Friday, March 20, 2015

RAD technical rider

This contract rider includes specifications on stage design, sound systems, lighting rigs, podium heights and styles.  It is also a wish list -- from transportation and billing to dressing room accommodations and meals.  All of this is required to make Russell A. Dale happy. 

Please do your best when trying to provide this extensive list of necessary items.  In some cases, a promoter will refuse a demand (crossing out the request on the document), and can be done.  It is, however, not recommended.

To save time and to be totally clear, please do not amend or change this rider for return.  Instead, grab a separate piece of paper and thoroughly describe you objections or concerns and fax a copy for review to a representative of Mr. Dale.






Russ Dale’s dressing room will have:

1 large white toga
1 18 1/2" x 13 5/8" stainless steel serving tray with domed lid (large enough to hold a huge turkey)
1 massive lizard (water Monitor, Varanus salvatori)
6 pair surgical gloves
1 closed circuit television camera (with complete building broadcast capability)
5 apple pie scented candles
2 63-inch PPM63H1, Samsung Plasma display televisions
1 Sony DVX-100, 10-Disc Blu-ray/CD Changer
7 Pioneer PDSP-1, 5.1-channel surround sound speakers (with 254 circular speakers built into one flat Godless panel!)
1 Sony Playstation 4 with 4 controllers and memory card
100 rated M for Mature Playstation 4 video games
1 Smoker Cooker Bar-B.Q. Grill model #84 Mobile
Wifi access

Support Staff dressing rooms will have:




1 gallon top shelf buttermilk
10 pounds of lean Austrian pot roast
2 fresh vegetable trays with Freedom onion dip (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, celery, cucumbers, cilantro and cherry tomatoes)
24 slabs of pork ribs
40 chicken quarters
16 chicken breasts
48 Boulder Beer bratwurst
1 package of hot dogs
1 big hunk of bologna
1 whole roasting pig
3 large roasting turkeys
2 bulky hams
10 marinated salmon (with Mango-Chile Sauce)
100 bottles of bottled water (room temperature and not Evian!)


1 keg fresh Denver Beer Co Graham Cracker Porter (mixed gases, keg coupler, faucet and keg fridge provided by Mr. Dale's management)
12 frosted gray 16-ounce pint glasses with American Flag logo
2 1-liter bottles of JÄGERMEISTER (colder-than-ice at 4ºF please)
12 NASA “meatball” logo shot glasses
4 bottles of 1951 vintage Grange Hermitage (Penfolds Grange) red wine
4 six packs of Samuel Adams Cream Stout (bottled, full-bodied, coffee-like, heavily roasted, sweet finish with creamy head)
4 six packs of H.C. Berger Chocolate Stout (bottled)
1 liter Everclear (95% pure grain alcohol.  190 proof)



The bathroom should be cleanly with traditional toilet, “squat” toilet, bidet hygienic irrigator (THE BIDET IS A MUST HAVE!  This offers Mr. Dale and his guests a natural hands-off and soothing water wash in place of the irritating wiping action of toilette paper), double vanity sink and shower facilities with American Flag shower curtain. 

7 White bath towels with a red, white and blue stripe DOWN THE MIDDLE
3 Rolls of sky blue toilette tissue (Charmin Ultra)
1 Box of vanilla flavoured Dolly Madison Bakery Zingers cream filled cakes (with see-through wrapper so the golden cakes can be seen nestled sweetly inside, gleaming brilliantly like a meteor as it "zings" through the night sky)
2 15-gram packages of Original Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa incense
1 vanilla 3.5-ounce spray Ozium Deodorizer

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Footers Catering - Denver

Was there as a Yelp Elite. It was a 'Cater and Compete" event.

Footers Catering has it where it counts. Since 1981, Footers has catered countless events with great quality and service.

After a visit to Footers, to see them in action, I was struck by the culture around the business. It was exceptional! It was fun! The employees, including owner Anthony Lambatos, were knowledgeable, friendly and way beyond helpful.

The facility was clean, beautiful and expansive. The "Awesomeness" room had a popcorn machine, basketball and ping pong action.

And the food: uniquely delicious.

From the vanilla maple glazed sweet potato fries with bacon salt to campfire bites (a great take on s'mores) to cheesecake lollipops to Dr. Pepper braised beef short rib sliders to a mac & cheese station with delicious toppings like spicy buffalo chicken nuggets, crumbled bacon, fried onions, diced tomatoes and more, the menu left me stuffed beyond capacity. Each item was carefully prepared and the quality showed in both appearance and taste.

Add in Hors d'Oeuvres of bacon wrapped dates stuffed with smoked almond and bleu cheese, some salmon and goat cheese appetizer deliciousness, and it all made for a more than impressive meal.

When in need of catering services in the Denver area I will, forevermore, go to Footers Catering for all of my needs. Try them out. You'll be glad you did!

Star Wars Comic Books

I am loving on Marvel's new Star Wars comic books. They are canon. They are good!

Taco House rules

I have been going to Taco House for over 30 years.  I believe the store on Littleton Boulevard in Littleton, Colorado is the best out of all of them.  I travel quite the distance for the meal.  They have good food, friendly staff and a homey atmosphere.  The prices are reasonably priced.  The menu is filled with a large array of foodie goodness.  Taco House has been in the Denver Metro Area for over 50 years. 

I come from the old school "All You Can Eat," so I've had my fair share of this "Colorado Mex" over the years.  I get the same thing every time.  I even take my mother there for Mother's Day.  My whole family loves the Taco House.  Many forsake it.  I think those forsakers are crazy and wrong.

Support local businesses and give Taco House a try.  You'll be glad you did.