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Tal Rachman

The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

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Overview

  • 17 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern); learning Arabic (North Levantine), Dutch
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Making money for someone else
  • People, Books, Songs, Television
  • From Kibbutz Kfar-Masaryk
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Revolutionize my everyday life

ABOUT ME

I grew up in Israel in a Kibbutz and moved to Jerusalem when I was 19.

Moved to the Hague, Netherlands, in 2012.

I'm usually quiet and somewhat shy. But it doesn't mean I don't have lots of interesting stuff to talk about...

"I am nothing I shall never be anything I cannot wish to be anything. Aside from that, I have within me all the dreams of the world."

PHILOSOPHY

"In a society that has abolished all adventure, the only adventure left is to abolish that society."

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting and being a guest.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I hosted several times and was a guest one or two times.

Interests

Music, Vinyl LP's, Folk ballads, Cats, Language, Perception, Misconceptions, Cannabis, Beer, Social theory & critique, the Spectacle, Capitalism, Class society, the Commodity, the State, Wage labour, Abolishing the concept of Art as being seperate from everyday life, Geography, Literature, Spirituality, Religion, Dreams, Zen-Buddhism & Meditation, and a lot of goofing around.

Music, Movies & Books

"The point is to actually participate in the community of dialogue and the game with time that up till now have merely been represented by poetic and artistic works." --Guy Debord

Random and very partial favorits:

Music: 16 Horsepower; Woven Hand; Leadbelly; Charley Patton; Blind Willie Johnson; Joy Division; Big Black; Shellac; Killdozer; Sonic Youth; The Birthday Party; Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds; Crime & The City Solution; These Immortal Souls; The Carter Family; Johnny Cash; Hank Williams; The Walkabouts; Om; Earth; Jefferson Airplane; The Shadows of Knight; 13th Floor Elevators; Cocteau Twins; Mission of Burma; Wipers; James Brown; Curtis Mayfield; The Bar-Kays; The Congos, Tzliley HaKerem; Zohar Argov; Fairuz; Devo; Rudimentary Peni; The Gun Club; 7 Year Bitch; Babes in Toyland; Roky Erickson; Them; Articles of Faith; Circle Jerks; The Adverts; The Germs; The Fall; Red House Painters; Comets on Fire; Six Organs of Admittance; Awesome Color; Low; Galaxie 500; Love; Tool; Tim Buckley; Asian Dub Foundation; Tricky; Beastie Boys; Jurassic 5; Boogie Down Productions; KRS One; Jody Reynolds, Melanie Safka and many more...

Literature/Poetry: Fernando Pessoa; Oscar Wilde; Guy de Maupassant; Voltaire; Romain Gary; Leo Tolstoy; Nikolai Gogol; Isaac Babel; Gerhart Hauptmann; Anthony Burgess; William Wharton; Louis-Ferdinand Celine; Franz Kafka, Wolfgang Koeppen; James Joyce; Mark Twain; Edgar Allan Poe; William Cullen Bryant; Friedrich Nietzsche; Ryokan; Stephen Vincent Bennet; Emily Dickinson

Non-Fiction: Situationist International; Guy Debord; Raoul Vaneigem; Gianfranco Sanguinetti; Rene Vienet; Karl Marx; Ken Knabb; Erich Fromm; Peter Kropotkin; Paul Lafargue; Sigmond Freud; Alan Watts

One Amazing Thing I've Done

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Teach, Learn, Share

How to learn more about life without going to University. How to enjoy more of life by not having a smart-phone.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Stuff about Israel, tips about Middle Eastern cuisines, tips about the Netherlands, music recommendations, literature recommendations, tips about meditation.

Countries I've Visited

China, Cyprus, France, Germany, New Zealand, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Israel

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