Favorite bands :
Brian Wilson, Miles Davis, Jeff Buckley, Chopin, Stravinsky, Bartok, Mike Patton / Mr. Bungle, Trent Reznor / Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke / Radiohead, Jimmy Gnecco / Ours, Chris Cornell, King's X, Primus, Fishbone, Bjork, Jon Brion, Elliott Smith, John Frusciante, Ani DiFranco, Bobby McFerrin, Danny Elfman, John Zorn, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Richard and Karen Carpenter, Chet Baker, Pat Metheny, Steve Morse, Andrew York, Spike Jones, Victor Borge, Dr. Seuss, George Carlin, Bill Maher, David Cross
Favorite movies :
Here are a few: Annie Hall, Pulp Fiction, The Pianist, Holy Grail, Waiting for Guffman, Memento, Chocolat, The Shining, Fight Club, uhhhhm.... American Psycho, Amelie, Birdcage, A Clockwork Orange, Taxi Driver, Fargo, A Simple Plan, Terry Gilliam's stuff (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Fisher King, etc.), Godfather I and II, GoodFellas, Spinal Tap, Rocky Horror, Pink Floyd's The Wall, all those Wallace and Gromit claymation films... Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I Heart Huckabees, Magnolia, Happiness... various Tim Burton-isms (Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, etc.), Citizen Kane, Rebel Without a Cause, some Audrey Hepburn films, Sinatra stuff (Manchurian Candidate, From Here to Eternity, etc.), the Graduate, Pedro Almodovar flicks (Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down, etc.), Amadeus, Schindler's List... On the lighter side? The Jerk, Airplane, Ace Ventura, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie... Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
Once a member of David Pritchard's Acoustic Guitar Quartet (Unassigned Territory, Zebra/WEA), Dale has also performed with players/artists ranging from Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra/Miles Davis) and Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell/Shawn Colvin), to Academy Award nominee Bird York and Eric "Bobo" Correa (Cypress Hill).
In 2004, Dale issued Interpretations: Solo Arrangements for Guitar and Voice). He is currently putting the finishing touches a "full band" album of original compositions, where he's playing all the instruments (guitar, bass, real acoustic drums, piano, accordion, mandolin, and voices).