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And can you have a vitamin overdose?
Evian, Coke, Perrier and Red Bull
none of these are particularly weird.
which taste like 6 month old melted Nutella in a ball of crumbs.
they're filled with Nutella. Its the same company.
Business Advice from Van Halen http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/143/made-to-stick-the-telltale-brown-mampm.html
if you were the promoter you'd be sorely tempted to just get her the stuff that's down there as 'A MUST' and let her whistle for the rest.
especially when you consider how much time a traveling musician/artist spends away from home. if you had the money, wouldn't you ask for the things that you would normally enjoy at home be provided to you away from home?
I thought it seemed a bit crazy on first glance but mostly because I've only ever seen or sent riders which had "two bottles or red wine and two glasses" or "three cases of beer (pref not Stella)" and things like that. the most 'crazy' request I saw when i worked for a booking agent for a few months was a band, who at the time had a top 20 single and were playing 2000 cap venues, asking for "5 local postcards and any local delicacies you think we should try"
guess I see MIA as more of an anti-cap renegade, rather than someone who requests Coca Cola's 'healthy' water...
It seemed a bit more unreasonable (to me at least) after reading the intro about wanting extras to "groove to the music" for the entire show "wearing full covered Burkas": http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/mia-2011-backstage-rider-975123
clearly she doesn't expect all this stuff everywhere.
especially if they come at the cost of the venue/attendants of the show. why does any musician need to DEMAND such specific, nonessential items? i feel like any musician lucky enough to be making a profit off music should be happy with a basic meal, drinks, and maybe some pretty ladies/men to look at. that's it. anything more than that just seems ... dickish
It's not that far from racism.
Brings her own. Salt of the earth, you see?
One cheese! What kind of mental job only wants one cheese? If I'm going to be dictating the furniture in the room I'm having a couple of different cheeses available depending on my mood. I don't want some random nobody giving me a plate of Cheddar when I might be feeling a little brie and Wensleydale action pre-gig.
(it's one cheese and cracker tray)
Just in time. My copy of Arular is only a little burnt around the edges, I think it will still play. Maya on the other hand, nope, I'm not putting my hands in to get that one out.
Pepsi does suck
It's got noooooo funnny bissszzssnisszzs on it.