Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Ed's Epistle...It's A Marshmallow Song Review!!

Hey pallies, likes one of smoothest of smooth Dino-wintery croons is "A Marshmallow World" and our personal fav Dino-ver-si-on is the one from the December 15, 1974, The Bob Hope Show.  In searchin' through past Dino-winter-month posts we musta been totally totally Dino-directed to find our greatest of great Dino-proser, Ed's December 2, 2009 greatest of great review of "It's A Marshmallow World."  Likes exactly 5 years to the day, we once 'gain share Ed's wisest of wise Dino-prose for all youse Dino-holics Dino-delight!

Likes we continue to stand in awe of the way that when Ed writes Dino he does so in the most powerful and poetic Dino-way possible...and this review is proof positive of it dudes!  We are absolutely thrilled to be able to share it 'gain for all youse Dino-philes to bask in all the Dino-glory of Ed's gloriously golden review....includin' both the Dino and Frank Sinatra ver-si-on as well as our fav of fav from the Bob Hope special.

Likes we don't hear much from our Dino-devoted pallie Ed these days, but we hope somehow, someway that you will know our deepest of deep Dino-appreciato for your magnificant way of homagin' our Dino in the hugest of huge ways!   Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP

It’s a "Marshmallow World" in the winter! The official voice of the season is a familiar one pallies. Breezes of Dino stirring the chilly holiday air has become an encouraging trend in our Dino-verse. Dino doin’ carols, fires doin’ chestnuts, snowflakes doin’ noses, it’s all one big collective snowball of yule tide!

Marshmallow clouds being friendly? Sun is red like a pumpkin head? Spring the tree, throw the lights, Dino has proclaimed the OH-ficial start of the season! The nog-of-egg filleth my cup as the voice-of-Dino filleth my spirits! Visions of sugar plums, and echoes of Dino dance in your head. As self-proclaimed Mayor of Dino-ville, I declare, officially, that Dino is The Voice of the Season!

Scoot over Der-Bingle, Dino’s oldie but a goodie “Marshmallow World” is the “White Christmas” of the 21st century! Very similar to the late blooming “Ain’t That a Kick in The Head”, “Marshmallow World” is experiencing a late growth spurt. Wasn’t long ago where if you didn’t own the LP, you didn’t hear this gem. And that’s a shame! The now familiar tune, recorded June 30th 1966 for Reprise Records, and released on the Dean Martin Christmas Album on October 11, 1966, wasn’t re-released into present day media until after 1998.

Lyrically "MW" is a masterpiece. Metaphors' paintings on cerebral canvases of celebratory holiday festivities. Marshmallows, whipped cream, pumpkins, snowballs, yum-ymmy's, sweet hearts and sugar dates. Dino is the rum in in this eggnog. The perfect elixir for your holiday frolicking. "Take a walk with your favorite girl". Wink wink pally.

December 21, 1967. The Dean Martin Show. Woo woo! Dino's having a blast. Ole Blue Eyes quips a ‘punkin head’. Dino-Cool and The Voice radiating audio warmth to the masses. Tuxes, and cigarettes singing snowballs and sugar dates. Crazy-daddy! Pick your pleasure, LP version of "MW", Dino 'n Frank version , or the Bob Hope special version. Like art, you can't explain it, but you know it when you see it. Pure Dino.

The Dean Martin Show

December 15, 1974, The Bob Hope Show. The King Of Cool eases into his green throne to endorse this holiday seasons version of "MW". It's a good one too. Dino in rare Christmas-Cool form. The tree adorned, the fireplace aglow, and Dino broadcasting to his Dino-zens the "State of the Season" address. Dino nails this version. The amber glow of his smoke, the casual step in his stroll. The next two minutes and thirty five seconds, all is good in the world. Your worries and woes are scramsville. Dino once again has pronounced the season full of sweethearts and snowballs. We are reminded what the season is all about.

The Bob Hope Special

Preferred listening suggestion:
Anywhere, anytime. Adorning the tree, or driving in your car. It's an audio candy cane pally. Ideally, for yours truly, this cut is perfect for a cozy winters night with that someone special. Perhaps an egg-nog or favorite vino. Make due with what you have, Dino will make up for everything you're short of. After all, you are now in his world.
Enjoy, and good night.

Marshmallow World

Written by Sigman & De Rose
Produced by Jimmy Bowen
Arranged and Conducted by Ernie Freeman

It's a marshmallow world in the winter
When the snow comes to cover the ground
It's the time for play, it's a whipped cream day
I wait for it the whole year round.

Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly
In the arms of the evergreen trees
And the sun is red like a pumpkin head
It's shining so your nose wont freeze.

The world is your snowball, see how it grows
Thats how it goes whenever it snows
The world is your snowball just for a song
Get out and roll it along

It's a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts
Take a walk with your favorite girl
It's a sugar date, what if spring is late
In winter it's a marshmallow world.


ed said...

Greeting's DMP, Danny-OH!

Firstly, a huge Thank You for the kind words and posting of blogs from yesteryear!
I haven't been much free time but I do gets to this Dino-Pad as often as possible!
I am honored to be in such company as you fine devoted gentlemen here on this blog.
The Dino-zens are in good hands!

I am busy chasing my little Dino-Zen around these days, and work has me busy. But I do believe I will be able to contribute again soon!

Will continue to enjoy Dino-cember here at the blog, and as always a heavy heart. The anniversary of the passing of Dino, like a shot o' whiskey, will require a chaser, and may that chaser be this humbly devoted Dino-Blog!


dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Ed, it means alot to have you drop by and drop some patter....loves Dino-cember...likes one we hadn't thought of before...leave it to our Dino-proser of prosers! With your busiest of busy work schedule be sure to schedule 'nough time with your name sake "Dino-Zen to school him in all the ways of Dino, which we know it is never to early to start. Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!