Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Dino-Amore Day! Dino's last TV Interview

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. ~James Matthew Barrie

After the cork is popped, wine poured, life’s last vino drop slides gullets way, we relish in the palisades of it's warm afterglow. Golden afterglows, embraced like loved ones in a dream, memories.

Stories. The cork, the cork has a story. As does the vino, the glass, and the bottle too! Oh if bottles could talk. Them's stories for another day, Pally.

Vintage 1917, hell of a vine to drop this grape, baby. Earthy, body full, hint of amore, leaves the pallet cool. This bottle 'o Dino been popped and celebrated.
Bottle dry, glass empty. Basking in Dino afterglow we are, baby.

This edition of Ed's Epistle is heavy on the golden afterglow of our Dino. Deep into the treasure chest of memories lies a lone VHS tape simply scribed, "Martin on Geraldo". There was no way of foretelling this historic moment that which seemed to have been lost to history without mention. Never have I heard mention of this Dino-moment, little lone a search, or request for it.

From time to time I would view the tape, at first not thinking much of its uniqueness. As time stretched out, it began to dawn on me that the Geraldo show may have been special. So I took a glance at the bible of Dino, A Complete Guide to the "Total Entertainer" and sure enough it was his last TV interview.

 How strange, how rare, how historic. I thought by now in this day and internet age this clip would have surfaced. But is hasn't until now, only on our blog.

So this glorious Dino-casion of Dino-casions, we wish you a Happy Dino-Amore Day, and present to you

Dino's last television interview. 
Geraldo Rivera, November 25, 1994. Dino on the horn, sharp, witty, cool. Enjoy.


dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes what a wonderful reflection in honor of Dino-amore- day here at our humble little Dino-home. Likes Ed, there are three days of extreme Dino-importance that we honor each and every year....our Dino's date of entry into our world, June 7; our Dino's date of departure, December 25, and Dino-amore-day, February 14. All are wonderful days of honorin' our most beloved Dino, but of the three, Dino-amore-day is my fav of favs 'cause it puts the accent on our Dino's primacy as giver of AMORE. Thanks ever so much for sharin' your most special of special Dino-treasures with all us Dino-holics, and might I say, what a wonderful way of welcomin' Ed's Epistle back to where you belong, at the heart of ilovedinomartin. Keeps lovin' our Dino!

Eds Epistle said...

Great to be back at the best DINO blog on the planet!

Always On Watch said...

Our Dino's voice sounds old, of course. But he still has "it"!

My father-in-law was our Dino's respiratory therapist who treated our Dino while he was in the hospital -- at what point I don't know, except that it was in our Dino's latter days. Our Dino was still smoking at that point. He'd turn off the oxygen and puff away.

My father-in-law also said that our Dino was "a great guy": quiet and polite.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW, what a extreme honor and privilege it musta been for your father-in-law to serve our Dino in this way. Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!