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Chris Butler

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Overview

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  • Fluent in English
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • cinema projectionist by night, renai...
  • Bachelor's degree in Filmmaking from...
  • From Perth, Western Australia
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I think that's why we have a mind, to have it blow out every once in a while. - Henry Rollins

ABOUT ME

A year ago I moved from a tiny city in the middle of the Australian desert to Brooklyn, fresh out of film school. I got a night job as a cinema projectionist in Greenwich Village. By day I sleep, drink black coffee, write music, cook, smoke, and occasionally manage to photograph these escapades.

Judge my music taste favourably or otherwise: http://blip.fm/BrokenOsaka

PHILOSOPHY

"I guess all you have left to do is live long, laugh your ass off, and realise your full potential which believe me, is more than you know. It's incredible. You can do any f**king thing you want." - Henry Rollins.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'll always share whatever I have with people who need it. Even if you don't really need it, just ask me and I'll probably end up giving it to you anyway.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

CouchSurfing virgin, but have a lot of friends that host people, so I'm experienced by proxy.

Interests

I've been a drummer for 12 years, so I've rarely had neighbours that like me, but always get on a storm with whoever I live with, probably because I always live with musicians. In recent months I've taken up quieter instruments and I spend most days writing songs in my windowless room.

I like: sleeping all day, working all night, peanut butter, IPAs, coffee grinders, music videos, the English language, film projectors, Karl Pilkington, folk music, snare drums, Seth Rogen, Las Vegas, Wes Anderson, all-night gyms, organic food, Charlie Kaufman, Alex Grey, Alva Bernadine, Mark Romanek, Bill Murray, writing letters, True Blood, Christopher Walken impressions, indie hip-hop, Wayne Coyne, early morning light and New York now more than ever.

Music, Movies & Books

FILMS BY Christopher Nolan, Chan-Wook Park, Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Noah Baumbach, David Fincher, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alfonso Cauran, Seth Rogen, Ridley Scott, Michel Gondry, Michael Winterbottom, Danny Boyle, Christopher Doyle, Tim Burton, David Lynch, Bryan Singer, Alan Ball, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Timur Bekmambetov, Quentin Tarantino, The Coen Brothers, Stanley Kubrick.

MUSIC: metalcore, indie folk, Icelandic post-rock.

BOOKS: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, The Godfather by Mario Puzo, Hitchhiker’s Guide omnibus by Douglas Adams, Shogun by James Clavell, Zen & The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, A Clockwork Orange by Alex Burgess, Black Spring by Henry Miller, Breakfast Of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, The Old Testament and everything ever written by Irvine Welsh, Kafka, Cormac McCarthy, Hunter S. Thompson and John Darnielle.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

In America I stood where John Lennon was shot. I watched a guy in a black suit play saxophone at the top of the Empire State. I fell in love on an overnight Greyhound to Portland, drove through Death Valley and saw the Blue Man Group perform in Vegas. I've spent the last six months living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, a place where I hope never to be hospitalised again. I spoke to people in Japan then later forgot all the Japanese I'd learned. I played drums for twelve years and went to film school for five, then left home with a backpack and haven't been back.

Teach, Learn, Share

I once caught a Greyhound bus from Los Angeles to Portland. It took 23 hours. I've paid my dues so that I can pass on my wisdom to you: don't ever catch a Greyhound bus anywhere, ever. You can thank me later.

Vegas is a lot less clean since the corporations took over from the Mafia. Avoid parking lots.

New York looks a lot rougher than it really is. The only people who'll take your money are legal street hustlers. Food carts on street corners will become your staple diet.

Toronto is like America but with some strange twist. People cheer a lot at concerts. Take a coat, it will always be raining.

If you're ever in Japan and you're picked up from the airport in a Winnebago, take your shoes off before stepping inside.

Countries I've Visited

Japan

Countries I've Lived In

Australia

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