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Live on CBC Radio 3 w/ Tariq: Couch Surfing

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Hey everyone, nice to see you this fine Monday. I'm looking forward to hanging out with all y'all for the week.

I'm sure many of you have heard this joke, or some variation of it: What do you call a drummer without a girlfriend? Homeless.

Funny, but true? In my investigation of the term "couch surfing", I actually came up with this definition: A skilled professional sport; most often taken up by the homeless musician.

Let's face the facts - being a touring Canadian musician isn't the most lucrative of careers (especially in the early "pre-crib" years). In fact, know a number of artists who survive without a fixed address. Why bother paying rent when you're only in town for a week or two here and there? 

Being a professional musician often means couch surfing even when you HAVE a permanent address. Artists need places to sleep for the night after the show - those who open their doors are a godsend. Some of them even feed you breakfast in the morning!!

Today's Guest: Yukon Blonde on having no fixed address and couch surfing

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HAVE YOU EVER LET A BAND CRASH AT YOUR HOUSE?

How many smelly, road weary musicians would you be willing to take in? Have you yourself ever had to couch surf for a period of time?

Post your comments/stories here on the blog or Tweet us up, and we'll discuss your thoughts on the show today. Plus, special guests Yukon Blonde.


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