Sunday, January 23, 2022

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "The Things We Did Last Summer"

 Hey there, mi Dino-diggin' amici! 

Welcome, one & all...guys & gals...dames & dudes! 

So, how's my Dino-peeps doin' this week? 

Hopefully GREAT! 

Thins' 'round here ain't too bad. Weathers been decent. Days have been extra frigid lately...but sunny. 

Hey pallies...no problemo! 'Cause wee bit, by wee bit, the days is gettin' longer & longer! Sun is risin' earlier & earlier! We is slowly creepin' towards warmer days, my friends! 

I know...I'm jumpin' the gun here, pals. But...we is 1/3 the ways through Winter...& I'm already gettin' Spring fever!! Haha!! 

Youse too? I bet! 


So, pals...here's what I'm thinkin'. A "chilled-out"..."cooly-mellow" Dino-jam...that will bring those comfy, warmer days to mind, for this week's Serenade. 

Somethin' relaxin'...to help us through our Winter pilgrimage. 

I is also wantin' to get us ready for an up & comin' month of PURE PURE Dino-passion! Next week we will be on the cusp of "Dino-Amore Month"! 

So, today I am reachin' for a tune that will transition Dino's wintery coolness into a "Pre-Amore" vibe! 

Are youse feelin' me, pallies?! Cool! 

We need somethin' to kick back to. 

Maybe with a friend...maybe solo...with a glass of vino. 

Either way, pallies...I'm feelin' some "The Things We Did Last Summer", today. 

Gonna reach for Dean's "A Winter Romance" al b um...one last time, mi amici. Youse with me?! Good! 

Nothin' better to do on these chilly kinda days...than hang with Dino...& just drift away. Take my advice with this one, ol' friends o' mine! Nothins' more peaceful. 


OK, pallies. We'll set our sights on warmer days & a month-long journey through Dean's MOST romantico jams! 

Can't wait!!! 

Ciao!

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

 Hey, pals...can I asks a question? 

Is it cold 'nough for youse "chilly-weather-lovin" Dino-holics, yet?! Haha!! 

Oh well, mi amici...it's January...get's used to it for a bit. 

Actually...hasn't been too bad, though. Some days are cold...some days are nice! Crazy Winter so far! Gots me comin' & goin'! Haha!! 

Wish Ol' Mother Nature would just make up her mind & get through these frosty covered days! All this weather changin' is makin' your pal, Danny G, dizzy! Haha!! 

Oh well, mi amici. 'Tis the season. 

The good news is, my Spring countdown is in FULL Dino-gear...& 'cordin' to my calculations...we gots ONLY 63 COOL COOL days to go! 

Ahhhhhh!!! I know...I know! Sounds like FOREVER! But...time flies, pallies! 

Before we knows it...the blue birds will be singin' & Springtime days will be swingin'!  


OK pals...with WARM thoughts in mind...let's gets to today's Serenade! 


I, once 'gain, went back to Dean's "Winter Romance" al b um,  for this one! 

Well...why wouldn't I?!!! It's wintery magic set to vinyl, mi amici! Haha!! 


Let's imagine we is sittin' on some warm tropic sands, my friends. Dino's warm warm vocals siftin' through the air...cool Summer breezes blowin' & the last thin' on our minds is icy days & snowin'! Now THAT'S a nice thought, pallies! 

Yup...sounds great, pals. 

But for now..."Baby, It's Cold Outside!" 

DEF I NATE LY!!! 


Well, mi amici...it's time for me to scram. Got's places to go...& peeps to meet. 

Actually...I just wanna get to this swoonin' croon of a wintery Dino-tune! Haha! 

Oh, & btw, pals...I'm wonderin' WHERE our fearless leader, DMP, is too! I'm sure he'll pop up soon. 

But for now, I'm just gonna keep doin' what I do...& hopin' he's comin' back soon. 


OK... Stay warm pals...only 63 days to go! 

Ciao!   

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Out In The Cold Again"

 Hey pallies! 

How's thins'? 

Enjoyin' Dino-Winter Season 2022? 

Is thins' gettin' "wintery" yet? 

Yea, we gots our first "significant" snowfall yesterday...'bout 10". Not to mention it's only 14 degrees out! OMG! Haha!! 

That's nuthin' for us though. 

Just a drop of vino in the bucket, 'round here. 

So..no biggie, pallies. And besides...I got my Dino-tunes to keep me warm! Little tequila too...Hahaha!!! 

No problem! 

Actually, stayin' warm was never so damn cool, my friends! Ha! 

Dean ALWAYS gets thins' heated...even durin' a storm... & today's Serenade is gonna show youse EX ACT LY what I mean! 

Once 'gain...grabbed this wintery classic off my own personal FAVE snowy al b um..."Winter Romance". 

"Out in the Cold Again", may sound chilly. It may sound FROSTY! Man o man...it might even sound "face first in the snow, FREEZIN'"!!! Haha!! But believe me, pallies...this tune is SURE to makes youse feel ALL comfy cozy & so so snuggly inside! 

Bet youse didn't think youse could be warm & cool at the EXACT same time, huh?! 

Well, pals...that's the Dino-Winter Season magic! 

Never underestimate our pal amongst pals, mi amici! He's got ALL the tricks up his sleeve to gets the pep in your snowy step! 


OK, pals o mine...grab a seat...your FAVE spot...get a drinky...your FAVE concoction...& press "PLAY". It's time to settle in for a long...cold...Winter. 

Well...actually...it's only 70 days 'til Spring! 

Yes!!! 

We got this, my friends! 

Enjoy! 

Sunday, January 02, 2022

Danny G's Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm"

 Wooooo Hoooooo!!! 

Happy Dino-Year 2022!!! Haha!! 

Man o man...what a whirlwind it's been, pals!!! 

I'm not even sure what DAY it is...never mind the year! Hahaha!!! 

Thins' have been so so crazy durin' these last few weeks...my Mondays seem like Fridays & Wednesdays are like Saturdays!!! 

Man! Hopes I'm not writin' Danny G's THURSDAY Serenade with Dino!!! Haha!! Not that that would be a bad thin', either! Matter o' fact...might be a GREAT idea!!! Haha!!! 

Anyway...we made it! 

Dino lead us through the thick & thin of 2021. 

Some good...some not so great. But guess what, mi amici! It's time to start fresh!!! And...my friends...I'm POS I TIVE Dino will help swing us into the BEST year yet! 


Now pals...I'm SURE I've shared my crazy little New Years tradition with all youse cool cool Dino-philes many times...But...it's just one of those VERY special little thins' that I loves sharin' with all my fellow Dino-holics. So....here it is, 'gain. 

Actually this was somethin' my Nanna G. would do with my bro & I on New Years Eve, while Mom & Pop were out dancin' & celebratin'. Soon as the BALL fell...as soon as Midnight struck...she would lead us to the front door... & open it up...lettin' the old year out...& the new year in! Haha!  

We got such a KICK outta this yearly routine as kids, that I STILL do it to this very day with my mini Dino-holics! 

Nanna was such a SWEET & FUN lady! My earliest memories of Dean were actually with her & I wathchin' Martin & Lewis flicks in her parlor. Yes sir pallies...that's where it ALL began! I knew there & then...that I was a tried & true Dino-holic! Ha! 

Ok, pals...let's get the very first Sunday Serenade of 2022 spinnin'! 

What do youse say we kick off the new year...with a little somethin' from the "Winter Romance" al b um? 

I'm thinkin' some "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" is PERFECTO to ease us into a new wintery season...as well as a COOL COOL NEW YEAR! 


Well, mi amici...let's ALL thinks of the message Nanna G. was tryin' to instill in our young minds.  Let your old worries go...leave them in the past...And enjoy life from today goin forward! 

Dean spreads the same vibe to me now & EVERYDAY! Let's make this a GREAT year pallies! Dino's at our side & he's leadin' the way! 

O'...& just wait 'til youse checks out this CRAZY awesome vid I found! Hahaha!!!


OK ol' pals o' mine...turn it up & raise a glass to the good times to come! 

This one's with you in mind, Nanna! 

Salute!!!

Friday, December 24, 2021

Danny G's SPECIAL Dino-Departure Day Sunday Serenade with Dino...on Friday: "Silent Night/Peace on Earth"

 Hey there, pallies. 

Well...we made it. Welcome to Winter 2021.  

Man...just cants believe nother' Christmas is here. Seems so far away, then all of a sudden...here it is. 

'Nother important day is here, also. 

Dino-Departure Day. 

It crept up as well, pals. 

'Nother year since we lost our main man, Dino.  That's a tough one to say, pals. Truly hurts me. 

But...what makes thins' a little bit easier on my heart...is bein' part of this GREAT GREAT blog...'specially today. 

Gives me a chance to share a little piece of myself & my thoughts 'bout Dean. 

What he's meant to me throughout my life.  


Today...although we is reminded 'bout what we've  lost...we also think 'bout what we still have! Life is GOOD! 

Dino keeps it that way! 

Crazy, yes. Upside down...Definately! But, good. 


So, pals...we will spread good will to others & share positive thoughts. 

Let's not sulk & be blue. 

Let's celebrate!  

Let's 'member all the good stuff that made Dino...Dino!  Fun...Happy...Foolish...& OH SO VERY Cool! Haha!! 

To be thought 'bout...every once in awhile...Swoonin' & Croonin'...makin' people smile! Yup...THAT'S how I'm guessin' he would dig thins' the most!   


What a great great time of year to REALLY get in touch with your inner Dino, too, my friends! Just soak in his vibe & spread it all 'round! 


I'm so so thrilled today...to be able to play one of the ab so lute BESTEST of the BEST Christmassy tunes... by the ab so lute BESTEST of the BEST Christmas crooners! 

The song I've chosen, for this VERY special Dino-Departure Day Serenade, maybe my fave...DEF I NATE LY  HAS to be..."Silent Night/Peace on Earth".  

How could I NOT pick this BEA U TI FUL tune?! 

With the final bow of such a man...I NEED to play a song FILLED with true, pure Dino-passion! 

Don't know 'bout youse pallies...but this tune REALLY moves me! 

So So softly POWERFUL & So So gently SOOTHIN' to my soul. 

It takes me to a calm...cool place... where we is ALL forever young & Dean is ALWAYS & FOREVER present'. 

Ahhhhh...Nice nice stuff, pals. 


Well...I wont keep youse any longer. Knows youse got thins' to do. New memories to be made. 

Let's ALL 'member the TRUE meanin' of the day, pallies & keep that vibe goin' ALL year long! 


Oh...& don't forget, my friends...in the middle of all the chaos these next couple days...take a minute to 'member Dino. The worlds not seen a shinin' star like him 'gain. 


Merry Christmas, DMP...wherever youse are. 

Merry Christmas, pallies. 

Buon Natale! 

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Danny G's SPECIAL Dino-Winter Month Sunday Serenade with Dino: "Jingle Bells"

 Welcome back, my bell jinglin'...sleigh ridin', pals! 

Youse ready for the big day?! 

Almost here! 

We is gettin' down to the wire, now, mi amici! 


Definitely one of those bittersweet days for us Dino-lovers. 

Along with all the happiness & chaotic excitement that comes with Christmas...we also mark 'nother year without our main guy...here, among us. Dino-Departure Day. 

But...my friends! We still have his spirit! 

Gotta 'member that! 

Always! 

Dino will be our shinin' light through ALL thins'! 

The power of music is real, pals! And Dino's, more than any other...can help us through anythin'! 

So...palsies o mine...let's be merry! 

Celebrate his life, times & teachins'! 

And never give up that glowin', happy Dino-vibe! 


I'm feelin' a little foolish today, actually! Haha!! Gotta be that strong Dino-spirit in the air, this time of year, pals! 

So what else is there left to do 'cept roll with it & get that FUN FUN Dino-air swirlin'! 

How's 'bout some "Jingle Bells"...as ONLY our main dude can do "Jingle Bells"...for this week's Serenade?! 

Yup! Sounds good to me! 


O'...& btw, pallies...since this is the last actual Sunday before the big day...I is gonna try to post next week's Serenade early. Probably try for Friday. 

No way I can let this VERY special day pass without one more VERY special Dino-jam! 


OK, mi amici...enjoy the tune, my friends! And enjoy all the crazy Christmassy-chaos! 

It's TRULY the MOST Dino-ful time of the year! 


Ciao! 

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Danny G's SPECIAL Dino-Winter Month Sunday Serenade with Dino: "I'll Be Home For Christmas"

 Welcome back, mi amici! 

How youse feelin'? 

Hopefully not TOO stressed out. 

I know we gots a LOT of thins' to do...gettin' ready for the big day! Dino-Departure day, that is! Haha!! 

Yup...it's a BUSY time of year, palsies. Not easy keepin' your mindset on "chill mode" these next couple weeks. Everyone seems to go into panic mode! Seem to forget what the holidays are all 'bout. 

Well, pals...what we need to do...is to just relax. 

Take a deep breath...& relax. 

Thins' will come together...& we'll all be OK. 

Just do what I do, my friends! Increase your Dino-intake...& maybe a little more vino. Haha!! That's somethin' we DEFINATELY can ALL use! 


Actually...what I seem to have the hardest time with...is holdin' onto my traditions...which I've mentioned here before. 

Sometimes that gets me a wee bit blue, pals. Ain't easy when family that once were the tradition do-ers...are all gone. Now it's up to you...& no one else is diggin' what youse do! Ugh!! 

Yup...not easy convincin' my kiddies that "The Feast of the Seven Fishes" is a yummy Christmas Eve dinner!  That "polpi" & calamad"...(octopus & squid) are delicious! Haha!! 

Nope...they just ain't feelin' the old traditional vibe...that I grew up with...mi amici. 

Really gets me longin' for "the old days", pals. Christmas' long gone by. I'm sure youse can relate, my friends. 

I thinks this week's Serenade will get us back to those days, pallies. Maybe not physically...but will definitely bring our thoughts back to those great great days! 

Dino's "I'll Be Home for Christmas"...is the one tune that gets me both happy & sad...both...at the same time. Melancholy, but comforted. Just thinkin' back & bein' SO SO thankful & appreciative for those memories...gives me the energy & extra "pep in my step"...to keep on keepin' on! 

Actually, pals...Dino jams are the one tradition...that no matter what...or who...is 'round...have ALWAYS been & ALWAYS will be...my one CONSTANT Christmassy tradition. Now, friends o mine...who can ask for ANY more than that? 

Well, pals o' mine...before I take off...had to make sure youse is all aware of the The Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra Christmas special airin' on PBS this week! Channel 2, here in my part of the world. Makes sure to watch for it & also the Dean Martin documentary on TCM. They both are PERFECTO to get thins' jumpin'! 

Enjoy, mi amici!