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50th Birthday — A half-century of peaking and playing

May 31st, 2011 · 27 Comments · Real-life Adventure Tales, Weird Things About Me

The Half-Centennial Celebrations

 

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Saturday June 18th on the Caddy patty-o    (also Sir Paul McCartney’s birthday!  😉

6:00 dinner — the food’s tasty and diverse with a great new chef doin’ mmm duck quesadilla … southern pulled-pork … New York Strip … ginger salmon . . . here’s the menu — http://www.cadillaclounge.com/the_menu.html

All-night  come-as-you-may  hang from then on …

on the upper patio deck in the back of the Cadillac Lounge’s back outdoor patio, hidden away, where you wander through a labyrinth of rooms and halls, passing images of Elvis and Dean and Dylan and Bruce as you venture on the journey through the past, beyond the outdoor pool tables, to the distant horizon of trees …

It’s a homey space in a transportive place … a wooden cottage deck that attracts the non-playa set.  It’s the heart of the city — but it could be Gimli.

And then when it gets mysterious and dark, there’s two different simultaneous killer bands — one playing outside on the patio, and one playing inside the club.

Outdoor’s some serious Booker T funk n jazz . . .  indoor’s some joyous Beatles n Bruce rock n roll.

It’s the upper deck of the best outdoor patio bar in Toronto  . . . from dinnertime to 2AM.

It’s Summertime . . . and the livin is easy . . .

on the weekend with the longest days of the year!   😉

in a sacred space for The Grand Humanity Jam to play.

Jest keepin’ ya toasted!

B Major and B Well

 

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Here’s the time The Grateful Dead Played My 30th Birthday.

Or here’s the massive Reunion of like-minded souls.

Or you can’t go wrong with this poem — Love Is.

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27 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joe Myles // Jun 11, 2011 at 1:24 AM

    HAPPY 50th!!! Have a great night and say hi to everyone for me. Wish I could be there!

  • 2 Moira Cole // Jun 11, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Hey Brian, Hope it goes great — like The Reunion!

  • 3 Thomas Weatherly // Jun 12, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Happy, merry birthdate, man. From Alabama

  • 4 John Link // Jun 14, 2011 at 1:13 AM

    Hopi Birtheye To You & Happy Birthday Too!
    In regards to the video-B day card here- please change the lyrics from “Dear Saturday Club” to “Dear Brian”… or… consider taking this opportunity to change your name to “Saturday Club Hassett”- which considering your upcoming party, might be good timing & it does have a nice ring to it, eh?
    Blessings Of Love & Light- John

  • 5 Stacy Anderson // Jun 14, 2011 at 2:15 AM

    Yee-ha!! Happy 50 Buddy!! Fingers crossed my sitter doesn’t cancel for Saturday!
    I’m pumped!!
    Have a great Day! Week! Year!

  • 6 Juliana Moore // Jun 14, 2011 at 2:48 AM

    Happy Birthday, Brian — thanks for all the flashlights ; – )

  • 7 Robin LeMartel // Jun 14, 2011 at 7:41 AM

    Brian Man, Happy happy Birthday!

  • 8 Mitch Dorge // Jun 14, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    Birthday’s, what do we do with them? I’m hoping you know exactly what to do with them… ROCK FORWARD FURIOUSLY!!!

  • 9 Horst Spandler // Jun 14, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Birthday greetings from Germany, you crazy beatnik you!

  • 10 Susan Howard // Jun 14, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Happy Birthday from the left coast!

  • 11 Mitch Potter // Jun 14, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Happy 50th to the ultimate pie-eyed piper!

  • 12 Susan Adamo // Jun 14, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Happy birthday, Brian.
    Come “home” and fight the fight with your American siblings.

  • 13 Peter Walker // Jun 14, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Happy Birthday Brian! Are you celebrating all day, all week or all month?

  • 14 Kerry Mertlick // Jun 14, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Happy happy dear … Love and light my friend
    xoxo

  • 15 Ted the Fiddler // Jun 14, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Happy Happy from old PA!!

  • 16 Jamie Cassady // Jun 14, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    DUDE! Happy Birthday!! JC Jr.

  • 17 Albert Kaufman // Jun 14, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    hey senor, happy birthday!
    try to color in the lines, will ya?
    great having you on this planet.
    have fun out there!

  • 18 Alison Forgay // Jun 14, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Happy Birthday Brian!
    Wish I could be there on Saturday. I will do my best to catch a giant salmon in your honour!

  • 19 Dave Moore // Jun 14, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Brian — Happy birthday!! What is it now, 25?

  • 20 Susan Derrickson // Jun 14, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Happy Birthday Brian.
    Big hugs and lots of love from NYC.

  • 21 Frank Roach // Jun 14, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Happy birthday Brian — we’re sure you will do it in style.
    peace and hugs,
    Frank & Joanne ;}

  • 22 Sloy & Nic // Jun 14, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    hey bri, happy gemini b’day, from washington.

  • 23 Arlene Juanillo // Jun 19, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Briiiiiiiiiiiaaaaaannnn!!!!!!
    You party!!! Soooooooo glad I met you!!!
    You know the best people and the best places!!!
    Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

  • 24 Linda Ranson-Smith // Jun 19, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    Happy Birthday again Brian!! It was so great to see you last night! What a party! What a place! Cadillac indeed.
    Hey someone ordered the sun for you today!
    Groove forth and beautify my friend. 🙂
    Love, always,
    Linda & Joel

  • 25 Ben Kleiman // Jun 19, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    Hey Agent 112!
    Thanks for that crazy party!! Cool people — funky band — fun scene.
    and thanks for making life a party since I first met you in 1966.

  • 26 Damian D'Aguila // Jun 20, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Grate scene at the Caddy! I think I saw Cowboy Neal at the wheel. 😉
    Keep The Beat for the next 50.

  • 27 Don Forgay // Jun 20, 2011 at 10:24 PM

    It’s nice to see that you’ve recreated the River Heights / West End house party-till-dawn scene here in Toronto. Grate people, kind band, cold brew … you should turn 50 more often. 😉

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