Daily Discovery: Miles Wide, “California”

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ARTIST: Miles Wide

SONG: “California”

HOMETOWN: Denver, Colorado

CURRENT LOCATION: The front stoop

AMBITIONS: To boldly go where no band has gone before…

TURN-OFFS: Ice cream that melts off of the cone and all over your hands.

TURN-ONS: Engaging conversation, eye contact, a strong sense of purpose.

DREAM GIG: Worldwide house concert tour. We’ll play a different country every week, travel by snowshoe/bicycle caravan/row boats, and organize the whole thing with couchsurfing.com.

FAVORITE LYRIC: “Love is real; real is love”  – John Lennon

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Ramble On”  – Led Zeppelin

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: It’s gotta be The Beatles and George Martin.

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Trying to keep it together as people sang along to our music for the first time.

I WROTE THIS SONG BECAUSE… It came to me while I was sleeping. I woke up one morning in the desert of California with the song already in my head. Lyrics, chords, everything. I’m a firm believer that we’re just channels through which music expresses itself. -Kyle

Dr. Dog: Psychedelic Swamp