Ian Coss

Boston, MA, United States

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  • graduate student, ethnomusicology
  • Community based charter schools....performing arts high s...
  • From Northampton, Massachusetts. United States
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About Me


Ride my new bicycle


I live in Boston, Ma, where ride my bicycle, make saurkraut, and play guitar on my deck. I have spent the past few years living abroad and now I am ready to get out and explore my own country.

You can see what I am up to here:


Take good care of myself, give freely, interact gently with the world

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have only couchsurfed a handful of times but they have all been great experiences. I hosted when I lived in Bali, and have used the site to meet up with people around the world.


I couch surfed around Germany, Singapore, and South Korea: all great experiences that couldn't have happened without my wonderful hosts.


Music, recording, cycling, traveling, cooking, dogs, ultimate frisbee, new languages, the ocean, learning, other people.

Music, Movies, and Books

The Beatles, James Brown, Talking Heads, The Kinks, The Band, Stevie Wonder, Deerhoof, Al Green, Wilson Picket, the Beach Boys...books...at the moment, anything by Haruki Murakami...movies...Wayne's World, Stop Making Sense

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A couple of years ago I played music for a Balinese cremation ceremony. We were carried on a bamboo platform by shouting men who would spin us around to confuse the spirit of the deceased. It wasn't my finest performance but I managed to keep playing without falling off.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you about music, chances are if you put me up I will have a guitar with me. I will serenade you...or be quiet if that is what you desire. I like to cook, but I don't claim to be especially good at it. If you are doing any housepainting or building projects, I am somewhat handy in that department.

I am very interested in learning new languages.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Tanzania, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Indonesia, Japan

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