Daily Discovery: Pete RG, “Divine”


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SONG: “Divine”


HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, California

CURRENT LOCATION: Los Angeles, California

AMBITIONS: To have a simple, healthy, long and fulfilling life and to always grow.

TURN-OFFS: Narrow mindedness, laziness, negativity.

TURN-ONS: Open mindedness, hardworking, entrepreneurial, creative thinking, optimism combined with realism.

DREAM GIG: Playing a small, packed club in New Jersey with Bruce Springsteen.

FAVORITE LYRIC: I’m too young to be so fed up with the world

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Benjamin Franklin, Kobe Bryant, Albert Einstein, Sam Glaze (Elementary School Home Room Teacher), Mark Twain.

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: My favorite concert experience was at a U2 show.  I was standing beside the stage, right in front of the Edge.  The second or third song into the set, Bono comes over and puts the microphone in my face.  I sing along for a bit before he goes back to center stage.  Wow, I think, very cool!  Next thing I know, he comes back, grabs me by the shirt collar, puts the mic back in my face and we sing together for a bit more.  For the rest of the show, he kept coming over every couple of songs and doing the same thing. It got to a point where the people standing around me were asking if he and I were friends!  Too funny.  No, we’re not, BTW.  I also happened to noticed that the Edge was doing a lot of singing during the show.  Huh.  In the days after the show, I asked a few insider industry friends what up with all of this and learned that Bono’s voice was shot that night.  He was looking for all the help he could get!

I WROTE THIS SONG BECAUSE…: It was a moment of inspiration that fell into my lap.

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