Today we are perfectly pleased to share a potent portion of an excellent essay scribed by Mr. Robert Stacy McCain that deeply draws on our profound philosopher Dino! From the blog " The Patriarch Tree," where Mr. McCain holds forth. McCain's brief bio informs us that he is a "professional journalist since 1986"and that " has won national awards for his writing on culture and politics."
Mr. McCain's perfect prose, "Nobody Loves a Loser," 'bout his personal struggles with love and school as a child and youth beautifully begins and ends with noteworthy nods to our one and only Dino. Beginnin' with his remarkable referencin' of our Dino's knockin' the Beatles off the charts with what became his signature croon, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime," Robert follows that with these wonderin' words, "When I was a kid growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, the message of that famous hit seemed somewhat confusing. If everybody loved somebody, I occasionally had cause to wonder, why didn’t anybody love me?"
Likes it is crystal clear that our Dino's cool croonin' 'bout amore profoundly impacted Mr. McCain as a child and gave him the framework for sharin' his early life experiences in this extraordinary essay!
We encourage you to clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram to visit Robert's blog and revel in his incredible insights. Indeed, we sez our thank you very much to Mr. Robert McCain for liftin' up the tremendous teachin's of our Dino in this wonderful way and for givin' testimony to how our philosopher Dino insightfully impacted his early life.
Yours in Dino,
Dino Martin Peters
Robert Stacy McCain
Nobody Loves a Loser
Romance requires a hero, and the hero must find a way to win
Dean Martin hadn’t had a Top 40 hit in seven years when he went into the studio to record an album entitled Dream With Dean in 1964. Toward the end of the recording session, he was still one song short, and the pianist suggested one of his own. Ken Lane had co-written the ballad in 1947 with Sam Coslow and Irving Taylor, and it had been recorded by several other singers, including Frank Sinatra, but without commercial success. As an album filler, however, it would do, and so Martin recorded it with Lane on piano, accompanied by a small combo of drums, bass and guitar. The tune went in as the last song of side one of Dream With Dean, and might have been forgotten, except that the singer really liked the song. Martin re-recorded it with a full orchestra for his next album, and when executives at Reprise Records heard the new version, they decided to rename the album for the song:
Everybody loves somebody sometime.
Everybody falls in love somehow.
Something in your kiss just told me
My sometime is now.
“Everybody Loves Somebody” put Dean Martin back on top. It was such a huge hit that, in August 1964, it knocked The Beatles’ “Hard Day’s Night” out of Number One on the Billboard charts. It became Martin’s signature tune, the theme song for his popular NBC variety show that aired from 1965 to 1974.
When I was a kid growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, the message of that famous hit seemed somewhat confusing. If everybody loved somebody, I occasionally had cause to wonder, why didn’t anybody love me? .........................................
How does a young man become the romantic hero? Sing it, Dean-o.