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To enjoy this strange & beautiful world.
In the Spring of 2009 I went out on a cross-country, solo-acoustic tour of the US. Traveling mostly by Amtrak railways (with a few Greyhounds for good measure), I played 42 shows in 52 days in 21 states. I followed that up with a three week tour of the Northeast in October. I think I stayed with close to a dozen CSers on these two tours, and met many more for dinner, coffee, or drinks. They were ALL great hosts & proved beyond a doubt what a great community this is.
The tour was to promote my first, "Ode to an American Urn," and if you're a music lover, you can click on the album cover below to learn more and hear some tunes!
As of January 2011, I've got a new album in the works, and two nice couches in Brooklyn. I'll probably be getting out for some shorter tours this year, so I look forward to meeting some more CSers.
Thou Art That.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I surf couches when I go out on tour. Originally I thought of it as a great way for a poor singer-songwriter to save money while touring, but ultimately I found that it's much more than that. It's new friends & great perspectives on new places...
I host couch surfers at my apartment in Brooklyn. I currently have two couches. My three roommates are not on CS.com, so you need to send me your couch requests at least a week ahead of time so I can check with my roommates that it's okay for me to host you.
GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT IS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE
Music, Poetry, Literature, Dialogue, Stories, Guinness, Sightseeing, Vinyl Records, Art, Jameson, Alchemy, Jung...
Music, Movies, and Books
it would take me hours to list all the music i like...
so let's just list a handful of favorites: Wilco, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Ryan Adams, The Band, Big Star, The Jayhawks, Oasis (yep, I said it), My Morning Jacket, Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt...
and days to list all the books i like...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I swam in Elvis' pool at Graceland.