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MATTY BAINES JOHNSON

Buffalo, NY, United States

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Overview

  • 110 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Indonesian; learning French, Javanese, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Time Traveler
  • Skepticism and literacy but also my ...
  • From Buffalo, NY
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About Me

ABOUT ME

I like crazy randomness as well as relaxation and contentment. The universe constantly bewilders me, and I'm sure that I sometimes Bewilder it.

I recently moved to Buffalo after living in Indonesia the last few years, would love to host here if I have time!

one note: if you are traveling to Buffalo for one night just to see Niagara Falls please don't message me unless you have a specific reason why you think we should meet or if you want to bike to the falls perhaps (45 mile round trip). I get a ton of 1 night request and they really aren't that much fun for me and I'm just too busy. I would suggest you stay at the hostel in town on Main St. (they are awesome!) HOWEVER if you plan on staying in Buffalo for a few days and are interested in our local culture and want to have a great time exploring this interesting city and we have common interests or really think we should meet please don't hesitate to send a personalized request. I've met some of my best friends on this site.

PHILOSOPHY

Orangutans are the future

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting, surfing, talking, sharing.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfing on the West Coast, in Texas, Canada, and in upstate New York, hosting in Chicago, hosting and surfing in Indonesia.

Ive met some of my best friends on couch surfing and have had some of my life's most memorable experiences here.

Interests

chess, filmmaking, indonesian gamelan music, the musical saw, good beers!, taking life at a very relaxed pace, playing sports, biking everywhere anytime!, intentional communities, continued education, making music, yurts / gers, eating food, using power tools, building stuff, LED lighting. dance parties.

Music, Movies & Books

music at the moment: ghending pangkur, danielson, j dilla, dungen, amon duul II, holger czukay, The Necks, little dragon, dufus, mercury rev, steve reich,

books right now! : The revolution will not be microwaved, a peoples history of the united states, a gamelan manual, radical brewing, rumi, walden, Noam Chomsky, 100 years of solitude, my camera manual

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I bought really long and pointy shoes in a bazaar in Russia in the middle of winter. spasiba. Clearing 60 people from a room with my karaoke skills. Biked through the Adirondack mountains 150 miles to get to a wedding in Vermont. Lived in a foreign country for two years. Hitch hiking across America. Realizing that the world is a beautiful place.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know a little about home brewing, home repair, Indonesian music, collective/communal living, bike repair, video editing.

I'd love to learn something about: physics, collective organization, field recording, survivalism, self sustainability, nomadic living, yurts, fermentation: culture and cultures!

What I Can Share With Hosts

Good conversation, dance parties, shared stories.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Russian Federation, Spain, Taiwan, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Indonesia, United States

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