Monday, June 22, 2015

" is the song that.......turned me over to a Dean Martin lover."

Hey pallies, likes one of the fascinatin' thin's 'bout usin' the google blog engine for searchin' for Dino-devotion is that sometimes, somehow what one might consider buried Dino-treasure gets uncovered to our total total Dino-delight!

Case in point, of course, would be today's Dino-offerin' from the cool cool collegiate blog, "DARTBLOG,"  Likes you guessed it pallies, it's a blog scribed by students and alumni of  Ivy League Darmouth College.

Likes we are perfectly perfectly pumped to see our most beloved Dino catchin' the attention of an Ivy Leaguer dude!  The post simply tagged "Dean Martin - Houston," was published on November 8, 2007 and scribed by Mr. Joe Malchow while he was a student at the college.  Malchow, in 2004, "founded Dartblog just a few months after arriving at Dartmouth; over a period of four years the website became an agenda-setting publication at the College and among watchers of higher education at large."  "In 2012 he was named to the Forbes "30 Under 30" list."

In his brief remarks, Mr. Malchow shares how simply listenin' to the Dino-croon of "Houston" on the radio "turned me over to a Dean Martin lover."  Likes, how absolutely awesome is that dudes?!?!?!?!   We are thoroughly thrilled to find   'nother of today's up and comin' youth gettin' sold out to our most beloved Dino and sharin' his Dino-testimony with the world!

Likes, of course, we are so so sorry to be so so late in sharin' this, but we hang with the ol' adage, better late then never.  We salute Mr. Joe Malchow for boldly professin' his Dino-devotion in this way.  To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.  Dino-delightedly, DMP  btw pallies, by the time we found Malchow's post there were no vids attached, so we simply have added ones that seemed appropriate.

Dean Martin — “Houston”


For no good reason at all, here is the song that, randomly pouring out of the Sirius standards and swing channel four years ago, turned me over to a Dean Martin lover. It’s “Houston,” a Lee Hazlewood tune about a fellow who finds himself in a strange city with “no one who calls him friend” and “holes in both of his shoes.” (Do not fret for the man: he has a girl waitin’ home for him—or, at least she said she’d be.)

 Hazlewood was more of a producer than a songwriter, but one other famous work of his is “These Boots Are Made For Walking,” which achieved tremendous success after he instructed Nancy Sinatra to sing it “like a 16-year old girl who f***s truck drivers.” But “Houston” is a pretty song, with no such wretchedness.

As a bonus, in the extended entry enjoy an earlier television performance Deano gave of “Houston.”


Always On Watch said...

Back in the day, "Houston" was a huge hit on almost every radio station (AM, of course) in the United States!

Lee Hazelwood had the knack for composing wonderful tunes, and our Dino could certainly sing 'em better than anyone else.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, thanks for the patter Miss AOW, I'm sure many a pallie was turned on to our Dino when it was first recorded...and cool to know it is still turnin' today's youth on to the Dean scene these days as well! Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!