Hey pallies, likes as the mighty month of March blows in here at ilovedinomartin, we return yet 'gain to that classic blog, "classicmoviechat.com" where movie affectionados Joe Morella and Frank Segers hold forth. Today's post is part of a larger post that these guys have shared based on patter they have received from their readership on a number of different topics they have covered in the recent past.
Joe and Frank graciously posted my patter to 'em upon their postin' of their February 10 Dino-devotion, "Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis — The Breakup. And Our Man Was There!" And, in addition to sharin' my Dino-reflections, likes these dudes decided to ask yours truly, Dino Martin Peters, a Dino-quire.
Likes their inquirin' minds simply want to know what this Dino-devotee thinks of Nick Tosches' Dino-bio, "DINO: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams." They ask, "Question: have you read it, and if so, what do you think of it? Please let us know, DMP."
Well, it took me quite a bit of time to formulate my Dino-response to Frank and Joe, but respond I did! You can read my Dino-reply at the end of this Dino-gram, and likes I woulda be very curious to know your Dino-thoughts on my Dino-prose.
ilovedinomartin sends out our Dino-appreciato to our great pallies Joe and Frank at "classicmoviechat.com" for helpin' to put the accent on our Dino and liftin' up the mission of ilovedinomartin. To read this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram. Dino-proclaimin', DMP
In response to our Feb. 10 blog, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis — The Breakup. And Our Man Was There!, our uber-Martin fan, Dino Martin Peters, wrote in with the following:
Hey pallies, likes Mr. Frank And Mr. Joe. How cool to find you sharin’ more Dino-history with your readership. Simply loves how Mr. Lewis recounts this story in his stellar Dino-bio, “Dean and Me: A Love Story.” Know that your Dino-reflections are ‘gain bein’ shared with all the pallies gathered ’round ilovedinomartin. Keeps lovin’ our Dino!
Thanks, DMP. We expect to eventually get to the Jerry Lewis book, but we are far more interested in what you think of another book written about your man. We are not referring to the books written by Martin’s children, Deana and Ricci, but the 1999 Nick Tosches tome, Dino: Living High In The Dirty Business of Dreams. The book handles your man in rougher fashion.
Question: have you read it, and if so, what do you think of it? Please let us know, DMP.
Hey pallies Frank and Joe, how great to have you feature my Dino-thoughts in this here post. To me Tosches’ stunnin’ Dino-bio is not the sort of masterpiece that one reads cover to cover likes any ordinary volume. “DINO: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams” is our main man’s main book, and I see it as the essential Dino-resource for all Dino-philes to savor and delve deeply into over and over again.
As scriber Nick points out….our Dino is likes the ultimate engima…likes totally totally unknowable, but Tosches does a stellar job of puttin’ the life, times, and teachin’s of our Dino into one portable source. Others have spoken of Tosches havin’ sorta a love/hate relationship with our great man…and I thinks that is perhaps the best way of framin’ his amazin’ work.
In other writin’s on our Dino, Tosches has described our most beloved Dino as “an American Buddha” and I find that a brillant comparison. You may wanna checks out the Dino-amore-day 2012 post at ilovedinomartin tagged “Dino-amore Nick Tosches Style” where we posted Tosches amazin’ Dino-essay “God Created Dean Martin In His Own Image Then Stood Back,” which is chapter 27 in “Nick Tosches’ Reader.” Anyone who questions Tosches devotion to our Dino simply needs to read that amazin’ reflection.
BTW, did you know that “DINO: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams” won Blender Mag’s top award for greatest Rock and Roll bio of all times?
Pallies who shy away from Tosches’ tome simply are afraid of seein’ all sides of our great man’s great life. Those who truly love our Dino loves each and every detail of his amazin’ life journey.
Hope you find this answer helpful pallies!
Dino-devotedly, Dino Martin Peters