Daily Discovery: Derik Hultquist, “1983”

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ARTIST: Derik Hultquist

SONG: “1983”

AMBITIONS: To write the greatest songs of all time.

TURN-OFFS: Ambivalence, judgement

TURN-ONS: Kindness, empathy, a willingness to seek otherness

DREAM GIG: Touring full-time with a band made up of all my best friends.

FAVORITE LYRIC: “Yes to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free/ silhouetted by the sea, circles by the circus sands/ with all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves/ let me forget about today until tomorrow/ hey Mr. Tambourine man…”

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Mr. Tambourine Man”

5 PEOPLE I WISH I COULD HAVE DINNER WITH: My grandmother, Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Jack Kerouac, Thomas Wolfe

FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: To be determined.

I WROTE THIS SONG BECAUSE…I had to.