On Friday, September 28, I celebrated my humble lil’ birthday that ended with a “0” with a grand celebration at Fontana’s Bar on New York’s Lower East Side. Man, these pics are less than comprehensive. Unfortunately, some guests appear in no pics, while other images were so dark that I had to do major digital enhancing.
Likewise, sigh… many that promised to show up… simply didn’t. Par for the course, as we all recognize, and so I shall revel in the good and positive, and understand that you’ve got to dismiss regrets and be grown up enough to accept that some folks you thought were by your side for the long term have, in fact, turned a page. And so shall I. Such is life. So now, let’s make a joyful noise for the wondrous celebration that ensued. *
What a wondrous birthday surprise I had Friday night, at my “Five Decades of Decadence” party at Fontana’s on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Pals Christa and Donna helped arrange a visit from my beloved Kristina, all the way from Los Angeles. She entered the room through a dramatic velvet curtain, looking like a brunette Marilyn Monroe, with her arms outstretched and a big grin.
Here’s the play by play below as I take it all in. This is actually not only pretty damn amusing to me, but endearing… as shock turns to tears and one gargantuan smile. Many more pics from the night to come. *
These are the kind of offers I’m going to be getting in the mail now? Seriously? Suddenly, AARP doesn’t look so degrading. *
Geez, God certainly aligned the galaxy for artistic creativity on September 16. Three biggies: Blues great B.B. King was born this day in 1925; Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Richard Marx came along in 1963; and vocalist Marc Anthony in 1968. And bringing up the newer generation, Jonas Brothers’ Nick Jonas dropped from the sky in 1992. Mercy, that’s a lot of talent in one blessed day… Let the starfucker photos rain down! *
Our lady Sheena Easton was born today, April 27, 1959. Looking fine for 53. In honor of the late Dick Clark, here are three videos from his iconic American Bandstand, with Sheena appearing. Sweet! *
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