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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Phil The Ex-Fireman's Surprise 60th Birthday in Halifax

In true being john malkovich fashion ,we held a surprise 60th birthday for Phil in Halifax last night.He thought he was going for a quiet drink.......and walked into to find hundreds of his family & friends wearing masks with his face on them.Click Here to see the photos.Kinda Ironic=.everybody came looking like him & he came looking like Elvis Costello.............It's a good job the pub didn't impose a strict dress-code,otherwise they would have never let him in.....


[Bob Dylan:Belfast, June 19, 1998]
I have know Phil since 1963.In 1968 we went hitchhiking in Ireland.I stayed with his Dad's  family on The Shankhill Road.Happy Days! Phil  is my Oldest Friend. So ,this song  seems apt!Especially as Phil  is a massive Dyan fan.
Happy Birthday Pal!
Isn't it strange......I knew you in the days before I thought to take  photographs........... 

12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha. yeah the masks would have freaked me out a bit...hope he had a great time though...

Martin said...

I'm looking at these pictures and reminding myself of how important friendship is.

Kurt said...

That reminds me of my 40th birthday, but without the surprise and the friends.

savannah said...

what a great idea, sugar! looks like all y'all had a marvelous time! well done and happy birthday, phil! xoxoxo

Little Nell said...

Glad he took it all in good part Tony - I'd have run a mile if I was confronted by a sea of faces, and all of them mine! It was my big one too last week, but I got three days in Madrid soaking up the culture (Oh and the food and wine of course).

BTW, I’m not sure if you are aware that you still have word verifcation switched on. There’s a general rebellion to do away with it as it’s become very complicated and seems to be putting people off commenting. I got rid of my mine a couple of weks ago and it’s been fine. Have a good week.

Tom said...

nice. with hundreds of friends a guy is bound to get a couple of free drinks, and maybe laid on his birthday

tony said...

Thanks Nell-Will Switch -Off.Tom ,His Partner,she, Would Not Have Been Pleased Had That Have Happened!

Akelamalu said...

Looks like a great party!

Alan Burnett said...

Do you know I have never been in The Old Post Office (there is indeed a Halifax pub I have not visited). Is it any good. What we need is a trip to discover the Lost Pubs of Halifax at some time.

tony said...

Alan,The Old Post Office used to be a Websters pub the *something* Tree I Believe?But,No, I had never been there before in any of it's incarnations.Yes 'The Lost Pubs Trails' Sounds like an interesting journey!Lets Do It!

Anonymous said...

4.13p
1:50p
The gods just force their way. It doesn't matter what is best for the individiual in question. Even if he is The Chosen One. "We have always used misery to motivate and we always will."
They ruined my whole life. From cradle to grave. This method wasn't going to work with me. And if they sit there and laugh smuggly, saying "we'll see."
That's the price of my whole life being abused. Abused for exploitation.
I had to come around, decide I had it pretty good and my life HAD been salvaged.
I didn't come from the Mediterreanean and you shouldn't treat me like I have.

None of this is my business. I don't want to hear about these people.
You selected them. You worked them up. You strung them along.
You did just fine for 30 years. Keep up the good work.
Not your bitch. I ain't your fucking slave. These poeple are your responsibility. "It's for your benefit too." So this endless telepathic torment is to help me like I was Mediterreanean trash. Then when it stops my opportunity has run out. "We tried." Did I say it:::A fucking lousy reach-around. But I guess since they lie and don't admit ruining my childhood, sculpting my life for exploitation on this very public stage. Then all my enemies will benefit, first doing far better than they would have in my absence, secondly learning the meaning of life when they otherwise never would have.

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Hope you had a great birthday! Makes me wish I had friends just to throw a party!