Saturday, October 17, 2015

Nothing escapes his eye, as in this description of Dean Martin captured in a kinescope of a 1965 concert


Hey pallies, likes one never ever knows what the pallies at ol' google Dino-'lerts are goin' to send our Dino-way.  Recently, we received a Dino-'lert that sent us over to the pad of  "The BAY AREA REPORTER -  Serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community since 1971."  Once we gots there we found an exquisite essay penned by Mr.  Roberto Friedman tagged "Rakoffian pleasures" accentin' the late renowned humorist Mr. David Rakoff."

Friedman, in demonstratin' the vast variety of subjects for what  he called Rakoff's  "pitch-perfect ear for pop culture," notes a remarkable reflection scribed by Rakoff on our one and only Dino.  The potent paragraph below has Rakoff remarkin' on our Dino's croonin' of his hit song "King Of The Road" durin' that most famous live 1965 benefit concert at the Keil Opera House with Mr. Frank Sinatra and company.  We, of course, have also included a youtube vid clip of the moment in Dino-history.

We thanks Mr. Roberto Friedman and all the pallies at "The BAY AREA REPORTER" for this  marvelous mention of our most beloved Dino.  As we have only shared the particular portion of the prose that accents our Dino, as usual, simply clicks on the tag of this Dino-patter to reads all of Friedman's thoughts on Mr. David Rakoff.  btw, the pix above is of Rakoff.  Dino-reportin', DMP


 Nothing escapes his eye, as in this description of Dean Martin captured in a kinescope of a 1965 concert: "While singing 'King of the Road,' he gives it a nice little genderfuck by punctuating a riff with a lock of the torso, a cant of the head, his wrist a relaxed teapot handle, and singing, 'Queen of the road.' Dean, just for an instant, makes a surprisingly sympathetic and counterintuitively convincing bottom. I sit there, homo that I am, charmed and unoffended."

4 comments:

Danny G. said...

Haha! Crazy ol' Dean! Who could be offended by our pal?

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, likes you knows dude, our Dino never ever cared much 'bout what others thought....he just went 'bout doin' life on his own terms. Keeps lovin', keeps sharin' our Dino!

blueiscoool said...

What a great find DMP and as always it is new to me. A very funny take on a classic song and once again DM proves why he is the King of Kings of entertainment. This seems very daring, esp in light of the year but of course as you mentioned Dino could care less what others thought, he did it all his way! It's too bad everyone couldn't be this way.Thanks again for this gem my friend.

Have a great week!

Scott

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Scotty-o, we can tell that you are really gettin' into the Dino-vibe...couldn't be cooler dude. This particular post is probably new to even the most commited Dino-addicts. Keeps lovin',keeps sharin' our one and only Dino!