Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Our Dino and the kid share a bromantic moment together

Hey pallies, likes founds this cool signed Dinobromantic Dinopix of our Dino and the jer at photobucket....loves the looks on our great man and the kid's faces....if you wanna see this in it's original format, just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram... Dinodiggin', DMP

George Gobel & Dean Martin

Hey pallies, gotta give Dinocredit when Dinocredit is due...just visited this cool blog Mr. Completely and found this stellar Dinoclip of our Dino and Mr. George Gobel with Georgie singin' his version of the aussie song "Tie Me Kangeroo Down"....as Mr. Completely sez "If this doesn't get you laughing, nothing will!" This is just one of the funniest Dinoclips ever and our Dino is totally cool, hip, and ever his randy self in this clip....thanks to Mr. Completely for sharin' this Dinofunny for all us true Dinoholics to get Dinostoned on!!!!! Dinoaddictedly, DMP btw, to see this at Mr. Completely pad...just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram....

Monday, March 30, 2009
George Gobel & Dean Martin

If this doesn't get you laughing, nothing will!

Labels: Humor

posted by Mr. Completely @ 9:29 PM

Monday, March 30, 2009

BEST of "An Evening at the Buddies Lounge" - Show #3 (The Dean Martin Hour)

Hey pallies, likes there is no Dinoend to the Dinofinds in blogs these Dinodays. Just found this cool blog tagged "Buddies Lounge" where blogger Big W is featurin' the sounds of our great man. If you clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram you will be transported to this stellar blog where you will be able to download this Dinotrib. Loves findin' more and more pallies turnin' on to Dino and helpin' to do the Dinowork of sharin' the Dinomessage with the Dinoworld.... Dinodiggin', DMP
Sunday, March 29, 2009
BEST of "An Evening at the Buddies Lounge" - Show #3 (The Dean Martin Hour)

The “Big W” will be back next week with an ALL NEW show, but he did leave behind one last great episode from the spring of 2008 to share with everyone once again this week. It’s his tribute to the “King of Cool” Dean Martin, with an hour of classics, as always in LIVING STEREO. Slip on your Smoking Jacket, shake a Martini, then sit back and enjoy the warm Hi-Fi sounds of Dean Martin. It’s the BEST of “An Evening At The Buddies Lounge” – Show #3 - Originally aired on 5/4/08 as show #11. Bottoms Up! “An Evening At The Buddies Lounge” will be back next Saturday, April 4th will an all-new show. Don’t miss it!

CLICK HERE for The BEST of "An Evening at the Buddies Lounge" - Show #3

Best of “An Evening At The Buddies Lounge” #3
Originally aired on 5/4/08 as show #11

Also, hear "An Evening At The Buddies Lounge" on LIVE365.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week....in Living Stereo! Archive Shows can be found here

CLICK HERE for Buddies Lounge LIVE365.com station

Our Dino and the jer Bromancin' In "Money From Home"

Hey pallies, here's a very cool pix of our Dino and the jer from "Money From Home" doin' some bromancin'....our Dino was always ahead of his time and certainly the Martin and Lewis flicks were the first and coolest bromances ever...enjoys pallies.... In our Dino, DMP

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Dino and the Jer....the Coolest Bromance Ever

Hey pallies, with the opennin' of the new bromance flick, "I Love You, Man" it seems very Dinoappro to start a series of Dinograms showin' the original and the coolest Bromance 'round...our Dino and the kid. We begins this Dinobromance Dinotrib with a great compilation of Dino and the kid moments to the tune "Side By Side." Thanks to a chick tagged Melanie for creatin' this so Dinocreative Dinoclip of the boys. Stay tunes for more and more great Dinoclips and Dinopixs of our Dino and the jer showin' a fine bromance..... Dinodelightedly, DMP

Friday, March 27, 2009

Our Dino Learns To Trust....

Hey pallies, noticed that this Dinoclip was just recently posted to youtube....features our Dino, Dom and Buddy singin' a tune from the stage musical "The Pajama Game" 'bout trustin' your amore. It is always so much Dinofun to watch our great man's reactions to the others he is makin' fun with. Enjoyin' the Dinodifference with you, DMP

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Importance Of Being Dino: Why Dean Martin Is The Coolest Dead Man Who Ever Lived

Hey pallies, yesterday's Dinopost 'bout Dino's boypallie Dino Jr. bein' at a pj party with Hugh reminded me that this here ilovedinomartin Dinoblog never ever posted the cool Playboy article 'bout our Dino written by Mr. Bill Zehme. Coolly tagged, "The Importance Of Being Dino: Why Dean Martin Is The Coolest Dead Man To Ever Live," this Dinoprose is just so stellar....and if my Dinomemory is correct it was from the December 2004 issue of the mag. To be able to read every stellar Dinodetail, just clicks on each page and it will enlarge. Still don't have my own copy of this mag...gotta makes it a Dinopriority to gets my hands on one. Dinodiggin', DMP


Why Dean Martin Is The Coolest Dead Man Who Ever Lived

by Bill Zehme

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rememberin' our Dino's boypallie Dino Jr....Pajama Party With Hugh

Hey pallies, our Dino's boypallie Dino was headin' in the same coolest of Dinodirections as his Dinodaddy-o before that tragic flight...here is a mag Dinoarticle 'bout Dino Jr.
makin' the scene with Playboy's Hugh Hefner..enjoys pallies and likes if you can't read the Dinoprose likes just clicks on the article and it will enlarge. Dinosharin', DMP

Monday, March 23, 2009

On This Date (March 21, 1987) Dean Paul Martin

Hey pallies, likes here is some more Dino Jr. rememberin' from a great blog tagged "The Music Is Over." Loves this pix of our Dino and his boypallie Dino Jr. was his bandpallies..taken from the stellar Dinoshow...and great little Dino Jr. prose included as well. As usual, to checks this out in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram... Dinorespectfully, DMP

On This Date (March 21, 1987) Dean Paul Martin
Posted by themusicsover on March 21, 2009

Dean Paul Martin
November 17, 1951 - March 21, 1987

To many, Dean Paul Martin was best known as Dean Martin’s son, but to music fans he was Dino of Dino, Desi and Billy. The Desi being Desi Arnaz Jr. Forming the group in their early teens, DD&B had a couple of semi hits that targeted the teenage girl crowd. As he grew older, Dino became Dean Paul and went on to make a name for himself playing tennis. He even played Wimbledon. Flying was yet another passion of Martin’s. He got his pilot’s license at just 16 and later earned his wings with the Air National Guard. Then in 1987, Martin was flying his National Guard fighter jet when a bad snowstorm caused him to crash it in the mountains for California, killing him and his Weapons System Officer on impact. He was once married to Olympic ice skater, Dorothy Hammill and actress Olivia Hussey.

Dino Martin Jr. In Memoriam

Hey pallies, so sorry all my pallies, but I had the incorrect date for our Dino's boypallie Dino Jr.'s passing, so I missed postin' this on the day of his death. Here is the grave site for our Dino's beloved son. Dino Jr. was born on November 17, 1951 and he died on March 21, 1987. If you wanna see this in it's original format, just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram. Dinorespectfully, DMP

The Grave of Dean Martin Jr.

Dino, the son of Dean Martin, part of the 60's pop band "Dino, Desi, and Billy." An Air Force Captain, he was killed when his plane crashed into a mountain; buried at the huge military National Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. His grace is against the south fence bordering Wilshire Blvd, in Section 419, grave P-28.

Rememberin' our Dino's boypallie Dino Jr....'nother Dinointerview

Hey pallies, likes here is 'nother interview of our Dino speakin' so lovin'ly 'bout his beloved boypallie Dino Jr. Again, it was while our Dino was performin' for the Brits and the Dinocoversation was shot at Wimbleton...loves to hear our our Dino speaks his boypallie's tagg...Dino, and relates how well his youngen played tennis and 'bout his stellar role in the tennis movie, "Players." Gotta 'fess up that I have still to see Dino Jr. in this amazin' flick. So, as we continue our Dino Jr. remembrances listen and watch our great man speaks with such pride 'bout his namesake. Dinofocused, DMP

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Rememberin' our Dino's boypallie Dino Jr.....our Dino speaks of Dino Jr.'s death

Hey pallies, today's Dinoremembrance of Dino Jr. features an interview that our Dino gave while he was playin' in London where he speaks of his beloved boypallie Dino Jr.'s death. Dino says: "Luckily Jeanne and I, we are both fatalists....what has to be...has to be." In this way our great man was able to accept the death of Dino Jr....although all true Dinolovers know that our Dino was never the same after Dino Jr. crashed that plane. Watchin' our Dino speakin' of Dino Jr. is so so poignant indeed. Hope this Dinoclip helps you understand better our Dino and way at lookin' at life. Dinosharin', DMP

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rememberin' our Dino's boypallie Dino Jr.....the Dino's together on the Dinoshow

Hey pallies, well we are in the middle of our Dino Jr. trib as we remember that sad day when the light of our Dino's life....Dino Jr. crashed while pilotin' an Airforce plane. Today's Dinofeature is the coolest of cool Dinoclips from the Dinoshow featurin' our Dino and his beloved boypallie Dino Jr. havin' some fun makin' some music together. Loves so much to see the two Dino's together havin' such a great time...'specially loves the patter between the two Martin boys 'bout whether Dino Jr.'s pallies consider our Dino cool..... Enjoys this Dinoclip all my Dinolovin' pallies.... Dinodevotedly, DMP

Friday, March 20, 2009

Rememberin' our Dino's boypallie Dino Jr....the Dino's together

Hey pallies, loves findin' pixs of the Dino's together....cool son...cooler father...so here are a trio of pixs of our great man and his beloved boypallie at different stages of their Dinolives as we continue to remember Dino Jr. and how much he is loved by his Dinodaddy-o... Dinodevotedly, DMP

Son croons about Rat Pack dad Dean Martin tribute show set to swing into Vaughan

Hey pallies, are cool is it to see that our Dino's boypallie Ricci is back on the road sharin' his Dinotrib with more and more Dinoholics...this time Ricci is takin' the show to Vaughan in Ontario, Canada. Enjoys this article written by Katia Caporiccio for Vaughn Today. Does loves this pick of Ricci with his Dinodady-o....showin' what loves our great man had for his youngest boypallie... As usual, just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram to read this in it's original format. Dinosharin', DMP

Son croons about Rat Pack dad
Dean Martin tribute show set to swing into Vaughan
By Katia Caporiccio

LEGEND Dean Martin hugs 6-year-old son Ricci in this 1959 photo. (Courtesy Ricci Martin)After a long day of golfing, all he wanted was a slice of soft, buttered bread.

“He would fold it in half, take a bite and say, ‘Now that’s livin’, pally’,” says Ricci Martin about his late dad. “I’ll never forget that.”

Ricci, Dean Martin’s son, is set to perform his father’s classic hits in An Evening of Dean Martin, Music and More, his Son Remembers at Vaughan’s Bellvue Manor on March 26.

“Vaughan has a large, apparently, Italian community and that is, of course, dad’s following so it was a very fitting venue.” Ricci said. “They are just mad for dad.”

After accepting the lifetime achievement award on behalf of his father at this year’s Grammy Awards, it was a no-brainer to put something together that celebrates his dad’s life, Ricci said. Musical performances, humour, videos and family photos are all part of the show.

“Because of the Rat Pack and Las Vegas and Ocean’s Eleven, Ricci said, “everyone has this impression that . . . you’d walk into our house and see Frank Sinatra swinging from the chandelier, and dad and Sammy (Davis Jr.) at the bar drinking and smoking with blonds everywhere.

“It wasn’t the case. Dad was a real homebody.”

Golf was Dean’s favourite activity, he said. When he wasn’t away doing shows or films, he was on the links with his pals.

“He’d be home at 5 every day,” Ricci said. “We’d have dinner as a family at 6 every night.”

Growing up in Beverly Hills, Ricci and his siblings didn’t quite get that their dad was a big deal.

“We saw that there was this hoopla around him,” Ricci said. “But not until he started doing the TV show did we get a real concept of how big of a star he was.”

Ricci’s best memories of his father are the “corny” ones, he said.

“Just sitting on the couch watching TV and playing in the backyard,” he said. “The cologne he wore, . . . Woodhue by Faberge. That fragrance with the little bit of smoke you’d smell on him (was) so unique to dad. Like a father-son thing I ended up using it, so the scent really keeps him around.”

Ricci, who now lives near Park City, Utah, says his dad was a simple man.

“Here was a guy who could have been the biggest pain in the ass in the world if he wanted to because he was such a huge star,” he said. “He wasn’t.

“He treated everyone with the same respect. You could be the shoeshine guy at NBC or the head at NBC, it made no difference.”

An Evening of Dean Martin hits the Bellvue Manor March 26 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 and can be ordered at 416-214-4288. A gourmet dinner and open bar are included in the ticket price.

In print: March 20, 2009, page 8.

Male friends on the silver screen Dean and Jerry

Hey pallies, likes with the release of the next Bromance flick, "I Love You, Man" comes an interest in earlier flicks celebratin' male friendships. Here's a way cool article 'bout the "Top Ten Bromances" from Time Mag. And likes who is the first on the Bromance Flick List?........none other then our Dino and the kid. Enjoys this bit of Dinoprose and the cool Dinoclip from "My Friend Irma." Gonna have to gets my hands on the entire article written by TIME critic Richard Corliss. As usual, to visit this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tagg of this Dinopost... Dinodelightedly, DMP

Male friends on the silver screen
Dean and Jerry

Over more than a dozen films, the comic duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis established a bromantic relationship the likes of which Hollywood has rarely seen since. As TIME critic Richard Corliss writes, "The intimacy they shared was intense and startling in the '50s and remains so today."

Just take a look at this clip from their first film together, 1949's My Friend Irma. Skip ahead to about the two-and-a-half minute mark, when Lewis comes on to join Martin in a song. We're not sure why Lewis starts pawing at Martin before tousling his own hair and licking his hand, but it's the wacky start to a beautiful (too beautiful?) cinematic friendship.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Rememberin' our Dino's boypallie Dino Jr.......with Miss Ann-Margret

Hey pallies, as we continue our rememberin'of our Dino's boypallie Dino Jr. we turn to a clip of Dino Jr. doin' a stellar job of singin' "Come In From The Rain" to Miss Ann-Margret in her May 3,1980 TV special: "Ann-Margret: Hollywood Movie Girls. When I watch this clip I does have to wonder just how much fame and fortune awaited this talented young man if he not had him time walkin' the earth cut short. Enjoy this clip and notice the great chemistry that Dino Jr. has with the lovely Ann-Margret. Dinoappreciately, DMP


Hey pallies, thanks to the pallies over at Hollywood Outbreak, we have some more Dinorememberin' of the great "Rio Bravo" on the celebration of it's golden anniversary. Loves the Dinoclick that they have included with this post....every actor on the set did an outstandin' job, but our Dino turned in the performance of a lifetime as an dramatic actor...so so sad that he was not rewarded even an oscar nod for his solid gold performance as the Dude....if you wanna sees this in it's original format, just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram.... Dinoawed, DMP



March 18th, 2009 | BREAKING NEWS, NEWS OF THE DAY |
On this day in 1959, WARNER BROTHERS released it’s redefinition of the Western genre with RIO BRAVO. Director HOWARD HAWKS called in old pal JOHN WAYNE to team-up with DEAN MARTIN, RICKY NELSON, ANGIE DICKINSON, WALTER BRENNAN and WARD BOND in this classic American Western.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hawks' Rio Bravo marks a half-century

Hey pallies, what a stellar Dinoday this is.... 50 years ago on this day in Dinohistory the stellar Dinowestern "Rio Bravo' debuted. This is the Dinoflick that showed just what a great dramatic actor our Dino is...he oughta have won an oscar for this amazin' Dinoperformance. Hopes you enjoys this great Dinoprose from the "Edward Copeland On Film" blog written by David Gaffen. If you wanna see this in it's original format, just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram. Dinoawed, DMP

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hawks' Rio Bravo marks a half-century

By David Gaffen
The era of the revisionist Western is generally associated with the early 1990s, but the reality is that the subversion of the genre began in earnest several decades earlier. It picked up steam with Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Westerns and films directed by Don Siegel and Sam Peckinpah, but Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo was one of the earlier entries to play with the conventions of the genre.

It is well known that Hawks disliked High Noon, which was released in 1952, seven years before Rio Bravo – in part because of the anxiety and insecurity displayed by Will Kane, the hero played by Gary Cooper. In and of itself, this was already a subversion of the archetypal protagonist of the western, although the stoic nature of Cooper’s character fit squarely into the conventions established already within the Western’s short history on film.

Rio Bravo features John Wayne in another performance as the towering authority figure, but after his iron-clenched performance a few years earlier as Ethan Edwards in The Searchers – another film directed by John Ford that presents a protagonist as separate from the family he serves – his John Chance is another stoic, laconic type, but his relationships with the other principles have a more relaxed, lived-in quality, particularly Dean Martin, the town drunk who later redeems himself. This was Wayne entering the latter stages of his career, when his performances brought with him a quiet steadiness, devoid of the coiled rage one saw in The Searchers, which remains his best performance.

The other characters in the film are archetypes in and of themselves – the drunk, the kid, the grizzled codger – but they’re invested with a light spirit. While Hawks and Wayne may have wanted to answer High Noon’s supposed take on blacklisting with one that did not show society abandoning a man who was protecting them (the very position taken in The Searchers), this take was in some ways a more liberal, community-oriented one. Wayne’s allies are of varying ability, what with a drunk, an inexperienced kid, and a coot to protect the town against the rancher seeking to bust Joe Burdette (Claude Akins) out of prison – and Wayne’s Chance is constantly turning down entreaties from other townspeople who want to help him.

It’s hard to believe that Hawks’ chief problem with High Noon was its political bent and what they interpreted as weakness in the main character, particularly as Rio Bravo works more effectively as a rejoinder to the somber High Noon. Much of the film’s relaxed nature comes from Wayne’s interaction with Angie Dickinson’s Feathers character and the elderly deputy, Stumpy, played by supporting actor du jour Walter Brennan. Dickinson more than holds her own here – the film has several gentle moments of interaction between her and Wayne, always underrated, who as usual says more with the phrasing of one line or a reaction than plenty of actors could with a five-minute soliloquy.

And the movie remains a great showcase for what can only be described as the enjoyment of filmmaking, best illustrated by two of Martin’s big moments. One, of course, is the scene where he walks into a bar to find a character’s killer, and spots drops of blood falling into a beer mug, cluing him into the outlaw’s presence in the rafters; it’s the kind of moment Quentin Tarantino lives to include in his films.

Of course, there’s the brilliant scene prior to the climax where Martin and Nelson – both possessing terrific voices, as it was well known – sing “My Rifle, My Pony and Me.” The scene serves its purpose as a break from the rising tension throughout the latter part of the film, but who could cast a movie with Martin and Nelson and not have them collaborate with a vocal performance?

Rio Bravo is one of those films that a person could see once and feel they’ve seen it five times, so lived-in is its appeal, so comfortable its presence. In a sense one could see it three times while only seeing it once, as Hawks and Wayne teamed up for two more versions of the tale.

El Dorado (1967), in a way, improves on the original (Robert Mitchum and James Caan are superior actors to Martin and Nelson), but the villains are stronger in the original, but these are minor differences. It’s hard to say to whom this film belongs. Martin was never stronger than in this movie, a surprisingly effective cowboy who generates a ton of empathy as a result of his character’s struggle with booze. He commands the screen in his scenes in part because Wayne was a consistently generous performer on-screen, allowing the other actors room to breathe while he comfortably let his presence do the work for him.

Wayne’s ability to slip comfortably from the foreground to the background in favor of his co-stars was among his greatest strengths – the subtle approach is also probably what kept him from winning awards until he took on the more colorful Rooster Cogburn role in True Grit – but Rio Bravo is one of his best roles. It is justly remembered as one of the classics of the genre.

Rememberin' our Dino's boypallie Dino Jr....Dino, Desi, Billy Sellin' Cola

Hey pallies, it was on that fateful day March 24, 1987 that our Dino's boypallie Dino Jr. took to the air and lost his life when the Air Force plane he was pilotin' crashed.....and our Dino took his beloved Dino Jr. death very very hard...never to be the same again. In this Dinoweek leadin' up to rememberin' the day that Dino Jr. exited our planet, ilovedinomartin wants to honor and remember the life and legacy of Dino Martin Jr. Look forward to pixs, vid clips, and articles written 'bout this brillant young man. Today we feature a clip of Dino Jr. with his pallies Desi and Ricci doin' a cool commercial for RC Cola from the "Movin' With Nancy" TV Special that featured our Dino.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Our Dino sings "Irish Lullaby" from "At War With The Army"

Hey pallies, Top of the Mornin' to you dudes.....well St. Patrick's Day is here and 'nothin' could be more appro for this day of the wearin' of the green then seein' and hearin' our Dino sing "Irish Lullaby." Loves how our Dino sings this in "At War With The Army" with the kid at his side. And, likes our Dino sings this just so beautifully you woulda thinks he is 100% Irish!!!! So enjoys this stellar Dinoclip all my Dinoholic pallies...and that's no blarney... Dinolovin', DMP

Monday, March 16, 2009

Our Dino and Mr Bing Sing Italiano and Irish Together

Hey pallies, in honor of the wearin' of the green tomorrow, I shares with you a clip of our Dino and Mr. Bing singin' some Irish and Italiano folk songs taken from the Bing Crosby Oldsmobile show circa the "Rio Bravo" era. In Bing's words the duo sings "a musical pizza with a shamrock on top." Never saw this Dinoclip before, but am enjoyin' it so so very very Dinomuch. Look forward to more Dinogreen in tomorrow's Dinoirish Dinopost.... Dinodelightedly, DMP

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mick Jones digs Dino

Hey pallies, any of you dudes ready for a Dinoscavenger Dinohunt?!?!??! Likes if you clicks on the tagg of this Dinogramm you will find former member of the band Clash, Mick Jones' 30 years of acquired treasures....and likes if you clicks on the pix it enlarges and you can search the pix for a copy of Nick Tosches' stellar Dinobio, "Dino: Living High In The Dirty Business Of Dreams." (Dinohints: It's not far from the sandbags....ands the cover on the tome is the one like posted in this Dinogramm.) Thanks to Fraser Lewry for postin' this at the Word Mag site....from which the pix was taken. Takes to a dude tagg Patrick who posted a comment that he had found the Dinobook...or likes I never would have known this Dinodetail. How cool is it to know that Mick diggs our Dino to the point of ownin' Tosches outstandin' Dinotome... Let's me know if you takes this Dinochallenge and find the Dinobook... Dinosearchin' and Dinofindin', DMP

Posted by Fraser Lewry on 13 March 2009 - 4:25pm.

Here's Mick Jones' lock-up, where the former Clash man stores the paraphernalia he's accumulated during thirty-plus years in rock and pop.

Zoom in on the picture and see if you can spot the following:

1) A copy of Len Deighton's 1981 novel XPD
2) A plastic duty-free shopping bag from Vienna Airport
3) A poster advertising the original 'Punk Special' at the 100 Club
4) A 2000 AD album from 1984
5) Some kind of stealth bomber thing made of foam

You can use the controls at the foot of the image to navigate around - if something appears blurry, zoom out and it should snap back into focus. Please leave a comment below if you find anything particularly interesting.

A larger version of this picture, with many extra shelves to explore, can be found in the April edition of Word Magazine.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Michael Steele:"Love Dean Martin. He was one of these guys who just didn’t give an F. He just didn’t."

Hey pallies, as I begins this Dinogram to ya wanna reiterate that this little ilovedinomartin Dinoblog aims to stay apolitical, so note that this Dinopost is not an endorsement for any political agenda.

That said, I am likes so Dinopsyched to have discovered this Dinopatter on "Blog GQ" of an interview done by a chick tagged Lisa Depaulo with Michael Steele, the new head of the Republican Party. And likes who does Michael digg.....OUR DINO. Below you will find the pertinent words 'bout our great man and Steele's total Dinodevotion. This is so cool to find such Dinolovin' from someone so high in the political process. If you wanna read the whole interview with Steele, just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram and you will arrive at the appro Dinospot on Blog GQ. Dinothrilled, DMP

Who else?
"I like Sinatra. I like old-school. You know, Bing Crosby, Sinatra, Dean Martin. Love Dean Martin. He was one of these guys who just didn’t give an F. He just didn’t. Life was a party, and you either want to party or you don’t. But yeah, I like those. I’m a big Pack Rat. I love the Pack Rats from the 1950s—Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, those guys."

You mean the Rat Pack.
"The Rat Pack, yeah."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

World War II vet tells personal tale

Hey pallies, likes this is likes just so so stellar.....a story 'bout a childhood pallie of our Dino's. From the Fort Wayne, Indiana weekly newspaper FROST ILLUSTRATED comes this story 'bout a man tagged Charles "Mo" Moses who grew up with our Dino in Steubenville. Reads how he and our great man shared a common passion for music and how they made music together. I draw your attention to the fact that Mr. Moses is black only to remind us pallies that from early on that our Dino was color blind when it came to bein' pallies.....just a little precursor to how our Dino befriended the Sam when he was disinvited from JFK's inaugrational ball. Pallies, can't tell you how much I loves to read these first hand accounts of others who walked the earth with our Dino... As usual if you wanna read this in it's original format, just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram. Dinopsyched, DMP

World War II vet tells personal tale

FORT WAYNE—At 87-years-old, Charles “Mo” Moses has stories to tell—lots of stories to tell. With his razor sharp mind and “gift for gab,” he can go from a spellbinding tale about blacks in the military to an amusing anecdote about an entertainment legend in little more than a heartbeat. And, his tales have an alluring immediacy. They should have because, as he explains, he was there. To many, his stories are incredible, perhaps even incredulous to some, but Moses says, that’s his life.

Moses only recently arrived in Fort Wayne, having moved here from LaPorte, Ind., around Thanksgiving of last year at the urging of his grandson Michael Moses, who lives here, and his niece April of Delaware, who located him after he disappeared “by choice” after leaving Gary, Ind., some years ago.

“I got ‘separated’ from my family— moved to LaPorte an didn’t get a telephone,” said Moses, with a sly hint of a laugh in his voice. “Mike and my niece April in Delaware got on the Internet and somehow found me and came to LaPorte and moved me over here.”

Since moving here, he regularly goes out to breakfast with his grandson and spends hours telling him his fascinating life story—one he agreed to share in part with Frost Illustrated.

According to Mo Moses, his story starts nearly nine decades ago in Steubenville, Ohio, just 22 miles from Pittsburgh. Early in life, he had decided what he wanted his life path to be.

“What I wanted to be was a musician, really,” said Moses.

Initially, he said schools in the area didn’t offer much of what he was seeking. While they had lots of sports programs, arts were lacking. That is until he got into the fourth grade and the school started a music program. Moses and his school chum, Dino Crocetti, were overjoyed. Neither was big enough to really make it in sports, so they joined the music program.

“Dino and I got into it because we knew we’d never be football players,” said Moses.

By the time the two were in high school, Moses said they had formed a successful band that was playing dances in the area. Dino worked as the band’s male singer and Moses played his clarinet, something he would continue to do for some years.

“I loved that clarinet, Lord, have mercy,” said Moses.

In fact, he said he thought of making music a career, playing all through high school and two years at the University of Pittsburgh, but a fateful date in U.S. history—Dec. 7, 1941—cut short his plans. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor drew the country into World War II and, despite the problems of racism in the nation, and drew many black men into the military.

Moses was one of those who went to serve his country, entering the U.S. Navy on July 23, 1942.

At the time, the U.S. military was still segregated. Although blacks were allowed to join the service, they were relegated to near servant roles. For example, blacks at the Great Lakes training center in Chicago where Moses said he was stationed were either in the band or served as cooks. Indeed, Moses said he served his time playing music there, but the world was changing.

A year earlier, the U.S. had begun the moves that established the famed Tuskegee Airmen, so blacks already were expanding their roles in the military. Moses said the same thing was just beginning to happen in the U.S. Navy. He said the president and others in the government had issued directives that blacks be allowed to serve in other posts in the Navy. Men with high school diplomas and at least some college—men like Moses—were chosen for posts other than cook and musician.

“At first, the white men didn’t think we could learn enough to be sailors, although we had colleges all over,” he said, naming places such as the Tuskegee Institute, Howard University and Wilberforce. “There was a battery of test we had to take that were mailed to us.”

Moses mailed his back and found out he had been accepted to be a part of that new military experiment.

“I was quite honored I was one of the first to be chosen,” he said.

“We had to go to service school at Great Lakes. I came out as a signalman, what they called a communications officer at the time,” said Moses.

Life, however, was far from idyllic. Moses said many whites still doubted blacks’ ability to perform more than service jobs in the military and expressed skepticism about black men’s ability during their training at Great Lakes. To him, that made little or no sense, especially in light of success of the Tuskegee Airmen.

“Every accomplishment the black man makes seems to be a complete surprise to the white man,” said Moses. “The one thing about [our] history going into the Navy, they should have know, because the Tuskegee Airmen were already being trained and the records the Tuskegee Airmen set over there [in Europe], they should have know we could have been sailors.”

One thing that did surprise Moses was the housing he and other black seamen were assigned to at Great Lakes. He said the government built new housing there and he and other black servicemen thought they knew why.

“We blacks figured they’d move the whites from the old section and move them into the new section, but they didn’t,” he said.

Instead, the black sailors got the new housing. Some things, however, didn’t change.

“We were still trained separately,” explained Moses.

Still, he said the entire experience was well worth it—especially after he and his fellow black sailors finished training. They had an opportunity to parade through the black community and received a tremendous reception.

“Was the black community proud,” he said, beaming.

They also received another accolade on base during graduation.

“When we marched past the review stand, there was the president looking at us,” said Moses.

He said he eventually got to serve in the war effort on an unnamed destroyer, which Moses said was designated only by a number.

“It didn’t have a name, they made the ships so fast,” he said.

Out in the Pacific Theater, Moses said he saw the U.S. demonstrate clear superiority during the war. According to him, commanders already had explained that the Japanese war effort was being bankrupted and that they were using substandard materials in ships and planes. And, the Japanese were running out of supplies such as gasoline. Moses said he watched Japanese planes that had been given just enough fuel to make suicide runs at U.S. ships crash into the ocean before even reaching their target.

“We watched them sink right into the ocean,” he said.

Moses, for one, was glad when the war was over.

“It was a welcome day when they raised the white flag,” he said, adding that his ship was in Tokyo Bay the day the former combantants signed the peace treaty.

After returning to the states, he said he served for sometime as an ID clerk at a military installation in Michigan and lived there with his wife, whom he had met some years before at a USO show. Moses said she was from Maywood, Ill., which eventually led the couple back to the Chicago area for visits, but he said he wasn’t exactly happy with the housing opportunities there for black people at the time.

“When I got out of the service, there were no decent homes that black servicemen could buy,” said Moses.

During one of their family trips, the couple heard about new housing in Gary.

“They were building homes for black servicemen returning home,” he explained. “We stopped one Saturday to look a them. They were beautiful homes, so we bought a home. We lived in a section of Gary called Terry Town.”

Moses has plenty other stories to tell—including how he wanted to go back to music, but with a family, thought it better to do something else, how he finished college at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., and went to work for the U.S. Postal Service in Gary; ended up working as a correctional lieutenant and administrator for Westville Correctional Center back when it was a maximum security prison for the criminally insane; got estranged from his family, and more. Oh yes, and he talks about how his old childhood friend Dino ended up changing his name and becoming known to the world as Dean Martin and how he only saw him one more time in life—toward the end of the war during a radio broadcast near the end of the war.

Moses is more than ready to share those tales with listeners, especially after being told on so many occasions that his life story is important history. Ever the wit, he finds amusement even in that fact.

“I lived this long to be history— how ’bout that?” he asked.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Recruitment Process: Recession Profit Strategies #3

Hey pallies, from the "Wild Wild East Dailies" blogg and a dude tagged David, comes this Dinotale for your Dinoreadin' Dinopleasure. Will be lookin' forward to your Dinopatter on this.... Again, to reads this in it's original form, just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram. Dinosharin', DMP

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The Recruitment Process: Recession Profit Strategies #3

Understanding the current economic situation and the US unemployment rate of over 8%, many of you will be entering the job market, if not already in it. Before we get to the lighter side of this story, always remember: The choice is yours. Picking the wrong job can be more disasterous than having no job at all. That said, the following story regarding the recruitment process may more fully illustrate the point:

A guy dies and St. Peter tells him he gets to choose between Heaven and Hell? And the guy says, "What's up with that?", and St. Peter sez, "Well truth is we can't decide what to do with you. In your life you did some good things, but you did some bad things also... I know you took care of the wife and kids and got em' through college, but you were sleeping with your secretary and pilfering money from the company for your coke habit, so God said...to let you decide."

"Well, that seems fair", the man replies, "let's take a look."

The first stop on the tour is Hell. They descend in an elevator in a long dark shaft but strangely, just like earth, as they descend deeper it gets cooler instead of hotter. As the doors open up the man is greeted by the view of the most beautiful casino he has ever seen. Long maroon velvet curtains drape the bar and tables and Dean Martin is , Martini in hand, singing with a piano and a sax player and Louie Belson on drums. It's positively fucking charming. Everyone is in black tie and the women are fabulous. The man is handed a complimentary cocktail and ushered to the Devil's table under a great chandalier. He speaks with the Devil for a few minutes with all the questions about hell a man might have, based on what we hear on earth, and the Devil says, "Oh, that rot. You know those PR bastards. God's got a million of em and they do a real blackwash story on this place. I need to look after that more". The man agrees and finds the Devil to be a perfectly likable fellow. He bids him farewell and hopes to see him again.

The next stop is Heaven. As they exit the elevator, the man is greeted by a pastoral scene of upscale American suburbia. The sun shines, hills roll, birds tweet, dogs chase boys on bikes riding down the street throwing newspapers at porches, and the sound of a couple of guys mowing their lawns can be heard as the milk truck rings his bells with the freshest delivery of the day. It's positively fucking charming. The women all look like June Cleaver and the men like Cary Grant. The man meets God as the Lord is pulling himself out of the pool at the country club after a couple of laps. "Let's drop into the 19th hole for a Manhattan and talk a bit, shall we", the Lord asks him. "Sure, sure", the man replies.

"So whaddaya think?", asks God to the man. "What's it gonna be? Heaven or Hell?"
The man stumbles for a second but regains his composure and addresses the Lord in a straightforward manner. "Well, your excellence, if it's all the same to you, may I be perfectly honest?"

"Of course, my son", the Lord replies.

"What you've got here in heaven is just positively fabulous. I mean, everybody looks so happy and the dogs are cute, and whatever...but to tell you the truth, Hell didn't look so bad at all. I mean shit, uh, shoot... Dean Martin's there and that's not so bad is it?"

"Oh, that Deano", the Lord chortles, throwing his head back in a cheerful chuckle. The man continues, "... so all-in-all, I just think I'd fit into Hell better and in that way everybody will get along better for eternity".

"It's your choice", the Lord says to the man. "Peter", he yells, "give him Hell!"

On the next trip down the temperature is rising so quickly that by the time they arrive the man has taken off his tie and is sweating profusely and begging for water. The doors open. Burnt corpses are dragging themselves across the floor with large steel balls chained to their legs as the curtains burn and screams of agony can be heard for miles. The piano collapses in a heap of ash. The Devil arrives, cloven and carrying a Satanic pitchfork as he laughs evily amidst the flames "Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha", he echos into the hollow chambers of the deepest darkest catacombs of the forgotten.

The man is shocked! "Devil", he says, "what happened to the casino? The cocktails? The beautiful women? Dean Martin?"

"Jeeziz kid", the Devil replies, "Whaddidja stay in the same job yer whole friggin' life?

Before, we were recruiting you. Now you're on staff!"

Thanks to Hieronymous Bosch for the illustration of "Hell" and to the ,"Crazy Deranged Fools" group on Facebook for encouraging both fortitude and humour in the face of uncertain odds.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Mere Television #3

Hey pallies, there are such cool Dinofinds all over the Dinoweb. From the blogg "Rancid Popcorn" comes this cool Dinopost on the Dinoshow done by a dude tagged Darrell. Loves this half dozen of Dinopixs from the show...some that I don't remember ever seein' and three stellar clips of our Dino and his pallies to enjoys as well. Does have to Dinowonder which Dinoepisode that this Darrell dude is referrin' to as the "Most inappropriate episode ever." Is it the one with our great man and those young girls enjoyin' our Dino's company? Thanks to Darrell for sharin' all these Dinotreasures....and may all our days be Dinodays for Dinosure! Dinodiggin', DMP btw pallies, as usual, if you wanna reads this in it's original format, just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram....

Mere Television #3
Posted in Mere Television by Darrell on the March 8th, 2009
The Dean Martin Show

Most inappropriate episode ever.

And now for some wisdom from our Dino..........

Hey pallies, likes you just never knows where our Dino will show up...founds this great Dinoquotation...actually one that I had never ever heard before....at a site discussin' sci fi of all thin's. (If you wanna checks out the site, as usual, just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram.) This quotation sees so Dinoappro 'cause our Dino is such an egnima...so so truly unknowable....and likes this bit of Dinowisdom sounds so much like our great man....keepin' thin's so so coolly private and guarded..... So lookin' forward to your Dinoreflections on these Dinowords.... Dinosharin', DMP

Remember this quote from Dean Martin, “They cant hurt your feelings if you never have any.”

Sunday, March 08, 2009

TV SHOW: Dean Martin Show (PILOT)

Hey pallies, likes whats a Dinotreat is this..........from the cool blog "Beware ,There's A Crosseyed Cyclops In My Basement!!!" modded by a guy tagged
Zen Tiger comes this download of the pilot for the Dinoshow. This post is thanks to a dude tagged Jabass. So enjoys this wonderful Dino-opportunity to see the earliest of the early Dinoshows that took the world by Dinostorm. To view the Dinopilot of the Dinoshow, just likes clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram and goes to the original page and clicks on the DOWNLOAD tagg....so sorry that I couldn't get it to transfer to this Dinospot. Dinosharin', DMP

Sunday, March 8, 2009
TV SHOW: Dean Martin Show (PILOT)

Here is the Pilot TV (Black and White of course) episode from Dean's show. The gang's all on this one! enjoy it Zen, and thanks again for all the goodies you share!

Posted by jabass at 7:13 AM

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Dino and the Broken Door Thanks To Deanager Maria

Hey pallies, wanna thanks our newest Dinoholic pallie Maria who did some Dinosearchin' to find this cool Dinoclip of the broken door. Ain't our Dino just the greatest and findin' new Dinodevotees is so great as well. So pallies, likes enjoys this classic Dinomoment courtesy of our Deanager Maria!!!!

Put your Collar Away....PLEASE!

Hey pallies, here's a fashion dude likes who knows where's it at....usin' our Dino as the "perfect example" of how to dress with a collar on your shirt. Enjoys this post from Kenyatte from his blogg tagged "Tweed And Velvet." If you wanna reads this in it's origial form, likes just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram.... Dinofashionably, DMP

Put your Collar Away....PLEASE!

Okay so it's 3:00 in the morning and I just got home from a night out with friends (I'm a little tipsy so please excuse any misspelled words or gross grammatical errors). I had planned on taking a break and picking back up Saturday morning but here I am.

So, why am I blogging at 3 am on a Friday night, you might ask. Well, first of all, because as good as I am at chatting up a woman and getting her number I am terrible at closing the deal (i.e. I'm at home alone). The second, and most important reason, is because I saw something tonight that I just HAD to come straight home and write about...


I think I should tell you that it would be best if you prepared yourself for what you are about to see before we continue. The image below could be jarring, even highly disturbing.

This, my friends is what I saw on more than one occasion tonight. I simply don't understand it. What would EVER make you think it would be okay to treat your shirt collar like the rear wing stabilizers on an airplane. It is simply unacceptable. I mean, seriously, this guy looks like his head is coming in for a landing (and the hand on the chin?...like he's thinking?...)The sad reality is that many men think that this is an okay look to execute.

Let me be clear - THIS...IS...NEVER...OKAY!!....EVER!!! (ever, ever, ever, ever).

It doesn't matter what kind of suit jacket or blazer you have on, this look should never be done with a typical 'banded collar' dress shirt. You just end up looking like the kind of guy who knows women named Candy and Mercedes.

For the most astute gentlemen who read the blog, you will notice that I added the caveat of banded collar in the sentence above. That is because this look can be pulled off if you are wearing a 'camp collar' shirt. Camp collar shirts are constructed without a collar band (the stiff strip of fabric that fastens around the neck - the fabric you wrap your tie around). The soft collar is part of the same piece of fabric as the body of the shirt, giving it a truly seamless look. Generally worn unbuttoned, they have a tendency to spread wide and creep over the lapel of a suit jacket or sport coat. The photo of Dean Martin below is a perfect example of how this can look outstanding. Notice how the shirt collar looks like it's there by accident - like it just ended up there throughout the course of the day.

Do it right and you'll look like Dean but please realize that this look is NOT fashion 101. Looking that effortless takes...well...effort.

Make it an Outstanding Day!

- Kenyatte

Friday, March 06, 2009

Dinoclassic Dinopiano Dinoclip

Hey pallies, this Dinoclip is in honor of our newest Dinoholic pallie Maria...a youthful lover of our Dino from Norway. Hopes you alls enjoys this Dinoclassic Dinoment in Dinohistory....and again Maria, great to meet 'nother member of the younger gen who loves our Dino..... Dinodevotedly, DMP

AMORE continues to stay on the Billboard Pop Chart

Hey pallies, you ever Dinofaithful Dinocorrespondant promised all ya pallies that I likes woulda keeps you Dinoposted on the status of our Dino's latest Dinodisc "AMORE." Here's the news on "AMORE"'s fourth week out.....the good news is it remains on Billboard's Pop Chart, but the lesser news is it has moved to 24th. Not as good of Dinonews as this dude woulda loves to Dinoshare, but likes as still so Dinohappy to see it remains on the charts. If any of you pallies haven't gotten your Dinocopy yet, please do so as Dinopossible....'cause if all those Dinolovers who haven't yet Dinoindulged in this cool new Dinoalbum did so, likes it woulda returns to numero uno. To reads this news at the Billboard site, likes just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram. Dinoreportin', DMP


Chart Listing For The Week Of Mar 14 2009:

This Week Last Week Two Weeks Ago Weeks on Chart Peak Position
24 7 1 4 1

Please click here to view the full chart listing.

Imprint: EMI Special Markets
Catalog No: 793 EX
Distributing Label: Hear

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Late, Great, Dean Martin

Hey pallies, here's a chick tagged Heidi who shared her Dinopassion at her "Golden Country Girl's" blogg. Likes I never ever tire of meetin' new pallies who can never ever get 'nough of our Dino. Enjoys this Dinopost, as as usual, if you wanna reads this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tagg of this Dinogram. Dinodevotedly, DMP

The Late, Great, Dean Martin
Oh, how I loved him. Such a wonderful, talented and handsome man. Daddy used to love the variety shows, so we grew up watching Dean (and Red Skelton,, Ed Sullivan, etc.)

I will ALWAYS buy the LP's when I see them at the thrift shops.

And I have some sheet music, too:

I don't have a lot of CD's - not enough! (Top picture below is from the booklet inside the CD "Capitol collector's Series")

I guess that's really all right - since I don't mind listening to the ones I do have OVER and OVER. I LOVE the sound of his voice!

Oh, Dino...

Our Dino Flyin' High On This Day In Dinohistory...March 5, 1970

Hey pallies, ready to shares 'nother piece of Dinohistory. It was on this very Dinoday in 1970 that the Dinoepic "Airport" premiered. Our Dino gives a blockbuster performance in the big screen version of Arthur Hailey's blockbuster novel of the same tagg. The coolest Dinodetail that I knows 'bout this flick is that our Dino was paid more then any screen actor had ever been paid before to appear in "Airport"..... to the tune of 7,000,000. Certainly our Dino was at the pinacle of his career durin' this time in Dinohistory. Enjoys the Dinotrailer Dinoclip and a few stellar Dinostills from "Airport." Loves the lovin' pix of our Dino and Miss Bisset so so very very Dinomuch.... Dinoreportin', DMP