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Dalla Baumgarten at Summerfest 2007 - photo by Brian
Dalla Baumgarten at Summerfest 2007 – photo by Brian

“Every man serves a porpoise. But, all they do is swim and play.”

B-Day :

July 13

Thought Provokers:

What cd are you most embarrassed to own?  I’m not embarrassed at all by my Partridge Family Greatest Hits.  Really I’m not.

What is your mantra on life?  The same as my blood type.  B+

Glass half-full or half-empty?  It’s all full!  It’s full of liquid and air.

If you were an inanimate object what would you be? A bra.

What pisses you off the most in the world?  Anger.

What makes you smile no matter what mood you are in?  The Three Stooges.

Dallan’s Gear:

Guitars:  Fender Strat, ESP Jake E. Lee strat, Gibson Les Paul Studio, Vaccaro X-ray, Zion Ty Tabor strat, Ibanez Lonestar Acoustic and a couple of cheapo Samick Blues Saraceno TV-Twenty’s.

Amps:  Mesa Boogie MarkIV Head, Mesa Boogie Rectifier 4×12″ cab, Line6 Spyder combo.

Effects:  Crybaby Wah, Digitech Whammy II, Boss volume, Boss TU-2 tuner, Boss DD-6 delay, Bixonic Expandora distortion

Strings:  Ernie Ball (.10-.52)


Book:  “A Prayer for Owen Meaney” by John Irving and anything by Raymond Chandler
Color:  RED
Movie:  “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, “Ice Storm”, “Stripes”, “Caddyshack”, “Charlie”
Food:  Sushi!!!
– Jack and Coke!!!
– beer: MGD
– shot:  Jack or Jaeger
– fruity drink:  Hawaiian Punch of course
Anything else?  No. Piss off.
Any other favs?  Piss off already.

Dallan Baumgarten at Summerfest 2007 - photo by Brian

Dallan Baumgarten at Summerfest 2007 - photo by Brian

Dallan on The Chadwicks:

Favorite Chadwicks moment:

This one time…at band camp…it was Friday the 13th, a full moon, and I wasn’t wearing any underwear.  During the concluding moments of our show, I tried to swing my guitar up over my head and around my back in a very dramatic 80’s metal-type-fashion.  Something I’ve done successfully hundreds of times. I launched it up good and hard, but the guitar didn’t come back down.  For a few moments, the laws of the universe ceased to exist. Reality became very distorted and I was certain that I felt an ebbing in the force.  It was very frightening.  I thought that perhaps my guitar had been abducted by aliens.  Then I looked up.  It turns out it had gotten stuck on some pipes in the ceiling.

Low down on the band mates:

Dallan: Very difficult to get close to.  I don’t even feel like I know my own self.
Gary: Monster drummer with a monster in his pants.
John: The brains of the operation.  Not that he’s a licensed physician or anything.  I mean he can’t technically operate.  Not on a human being, anyway.  But, he’s very smart. He probably could if he wanted too. I mean…if the medical board had only been a little more open-minded in their review.  He plays killer bass, but that doesn’t mean he’d ever lose any patients.  However, I’m pretty sure he’s losing his patience.
Tim: Singers.  They’ve all got LSD (Lead Singer’s Disease).  You just can’t get them to shut up.  The world needs guitar solos too you know.  We don’t always have to listen to what you have to say, Tim!  Alright, I’m calm now….


Berlin Metro-Greatest Hits (2004) Cleopatra

Various Artists/Berlin This Is Electroclash (2003) Cleopatra

Berlin Voyeur (2002) ArtistDirect

Various Artists/Drowning Pool XXX-Soundtrack (2002) Universal

Various Artists/Berlin Greatest Hits Live: The Motels/The Fixx/Berlin (2002) Beyond

Tweaker Attraction to All Things Uncertain (2001) Six Degrees

Berlin Live: Sacred & Profane (2000) Timebomb

Methods of Mayhem Hypocritical remixes (2000) MCA

Berlin The Greatest Hits Remixed (2000) Cleopatra

Dangerous Darrin The Revenge of the Chicken McNuggets (2000) Independant

Fliptop Fliptop (2000) unreleased

Berlin Fall Into Heaven 2 EP (1999) HeavenSake

Berlin Fall Into Heaven EP (1999) HeavenSake

Doris Doomsday Doris Doomsday (1999) QBC

Berlin Jingle Ball ’98 – The CD (1998) Star 100.7 FM San Diego

Chopper One Chopper One (1998) Restless

Chopper One A Punk Named Josh single (1998) Restless

Chopper One Now Playing (1997) Restless

Lawrence Collins Naked and Chained (1996) LCR

Margaret Owens Bigger Than the Sky (1995) QBC

Reneé/Russek Duck Inherits Spoon (1995) Independant

Lawrence Collins Hymns from the Battlefield (1993) LCR


Berlin US Tour 1998-2004

Blues Brothers Revue Universal Studios Hollywood 1999-2004 Universal Studios Japan 2001

Chopper One European Tour, Spring 1999 West Coast Tour, Spring/Summer 1998

Berlin West Coast Tour, Winter 1996

Beetlejuice’s Rockin’ Graveyard Revue Universal Studios Hollywood, 1995-1999

Lawrence Collins International Tour, Winter 1994


Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Feature Film, DVD/Soundtrack Composition, Performance (2004) Warner Bros.

Berlin/Intimate DVD/Performance (2003) ArtistDirect

Berlin/Blink of an Eye Music Video/Performance (2003) ArtistDirect

XXX Feature Film, DVD/Soundtrack Performance (2002) Columbia Tri-Star

Happy Hour TV/Featured Performance (1999) USA Network

Before They Were Rock Stars TV/Cameo Performance (1999) VH1

Comedy Central’s VS. TV/Featured Guest (1999) Comedy Central

Where Are They Now? TV/Cameo Performance (1999) VH1

Chopper One/A Punk Named Josh Music Video/Performance (1998) Restless

Other American Fables Feature Film/Music Supervisor/Composer/Voice Over (1997) Aquaboy Films

Reverse Heaven Feature Film/Soundtack Composition (1996) Crystal Sky Comm.

Multimedia X 4 Promo Video/Original Score (1994) Wilarvi Comm.

Guitar Documentary Film/Cameo Performance (1991) Warner Reprise Video


Musician’s Institute:  Keith Wyatt, Jennifer Batten, Steve Trovato, Mike Miller, Norman Brown, Bruce Buckingham, Russ Parrish, Nick Nolan, Dan Gilbert, Scott Henderson, Tommy Tedesco

University of Illinois:  John Chen, Rross Feller

Private:  Connie Brockmeyer, Matt Stewart


Mesa/Boogie, Line6, Grover Musical, Ernie Ball, Warwick, Miller Brewing Co.