So let’s raise a margarita to the old guy… and
party like it’s 1969!
Place: Maria’s Taco Xpress
Address: 2529 S. Lamar Blvd.
When: Friday, August 1, 2014
Hours: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
AUSTIN — On Friday, August 1, our way-overworked Rag Blog editor and Rag Radio host, Mr. Thorne Webb Dreyer, will have made it around the sun 69 times. Whether you knew Thorne then, know him now, or know him not… come party with us Armadillo-tribe style.
Thorne Dreyer has been overworked (and dizzy!) since 1966 when he helped found Austin’s original Rag, a trailblazer of the ’60s underground press uprising. Forty years later, in 2006, The Rag rose again — like a reanimated zombie — and The Rag Blog now has followers all over the world. Dreyer also hosts and produces the syndicated Rag Radio, which has aired over 200 original episodes since 2009.
If you’ve been to Rag Blog gatherings sponsored by the Friends of New Journalism, or to one of Thorne’s past birthday celebrations at Maria’s Taco Xpress, you know what to expect… old friends and new, good conversation, a Tex-Mex menu to order from, a bar to step up to, and music by Leeann Atherton and her band on the patio.
Again, Thorne’s birthday bash takes place Friday, August 1, from 7-9 p.m., at Maria’s, 2529 S. Lamar Blvd. And if you haven’t been to Maria’s Taco Xpress, it’s a party all in itself…
You can find the Facebook Event listing here.
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So please come join us. And, if you’re not up for partying exactly like you did in 1969, we understand; just do the best you can!
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[Beverly Baker Moore, an Austin-based writer, teacher, and activist, is a contributing editor to The Rag Blog. Find more articles by Beverly Baker Moore on The Rag Blog.]