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Overview

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  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • I'm studying German and Spanish at the moment and hope to...
  • I went to Oxford University for many years. My memories o...
  • From The Countryside, Devon, England.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I'd be grateful if you'd send any last minute couchrequests to me via a message as I'm frequently without an internet connection these days and so can't guarantee a timely response: I'm keen not to see my percentage lower any further here!

ABOUT ME

I plan to move to Berlin soon. Or Madrid. Or at least to finally decide on which of the two cities I'd rather call home. First I want to travel across South America, hopping borders and mangling accents.

I am suspicious of those who know easily what to write about themselves and wary of anyone who would admit such a suspicion to strangers. I thoroughly enjoy conversation and meeting people, but when confronted by closed minds I swiftly lose interest in both. I have already in my life been: a heavy drug-user; incredibly lazy; down; carefree; careless; a bastard. The first and the last of those are mistakes and traits that are gone, long past and never to be repeated. Between the fourth and the fifth lies a line that I'd like to walk but am yet to find, which I don't mind, so long as I don't spend too much of my time either side of it. And the second and the third now no longer affect me, so long as I guard against them assiduously. At some point before I die, I'd like to be able to introduce myself to people as a writer and not then immediately feel like a fraud. I'm as honest as my ego'll allow me to be and, on my day, I'm bloody good fun to be around. I love dancing.

PHILOSOPHY

I sing while I walk. As much as that makes me an annoying arsehole, I stop once someone gets within five metres of me. Usually.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I haven't done any couchsurfing yet nor do I expect to do any travelling for a good while and yet here I am, excited to the point of silliness by the prospect of meeting some of the seemingly lovely people on here.

Interests

  • writing
  • singing
  • dancing
  • traveling
  • socializing

Music, Movies, and Books

Films... My favourites are Fassbinder; Powell and Pressburger; Ealing; Ghibli; Tarkovsky; Almodovar. Although I should perhaps add that I'm yet to come across a true Noir that I did not love.

Music... For a good number of years, in my mind at least, money was not measured-out in Pounds, Euros or Dollars, but rather Cds. I have lots. And lots. Here's a few examples of what I like, thrown together in a way which flatters nobody...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-GVrExLj-Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-djmzh5FrA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqf64DfwP9w&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWuOYWuqU5U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U74Qo9PyKQ8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=954rHKQlxI4&feature=PlayList&p=F78C148FC3D275B9&playnext_from=PL&index=7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhetFInmJ6Y&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exJ190UmBrA&feature=fvst
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DOdqOkYjtA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM01YfB68P4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAnYBCImAa4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXN_5pXYjo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_oG987P62U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XibD6aN_4no
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybCMEz3Zuhc&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uRnvMwD6jM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ4kmpy3r6Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGr5D-pJTHI&feature=related

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