Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Dean Martin did not agonize over anything. Not the recording of his songs, not his life, nothing."

Hey pallies, likes always so thrilled to read 'nother's perspectives on the life and times of our beloved Dino. Today's Dino-thoughts are part of a larger interview of Mr. Arthur Berkeley conducted by Mr. Jeff Barnet of the LAS CRUCES (New Mexico) SUN-NEWS.

Seems that Berkeley is goin' to conduct a lecture-discussion on the frankie soon for a bunch of oldsters in Las Cruces, and the portion of said interview below is when Berkeley contrasts the personalities of our beloved Dino and Sinatra. Appears likes that truly Mr. Berkeley "gets Martin" and totally totally understands our great man's total total lack of anxiety...."Martin is someone who cares about nothing."

As I read this interview, simply makes me wonder why Berkeley chose to focus on Sinatra when it certainly woulda be cooler and much more delightful to put the accent on our Dino!?!?!

Likes I knows that some of Berkeley's Dino-perspective may be of concern to some of you pallies, and will be waitin' to hear your Dino-thoughts on this dude's take on our great man. So, likes keeps those cards and letters, and Dino-patter comin' in folks!

Thanks to Mr. Jeff Baret for writin and the pallies at LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS for publishin' these Dino-thoughts and to Mr. Arthur Berkeley for speakin' so boldly and bravely 'bout his Dino-reflections! To view the whole interview, likes, as usual, just clicks on the tagg of this here Dino-gram. Dino-loved, DMP

His way: Public invited to discuss Frank Sinatra on Thursday

By Jeff Barnet

In stark contrast to Sinatra is another famous crooner, Dean Martin, who both in his actual life and the songs he sang was Sinatra's exact opposite. If Sinatra is someone who cares about everything, then Martin is someone who cares about nothing, he said.

"The '50s, '60s and '70s were a time of great anxiety in America," Berkeley said. "Dean Martin had no anxiety about anything. He really didn't care. He made everything look effortless. That was his appeal."

A line from one of Martin's hit songs from the 1950s, he said, sums up Martin's blasé approach in a nutshell: "Should I take her out for espresso? / Yeah, I guess so."

"This guy is not going to sing "My Way,'" he said. "He is not going to sing about anxiety and loss. If a relationship ends, he's just going to say, 'Oh well,' and find someone else. Dean Martin did not agonize over anything. Not the recording of his songs, not his life, nothing."

However, Berkeley said, Martin eventually drank himself to death because he could not find anything to care about, not even his own life. On the other hand, Sinatra kept going.

Yet Martin's example might still be useful to some of today's entertainers, such as actress Lindsay Lohan, who seem to be struggling so much with the sturm und drang of their lives, he said.


Danny G. said...

Well pal, ya know what I'm gonna patter about our great man...until the endin'. Definately didn't drink himself to death, maybe SMOKED himself to death! I'd say, more than anythin', Dean died from both broken heart & broken spirit. Couldn't get over losin' Dino Jr.. Family is the one thin' Dean definately cared bout'.

Danny G.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, thanks for your Dino-analysis...and likes I woulda agree with you....'though he said that he and the Jeanne were "fatalists," I definitely thinks he agonized over his boypallie Dino Jr. demise....keeps lovin' our Dino!

Always On Watch said...

We could all take a lesson from our Dino and cut back on stress.

Grief is another matter -- as our Dino found out. I agree with Danny G. about our Dino dying of a broken heart.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, Miss AOW your words of full of the Dino-truth...and likes that why we need our Dino more then ever...truly, only Dino matters....thanks for stoppin' by have miss you the last few...and, of course, likes keeps lovin' our Dino!