Hey pallies, likes a few months ago we presented you with a stunnin' Dino-essay by a dude tagged Andrew who hangs his hat at the swingin' male pad, "Electrogent."
Likes on 1 May 2012 we presented nouveau hipster and full time law student Andrew's so so very evocative Dino-reflections askin' the provocative quire, "What Happened to Music," and addressin' the issue by offerin' "a case study contrasting Dean Martin with Justin Bieber."
Well, likes ilovedinomartin is thrilled to be returnin' to Andrew's space this very day to offer a delightful second helpin' of Dino-devotion with his "Tuesday Tunesday: Dean Martin. This time 'round Mr. Andrew gives a bit of history on the life and times of our most beloved Dino. While wisely acknowledgin' that "To relive his life would take an entire book" Andrew encourages his readership to "delve into his music and that great voice, one of the best of all time."
Likes ilovedinomartin is psyched to see the the youthful wisdom and devotion to our great man exhibited by Mr. Andrew and thrilled to see him openly affirmin' his passion for our King of Cool. Certainly hope that we will hear many many more Dino-reflections from the pen of this true knower of our Dino. Thanks ever so much Andrew for puttin' the accent on our Dino in this way at your excitin' "Electogent" pad and helpin' your readership come to know, love, and honor our Dino. To view this in it's original format, just clicks on the tag of this here Dino-message. Dino-delightedly, DMP
Tuesday Tunesday: Dean Martin
“Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?”
What kind of man is worshiped by Elvis Presley, donned the “coolest man who ever lived” by Playboy, a former boxing prizefighter and liquor bootlegger, and one of the smoothest lady-killers of all time? Why, Dean Martin, of course.
Dean grew up speaking only Italian until he went to school, where he ultimately declared he was smarter than his teachers and he dropped out of school to work as a bootleg liquor delivery boy, a speakeasy employee, a blackjack dealer, a steel mill worker and boxer.
By the age of 15 he was a champion boxer named “Kid Crochet,” and he claimed to have lost 11 of his 12 fights, and then gave up the sport to continue working in speakeasy bars and singing for various bands. He’s mostly known for his work in the “Rat Pack” with Sinatra and Sammy. While he enjoyed huge success on his own through acting and singing roles, his main body of work came with these three, and formed him as a Vegas and American showman legend.
To relive his life would take an entire book, there are plenty about him. For now, what’s important is to delve into his music and that great voice, one of the best of all time.