Hey pallies likes are we in for the hugest of huge Dino-treats as today, as promised we share our newest pallie, down under dude Mr. Joshua Meggitt's coolest of cool "celebration" of our Dino....an hour long radio programme that is a marvelous mix of '70's and '80's Dino-croons and choice audio recordin's from our Dino's later work on both the small and big screens.
Featured on the Max Headroom show from radio RRR 102.7 FM in Melbourne, Australia on 23 April 15, the description of the show that we shared here includes these wise words......
"Over his long and varied career, Dean Martin, "The King of Cool", was a heart throb, crooner, film star and leading member of the rat pack.
He was also known as "The Laziest Man In Showbiz", churning out countless albums of stale standards and hosting formulaic, TV specials for over 40 years.
On Max Headroom this week, Joshua Meggitt explores this lacklustre Dino, playing choice filler from his later albums, with excerpts from such cinematic highlights asThe Cannonball Run 2."
Mr. Meggitt, as promised sent us a link here for all us Dino-philes to be able to listen to each and ever glorious minute of his hour of remarkable reflections on the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino.
Near the beginnin' of the programme, Josh shares these wise and wonderful words 'bout our Dino with his audience.......
"....and Dino who we are celebrating tonight on Max Headroom..singer, film actor, film, TV star, comedian, hipster. Dean Martin was the consummate low brow entertainer, spreading his wares thin and making a lot of money. Today he is largely remembered as kind of a lazier version of Frank Sinatra, a Las Vegas self-parody, kind of like Elvis. His reputation rests on a few comedies he made with Jerry Lewis early on, and some charming pieces of pop fluff that once topped the charts with retro lounge revivals and appearances in mafia films. even by the later years of his own career, his early days as a global charismatic romantic icon were long forgotten. And, let I can't look away from these productions. There is something so endearing in his careless I don't give a damn attitude."
And in his epistle to us that shared the link Josh also shared these words of deep, pure, and true devotion to our most beloved Dino....
"Dino is indeed one of my favourite artists and he gives so, so much. When I mention "lazy, lacklustre", I'm suing the terms very affectionately. I read the Nick Tosches book some time ago and absolutely loved it, and his word son Dino and his indifference to success were very inspiring. This is what I'm referring to, and I think his indifference to the world , and going further, his outright hostility to success, and everything, was what I was celebrating."
We gotta 'fess up that we grooved on each and ever moment of this purely potent programme of passionate appreciato for our King of Cool. We particularly loved listenin' to a number of croons from our Dino's last al-b-um, "The Nashville Sessions." And, we couldn't 'gree more with Josh that these particular croons really are remarkably revelatory of our Dino's life and times at that point...truly these croons form a stellar set of Dino-teachin's!!!!!
We coulda goes on and on, 'bout the wonderful mixin' of Mr. Meggitt's Dino-reflections with our Dino's singin', but likes we wants youse all to enjoy this amazin' programme lovin'ly presented by in-the-know Dino-holic Mr. Joshua Meggitt.
We salute Josh for this tremendous tribute to our main man and for encouragin' his audience to develop a deeper understandin' and relationship with of our Dino by readin' Nick Tosche's Dino-bio, "DINO: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dream. And thanks ever so much to pallie Josh for even givin' a nice shout out to our humble little Dino-blog, ilovedinomartin. for doin' our part to promote his Dino-special.
In the deepest of deep Dino-appreciation, DMP