#058: Miles is a twenty-something currently living in Columbus, OH. He is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where he was a program manager at their radio station WCKS. Miles currently plays music under the moniker Marvin the Robot and was recently featured on NPR.
Where do you now live?
Why did you leave Grand Rapids?
My mother was sick, and needed some one to run her business. I really couldn't afford my rent at the time either. I’m no tutor, but I was kind of amped to get back to the more urban Columbus environment. Little did I know, that most of what I loved about Columbus either burned down, moved away, or vanished in some other manner.
What would Grand Rapids have to gain in order for you to return?
A year without winter, or a job that pays a living wage, a 24 hour eatery that’s within walking distance of wherever I’d live, or some one who’d make out with me.
Do you love or hate the Devos family?
I don’t think I’ve actually met any of them, so I’ll reserve judgment
Your favorite bar/hangout in Grand Rapids?
The Schuab House, the Lake Drive House, The DAAC, GVSU, Vertigo, Gia, Yesterdog, Division Ave, Four Friends, Mulligans.
What is your most amazing memory of Grand Rapids?
They’re all pretty amazing I have to admit.
Kava House or Common Ground?
Depends on who’s working where. I’m rooting for the coffee shop next to Yesterdog.
East side or West side?
Tough choice. The west side is beautiful, the grocery stores have some ethnicity to them, and the Park/Zoo is right there.
The east side is where the party is at though.