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Kevin Mason

New York, NY, United States

Maybe Accepting Guests

75% response rate · Last login 3 days ago

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Overview

  • 35 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Haitian, Haitian Creole, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • teacher in three fields
  • Graduate, music and education
  • From Queens NY
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Furnishin my livin room for agreeable CSers

Settled back into a workin existence in NY, so I'm a lil busy most of the day, but wanna respond in kind to the kind hospitality from this here site. I'm a good host, must say, but rely on references and full, imformative profiles to make such judgments :)

Sak pase, tout moun! M rele Kevin, map etidye mizik Ayisen nan University of British Columbia pou yon PhD. Mwen gen yon enterè nan kilti ayisyen: mizik, atizay, manje - m kapab fe pikliz ak griot :)

I put "Maybe Accepting Guests" because a lot of the requests I get are from people who, frankly, look like douchey people without any care of my interests or requests. If you send me a boilerplate email without reading my profile, you have 0% chance of staying with me.

PHILOSOPHY

Faith is a fine invention when gentlemen can see,
but microscopes are prudent in an emergency.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've lent a few couches in my day and will continue to do so for as long as I can tell.

He prestado unos sofás en mi día y lo seguirá haciendo durante el tiempo que puedo decir.

Since being more active again in NY, I get maybe 3-4 requests a day. Please include 'sak pase' in your message so I know you're not a spammer lookin for a cheap place. If not, I will decline your request and leave it up to you to figure out why!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've had such a spectrum of experiences in the past, but they've been mostly great. I'd say 90% great, 5% kinda uncomfortable and 5% "damn, they really didn't tidy up after themselves in my room?"

Interests

You name it. Politics, activism, soccer, guitar, darbuka, DJing, musica, dancing, chattin, listing my pet peeves

Music, Movies & Books

music: west african & haitian mostly. sun ra, sonny sharrock, mort garson, cumbia, early 80's r&b, new orleans bounce ++ got a wide palate!

Soundcloud.com/talljamal

movies: dark comedies (Harold and Maude, Heathers, Housu), political documentaries with more depth than IRAQ WAR = BAD, artsy fartsy films (Kenneth Anger & Jodorowsky)

books: Latin history, Irish history, my Chilean poets (Parra & Neruda), travel books, Caribbean history

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Two-year old on a tightrope in Manali. Lil lady haunts m'dreams

Teach, Learn, Share

I believe in communion in all things and welcome it anytime. What I can teach you? New Orleans slang and syntax is a fave of mine (the previous sentence was a good example). I can also turn you onto some obscuro jams that you'll be feelin!!

What I Can Share With Hosts

Russian bread, Pakistani pakoras, Haitian rum

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Haiti, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Spain

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Ireland, United States

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