirvana, Glasser, Brian Eno, Grandaddy, Prince, Moloko, Weezer, The Posies, Autechre, Stevie Wonder, Mercury Rev, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., Kraftwerk, The Mamas & The Papas, N.E.R.D., Queens Of The Stoneage, R.E.M., Led Zeppelin, Mum, Nick Drake, Crowded House, Billie Holiday, The Mars Volta, Jeff Buckley, Modest Mouse, Grizzly Bear, Lower Dens, M83, Swans, Curve, Santigold, The National,Twin Shadow, Twin Sister, Ulrich Schnauss, Laurie Anderson, The Byrds, Tortoise, Of Montreal, Oneothrix Point Never, Pale Saints.... and many many many more!.....
BOOKS: a few favourites... 1984, Animal Farm, On The Road, Don Quixote, No Logo, Diary, The Doors Of Perception/Heaven & Hell, Crime & Punishment, Survivor, Catcher In The Rye, A Clockwork Orange, Lighting The Lamp, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, The Trial, The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Waiting For Godot, Macbeth, The Prophet, The Merchant Of Venice, Dubliners, The Hobbit, The Consolations Of Philosophy, Songs Of Innocence & Songs Of Experience, Stupid White Men, Franny and Zooey, The Alchemist, Edgar Allen Poe (Short Stories), A Nietzsche Reader(Selected Writings), Julius Caesar, Othello, The Great Gatsby... and many more...I also like reading lots of biographies, and other non-fiction stuff : )..
MOVIES: Magnolia, City of God, Lenny, Abre Los Ojos, Fight Club, The King of Comedy, Oldboy, Mullholland Drive, Carrie, The Big Lebowski, Manhattan, Planet of the Apes, Alien, American History X, Edward Scissorhands, Leaving Las Vegas, 12 Angry Men, Election, Eraserhead, Leon, Wild At Heart, Boogie Nights, Dog Day Afternoon, Blue Velvet, Serpico, Princess Mononoke, In the Heat of the Night, The Birds, Fire Walk With Me, Howl's Moving Castle, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Grave Of The Fireflies, The Straight Story, The Deer Hunter, Barton Fink, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Citizen Cane, Taxi Driver, Gandhi, As Good As It Gets, The Exorcist, Shine, Apocalypse Now, Some Like It Hot, Scent Of A Woman, Lost Highway, The Elephant Man, The Wicker Man, Being John Malcovich, Ed Wood, Network, This Is Spinal Tap, Raging Bull, The Thin Red Line, Full Metal Jacket, Seven, The Usual Suspects, Annie Hall, My Left Foot, American Beauty, American Splendor, Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, Todo Sobre Mi Madre, Pulp Fiction, Synecdoche New York, Trainspotting, Schindler's List, Raising Arizona, Kinsey, The Shining, Punch-Drunk Love, Monster, The Reader, V for Vendetta, Requiem for a Dream, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Pi, A Clockwork Orange, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Into The Wild, Donnie Darko, Little Miss Sunshine, Dancer in the Dark, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Spirited Away, Pan's Labyrith, Chinatown, Capote, There Will Be Blood, No Country for Old Men, Life of Brian, Moon, Kramer vs. Kramer, Europa Europa, The Great Escape, Glengarry Glen Ross, and many many more....
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
My trip to America in November 2009 has been the highlight of my life so far... We went to Boston, NYC (incredible!!), and Portland (Oregon) where I got to see the Pacific Ocean for the first time in my life : )
Teach, Learn, Share
I know a fair bit about writing and recording music, and I have a quite decent level of Spanish.
Countries I’ve Visited
Czech Republic, Netherlands, Spain, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In