Dario Dalla Lasta [Author]
A 2010 Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow, Dario received a B.A. in Communications (cum laude) and J.D. from Pepperdine University.
Dario’s m/m erotic short-story collection Squeeze Pants has been published by Go Deeper Press (12/10/14) and his writing appears in the following anthologies: Alternative Fucks; Chemical (se)X; The Round Up Writer’s Zine: Moonshine Edition; ImageOut Write, Volume 2: I Do?!; Huddle: Sex With Sporty Queers (Vol. 1: Boys Varsity); Off the Rocks: An Anthology of GLBT Writing, Volumes 16 and 20; and The Best of PANIC! ¡En Vivo from the East Village!
His first book, a self-published erotic novel entitled The Three Red Lines is included in the permanent collection of the Lavender Library Archives & Cultural Exchange in his hometown of Sacramento, CA.
Dario’s second novel The Force of Destiny was to be published by Rebel Satori Press in 2013 until the author rights reverted back to him. The book is currently with another publisher. An intimate, fast-paced adventure set in New York City, the story explores the power of fate and love at first sight with a potent blend of sex, sci-fi, subways, and show tunes thrown into the mix.
DJ Dario Speedwagon [DJ Extraordinaire – retired 2018]
As DJ Dario Speedwagon, he spun “cock rock and pussy pop” for the queer community throughout Brooklyn and New York City for over 15 years, retiring from the scene in the summer of 2018. Venues included The Metropolitan Bar (2-year long monthly residency “Pretty Vacant” with husband DJ Mikey B; 6-year monthly residency “Divine Decadence” with DJ Mikey B that ended on 8/5/16; and two previous weekly residencies entitled “TNT” and “Filthy” – “Filthy” party profiled in Village Voice Best of NYC 2006, The Metropolitan voted NYC’s Best Gay Bar 2008 by New York Magazine), Rockbar (previous monthly residency with Corey TuT entitled “SUGAR!”), This ‘N That (previous monthly residency entitled “Thunderclap!” with DJ Mikey B), teneleven bar (former monthly residencies “Tag Team” and “Hot Mess” with DJ Tedward Offensive), Sugarland (former monthly residency), Brooklyn Bowl, Star Lounge at Hotel Chelsea, Crash Mansion, Whiskey Bar at W Hotel (after-party for The 24 Hour Plays), Cutting Room, Nowhere Bar, Canal Room, Boys Room, The Delancey, Solas Bar, Cattyshack, Bar 13, Fontana’s, The Slide, The Frying Pan, Luna Lounge, Lit, Beauty Bar, Midtown Loft & Terrace, Sputnik, Superfine, and Le Poisson Rouge. Mr. Speedwagon has deejayed certain beloved events for years, such as Cathy Cervenka’s anti-Valentine’s Day live extravaganza “Love Bites” (since 2004), live band reproductions of “Classic Album Night” (www.cathyland.com), and the yearly Gay Pride party “Proud as Fuck” at Bar 13 for NYC’s premiere lesbian party *snapshot*.
DJ Dario Speedwagon was nominated for the “LEGEND” Award at the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards 2014 and also profiled in HX Magazine for their “DJ Top Ten” column (4/14/09 issue) and Swoon magazine (Issue 3, Spring/Summer 2007).
Dario Dalla Lasta [Professional Model]
Additionally, Dario has modeled for photographers Justin Bettman, Eric Hart Jr., Nigel Parry, Krys Fox, Wilhelm Scholz, Serge Nivelle, Jason Nocito, Laurie Bartley, David Black, Leslie Van Stelten, Aaron Warkov, Chris Zedano, Mike Laurence, Sheri Manson, Christopher Ewers, Maro Hagopian, and Tina Zimmer and has been featured in the following projects: T-Mobile (May 2016), Kmart.com Easter (January 2016), Butter & Scotch Cookbook (September 2015), Budweiser FIFA World Cup 2014 print ad campaign (November 2013), One Face, One Light (October 2013), 10 Magazine (June 2013), Schmidt Brothers Cutlery (June 2012), Cavan Images (October 2011), International Playground (November 2010), IntimateNYC (April 2010), Staple Street Project (July 2009), Rigged Outfitters (photo shoot filmed for Here TV’s “Lesbian Sex & Sexuality” series and displayed on www.ourchart.com), Swoon Magazine (Issue 3, Spring/Summer 2007), cover of The Village Voice’s Queer Issue June 2006, LC’s Misfit Studios, Black & Blue Ball art gallery show @ Spectrum, New York City anti-crystal meth campaign two years in a row (2005 & 2006), “Fashion Rocks” @ Crash Mansion. He is represented by Kerri Krilla of CESD Talent Agency (212) 477-3838 and managed by Westhaven Management Group (818) 770-1527.
He resides in Brooklyn, NY with his husband Michael Bailey and their terrier terror Chavez Emilio Delgado (RIP March 2018).
New member of the family Chavez Emilio Delgado, Jr. (“Emilio”) was adopted on St. Patrick’s Day (3/17/18):
We love this photogenic little Papillon!