(From the Minneapolis DL Message Board)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ah, fall in Minneapolis. The crisp air, the first wearing of your favorite sweater, hot apple cider from the farmer's market. Autumn in New York's got nothing on Fall in Minneapolis. Especially 'cause we're not pretentious enough to call it "autumn."
But wait just a second! It's not fall yet! It's still summer-and what better way to savor these last weeks of summer (before the slow descent into another interminable arctic hell) than with a drive-in?
And it all becomes clear-yes, this is a friendly reminder about the official "Drinking with Ian" Drive-In (affectionately known to us as "Drinking and Drive-In"). That's right—only one measly week until we fire up the super-high-tech-video-projector (henceforth to be known as the "Ian-ificator"), flip on the FM transmitter, and start throwing around free popcorn.
Of course, that's not for public consumption. Oh no, friends, that's just for you, us, and our pals with cars. But honestly, we couldn't imagine a better way to celebrate the debut of BRAND NEW EPISODES of "Drinking with Ian" than to do something totally illegal and shady. Now that's the part for the public. Wait, no, not the illegal-and-shady part-the BRAND NEW EPISODES (!!!) part! Yes, believe it or not (and most wouldn't), Ian imbibed his way through another evening of interviews with local luminaries, rocking revelry, and shots of dubious origin. The really amazing part, though, is that the intrepid editors of DWI were able to plow through all the tomfoolery and make THREE NEW EPISODES! The beauty that is interviews with radio goddess Shelley Miller, bar-maestro-record-label-notable Pat Dwyer, poster bad-asses Aesthetic Apparatus; the exquisite nature of performances by POS of Doomtree, The Midnight Evils and Building Better Bombs. Yes, friends, all of this can be viewed on the BRAND NEW EPISODES. Ok, enough with the caps. New episodes will debut on Thursday, August 18th at 12:30 am on MCN, cable channel six. And yes, as always, we do know that it's technically Friday morning, August 18th. But we won't have gone to bed yet, so we'll still think it's Thursday. And, on earth as it is in heaven, DWI is also on every Tuesday at 10 pm on MTN, cable channel 16, as well as every Thursday, at the aforementioned 12:30 (yes, technically Friday) on MCN, cable channel 6.
So back to the illicit part! On that auspicious day (Thursday, August 18th, at 12:00 am, and yes, we know it's Friday), join the DWI Posse-of-Pre-Eminence on the 2100 block of Grand St, in Northeast, between Marshall and California Streets. It's a parking lot, you know, so look for the parking lot full of hipsters and cars. Free popcorn will abound, and fun will be had by all.
Be there. It's going to be a damn good time.
Am I the only one who has no idea who Ian is?