David Robinson's 65th Birthday
April 5th 2014 at The DogBar
I haven't seen David Robinson in years, probably 30 years, but hey you know
there are old ties that never die and we here in Boston see ourselves as a family.
So when Paul Robinson and Patti Colley Moore sent me an invite
I knew I had to be there.
Gee, if nothing else to give David an apology for that bad advice I gave him
so many years ago when he asked if I thought it was OK for him to leave DMZ
and join Capt'n Swing; I told him "NO!! Stay with DMZ" lucky for
him, and Cars fans out there, he didn't listen to me!
So with pal Judy Wilburn, I made the trek to the North Country, to
Cape Ann and more specifically to The DogBar, 65 Main Street, Gloucester,
MA. We arrived, luckily, before David. There already were quite a few people
there....Jimmy Felice with his brother John Felice, Scott Baerenwald
and his wonderful partner Kathryn Bradford, Erna and Billy Connors,
T Max, Jan Collins and Simon Ritt, John Strymich and Matt
Lambert taking photos, and of course Paul Robinson and Patti.
This truly was a surprise
party; David was told it was a party for someone else! Paul kept a watchful
eye for David's arrival, saying "He's either going to be happily surprised or
want to kill me!" Turns out David doesn't like birthdays...at all...but his family
really wanted to show their love and appreciation to a fabulous brother on a
big birthday so they did it.
David seemed a little taken aback and not quite sure how to react when he walked
in....but soon enough he was all smiles and chatting and joking with old friends
and family and having a great time! As the afternoon went along other old pals
showed up: Greg Hawkes sporting super spiffy cartoon sneakers he picked
up at a local Journeys store, Jim Harold, Judy & Richie Parson,
Anne Rearick and Willie Alexander, Ralph Fatello, and Eric
Law, Henry Smith (this month's Noise centerfold!), John Blout
and Dan Kopko from Watts and others I either can't remember or
Everyone had an incredibly wonderful time. There was more to it than just
wishing a friend Happy Birthday too. It was a like a family reunion. It was
so fantastic to have such an amazing gathering of so many old friends there!!
In fact it was a subject that everyone kept bringing up.
To continue with more festivities there was music too! Greg Hawkes
got up and sis a short set of songs with his ukulele. It was very cute and sweet.
Then Watts rocked the house big time with a great set of tunes.
By the way: David lives up there in Gloucester and has a jewelry antiques
shop called Windemere
Art & Antiques.
And I meant to also visit Fabola
Furniture the vintage store owned by Nat Freeberg of Upper Crust
and Don McBride but I couldn't tear myself away from the fantastic
company at the party!
As you can imagine the photo ops at this event were awesome...I hoep you enjoy the pics I was able to snap!
Nice Spread! Plus Kathryn Bradford, Jimmy Felice, Billy Connors, T. Max and Dan Kopko.
Greg Hawkes performing with uke
Jim Harold, Richie Parson and Judy Parsons watching Greg Hawkes
John Felice, friend of WA & Anne, Anne Rearick, Willie Alexander,
John Felice, friend of WA & Anne, Scott Baerenwald, Anne Rearick,
Jimmy Felice, Willie Alexander, Jim Harold
John Felice and Scott Barenwald
Ralph Fatello and his birthday card for David
Scott Barenwald and Simon Ritt
John Felice, Jimmy Birmingham, Jan Long Collins
Willie and Jim Harold get serious