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I follow the path of aberration.
I have missed so many steps on this upward staircase of life. Several doors have banged closed with insistent anger from disgruntled shadows.
I have tripped over my own stupidity, too stubborn to fall, too weak to look down and prevent, the sidewalks of failure from grasping my feet.
(Shana incomplete, 2011)
Read the Cold Within...
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Simply by saying "Welcome"
There have been so many but they weren't in apartments or squats, they were huts, abandoned buildings, empty schools, terrifying outposts, exhilarating treehouses, a orphanage bordering Burma, a populous forest, an uncomfortable bus station and an even more uncomfortable abandoned Laotian restaurant, the left side of my friends couch (but seriously, the right is awesome...the left...instant pain)
The theatrics of classic film from Little Ceasar to Whatever happened to baby Jane. The infallible and fallible symmetry of a human formLong, Curly, Messy hair.Sound of a powerful lead rock vocal!! umm, tastyThe imperfections of a lost personality. The screech of a newly strung guitar. The sound of a vinyl record before it starts to play.Ink pens, my writing looks so much more human with, wet. black. ink. Looking up at a blank canvas and filling in the space with my mind. Watching a movie in the reflection of a window. The impulsive and the undefinable. Languages where you lift your tongue and the sounds play around with the warmth in your mouth. The last bite of a very filling meal. Blowing smoke into the cold night air. The sensation of walking with purpose. Making a meal out of food thrown out by a supermarket.The sound of a car stopping when you hitch a ride. The smell of freshly baked bread. Listening to psychedelic rock/pop while the sound is muted on a b/w filmPeople watching, watching people, people who watch othersLosing an argument and learning from itWinning an argument and teaching something Finding out how I wish to write my poetryBright Eyes.The beginning of a amazing chorus in a song Bass that starts from the tip of your toes and rattles in your ribcageThe feel of my head when it has just been shaved. The 1920's - 1970's; movers and shakers.Making someone smileBringing people together who want to share the same energy
Music, Movies, and Books
What I am listening to at the momentFlying Lotus Jesse Woods Little Dragon Tape Parachutes Tokimonsta Caribou Peter, Bjorn &John ErobiqueSome of my favouritesJungle - Shy FX, Aphrodite, General Levy, M BeatReggae - Peter Tosh, Junior Murvin, Beres Hammond, Richie SpiceDUBSTEP - Goth TradFilm composers - Yann Tiersen, Ludovico, Thomas Newman, John WilliamsMali - Amadou and Miriam, Fatoumata DiawaraElectronic - Mo 'HorizonsIndie/Alternative - Regina Spektor, FeistBrazilia - Ibrahim Ferrer, Omaro PertundoClassical - Mozart, DebussyOpera - Pavoritti, Maria CallasCrooners - Marlene Dietrich, Jack BrelJazz - Ella Fitz, Billie Holiday, Louis, Etta James Hip Hop - The roots, MC Solaar, Nujabes, Phaeleh. 113Latin - Bueno Vista Club, Sara Montiel, Ojos, Manu Chao RnB - Sam Cooke, Solomon BurkeDowntempo - Amon Tobin, Massive AttackPsychedelic Rock - Jefferson Airplane, Beach Boys, The Who, Buffalo Springfield, Lynyrd Skynyrd Psychedelic Pop - The Carpenters, Mamas & PapasWhat I am reading about at the moment: Infinite JestThe Tale of Genji Eros the BittersweetRobert MapplethorpeSoren KierkegaardMarco PoloLeonard NimoyWhat I have recently watched: Ivan Ivanov-VanoAndrei Khrjanovsky Jan BajelIn the realm of the senses (%$%&! very naughty. not for kids) Belle du jour (1967)Scarface (1932)Imitation of Life (1934)BasquiatJules et Jim (1962)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Slowly realizing that I am enough...
Teach, Learn, Share
Berger: We read five times that you were killed, in five different places. Victor Laszlo: As you can see, it was true every single time. Ugarte: You despise me, don't you? Rick: If I gave you any thought I probably would. Bellhooper: Say you trying to ride me? Hey don't get the wrong idea, they call me taxi because I wont ride in nothing else. Safety first thats my mottoCaesar Enrico Bandello: This is Rico speaking. Rico! R-I-C-O! Rico! Little Caesar, that's who! Listen, you crummy, flat-footed copper, I'll show you whether I've lost my nerve and my brains! Tony Camonte: there's only one law you gotta follow to keep out of trouble. Do it first. Do it yourself. And keep on doing it. Fritz: The love you give is equal to the love you get. Caesar Enrico Bandello: You can dish it out, but you got so you can't take it no more.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Laos, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
Countries I’ve Lived In
Cambodia, Germany, Thailand, Viet Nam