Friday, June 10, 2005

June 10, 2005

Slander Edition Friday

Your regularly scheduled Slander Edition Friday has been cancelled due to illness. If anybody would like to step up to the plate and contribute something for us, you are more than welcome: slanderousminneapolis@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

June 9, 2005

Guest Blogger



Today is a very special day for us! We received a request from none other than Dick Enrico* to be a guest blogger here.

Hey! Dick Enrico here. I've been meanin' to get around to startin' my own blog, but this just seemed easier. I wasn't sure what to write about so I thought that I'd just give you a recap of a typical week in my life.

Monday: I got up around 5AM and slammed some amino acids and about 8 lbs. of roast beef. Then I took a nap for about 4 hours until my son came into the room and woke me up to shoot some commercials. Have I mentioned that my son was on "The Bachelorette?" He ended up being too metrosexual for the chick, so he moved back home with me.

Tuesday: Shot some more commercials today and tried to move some units. The Ramada seemed interested, but then decided to buy new exercise equipment instead. Slightly used won't do, eh? I peed in their pool. Ha!

Wednesday: Ate buffalo wings by the Ramada pool today and laughed at all the kids who swam in it. Suckas! Dozed off around 6PM while watching ESPN Classics.

Thursday: Went into the office and did the crossword puzzle. Surfed the 'net for cheap Vicoden.

Friday: Casual Friday! Spent most of the day shoppin' for the perfect Tommy Bahama shirt. Got wasted at Applebees. Ended up gettin' in a fist fight with State Rep Matt Entenza.

I'd blog some more, but the Long Island Iced Teas seem to be doin' more harm than good. Remember, buy my shit!

Over 'n' Out!
-Dick

* Interview may be faked

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

June 8, 2005

Humpday Hotdish Hoedown



Not sure what to make for dinner? Have an emergency Lutheran potluck? We're here to help. Today we present a hotdish we grew-up on. We're not sure if our mom made it up, but we do know that she'll probably be pissed-off if we mock it too much. We'll just warn you not to make this dish if you are concerned about your sodium-intake or about the questionable nature of canned chicken.

Noodle-Roni Hotdish

1 box Noodle Roni- choose your own flava!
1 cup chopped celery
1 can canned chicken
grated chedder cheese

Make Noodle-Roni according to package directions. Mix in hotdish dish with celery and chicken. Sprinkle grated chedder on top. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is brown and noodles are crispy on top. If you want to make this hotdish truly speak Minnesotan, line the bottom of the dish with dried beef.

Monday, June 06, 2005

June 7, 2005

Totally Legitimate Interview



This week, we stole DJ Christian Fritz away from his turntables long enough to talk to us about his life.

SM: Do you consider yourself to be a local celebrity?

CF: No, not at all. I think a lot more people recognize me as that guy they always see out at shows or drinking at the CC Club than they do as that DJ guy.

SM: If you weren't popular for being a dj, what would you like to be known for instead?

CF: That guy always out at shows or drinking at the CC Club.

SM: If DJ Jake Rudh had a gun to your head and demanded that you take him out for dinner, where would you dine with him?

CF: The funny thing is that I've actually met Jake on a few occasions and he's totally great! Transmission at the Hexagon just happens the same night I spin my trippy lounge at Jetset or else I really think we would check out each other's gigs more often. Since he's packing heat in this scenario, I'd just let him pick the venue.

SM: What is the strangest song request you've received?

CF: I only DJ weddings for close friends and sometimes for friends of friends - mainly because it's usually not my scene and I'm not one who enjoys busting out polkas or "Brown Eyed Girl," but even at cool weddings you always get little kids demanding you play Usher and then their parents come up and ask "what kind of DJ are you?" five minutes later for not having any. The worst though was when a good friend once insisted that I play "Lorelei" by Styx at
his reception and it wasn't as a joke.

SM: Which song do you secretly wish people requested more than they do?

CF: Either "Summertime" by Herb Alpert & The Tiajuana Brass (it's from 1971 which is a bit past Herb's career high point, but I personally feel that it's his best song from his best album) or anything by Gabor Szabo (who was an amazingly groovy jazz raga guitarist that not nearly enough people know about).

SM: While dj-ing, if, instead of free drinks (we're assuming this happens...), you were able to get some other food and/or drink item for free, what would it be?

CF: I'd totally DJ for good sushi.

SM: Describe your nightmare dj situation.

CF: Just from my own experiences, it's really hard to tell in advance what situations are going to be nightmares. A few years back, DJ Terrence Jerome and I were asked to DJ at an outdoor party near Saint Cloud. We were both
there spinning house, but people kept asking us if we could play music that they could line dance to. We were both like "this is just great," but after awhile they all started line dancing to our house mixes for the rest of the night. The whole thing felt like a disco-era TV variety special - it was a blast!

Then another time several years ago, a very good friend of mine asked me if I would DJ a party she was having. Her roommate was a dancer at Schiek's and said that a bunch of the other dancers would be there. I played it off like it was no big deal, but secretly I was thinking "this is gonna be awesome!" It wasn't... All they did was complain about my music and told me I was ruining the party by not playing hip-hop. After an hour or so, I asked my friend if she could just put on a CD so I could go home.

SM: If you summed up this interview in five words or less, what would you say?

CF: Way cool!! Me drinkee-drinkee.

Christian currently djs on Wednesday nights at Jetset: 115 North 1st Street, Downtown
Minneapolis. Throw some sushi at him and see if he'll play you some Usher.

Join us tomorrow for more hotdish.