What's in A Name?
Below is an excerpt from the book, where Myles and Mal are on a podcast going back and forth about their band, The Wide Awakes, and where they got the name. Dave sets on his headphones. In an instant, he becomes a different person. His voice ramps up, and he transforms from bald stoner to showman. He stares at Mal from the start, which is fine with me since she’s better with the small talk and the band stuff, at least until glances at me with a big smirk before she tells Dave all about how I want to sellout to Disney. Dave turns to me with all the “Dude, how could you?” and soon I’m backpedaling, wiping my forehead and trying to explain how that’s not at all my plan. Dave, Mal, and everyone else in the room finds my discomfort hilarious. “Okay, okay,” Dave says, reeling things in. “First things first. I have to ask. The Wide Awakes. Cool name, what’s that all about?” Mal looks at me in that Should I tell him or you tell him? Kind of way. Dave smiles at the camera guy. “What?